Postgraduate

International (Non EU) students

China Scholarship Council – Newcastle University PhD Scholarships

Value of award

Full tuition fees of successful applicants will be funded by the University for a period of 48 months. The China Scholarship Council will provide a living allowance, including the cost of a return flight from China to the UK, accommodation and subsistence, depending on the applicant’s eligibility.

Number of awards

10 awards in total:

Start date and duration

The awards are available for 2021 entry and are valid a period of up to 48 months

Application closing date

31 January 2021

Only applicants who state in the funding section of their PhD application that they wished to be considered for China Scholarships Council – Newcastle University PhD Scholarships will be considered for awards. The University will consider applicants based on their PhD application; there is no separate scholarship application form to complete.

Overview

This scheme provides academically excellent Chinese students with the opportunity to study for a PhD at Newcastle University. The scholarships are supported jointly by the China Scholarship Council and Newcastle University.

Sponsor

China Scholarship Council and Newcastle University 

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to be considered for these awards applicants:

a.  must be Chinese citizens at the time of application and intend to return to China upon completion of their studies at Newcastle University

b.  must have an unconditional offer from the University in one of the following areas: Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Agriculture and Engineering, Medical and Life Sciences. Applicants with conditional offers will be considered if they fulfilled the academic and English language requirements of their programme offer.

c.  must have the equivalent of a Merit or above in a UK Master’s degree from a prestigious university.

d.  must meet the relevant academic requirements as well as the English language proficiency requirements for entry into a PhD programme set out by the University by the 31st January 2021.

e.  should not be currently working outside China at the time of application, and successful candidates must agree to return to China upon completion of their research degree at Newcastle University. Candidates currently studying outside China are eligible to apply, but not those who have already commenced a PhD programme of study prior to the 2021-2022 academic year.


Additionally, applicants must be applying for a course of study based at the University’s Newcastle Campus; courses based in London, Malaysia or Singapore are not eligible for this award.

Please also see the China Scholarship Council - Newcastle University PhD Scholarship Regulations 2021 (PDF: 113KB)

How to apply

Only applicants who state in the funding section of their PhD application that they wished to be considered for China Scholarships Council – Newcastle University PhD Scholarships will be considered for awards. The University will consider applicants based on their PhD application; there is no separate scholarship application form to complete.

Successful candidates will be required to apply to the China Scholarship Council (CSC), satisfy the selection criteria set out by CSC, (details can be found China Scholarship Council's website) and must inform Newcastle University of the progress of their CSC application and interview date.

Contact

Further Information

Newcastle University
King's Gate
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191 208 5537/8107
Email: scholarship.applications@ncl.ac.uk

Eligible Courses