Scholarships Merit-based
Australian National University

ANU-CSC Scholarship

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Various benefits
01 Dec 2023
Application deadline


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Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



Full tuition and stipend

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


The China Scholarship Council (CSC) is a non-profit institution affiliated with the People's Republic of China (PRC) Ministry of Education. CSC is responsible for the organisation, management and provision of financial resources for Chinese citizens studying abroad, and to international students studying in China.

CSC and ANU have established the China Scholarship Council - Australian National University Joint Funding Program to provide research opportunities to high quality research students and scholars from the PRC.

Through this program, selected PRC students may be offered an ANU-CSC Postgraduate (PhD) Scholarship for a maximum of 48 months. Visiting scholars, postdoctoral fellows and PhD students from the PRC may also be provided funding to conduct research at ANU for a maximum of one or two years.

Applicable programmes


ANU will provide an HDR Fee Remission Merit Scholarship to cover all tuition fees for (maximum) four years for ANU-CSC Scholarship recipients.

CSC will provide a living allowance as prescribed by the PRC Government, Australian student visa application fees, mandatory student health insurance for the term of the visa, and return international airfare to Australia. Applicants are advised to apply to CSC for four years (48 months) of living allowance in order to ensure they have funding for the full duration of their HDR Fee Remission Merit Scholarship at ANU.


In order to be eligible for the ANU-CSC Scholarships, candidates must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Be a citizen and permanent resident of the PRC at the time of application.
  • Meet all ANU admissions entry requirements including the English proficiency requirement, and receive either an unconditional offer of a place in an ANU PhD program, or an offer conditional on completion of their current program.
  • Be selected by their ANU College or Research School for an HDR Fee Remission Merit Scholarship.
  • Be eligible to receive an Australian student visa.
  • Return to China at the end of the period of study.
  • Satisfy other selection criteria set out by the China Scholarship Council.

Scholarship requirements







Study experience required





Application deadline

01 Dec 2023

Application to ANU - deadline for the next ANU-CSC Scholarship: 1 December for intakes beginning the following year.

Prospective applicants for the ANU-CSC Scholarship must first apply for and receive an unconditional offer of admission to ANU for their preferred PhD program, or an offer conditional on completion of their current program.


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