Scholarships Merit-based
University of Warwick

China Scholarship Council

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Various benefits
United Kingdom
16 Jan 2025
Application deadline


University of Warwick can support you financially if you are admitted to one of its study programmes as an international student.

University of Warwick awards scholarships, bursaries, tuition fee reductions and discounts that help you cover existing tuition and living costs. 


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



Full tuition waiver + other benefits

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction
  • travel expenses
  • other


They're pleased to offer up to 30 joint funded PhD scholarships in collaboration with China Scholarships Council.

Applicable programmes


Awards made for entry in Autumn will include the following:

The University will cover the full payment of overseas tuition fees for the duration of the CSC funding period and a stipend enhancement;

China Scholarships Council will provide a maintenance stipend and return international airfare between the UK and China for successful applicants.

Successful candidates will be required to return to China after completing their PhD.


  • Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria set out by the CSC.
  • Applicants must hold a Peoples Republic of China Passport (applicants from Hong Kong or Taiwan are not eligible) and either be permanently resident in China or studying overseas. Those working overseas are not eligible.
  • Where students have prior experience of studying overseas (including the UK) it is important to check eligibility rules on the China Scholarship Council website, this includes Current 1st year PhD students and those in year '1' of a 1+3.
  • Applicants must hold an unconditional* offer for a full time PhD at the University of Warwick commencing in October 2024 OR;
  • Be currently enrolled in the first year of a PhD or MPhil/PhD at the University. You must be within the first 12 months of enrolment of a PhD or MPhil/PhD at the University in October 2024.

Scholarship requirements




United Kingdom



Study experience required





Application deadline

16 Jan 2025

You must obtain an unconditional offer from the University of Warwick by 1 February. If you are successful in being nominated by the University of Warwick for the scholarship, you will then need to apply directly to the CSC for funding.



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