China Scholarship Council (CSC) Scholarships

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the University of Tasmania are jointly offering PhD research scholarships to students from the People's Republic of China.

Applications for PhD candidature are invited from research areas including but not limited to:

  • Oceanography, marine, Antarctic, maritime, fisheries and aquaculture, including associated research in international policy and law.
  • Geosciences including igneous petrology, geochemistry, melt/fluid inclusion research, volcanology, structural geology, tectonics, geophysics, ore petrology and geo-metallurgy.
  • Agricultural research maximising the sustainable economic development of agricultural industries including dairy production, extensive agriculture, perennial horticulture, vegetable production and food safety, and addressing whole-of-industry issues, including biosecurity and climate change.
  • Separation science research encompassing monolithic stationary phases, the development of new hyphenated and multidimensional separations, biomarkers for the Tasmania Devil Facial Tumour Disease, studies on stationary phase selectivity and capacity, retention modelling in ion chromatography and applications.
  • Health and medical research including immunology, epidemiology, dementia and disease prevention.
  • Fine, creative and performing arts, and musical performance and composition.

Eligibility criteria

Applications will be accepted from applicants who have graduated from Chinese universities and institutions to study for a University of Tasmania (UTAS) PhD degree, who meet eligibility requirements as prescribed by China Scholarship Council (CSC) and UTAS in accordance with rules and policies. If the successful candidate completes the requirements of the designated program and successfully defends their dissertation, they will be conferred the doctor of philosophy degree by UTAS.

Entry requirements for the University of Tasmania are outlined on the What is a Research Degree? webpage.

Candidates must also meet the selection criteria as set out by China Scholarships Council.

Application and selection procedure

Candidates shall apply directly to UTAS for acceptance before lodging an application directly to the China Scholarships Council (CSC).

Application to UTAS – closing date 15 January 2018 (date to be confirmed)

Prior to submitting an application candidates should:

When submitting an application candidates must:

  • indicate their intention to apply for a China Scholarships Council scholarship in the free text field in the scholarship section of the application (to ensure the application is prioritised for assessment).
  • include referee reports (must be submitted to UTAS by the UTAS closing date)
  • include evidence of English Language proficiency (must be submitted to UTAS by the UTAS closing date)

If successful, an offer letter will be issued by 15 March 2018 which will be unconditional in terms of the candidate’s academic performance and English proficiency and will include details of the tuition fee scholarship (conditional on the candidate receiving a China Scholarships Council scholarship).

Please note, some candidates may be required to undergo a separate selection process at their PRC home institution for China Scholarships Council Scholarships.  If a candidate’s home institution requires a University of Tasmania letter of offer for their selection process before 15 March 2018, candidates must submit their application ahead of the UTAS closing date and include this information in the free text field in the scholarship section of the application.

Incomplete applications or applications received after the closing date may not be processed in time for consideration for a CSC scholarship.

Application to China Scholarships Council

Candidates who have obtained the offer letter from UTAS shall submit their application and supporting documents to China Scholarships Council for consideration.  For 2018 China Scholarships Council applications open on 20 March 2018 and close on 5 April 2018.  Candidates may check the China Scholarships Council website for confirmation of dates.

China Scholarships Council will then evaluate the candidates and provide UTAS with a final list of scholarship recipients and inform the successful candidates directly.

University of Tasmania overview

The University of Tasmania has continued its sustained climb in high profile international rankings systems in 2016, confirming its place amongst the best universities in the world.

In the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), the University of Tasmania placed in the top 2% of universities world-wide. The World University Rankings released by Times Higher Education (THE) also reflect the University's achievements as a world leader in research, placing it in the top 350 universities in the world. The QS World University Rankings result of 370 is another leap forward for the University, climbing 7 places since last year.

At the University of Tasmania, we are tackling the most pressing issues of local and global significance through our research strengths:

  • Environment, Resources & Sustainability;
  • Creativity, Culture & Society;
  • Better Health;
  • Marine, Antarctic & Maritime;
  • Data, Knowledge & Decisions.

We attract world-leading researchers and cater for some of the best research in the world. Our supervisor network extends beyond 1000 researchers and our students come from across the globe. With thousands of research projects underway, you can choose to do research in a wide range of fields.

The University of Tasmania is committed to our research candidates, providing them with all the support required to engage in world-class research, including finding the right supervisory team and providing high quality training to develop the skills and attributes needed for a successful future.

Hobart is the capital city of Tasmania and is characterised by waterfronts, markets, boating, shops, parklands, museums and art galleries. Tasmania has an enormous food and lifestyle culture so that you are spoilt for choice with cafes, restaurants, vineyards, wineries and gourmet markets. Some of the most pristine beaches, forests and island attractions are in within close proximity from any part of Tasmania.

Tasmania is a safe and supportive location for international students, and offers a relaxed atmosphere and easy-paced life. Top this off with clear blue skies and clean air and you have one of the best places in the world to live.