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 from the following research areas are invited:

  • 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 student 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 CSC.

Application and selection procedure

The 2017 scholarship round is now closed. Applications will open in 2018 - please check the CSC website for details.

Candidates shall apply directly to UTAS for acceptance before lodging an application directly to the CRC. If successful an offer letter will be issued which will provide the student with terms and conditions associated with the scholarship. The tuition fee scholarship will be conditional on the candidate receiving a CSC scholarship.

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.