China Scholarship Council (CSC)-Kent PhD Scholarship

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How to apply

  • You should follow the university’s standard process to submit your PhD application. Guidance can be found here.?Please note you can only choose full-time as your study mode and September 2021 as your start date. 
  • Once you have submitted your PhD application, you must send a confirmation email to kentgrc@kent.ac.uk attaching the following documentation to your email: 
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV) 
    • Undergraduate and Postgraduate Transcripts
    • Statement of Interest (500 words max) - "Why I am interested in applying for a PhD at the University of Kent".
  • Your scholarship application will be assessed by the school in which you are applying; successful applicants will be invited to an online interview with the school. (If you are not successful for the CSC scholarship, your PhD offer remains valid and you are free to source other funding and/or self-fund.)
  • If you are nominated, we will provide you with further guidance on submitting a separate application to CSC on their website, which will be open in March / April 2021 (the exact dates are to be confirmed by CSC).
  • Once you have submitted your application to CSC, they will make a final decision in May / June 2021. Please note only candidates nominated by the University of Kent will be considered by CSC. 
  • CSC will notify both Kent and successful candidates. We will get in touch and ask you to reconfirm your intention of accepting the scholarship and studying at Kent. If we fail to hear back from you by 31 July 2021, the scholarship offer will be automatically withdrawn.