China Scholarship Council (CSC)-Kent PhD Scholarships

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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 2024 as your start date if you wish to apply for this scholarship.
  • Once you have submitted your PhD application, you must send a confirmation email to 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". Please include your applicant ID with your statement.
  • 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-Kent PhD 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 no later than 10 March 2024 on submitting a separate application to CSC via their website, which will be open on from 10 – 31 March 2024.
  • Once you have submitted your application to CSC, they will make a final decision in late May ‘ early June 2024. Please note only candidates nominated by the University of Kent will be considered by CSC. Therefore you should not submit an application to CSC unless you have received an invitation and specific instructions from Kent to do so.
  • CSC will share a list of the successful applicants with Kent in May 2024, to be checked and confirmed by Kent.
  • Once confirmed by Kent, CSC will publish the final selection outcome on their website and you will be notified as well.
  • At that point, 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 If we fail to hear back from you by 30 June 2024, your scholarship offer will be automatically withdrawn. Your PhD offer, however, will remain valid.