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Students from China may apply for a Chevening Scholarship for taught master’s courses or for China Scholarship Council for PhD programmes.

The University of Manchester is pleased to continue the formal partnership with the China Scholarship Council to develop high calibre research collaborations between UK and Chinese universities and research institutions. We offer a prestigious Joint Scholarship Programme with the China Scholarship Council for PhD study (PDF document, 619KB). Up to 52 scholarships will be supported per academic year, across our three Faculties as below:

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The current deadline for applications is 15 January 2020.

This is subject to change as we await confirmation of the China Scholarship Council’s deadline for their part of the application process (to be completed once your academic offer has been confirmed by The University of Manchester).

Please visit the CSC website for China Scholarship Council’s specific application deadlines for the joint scheme, by which all of your documents will need to be submitted. Any changes to The University of Manchester’s current application deadline, beyond 15 January 2020, will be confirmed here and current applicants will be notified by email.

Contact Shemsah Farooq, International Officer at if you have any questions.

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GREAT- The University of Manchester China Scholarship Programme 2020

The GREAT Manchester Faculty of Science and Engineering China Scholarship Programme is a joint programme part-funded through the GREAT campaign and the University. GREAT is a part of the UK Government’s campaign to showcase the UK as a GREAT place to study and do business.

As part of the GREAT Manchester China Scholarship Programme 2019/20, The University of Manchester's Faculty of Science and Engineering will be nominating two successful offer-holders for jointly funded scholarships to the sum of £10,000.


Candidates must:

  • Be in receipt of an offer of admission for a full-time, one year master's degree in one of the programmes in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
  • Be a citizen of China.
  • Meet the required English language requirement of the degree course.

Terms and conditions

  • The value of each award is £10,000 against tuition fees.
  • The award is tenable for one year only.
  • An award can't be deferred to a later year.

Application deadline

The scholarship nominations will be based on the programme application. There is no separate application required for the nomination round of the scholarship. If you are a nominated as a candidate, you will be required to submit a separate scholarship application to the Faculty of Science and Engineering. We can't guarantee consideration for any candidate not in receipt of an offer of admission by 30 April 2020.

Selection criteria

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, achievement and potential and will be awarded by recommendation of the relevant Department.

Notification of results

The successful candidate will be notified as soon as a decision has been made in June 2020.

For more information regarding study in the UK and available scholarships visit the British Council Education website.

For the GREAT – The University of Manchester Scholarships in the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE), applicants will be considered on academic merit and their completion of the FSE scholarship application form. Complete the FSE scholarship application form and submit by 30 April 2020.

Research funding

Furthermore, each year the University attracts more than £250 million of research funding from external sources and we invest a further £96 million of our own funds into research. We are among the top three universities for grant funding from the main UK engineering, science and bioscience research councils. We also offer a range of funding opportunities for PhD applicants, including: