China (mainland) / Scholarships

China scholarships council logo

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 (PDF, 812KB) with the China Scholarship Council for PhD study. Up to 52 scholarships will be supported per academic year, across our three Faculties as below:

Application deadline

The current application deadline for September 2023 entry is Tuesday, 17 January 2023.

How to apply

Download our Joint Scholarship Programme guidance (PDF, 812KB) for more information and details on how to apply. 

Contact Shemsah Farooq, International Officer at for any questions.

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: