China (mainland) / Scholarships

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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, 736KB). 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 2021.

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 2021, 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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China GREAT scholarship 2021

In partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, The University of Manchester is offering a GREAT scholarship to students in China of £10,000. If you’re a student from China applying for a postgraduate taught course in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, you could be eligible. In order to be considered you must be a conditional or unconditional offer-holder for a University of Manchester master’s programme starting in September 2021 in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. In addition, you must complete the Faculty of Science and Engineering scholarship application form by 30 April 2021. This will be emailed to all relevant offer-holders in due course.

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: