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China (mainland) / Scholarships

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, 330KB) with up to 30 scholarships being supported per academic year, across our three Faculties as below:

The 2018 Joint Scholarship Scheme is now open and the deadline for applications to The University of Manchester is 15 January 2018. Please note, this is an earlier deadline from previously advertised due to changes with the China Scholarship Council’s application deadline.

You can view a flyer for the scheme below.

Please be aware that the China Scholarship Council’s application deadline has been brought forward for their part of the application process (to be completed once your academic offer has been confirmed by The University of Manchester). Further information on this will be provided from January 2018. Please refer directly to the CSC website at for China Scholarship Council’s specific application deadlines, by which all of your documents will need to be submitted.

You can contact Shemsah Farooq, International Officer, International Relations, at if you have any questions. 

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: