China Scholarship Council - The University of Manchester Joint Scholarship for PhD Study in Alliance Manchester Business School (2022-23 entry)

Type of award


Managing departments

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Alliance Manchester Business School


For successful applicants, The University of Manchester will cover their full tuition fees for the period of the relevant programme as outlined in the offer letter (usually three years). CSC will provide living allowances as prescribed by the Chinese Government, and will cover the round-trip international airfare for students from China to the United Kingdom, visa and passport application fees.

Specified use

Tuition fees, living allowance, airfare and visa and passport application fees.

Tenable period

The scholarships will be for three years commencing September 2022.

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

In the Faculty of Humanities, up to six awards will be offered for candidates commencing the PhD in September 2022.

Funding provider

The University of Manchester and China Scholarship Council

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate research

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business and Management
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy

Academic requirements

Candidates must meet the academic requirements for admission to the selected doctoral programme in Alliance Manchester Business School. Please see programmes website for more details. 

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to students from:

  • China

Other eligibility criteria

  • Candidates will be citizens and permanent residents of the People's Republic of China at the time of application; overseas Chinese students may be eligible for application subject to CSC policy at the time; (CSC publicises the policy in October or November every year)
  • Successful candidates must return to China upon completion of their studies and/or research
  • Candidates must hold an unconditional offer from The University of Manchester. They must fulfil the relevant academic entry requirements set by their chosen School at The University of Manchester, including a high level of English language proficiency.
  • Candidates should satisfy the selection criteria set out by CSC

Application procedure

Please submit your application via The University of Manchester online application form with your supporting documents.

The application and all supporting documentation must be received in the School by 17 January 2022.

Application form

Additional documentation

  • Degree certificates and transcripts
  • Research proposal
  • References
  • Evidence of English language proficiency, if applicable

Selection criteria

The University of Manchester will evaluate the candidates, upon receiving applications and rank them in priority order. The University of Manchester will provide CSC and each qualified candidate with a copy of the offer letter.

After receiving the offer letter from The University of Manchester, candidates must also apply to CSC for funding by completing an application online usually by early February.  The CSC will set the deadline for this - please see the CSC website for the dates when the CSC application portal will open and close.

CSC will evaluate the candidates according to CSC requirements and priorities and provide The University of Manchester with a final list of scholarship recipients and inform the successful candidates.

Selection body

The University of Manchester and China Scholarship Council

Closing date

17 January 2022

Decision date

Applicants will be notified of the outcome around mid-May onwards.

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