School of Social Sciences - China Scholarship Council Joint Scholarship for PhD Study 2023

Type of award


Managing department

School of Social Sciences


Tuition fees as outlined in the offer letter.

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 UK, visa and passport application.

Specified use

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

Tenable period

Three years full-time, from September 2023

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

Six awards available in the Faculty of Humanities.

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:

  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Social Anthropology
  • Social Statistics
  • Sociology

Academic requirements

Candidates must satisfy the entry requirements for PhD programmes in the School of Social Sciences.  Further information can be obtained from the programmes website .

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to students from:

  • China

Other eligibility criteria

Applicants must hold an offer of study at The University of Manchester before applying for this funding.

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 un-conditional offer from the University of Manchester.This excludes offers conditional upon completion of a current masters degree

Candidates should satisfy the selection criteria set out by CSC.

PGR students who have already started a PhD are not eligible.  

Application procedure

Candidates should submit a full on-line application , including supporting documents (research proposal, CV, two academic references, degree certificates and transcripts and English language evidence) by 16 January 2023.

Candidates should specify on their application form that they wish to apply for the University of Manchester/CSC joint scholarship scheme.

Application form

Selection criteria

The University of Manchester will evaluate candidates and rank them in priority order and will send the candidate and CSC a copy of the offer letter.

Selection body

The University of Manchester and the China Scholarship Council.

Closing date

16 Jan 2023

Deadline to submit a PhD application is 16 January 2023.

Please note that late applications will not be considered.

Decision date

May 2023

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