University of Sydney - China Scholarship Council Research Schemes


The University of Sydney and the China Scholarship Council offer two prestigious programs to support Chinese Scholars:

USYD-CSC Postgraduate Research Scholarship

悉尼大学 – 国家留学基金管理委员会 博士研究奖学金

Applications are invited from candidates who are eligible to undertake PhD research at the University of Sydney. Up to 11 new Postgraduate Research Scholarships will be offered under this Scheme in 2015. Applicants will be citizens of the People’s Republic of China, not be currently working or studying in Australia at the time of application and will be eligible to enter a PhD programme without further preparatory study. Preference will be given to applicants working in areas of study that meet Chinese and Australian National research priorities.

Scholarship Benefits

The University of Sydney - China Scholarship Council Postgraduate Research Scholarship provides award holders with the following benefits:

  • a living allowance as prescribed from time to time by the Chinese Government;
  • a faculty tuition fee scholarship to cover tuition fees;
  • a minimum cost international airfare direct from China to Sydney, and return on expiry of the scholarship;
  • the cost of the visa application fee to permit study at the University of Sydney; and
  • the cost of Overseas Student Health Cover while a recipient of the scholarship.


The faculty tuition fee scholarship is provided by the University of Sydney, and is at the discretion of the relevant faculty or school. Candidates should note that the Sydney Medical School is not currently offering tuition fee scholarships under this scheme.

All other benefits are provided by the China Scholarship Council.

Applicants should note that the scholarship does not cover compulsory subscription fees, Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fees, student union/association membership/activity fees, or any other costs other than those specifically outlined above.

How to Apply

Applicants must read the Application Information before submitting an application.

> USYD-CSC PhD Scholarship Application Information 悉尼大学 – 国家留学基金管理委员会 博士研究奖学金 申请准则

There are three steps to apply for a USYD-CSC Postgraduate Research Scholarship. Applicants must complete all three steps, as follows:

1. PhD Application

Lodge a formal PhD application with the University of Sydney by 15 December 2014.

> Future Students: how to apply for a PhD
> Find a research supervisor
> Find a course - select your PhD, then click "APPLY ONLINE".

Applicants must obtain a Firm Offer of Admission to a PhD degree. It may take up to 8 weeks to issue a Firm Offer (longer if your application is not complete).


2. Apply for the tuition fee scholarship

USYD-CSC scholarship applicants must register to be considered for a tuition fee scholarship by 5.00 pm AEST (2.00 pm Beijing time) on 30 January 2015.

Registration does not guarantee the offer of a tuition fee scholarship - applications are competitive.

> Registration Form for Tuition Fee Scholarship 悉尼大学 – 国家留学基金管理委员会 博士研究奖学金 网上申请表


3. CSC Application

Applicants must lodge a separate application with the China Scholarship Council by 20 March 2015.

> China Scholarship Council website

Further Information

The University of Sydney
Mr David Boyd
International Development Officer (Resources)


China Scholarship Council
Ms Fan Xinyu
Project Officer (Oceania)
China Scholarship Council
Level 13, Building A3, Five Buildings, No. 9, Chegongzhuang Avenue
Beijing 100044, People’s Republic of China

北京市西城区车公庄大街9号
五栋大楼A3楼13层
国家留学基金管理委员会
美大事务部 范馨予 女士


http://www.csc.edu.cn

USYD-CSC Early Career Research Scholarship

悉尼大学 – 国家留学基金管理委员会 访问学者奖学金

At least two new Early Career Research Scholarships will be offered under this program in 2015. The Early Career Research Scholarships are extremely prestigious, and applicants should preferably be engaged in an established research program at their home institution. Applicants from leading Chinese research universities are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must hold a doctorate and be citizens of the People’s Republic of China, and must not be currently working or studying in Australia at the time of application. Preference will be given to applicants working in areas of study that meet Chinese and Australian National research priorities.

In addition, applicants wishing to undertake research with the Sydney Medical School must be from one of the following Chinese universities: Central South University, Fudan University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Nanjing University, Peking University (Health Science Center), Peking Union Medical College, Shandong University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Sichuan University, Sun Yat-Sen University, Tsinghua University, Xi’an Jiaotong University or Zhejiang University.


Early Career Research Scholarships provide:

  • living expenses and the cost of appropriate health insurance for the duration of the program;
  • a minimum cost international airfare direct from China to Sydney, and return at the end of the Scholarship.
  • office accommodation, laboratory and other research requirements such as access to computer facilities, the Internet and the library.

Successful applicants are expected to be based full-time at the University for a period of one year.

> USYD-CSC Early Career Research Scholarship Application Information 悉尼大学 – 国家留学基金管理委员会 访问学者奖学金 申请准则

Further Information

The University of Sydney - General Enquiries
Mr David Boyd
International Development Officer (Resources)


The University of Sydney - Sydney Medical School
Ms Senice So
International Relations Manager, Office of Global Health


China Scholarship Council
Ms Fan Xinyu
Project Officer (Oceania)
China Scholarship Council
Level 13, Building A3, Five Buildings, No. 9, Chegongzhuang Avenue
Beijing 100044, People’s Republic of China

北京市西城区车公庄大街9号
五栋大楼A3楼13层
国家留学基金管理委员会
美大事务部 范馨予 女士


http://www.csc.edu.cn