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China Scholarship Council Postgraduate Research Scholarship

A postgraduate research scholarship
The University of Sydney – China Scholarship Council Postgraduate Research Scholarship supports international students with an unconditional offer to study a PhD at the University of Sydney.

Highlights

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Tuition fees
  • Chinese citizen
  • Not residing in Australia
  • Under 35
  • Offer to study a PhD at the University
14 October 2019 15 January 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship provides tuition fees for up to four years, living allowance as prescribed by the Chinese government, minimum cost return international airfare direct from China to Sydney within program expiry date, visa application cost and overseas student health cover costs, if applicable.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be a citizen of the People's Republic of China
  • not be working or studying in Australia at the time of application
  • be under 35 years of age
  • receive a conditional or unconditional offer for admission to a PhD program at the University of Sydney
  • not require further preparatory study
  • satisfy the Australian government's requirements for a student visa for postgraduate research
  • satisfy any additional selection criteria set out by the China Scholarship Council.

a. The tuition fee component of the Scholarship may be held for up to three (3) years. This period may be extended to three and half (3.5) years in individual cases, subject to the approval of the China Scholarship Council and the University of Sydney. No further extension of the tuition fee component of the Scholarship is available.

b. The duration of the stipend component of the Scholarship will be determined by the China Scholarship Council. However the student must hold the tuition fee component of the Scholarship for the duration of the stipend component of the Scholarship.

c. The scholarship must commence on the date specified in the formal letter of offer, unless the University of Sydney approves otherwise.

d. The scholarship is renewed annually on the recommendation of the Head of School/Department at the University of Sydney, subject to the award holder’s satisfactory performance.

e. The award of a scholarship of any kind does not guarantee the award of a degree. The award holder must demonstrate satisfactory progress, meeting all requirements for candidature and assessment, in order to successfully complete and qualify for his or her degree.

f. The award holder may conduct up to 12 months (up to 18 months for students of anthropology and other special cases) of his or her research in China, subject to the approval of the University of Sydney. The award holder must remain enrolled at the University of Sydney while conducting research overseas.

g. The award holder may apply to suspend his or her scholarship in extenuating circumstances. Any such application will be jointly considered by the China Scholarship Council and the University of Sydney.

h. The award holder may engage in part-time employment to a maximum of twenty (20) hours per week, including work performed on evenings, weekends and holidays, subject to the terms of the award holder’s student visa, and provided such employment does not interfere with the award holder’s study and progress.

i. The award holder must return to China upon completion or termination of the scholarship.

j. The University of Sydney asserts certain ownership rights of intellectual property created in the course of the scholarship, subject to the University’s Intellectual Property Rule.