China Scholarship Council Scholarship

Available for

You have to be applying for a QUT course to apply for this scholarship.

Student type:
  • Future international research students
  • Academic performance
Study type:
  • Postgraduate research
  • Business
  • Creative Industries
  • Education
  • Health
  • Law
  • Science and Engineering
  • Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI)
  • Institute for Future Environments

Eligibility details

You must:

  • meet the China Scholarship Council requirements, as outlined on the China Scholarship Council website (in Mandarin)
  • apply for and be admitted to a PhD, research masters or professional doctorate at QUT
  • meet the English language requirements for the scholarship:
    • IELTS overall score of 6.5, with no subscore below 6
    • TOEFL overall score of 90, with no subscore below 20
  • meet the academic requirements for the scholarship:
    • for masters courses: a completed bachelor degree with first class or upper-second-class (2A) honours or equivalent
    • for PhDs: a completed masters degree.

What you receive

You'll receive from QUT:

  • a tuition fee waiver for the duration of your course, which is normally one year for masters students and three years for doctoral students.

You'll receive from the China Scholarship Council:

  • funding for living allowances
  • one return airfare
  • funding for visa applications
  • health insurance.

You will also receive a QUT/CSC Top- Up Scholarship which provides an annual stipend of approximately A$7,000 for QUT/CSC PhD scholarship recipient for up to 3 years. (This amount may vary each year as it is topping up your CSC stipend that you receive from CSC, to the Australian Postgraduate Award rate)

How to apply

Choose a research topic

You should consider our research areas to ensure your project aligns with our research goals. Research support staff in your faculty can work with you to develop your research topic and make sure it has the right scope for the research degree.

Find a supervisor

Find a supervisor who researches in the field you're interested in, and contact them to see if they're available to work with you.

Prepare a research proposal

You will need to submit a research proposal, including a clear statement of no more than 500 words, covering:

  • area of research, including faculty, centre or school you'll be studying in (if you know)
  • objectives of the program of research and investigation
  • proposed QUT principal supervisor, QUT associate supervisors, and non-QUT associate supervisors.

Gather any additional documentation

Refer to the China Scholarship Council website (in Mandarin) for any additional documentation requirements.

Submit your application

Apply for your research degree. When you complete the application form, you can indicate that you want to be considered for a China Scholarship Council scholarship.

Applications close in mid-January each year.

What happens next

You will receive an offer letter if your application is approved. You then need to submit a separate application to the China Scholarship Council (in Mandarin).

China Scholarship Council will notify you of the outcome of your scholarship application. You must send a copy of this notification to QUT International Admissions.


QUT and the China Scholarship Council (CSC) are jointly awarding postgraduate scholarships to Chinese students who intend to undertake a postgraduate research degree at QUT.


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