China Scholarship Council (CSC) scholarships
Top Chinese PhD students are encouraged to study at The University of Auckland through a scholarship programme developed in collaboration with the China Scholarship Council (CSC).
The programme aims to foster long-term research co-operation between The University of Auckland and Chinese universities. Students who receive a scholarship are provided with a living allowance as prescribed by the Chinese Government for the term of the scholarship, return airfare to New Zealand by the most economical route, student visa fees, and the cost of Overseas Student Health Cover.
|PhD Programmes||Up to four (4) years|
The University of Auckland is now taking applications for the 2013 CSC scholarship.
- Submit an online Expression of Interest (EOI) to The University of Auckland as soon as possible, to allow sufficient time to be assessed for an offer from the University.
- Submit a scholarship application to CSC or work with their home university to submit an application to CSC.
- The University of Auckland will assess each EOI and make an offer to all suitable candidates. This offer can be used as part of your application to CSC. The University will help you to find a supervisor, however we encourage applicants to contact academic staff via email as well.
- Successful applicants for PhD admissions will be notified by The University of Auckland and an offer forwarded to each applicant. Successful recipients of a CSC scholarship will be notified by the CSC.
Please see below the documents you need to submit via The University of Auckland Online Expression of Interest.
- Your academic transcripts
- Your degree certificate (if available)
- A brief research proposal – 500 words
- Your English language proficiency score (if available)
- Two letters of academic recommendations from your professors
Submit your Expression of Interest now.
Please refer to University of Auckland and China Scholarship Council Joint Scholarship for more information.
All intending University of Auckland PhD candidates must meet English language requirements.
The 2013 CSC scholarship is open and The University of Auckland is now taking applications.
Q. Do I need to take an English test before I apply to The University of Auckland or China Scholarship Council (CSC)?
A. No. We will process your PhD application while you are preparing for the English exam, but you need to provide your English language exam result before we can issue the PhD registration letter. Please refer to the information provided on the application information page.
Q. When will I know the outcome of my application?
A. It normally takes 4 – 6 weeks to process the PhD applications, but this depends on the individual faculty’s timeline for finding a suitable supervisor. Please refer to the CSC webpage regarding timeframes for scholarship applications.
Q. What are the visa requirements for studying in Auckland, New Zealand?
A. Please refer to the main University of Auckland website that provides information on Visas.
Q. How can I find out more about living and studying in Auckland, New Zealand?
A. The main University of Auckland website provides information in a section called Living in Auckland.
Q. What if I am not qualified for the PhD programme? Is there any pathway for me?
A. You may be admitted to a master degree leading to the PhD programme.
Q. I am from China but I have not done ME. I am aware that I can do a PhD directly after a BE(Hons). How do I know that I have completed a BE(Hons)?
A. A master degree with a strong research component in your study is preferred. Please contact Applications and Admissions and applications will be assessed on case by case basis.
Q. How do I get a letter stating that The University of Auckland will waive my fees, which is a mandatory condition for CSC scholarship?
A. The University of Auckland will send you a PhD registration letter which states that if students are successful in obtaining a scholarship from the Chinese Scholarship Council, your enrolment in the PhD programme will be covered by the agreement between The University of Auckland and the China Scholarship Council Under that agreement you are exempt from the requirement to pay the normal annual tuition fee for the first four years of your doctoral programme.
Q. I don't know how to write a research proposal. Do you have any examples that you could forward to me?
A. Please check the Graduate School of Management website or request more information around a sample research proposal.
Q. I am now working in industry but want to pursue a PhD at The University of Auckland. Can I be funded by a CSC scholarship? Someone told me that I have to be sponsored by a university in China?
A. Yes you can. For more information please refer to the CSC website.
Q. Do I have to have an academic staff member who agrees to be my supervisor when I apply?
A. No. The faculty will assess your ability. Please submit the Express of Interest form to start this process.
Q. When should I contact the academic staff in your university in the areas of my research interests?
A. You can contact the academic staff anytime throughout the year
Q. I am from China and in my final year of my Bachelor degree. Can I apply for a CSC scholarship now?
A. You will need to be currently enrolled in a master degree or doctoral programme to be able to apply for the CSC scholarship. For more information please refer to the CSC website.
Q. Our university/school/department produces an overall ranking of all the students in a year. Would you like me to provide this information?
A. This is not compulsory, but you are welcome to provide this information if you wish.
Q. Is it possible for me to be a Teaching Assistant at the time of my research at the University?
A. This will depend on individual faculty policies.
For more information on admission to postgraduate study at The University of Auckland see postgraduate study.
The School of Graduate Studies
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 86899
Facsimile: +64 9 373 7610
Wang Renfeng (Mr)
Division of Cooperation and Consultancy, China Scholarship Council
Level 13, Building A3, Five Buildings, No.9 Chegongzhuang Avenue,
Beijing 100044, P. R. China
Phone: +86 (0)10 6609 3967
Facsimile: +86-(0)10 6609 3963
For application forms and further details about the CSC application process, Chinese applicants should view the CSC page (in Chinese).
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