China Scholarship Council (CSC)

China Scholarship Council (CSC)

Status: Open
Applications accepted at any time

Up to 70 scholarships will be available for PhD study to candidates who are citizens and permanent residents of the People’s Republic of China at the time of applying for entry for the academic year.

Full PhD candidates: 20 per year
Students will get their PhD degrees at GT/Emory/PKU.

Visiting Joint PhD candidates: 50 per year
Students will complete research at GT and will return to China to receive their PhD.

Candidates should have satisfied all English language requirements and have received an offer of admission from the Georgia Institute of Technology to study on a full-time PhD degree program by the time the Institution puts forward their list of endorsed applications.

Candidates who obtain the CSC scholarship, will also need to identify a faculty host/advisor at Georgia Institute of Technology and meet all GT policies and procedures including but not limited to gaining admission to an appropriate graduate program, clearing export control review, receiving a DS-2019 and providing evidence of financial support.

The scholarships are available for study in the following areas of study:

  • Architecture
  • Computing
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Management

About this Scholarship

China Scholarship Council (CSC) – Post-graduate Study Abroad Program is a national scholarship program financing outstanding Chinese students to study at top universities around the world.  Georgia Institute of Technology is a partner university in this program.

The online application for CSC scholarship opens in each calendar year:
1st round: March of each calendar year
2nd round: May of each calendar year
CSC suggests applicants apply in the first round because 2nd round will not take place if allocated funding has been used up in the 1st round.  Please refer to CSC website for most up to date information.

Scholarship Amount

Georgia Institute of Technology will provide tuition fees for successful applicants in the form of scholarships, assistant teaching, fellowships, etc.

China Scholarship Council will normally cover round-trip international airfare, health insurance, a living allowance, and visa application fee. The expected study duration is 48 months for full PhD candidates and 6-24 months for visiting Joint PhD candidates.


国家留学基金管理委员会(简称 CSC) 与美国佐治亚理工学院(简称 GT)于 2013 年 4 月签署协议设立共同设立了“国家留学基金委—美国佐治亚理工学院联合奖学金”项目(简称 CSC-GT 项目 ),自 2014 年起连续三年合作资助优秀中国学生赴 GT 攻读博士学位(每年不超过 20 人)或进行博士生联合培养(每年不超过 50 人)。