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University of Oxford

China Scholarship Council-University of Oxford Scholarships

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Multiple disciplines
17668 GBP
United Kingdom
Not specified
Application deadline


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Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



Full tuition waiver + minimum £17,668

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction
  • living expenses


This scheme provides Chinese students who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership potential with the opportunity to study for a DPhil at the University of Oxford.

The scholarships are supported jointly by the China Scholarship Council (on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of Education) and the University of Oxford. Another strand of this scholarship is the China Scholarship Council-PAG Oxford Scholarships. They are funded by PAG, which is one of the regions' largest Asia-focused investment managers. The scholarships enable academically excellent Chinese students to pursue doctoral studies in the Social Sciences and Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences at the University of Oxford. 

Applicable programmes


The scholarship will cover 100% of course fees, a grant for living costs (at least £17,668) and one return flight from China to the UK. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.


  • You must be applying to start a new full-time DPhil course at Oxford.
  • You must be a national of and ordinarily resident in mainland China (not including Hong Kong or Macau). You must also be intending to return to China once your course is completed.
  • Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, potential to become a leader in your field and potential to become a decision-maker and opinion former within China.

Scholarship requirements


Multiple disciplines


United Kingdom



Study experience required





Application deadline

Not specified

In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit your application for graduate study by the relevant December/January deadline for your course. 

You must also apply separately to the China Scholarship Council (CSC) for this scholarship. 

Please note that the CSC may use different procedures for its other scholarship schemes. Successful applicants will be notified once the Chinese Ministry of Education have approved the selection of new scholars.

To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship, applicants must be successful in being offered a place on their course after consideration of applications received by the relevant December/January deadline for the course. 

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