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King's College London

King’s-China Scholarship Council PhD Scholarship programme (K-CSC)

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Various benefits
United Kingdom
02 Jan 2025
Application deadline


King’s College London is an internationally renowned university delivering exceptional education and world-leading research. They are dedicated to driving positive and sustainable change in society and realising their vision of making the world a better place.


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



Full tuition waiver + living allowance

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction
  • living expenses


King’s-China Scholarship Council PhD Scholarship hold an agreement to jointly fund Chinese students to pursue research degrees (PhDs) at King's College London.

Up to 100 K-CSC scholarship awards are available for the 2024-25 competition.

Please be aware that students funded through this scheme must abide by any additional terms and conditions set by the CSC.

Applicable programmes


As part of the agreement between the CSC and King’s College London, successful students have their full international tuition fees covered by the university and receive, from the CSC, an annual living allowance (rate set by the CSC) plus overseas student health cover, return airfare to London and visa application fees. The Scholarships are valid for up to 4 years.

You will not be asked to pay any ‘bench fees’. These should be waived or covered by the relevant supervisor/department/faculty at King’s.


To be eligible, you MUST:

  • Be a citizen and permanent resident of the People’s Republic of China (and hold a Chinese passport);
  • Be due to commence a full-time MPhil/PhD research degree programme at King’s College London in the 2024/25 academic year (i.e., from Oct 2024 and by no later than June 2025), with an aim to complete the PhD degree;
  • Satisfy criteria set out by the CSC, e.g., relating to age (up to 35yrs on application), education, and employment.
  • Agree to return to China upon completion of your scholarship/degree;

Scholarship requirements




United Kingdom



Study experience required



Under 35


Application deadline

02 Jan 2025

King’s College London accepts applications for the K-CSC awards up until 23:59 UK time on 2 January.

By the deadline of 15 Jan 2024, 23:59 UK time:

have submitted all the required documentation to support your King’s admissions application;

have met the English language requirements for your chosen research programme;

ensure that your referees have submitted their reference(s) to support your admissions application;

Also, follow the separate CSC application procedure and submit the required documentation to the CSC by its stated deadlines.

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