China Scholarship Council (CSC) - McMaster University Joint Funding Program

 

The CSC, in collaboration with McMaster University, provides scholarship and placement opportunities to Chinese graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scholars.

Overview

The China Scholarship Council - McMaster University joint funding program is a collaborative effort that aims to foster new opportunities and build co-operation across disciplines and institutions. The China Scholarship Council (CSC) and McMaster are working together to provide:

• opportunities and support to Chinese graduate students interested in pursuing their PhD studies at McMaster or conduct research as visiting PhD students;
• support for postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars from China, who are conducting research at McMaster.

Successful candidates are expected to return to China after completing their studies.

Who is eligible to receive funding?

The China Scholarship Council - McMaster University joint funding program provides scholarships and placements to:

Students studying for their PhD at McMaster

Up to 10 selected Chinese students who meet candidate eligibility requirements as prescribed by the CSC and McMaster, in accordance with University rules, policies and take McMaster’s PhD research programs each year for up to 48 months. If the selected Chinese students successfully complete the requirements of the designated program and successfully defend their dissertation, they will be conferred doctoral degrees by McMaster.

Visiting PhD students

Each year, as many as 10 selected visiting PhD students from China will conduct studies and research for up to 12 months at McMaster. These visiting students will facilitate continuing research collaboration between McMaster and their home institutions. 

Postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars

As many as 10 postdoctoral fellows for up to 24 months and 10 visiting scholars for up to 12 months each year to conduct research at McMaster.

Fields of Study

Areas of study eligible for funding through this program include (but are not limited to):

  1. Engineering, and Applied Sciences
  2. Sciences, Natural Sciences, Environmental Sciences
  3. Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, and Health Sciences

Value

PhD students

  • CSC provides a living allowance, including health insurance, as prescribed from time to time by the Chinese Government for up 48 months, a return international airfare and visa application fees.
  • McMaster funding is equivalent to the cost of full tuition. This McMaster funding may include scholarship, teaching assistantship or research assistantship.

Visiting PhD students

  • CSC provides a living allowance, including health insurance, as prescribed from time to time by the Chinese Government for up to 12 months, a return international airfare and visa application fees.
  • McMaster waives the tuition fee for visiting PhD students with the CSC program.

Postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars

  • CSC funding for up to 24 months for postdocs, and visiting scholars for up to 12 months for a living allowance, including health insurance, as prescribed from time to time by the Chinese Government, a return international airfare and visa application fees.

Additional resources

  • McMaster will provide all necessary resources and equipment to visiting PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars. This could include office, laboratory, computer, network, library access, etc.

 

How to apply

Chinese universities and institutions that have collaborative relationships with McMaster are encouraged to recommend students and faculties for this program.

  • To receive China Scholarship Council funding, visiting PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars must have an official invitation from McMaster before the deadline date set by the University: January 1.

  • When applying to the CSC, Applicants must specifiy that they are applying through the "China Scholarship Council – McMaster University Joint Funding Program."

    • Deadline to apply as a Visiting PhD student: April 5

    • Deadline to apply as a postdoctoral fellow or visiting scholar: Jan 15

If you have received an official invitation, please visit the China Scholarship Council website for funding application details procedures. 

The China Scholarship Council will evaluate candidates. Successful candidates will be contacted by the CSC directly.

  • Students must apply directly to a McMaster graduate program, through the usual application process. Visit Academic Services for more information about applying to McMaster. Program application deadlines vary. Please visit Programs for more details.

  • To receive China Scholarship Council funding, a student must be in receipt of an official offer of admission to a McMaster program.

  • McMaster will evaluate candidates; acceptance decisions are made at the discretion of McMaster University. Deadlines vary according to program. Please visit Programs for more details. All applicants are evaluated and must be acc

  • Applicants must specifiy in their applications that they apply through the "China Scholarship Council – McMaster University Joint Funding Program."

If you have received an official Letter of Acceptance, please visit the China Scholarship Council website for funding application details procedures. The deadline for application for PhD degree candidates is April 5.

The China Scholarship Council will evaluate candidates. Successful candidates will be contacted by the CSC directly.