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How to apply for CSC

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

PhD students

  • Students must apply directly to a McMaster graduate program, through the usual application process. Visit How to apply 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.
  • 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.

Visiting PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scholars

  • To receive China Scholarship Council funding, visiting PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars must have an official invitation from McMaster University.
  • 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.