CSC-Leiden University Joint Scholarship Programme 2017, Netherlands

Publish Date: Dec 13, 2016

Deadline: Mar 06, 2017

CSC-Leiden University joint scholarship programme

The Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) provides a scholarship for graduated Chinese master students, who want take a full PhD at Leiden University and for PhD researchers who want to visit Leiden University for research purposes.

For whom?

Graduated master students with the Chinese nationality, who want to take a full PhD or visit Leiden University for research purposes.

Eligible programmes

All programmes can be applied for, as long as the research institute/faculty/graduate school you are applying to is willing to waive the fees for registration, tuition and research.  
Please be aware that priority will be given to the following research areas:

  • Law
  • Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Archaeology
  • Humanities, including: Linguistics, Art History & Literary Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Philosophy and World Religions
  • Science, including: Mathematics, Computer Science, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, Drug Research, Biology and Environmental Sciences
  • Medicine

Leiden University also publishes a number of PhD proposals on the website of the China Scholarship Council every year. Please check the CSC website for an up-to-date overview of these proposals.

Scholarship duration and start date

Maximum duration

For a full PhD research period at Leiden University: 48 months 

For a visiting PhD research period at Leiden University: 6-12 months

Start date

You are free to choose the start date of your PhD period in agreement with your supervisor, as long as the start date lies between 1 June 2017 and 31 March 2018.

Scholarship amount

The CSC scholarship cover the following:

  • Exemption from registration fee and tuition/bench fee
  • A living allowance of € 1.200 per month (including health insurance)
  • International travel (to/from The Netherlands)

Who will pay what?

The living allowances will be paid by the China Scholarship Council.

The Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange will book the tickets before departure.

The Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands will book the return ticket.


To be eligible for a CSC-Leiden University joint scholarship, you need to adhere to the following criteria:

  • You are a citizen of the People’s Republic of China at the time of application.

  • You hold a master’s degree.

  • You are under the age of 35.

  • The academic entry requirements of the relevant graduate school must be fulfilled, including a high level of English language proficiency and a completed master's degree.

  • You must hold an acceptance letter (standard format) from Leiden University. 
  • You should satisfy the CSC selection criteria by completing the CSC Application Form and the CSC Employer Reference Form.
  • CSC awardees must return to China upon completion of their PhD research.

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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