The Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) was established in 2010 as a joint venture between the ANU and the Australian Government. It is an interdisciplinary research institution established to enhance the existing capabilities of ANU in the field of Chinese studies. It aims to be an integrated, world-leading institution for Chinese Studies and the understanding of China, or what has been called 'Greater China' or the 'Chinese Commonwealth' (the People's Republic of China, the Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Regions, as well as Taiwan and the Chinese diaspora), on a global scale.
PhD Scholarships at the Australian Centre on China in the World last for three years. Depending on approval, a scholarship may be extended by six months. CIW will also provide access to a 'skill development fund' to enable students to participate in training activities deemed necessary to the research endeavour of the candidate. Skill development may include language training in Chinese, or other skills relevant to the topic of the dissertation.
Students will have access to a working space in CIW's new purpose-built facilities located on the ANU’s Canberra campus and will become part of a vibrant community of young China scholars at the ANU. More on the programs and public activities of the Centre can be found at ourevent page and The China Story.
Field of Study
Any disciplines of the humanities and the social sciences and with a strong focus on China.
How to apply
The Australian Centre on China in the World Scholarship is considered as part of your application for admission to the ANU PhD Program.
Please follow the steps below for admission to the ANU PhD Program:
Step 1: Find a supervisor
Before submitting an application, applicants must establish contact with a potential supervisor from among either the CIW full time academic staff or fromother full time academics in the College of Asia & the Pacific at ANU. Please note not all academics listed on the websites will be available. You must include the name of the person who agreed to supervise you in your application.
Tip: When writing to your potential supervisor, include your CV and a two-three page research proposal. This will help a potential supervisor understand more about your research interests.
Step 2: Pre-application requirements
To ensure that your application is assessed, you must submit the following documents with your application:
- Three relevant academic referee reports. The form can be downloaded on the ANU Postgraduate Research Applications link below
- A short research proposal summary (one page)
- A comprehensive research proposal (two to three pages)
- IELTS or TOEFL English language test results (see the University'sEnglish Language Admission Requirements for Students for more information)
- High quality colour copies of official academic qualifications including undergraduate and postgraduate studies. If the original document is not in English, the applicant must supply:
- the original language transcript of studies showing subjects and results
- the original language testmr or graduation certificate
- an verified English translation of these documents
- a copy of the grading scale
Step 3: Application & referee reports
Apply via the ANU Postgraduate Research ApplicationsSearch for 9513XPHD and apply for a Doctor of Philosophy, Australian Centre on China in the World
If you wish to be considered for a CIW Scholarship, you must indicate 'China in the World Scholarship' in the Scholarship section. If you also want to be considered for other ANU research scholarships, please be aware that they may have different scholarship application deadlines. You must indicate on your admission application form whether you still wish to be considered for admission if your application for a scholarship is unsuccessful.