Empowering Chinese Scholars: CSC-Leiden University Joint PhD Scholarship Programme in the Netherlands, 2019

Elevate your academic journey with the prestigious China Scholarship Council (CSC) in collaboration with Leiden University’s joint scholarship programme, offering unparalleled opportunities for Chinese students aspiring to pursue PhD research in the Netherlands.

Leiden University, renowned for its international research and academic excellence across diverse disciplines, invites passionate scholars to embark on a transformative educational experience.

Scholarship Overview:

  • Application Deadlines: Leiden University: February 22, 2019 (Science faculty), March 1, 2019 (all other faculties) / CSC: March 10 – March 31, 2019
  • Course Level: PhD Research Programme
  • Study Subjects: Archaeology, Humanities, Medicine/LUMC, Governance and Global Affairs, Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Science, Interfacultair Centrum voor Lerarenopleiding, Onderwijsontwikkeling en Nascholing (ICLON), African Studies Centre, International Institute for Asian Studies
  • Scholarship Award: Exemption from registration and tuition fees, € 1,200 monthly living allowance (including health insurance), return ticket to/from the Netherlands
  • Nationality: Chinese students
  • Number of Scholarships: Not specified
  • Location: Netherlands

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Citizenship: Applicants must be citizens of the People’s Republic of China.
  • Academic Qualifications: Hold a Master’s degree, under the age of 35, and meet the academic entry requirements of the relevant graduate school.
  • Language Proficiency: Proficiency in English is required; applicants must satisfy the language test scores specified by the graduate school.
  • Acceptance Letter: Obtain a letter of acceptance for a PhD programme at Leiden University.

Application Process:

  1. Find a PhD position and supervisor at Leiden University and apply for admission to a PhD programme at the relevant graduate school.
  2. After admission, secure an acceptance letter from your supervisor in the specified format.
  3. Submit the acceptance letter to the respective graduate school or scholarships team by the specified deadlines.
  4. Between March 10 and March 31, 2019, apply for the CSC-LU scholarship via the CSC website, including required documents such as the acceptance letter, supervisor’s CV, and research proposal.

Seize this extraordinary opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking research and academic innovation at Leiden University. Apply now and embark on a journey of scholarly excellence in the heart of Europe!

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