China CSC Scholarships at Maastricht University

Maastricht University is collaborating with the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) to offer highly qualified chinese students several PhD opportunities for which the costs are covered. Candidates must have completed or be in the second year of a research masters (MSc, MPhil) or an equivalent 2-year degree in Humanities or Social Sciences. Outstanding students with a 1-year regular masters can be accepted in exceptional cases. Please note that the Chinese candidates do not have to be based in China at the time of application.

Please also note that CSC gives particular preference to dual PhD programmes in partnership with a Chinese university. With these dual degrees, the candidate will spend most of the scholarship period at Maastricht University. They will submit and defend a thesis in UM and after completion, the candidate will return to China and defend the thesis at the partner institution. The promoter at the Chinese partner institution will need to be involved from the beginning.

We offer two potential opportunities for PhD students: one on 3D scholarship and one on Citizen Science. You can find more information below:

Please forward these opportunities to any students or other contacts you think might be interested. Candidates will need to submit a proposal to our Faculty and therefore they should get in touch in advance with Professor Susan Schreibman and/or Dr Costas Papadopoulos, well before the 6th of January deadline.

Further information about the PhD fellowships can be found here: