Programme Sorbonne Universités / China Scholarship Council program

China Scholarship Council / Sorbonne Universités Program – Doctoral Scholarships

Welcome to the CSC / Sorbonne Universités doctoral scholarship program application website!

In the framework of the agreement signed by Sorbonne Universités and the China Scholarship Council on September 18th, 2014 a doctoral scholarships program for Chinese students has been launched.

This new program aims at the reinforcement of scientific and academic relations between Sorbonne Universités and its Chinese partners and the construction of ambitious strategic partnerships.

Funded by the CSC, this program offers scholarships to up to 30 students per year for doctoral studies in one of Sorbonne Universités member institutions. It also supports joint PhD (cotutelles).
The duration of scholarships is:

  • 48 months maximum for students doing a full PhD in one of Sorbonne Universités member institutions ;
  • 12 to 24 months for students performing a joint PhD (cotutelle) or a PhD under joint French-Chinese supervision between a Sorbonne Universités member institution and a Chinese university.
The selected students will be awarded a €1200/month scholarship (including health insurance) during their stay in France. CSC also covers travel and visa expenses.

This page gives you access to the thesis proposals offered by Sorbonne Universités member institutions and allows you to apply for one of these proposals.

You will be informed of your application status at each step of the process through emails sent to the address you have given when creating your account.

Procedure and timeline:

  Step Dates
1 Sorbonne Universités doctoral schoolssubmit PhD thesis proposals. From September 2015 to October 15th, 2015.
2 PhD thesis proposals are on line.

Chinese candidates fill in the online application form for one of the PhD thesis proposals and submit it, along with supporting documents (pdf format).

Applicants for a CSC scholarship already enrolled in a PhD program at Sorbonne Universités in 2015-2016 must fill in the same application form and attach the same supporting documents as well as a recommendation letter signed by the director of the doctoral school they are enrolled in.
From October 30th, 2015 to January 15th, 2016.
3 Chinese students admitted for a PhD at Sorbonne Universités are informed that they are selected “subject to obtaining a CSC scholarship” From January 16th, 2016 to February 29th, 2016.
4 Students who have received an acceptance letter or a support letter fill in the application form on the CSC website: From March 20th, 2016 to April 5th, 2016

Announcement of selected candidates by the CSC May 2016
6 Arrival in France of the selected candidates / administrative procedures / begining of the Phd program Summer/September 2016

When? Start date: 20/10/2015 12:00
End date: 24/01/2016 23:59

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