The China Scholarship Council (CSC) is inviting applications for joint scholarship programme to students who want to do PhD research at Leiden University, either full-time or as a visiting researcher. Scholarships are available for Chinese students.
Leiden University is an internationally operating research-driven university with a wide range of academic disciplines and degree programmes. It aims for excellence in all its research and teaching.
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- Applications Deadline: Leiden University deadline: February 22, 2019 (Science faculty) and March 1, 2019 (all other faculties) / CSC deadline: between 10 and March 31, 2019.
- Course Level: Scholarships are available to students who want to do PhD research at Leiden University, either full-time or as a visiting researcher.
- Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the fields of 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: The scholarship includes:
- Exemption from registration fee and tuition/bench fee
- Living allowance of € 1,200 per month (including health insurance)
- Return ticket (to/from The Netherlands)
- Nationality: Scholarships are available for Chinese students.
- Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
- Scholarship can be taken in the Netherlands
Eligibility for the Scholarship
Eligible Countries: Scholarships are available for Chinese students.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must:
- Be citizens of the People’s Republic of China at the time of application.
- Have a Master’s degree.
- Be under the age of 35.
- Meet the academic entry requirements of the relevant graduate school.
- Have a high level of English language proficiency.
See the graduate school website for required language test scores.
- Have a letter of acceptance for a PhD programme at Leiden University.
- Satisfy the CSC selection criteria by completing the CSC Application Form and the CSC Employer Reference Form.
English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
How to Apply:
- Find a PhD position and supervisor at Leiden University.
Visit the website of the relevant graduate school for details of how to do so.
- Once you have found a PhD position and supervisor, apply for admission to a PhD programme at the graduate school in question.
- After admission, ask your supervisor to write an acceptance letter using one of the formats below. The letter must be signed and written on university letterhead paper:
- Acceptance letter format full PhD study (48 months)
- Acceptance letter format visiting PhD researcher (6-12 months)
- Science faculty candidates only: Your PhD supervisor (promotor) must send a copy of your acceptance letter to the Graduate School of Science (gsoffice-at-science.leidenuniv.nl) by 22 February 2019.
Candidates for all other faculties: Your PhD supervisor (promotor) must send a copy of your acceptance letter to the Scholarships Team (scholarships-at-sea.leidenuniv.nl) by 1 March 2019.
- Between 10 March and 31 March 2019: Apply for the CSC-LU scholarship via the CSC website. You must include your letter of acceptance, a copy of your supervisor’s CV and a research proposal in the application.