China PhD PositionsCouncil at University of Newcastle

  • Phd
  • Living allowance, top-up + benefits
  • 31 December 2020

CSC and the University of Newcastle have an agreement to jointly support candidates from the People’s Republic of China to undertake a PhD at the University of Newcastle. Upon successful completion, students enrolled under this scheme will receive a PhD from the University of Newcastle. In addition the University of Newcastle may also accept students from Chinese university partner institutions as part of the Visiting Postgraduate Research Students scheme. Students under this scheme may be considered for admission into a Dual Award program and receive their PhD from both the University of Newcastle and their home university in China.

CSC candidates are highly valued by the University and recognised as being high achievers. We encourage applications from candidates in all areas of study – we offer PhD programs in over 80 disciplines.

The University of Newcastle is ranked in the top 200 in the world, according to the 2021 QS World University Rankings.

The University of Newcastle is a research-intensive university which has a vibrant research culture and registers on the global stage through collaboration with research peers, industry, government and the community. Our research centres bring together our top researchers and promote cross-faculty and cross-disciplinary research to achieve research outcomes that have significant impact on society - nationally and internationally.

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The University assesses all applications on a case-by-case basis. For international students, completion of a four year bachelor degree with a high GPA is the standard entry requirement. Additional postgraduate research training such as a Masters degree with a significant research component is also highly regarded.

In addition to academic eligibility, offers of admission are made dependent upon there being appropriate supervisory capacity to oversee the proposed research.

Applicants are required to demonstrate meeting the University's English proficiency policy. The most common method of meeting this is an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 overall and no subtest below 6.0 (for PhD programs in the the School of Health Sciences, the School of Nursing and Midwifery or the School of Medicine and Public Health the overall IELTS (Academic) score required is 7.0 with no subtest below 6.5).

Additional requirements include:

  • You must be a citizen and permanent resident of the People's Republic of China at the time of application and not be working or studying abroad.
  • You will require an offer of admission from the University of Newcastle before you apply to the CSC for a scholarship.


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CSC will provide each student selected under this program with a living allowance for the term of the scholarship, a return airfare to Australia, visa application fees, and the cost of the Australian Government approved Overseas Student Health Cover.

Living allowance top ups from the University of Newcastle may also be available.

Additionally the University of Newcastle will provide each CSC scholar with:

  • A free Dell laptop computer
  • Research related funding of $1500 per annum
  • Top up of the CSC living allowance to raise the total living allowance to that of Australian PhD scholarships
  • A tuition fee scholarship covering the University of Newcastle PhD tuition fees

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