CSC-Leiden University Joint Scholarship Programme in Netherlands, 2017

  • Phd
  • 6 March 2017
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The Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) is inviting applications for CSC-Leiden University Joint Scholarship Programme. The scholarship is open to Chinese students for pursuing PhD and research programme at Leiden University.
The  aim  of the Scholarship is to developed research programmes  and give support to Chinese researchers.
Leiden University was founded in 1575 and is one of Europe‚Äôs leading international research universities. It has seven faculties in the arts, sciences and social sciences, spread over locations in Leiden and The Hague. The University has over 5,500 staff members and 25,800 students. The motto of the University is ‚ÄėPraesidium Libertatis‚Äô ‚Äď Bastion of Freedom.
Scholarship is awarded to graduated master students with the Chinese nationality, who want to take a full PhD or visit Leiden University for research purposes.


The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:
  • You are a citizen of the People‚Äôs Republic of China at the time of application.
  • You hold a master‚Äôs degree.
  • You are under the age of 35.
  • The academic entry requirements of the relevant graduate school must be fulfilled, including a high level of English language proficiency and a completed master‚Äôs degree.
  • You must hold an acceptance letter (standard format) from Leiden University.
  • You should satisfy the CSC selection criteria by completing the CSC Application Form and the CSC Employer Reference Form.
  • CSC awardees must return to China upon completion of their PhD research.


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The CSC scholarship cover the following:
  • Exemption from registration fee and tuition/bench fee
  • A living allowance of ‚ā¨ 1.200 per month (including health insurance)
  • A living allowance of ‚ā¨ 1.200 per month (including health insurance)


 Application procedure for an acceptance letter of Leiden University.
Find a supervisor
A PhD at Leiden takes four years of research and consists of independent and original research under the supervision of a professor.
Not applicable
Admission Graduate school
Leiden University’s PhD programmes are focused within 8 separate Graduate Schools. For admission procedures please contact the relevant Graduate School.
Not applicable
Acceptance letter
Ask your supervisor to write an acceptance letter for you, using the acceptance letter format full PhD study (Word) or acceptance letter format visiting PhD researcher (Word)The letter must be signed by your promotor/supervisor and printed on Leiden University letterhead paper.
6 March 2017
Copy acceptance letter
You will receive the signed acceptance letter by scanned email via your supervisor. A copy will be sent to the Scholarship Team by your supervisor.
13 March 2017
Apply for the CSC scholarship
Apply for the CSC scholarship.
An essential document for the application is the acceptance letter mentioned under step 4. Please visit the CSC website for the additional documents that you need for the scholarship application.
Between 20 March and 5 April 2017
List of suitable candidates
The Scholarship Team will provide the China Scholarship Council with the list of suitable candidates to be considered for the scholarship programme.
20 March 2017
The decision on the scholarship application will be communicated by the China Scholarship Council directly to the student and to the Scholarship Team
End of May 2017
Practical arrangements
All practical arrangements relatied to the arrival and stay of the selected candidates (such as visa, accommodation, work space etc.) are the responsibility of the PhD candidate, the Leiden University supervisor and the Leiden University Faculty/Department/Institute/Graduate School contact person.
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