Call for Application: CSC - Doctoral and Postdoctoral opportunities



The China Scholarship Council (CSC, is a non-profit funding organization with headquarters in Beijing that is affiliated with the Chinese ministry of education. CSC runs the world's biggest doctoral research programme. Every year, a high number of fully financed scholarships are issued for research stays abroad.

Types of scholarship and duration of stays:

  1. PhD (4 years) [host department will be responsible to clarify University registration and clarification]

  2. Joint PhD (6 to 24 months)

  3. Postdoc (6 to 24 months)

  4. Visiting scholar (max. 12 months)

Postdocs should have completed their doctorate no more than three years ago; for visiting scholars it can be longer than three years ago.

Length of research stay:  depends on category see above

CSC pays out monthly scholarship rates (PhD: € 1,350; postdoc: € 1,350) and covers the costs of outbound and return flights.
Postdocs and visiting scholars receive a monthly supplement payment from the host institute at GSI amounting to € 500 (from the HOST DEPARTMENT BUDGET).


Please find the templates for PhD and Sandwich PhD here.

Please find the template for Visiting Scholar and PostDoc here.

Please submit the tentative project until 18 November to International Office

Consultation and Check on Project and Candidate through International Cooperations Office - until 15 November 2022

Important change: In case you already have a candidate in mind, before speaking to a suitable candidate about an application within this Programme, the Work Programme, or home institution, an applicant must be assessed in accordance with foreign trade law. To perform this assessment, please contact us via International(at)

Contact and Consultation:
Dr Pradeep Ghosh
Head International Cooperations, International(at)