press release
Published: 15 November 2021

Surrey signs agreement with the China Scholarship Council

The University of Surrey is delighted to announce a new education partnership with the China Scholarship Council (CSC). The agreement will provide opportunities for talented Chinese PhD students to study at the University of Surrey under the joint CSC-Surrey Scholarship.

CSC is a non-profit institution affiliated with the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. It manages the China Scholarship Fund, which provides financial support to 25-30,000 Chinese students each year to study abroad at world-ranked institutions.

Surrey joins an exclusive group of UK universities to offer guaranteed CSC places through their prestigious partner scholarship scheme. The fully-funded scholarship scheme will cover tuition fees and stipend for up to four years, as well as a return airfare. Ten scholarships will be available each year, and Surrey will welcome the first cohort in October 2022.

Professor Amelia Hadfield, Dean International at the University of Surrey said:

“This agreement is a significant milestone for Surrey’s international strategy as we look to deepen our research collaborations with partners in China. I would like to thank CSC for their important work in facilitating UK-China collaborative research links and for the support it provides Chinese students to study abroad. I have every confidence that, with the signing of this agreement, our relationship will go from strength to strength.”

Dr Kate Gleeson, Director of Doctoral College at the University of Surrey said:

“Through this new agreement we look forward to supporting many more CSC scholars to join our vibrant international PhD community. We welcome their invaluable contribution to Surrey’s research activities and to enriching the research community during their time at Surrey.”

Find out more about the scholarships on Surrey’s Studentships page.

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