China Scholarship Council (CSC) scholarship

Closing Date 31 Dec 2025
Key details

Value Tuition fees paid for up to 48 months and other expenses paid at the discretion of the CSC

Study level(s) Postgraduate (Research)

Subject area(s) Arts, Business / Management, Computer Science, Mathematics, Education, Health, Engineering, Law, Māori & Indigenous Studies, Science, Social Sciences

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the University of Waikato have agreed to collaborate on a designated doctoral (PhD) programme which is offered to excellent students from China. Further details on this scholarship may be found on the Chinese Scholarship Council website.

Admission into the PhD programme at the University of Waikato is required. Please check the School of Graduate Research application advice on how to apply for admission into the PhD programme.


The programme aims to foster long-term research cooperation between the University of Waikato and Chinese universities. Students who receive a scholarship are provided with a living allowance as prescribed by the Chinese government for the term of the scholarship, return airfare to New Zealand by the most economical route, student visa and the cost of health insurance.

How to Apply

  1. Read the guidelines

    Please ensure you read the regulations before you commence the application process.

  2. If you are new, complete an application to enrol

    You will need to do this BEFORE you can have access to apply for Scholarships and Awards.

    Application to enrol
  3. Apply using MyWaikato

    Once you have an account, log into MyWaikato and click on the ‘Scholarships’ tab to see the list of available scholarships

    Apply now

Note: If you are a current student or already have a University of Waikato account you will be redirected to the MyWaikato screen. Log in to MyWaikato, select the ‘Scholarships’ tab and choose the scholarship you wish to apply for from the list at the bottom of the page.