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China Scholarship Council (CSC)

The University of Bordeaux partnered up with the China Scholarship Council in 2013, and has since coordinated calls for applications to welcome Chinese students who wish to pursue their PhD in Bordeaux.

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) is a non-profit organisation affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education. Its aim is to provide financial assistance to Chinese citizens who wish to pursue their PhD abroad.

Each year, the Graduate Research School puts out a call for applications to welcome Chinese students to the University of Bordeaux for a period of 36 or 48 months.

The call takes place in 2 stages:

  • Topic submission: aimed at teacher-researchers at the University of Bordeaux wishing to submit a project with a view to recruiting a Chinese candidate within the framework of the CSC.
  • Applications: Chinese candidates can apply for certain pre-defined doctoral projects.


submitting Topic proposals

  • September / October: topic proposals are to be submitted by authorised teacher-researchers via ADUM

All topics must be validated by the Security and Defense Officer, regardless of the academic field or research unit.

  • October / November: thesis topics are assessed
  • November / December: validated topics are published on ADUM ready for applications

The application period for 2024 is closed.

Applying for the topics on offer

  • December / January: submission of applications for the topics that have been published

The list of topics open to applications is available on the ADUM platform, accessible via the access button below.

Candidates must choose a topic and contact the thesis supervisor in charge of the project to arrange an interview. The successful candidate must then submit their application to the affiliated doctoral school. If their application is approved, they will receive a conditional admission letter from the University of Bordeaux which they will use to submit their application to the CSC.

The application period for 2024 is closed.

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  • Manon DUMAS

    International Project Manager

    +33 (0)5 40 00 24 65