Monash University-China Scholarship Council (CSC) Joint Scholarship

Monash University-China Scholarship Council (CSC) Joint Scholarship

This joint scholarship program seeks to attract high-quality Chinese students to undertake their PhD with Monash University. Long-term research co-operation between Monash and research-intensive Chinese universities is a significantly important aim of the program.


Closes 31 January each year

Total scholarship value

Varies - see benefits

Number offered


Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology


The toughest part about studying was not only going through family struggles, but also the disadvantage I have with my hearing. Receiving a scholarship has changed my life. It's helped improve my mental health, knowing that I have support from Monash to study regardless of my hearing. It's also helped me become financially independent with the costs of my studies, and helped me stay on track towards my career goals.

Am I eligible?

You must be one of the following:

  • An International student

You must meet the following criteria:

If you are a current Monash PhD student, you are also welcome to apply for this program. Please contact your faculty Graduate Research office directly to indicate your interest.

The research priority areas for these scholarships are:

Please note all CSC linked pages are in Chinese. You may wish to utilise the 'Translate this page' function within Google Chrome if you require an English translation.


The China Scholarship Council (CSC) will provide:

  • an annual living allowance;
  • Overseas Student Health Cover;
  • return airfare between China and Melbourne; and
  • visa application fees.

In addition, Monash University will provide (for up to a maximum of 4 years):

  • a faculty full tuition fee sponsorship; and
  • a supplementary (top up) living allowance up to the RTP Stipend rate to support students whilst in Australia.
Note: The living allowance commences upon arrival in Australia and is unable to be backdated for students who commence their studies whilst overseas.

Selection criteria

Monash scholarships are very competitive and are awarded based on your academic record, any research outputs and prior research experience.

You may also like to famililarise yourself with CSC's selection criteria.

How to apply

As applications are due no later than 31 January, you should initiate your application to Monash as early as October.  If successful, you will receive your offer from Monash (usually no later than 01 March), after which you may then submit your application for funding to CSC.

Please ensure you read the application details carefully and submit your application by the deadline.

If you are a new applicant, you must have obtained an Expression of Interest (EOI) from the relevant faculty before starting your application.

For more information visit our website or contact our Graduate Research Admissions team on
E: or T: +61 3 99051538

Please ensure that you indicate that you are applying for the 'China Scholarship Council (CSC) Joint Scholarship' in your application.

Apply direct to Monash