China Scholarship Council (CSC)

CSC and UON have an agreement to jointly support candidates from the People’s Republic of China to undertake a PhD at the University of Newcastle. Students enrolled under this scheme will receive a PhD from the University of Newcastle. In addition UON may also accept students from Chinese university partner institutions as part of the Visiting Postgraduate Research Students scheme. Students under this scheme may be considered for admission into a Dual Award program and receive their PhD from both the University of Newcastle and their home university in China.

CSC candidates are highly valued by the University and recognised as being high achievers. We encourage applications from candidates in all areas of study – we offer PhD programs in over 80 disciplines.

The above tabs will direct you to information for all PhD applicants. While some of this information will apply to you, additional information specific to China Scholarship Council (CSC) applicants is below. Use the drop down menus to find out more about completing your PhD at the University of Newcastle and how to apply. If you have any questions please contact us on CSC@partnerships@newcastle.edu.au

The University of Newcastle (UON) is ranked in the top 250 in the world, according to two global independent ranking systems.

UON is a research-intensive university which has a vibrant research culture and registers on the global stage through collaboration with research peers, industry, government and the community. Our research centres bring together our top researchers and promote cross-faculty and cross-disciplinary research to achieve research outcomes that have significant impact on society - nationally and internationally.

The University of Newcastle offers a supportive environment for students to undertake their research degree studies. We understand that PhD students need to dedicate their time to their studies and are ideally not distracted by any additional financial burden. With this in mind, CSC will provide each student selected under this program with a living allowance for the term of the scholarship, a return airfare to Australia, visa application fees, and the cost of the Australian Government approved Overseas Student Health Cover. Living allowance top ups from the University of Newcastle may also be available.

Additionally each CSC scholar will receive:

  • A free Dell laptop computer
  • Research related costs of $1500 per annum.
  • The opportunity to join our cultural connections program, available to all international students to develop friendships and learn about Australian customs

Please see the Resources and Support tab above for more information on resources available to all University of Newcastle research students.

The University of Newcastle has developed a code specifically for all Chinese Scholarship Council applicants wishing to study with us. Applicants are requested to enter the 'Pre-identified candidate code' when submitting their online application. This code will enable us to quickly identify China Scholarship Council applications and ensure that these are prioritised and supported throughout the application process. Applicants wishing to study with the University of Newcastle can expect to receive a prompt outcome regarding their application.

When completing your application, please ensure to include the code: CSC2018 in the 'Pre-identified candidate code' field, which can be found at the top of the 'Supporting Documentation' page as shown below.

pre-identified candidate code

The University assesses all applications on a case-by-case basis. For international students, completion of a four year bachelor degree with a high GPA is the standard entry requirement. Additional postgraduate research training such as a Masters degree with a significant research component is also highly regarded.

In addition to academic eligibility, offers of admission are made dependent upon there being appropriate supervisory capacity to oversee the proposed research.

Applicants whose first language is not English are required to demonstrate meeting the University's English proficiency policy. The most common method of meeting this is an IELTS score of 6.5 overall and no subtest below 6.0 (for PhD programs in School of Health Sciences, the School of Nursing and Midwifery or the School of Medicine and Public Health the overall IELTS score required is 7.0 with each subtest of at least 6.5).

Additional requirements include:

  • You must be a citizen and permanent resident of the People's Republic of China at the time of application and not be working or studying abroad.
  • You will require an offer of admission from the University of Newcastle before you apply to the CSC for scholarship.

CSC Visiting Scholar and Dual Award Doctoral Degree

Students successful for a CSC visiting scholar scholarship to spend 12 months or more at the University of Newcastle may consider applying to a Dual Awarded Doctoral Degree. UON’s Dual Award PhD program enables the CSC visiting scholar to complete their PhD degree jointly at UON and at their current Chinese University, and receive recognition for such on their degree testamurs. The Dual Award PhD is governed by an individual agreement for each candidate. The PhD candidate receives two testamurs, one from each university with each acknowledging that the degree was undertaken as part of a dual award program with the partner university. Dual Award degrees can be undertaken in any discipline where there are suitable supervisors available at both UON and the partner institution.

You may discuss the possibility of enrolling in a Dual Award Doctoral Degree with your nominated supervisor at UON. For more information on Dual Award Doctoral Degree programs for CSC visiting scholars please contact us on hdr-partnerships@newcastle.edu.au.

Students from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply for University of Newcastle International Scholarships. More information on these opportunities is available here. The University of Newcatsle offers all applicants an opportunity to enhance their application and increase the chances of being successful for a scholarship. Please follow this link for more information on how to enhance your scholarship application.

The University of Newcastle is ranked in the top 1 percent of universities in the world, according to two global independent ranking systems¹. This means out of more that 9,000 universities in the world we are i the top 250.

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纽卡斯尔大学是一所研究型大学,充满了浓郁的科研文化氛围,在全球范围内与其他研究院校、企业、政府以及社会各界保持着紧密的合作联系。我校成果卓著,科研声誉享誉全球,能为莘莘学子打开许多机遇之门。

商法学院

商法学院下设纽卡斯尔商学院和纽卡斯尔法学院,在国内外提供极富创新的本科和研究生学位课程。

本院努力在管理学、法学、国际商务、市场营销、人力资源管理和会计、金融和经济学等领域提供解决办法,让企业与社会一起共同合作,创造可持续发展的的企业和社区。

本院在全球许多相关科研领域成果丰硕,很多教职员工在所在的研究领域保持着领先的地位,其科研成果多次在国际国内的顶尖刊物上发表。我们的研究实力为商法领域的知识基础知识的发展做出了重要的贡献。

教育和文学学院

我校的教育与文学学院在澳大利亚相关院校中属学科最全面的之一。我们的多元化及对合作的重视,让我们能在全球、全国以及本地区内创造影响深远的科研成果。我们以创造并共享知识,丰富并改变人类为使命。学院在众多领域的研究蜚声国际国内,如:社会工作(全澳排名第一),濒危语言/语言学(世界排名前100位),宗教、马克思主义及现实主义研究中心,在创意产业方面也有领先的地位。

工程与建筑环境学院

工程与建筑环境学院在工程与建筑环境领域有着领先地位,拥有领先的全球排名。学院的建筑与建筑环境专业全球排名前四十,土木工程专业排名前一百,化工、机电工程、机械工程专业均位列前两百,工程领域全澳排名第一。根据澳大利亚科研评估ERA,工程系获得了五星级的最高评分。

健康与医学学院

健康与医学学院有四个系 - 医学与公共卫生系,护理与助产,生物医学与制药,以及健康科学。该学院开设了本科(共15个学科)、研究生(覆盖15个研究领域)以及职业培训课程,旨在帮助学生掌握扎实的技能,便于将来从事医疗保健领域的工作和研究。该学院是在澳大利亚同类院系中设置最全面的,也是全球同类院系中设置最全面的院系之一。

该学院拥有约300名教职员工,935名行政及访问人员,7000名学生以及390名攻读研究类学位的学生。学院的科研收入是纽卡斯尔大学的主要收入来源之一,其24个健康及医疗项目得到了澳大利亚健康和医疗研究协会总计$1,790万澳元的基金,在澳大利亚卫生与医学研究经费中排名第四。

我们的科研项目注重跨学科和协作精神,在医学、公共卫生、健康科学、生物医学、药学、护理和助产的各个方面努力完善我们的综合本科和研究生学位课程。我们与亨特医学研究所(HMRI)紧密合作,它一直是整个亨特地区协调大学与政府卫生服务之间的首席健康研究机构。

科学与信息技术学院

科学与信息技术学院拥有5个系:环境与生命科学、心理学、数学与物理科学、设计、通信与信息以及环境整治,共计14个多元化的专业。

澳大利亚ERA排名显示:应用科学、生物学、化学、地球科学、环境科学、心理学和自然地理学均为五星级专业。

根据澳大利亚首席科学家对澳大利亚教学产业结合程度的评估,纽卡斯尔大学在科学、技术、工程和数学研究领域拥有最综合的教学项目,这凸显我校与各产业之间紧密的联系。

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The next steps:

  1. Discuss your ideas with a potential supervisor at the University of Newcastle. Search for supervisors in your area of interest. 

      Essential to the success of all PhD students is having an expert and supportive supervisory team. It is important to ensure that HDR candidates are matched with the right supervisors. In order to start this process, we will forward details of your research interests to relevant professors at the University of Newcastle. If suitable potential supervisors are identified, they will make contact with you via email to discuss your research interests with you. You can also look up the research interests of staff members via Find a Supervisor. If you identify a potential supervisor, please feel free to email him or her to discuss your research. When you email the professors please tell them that you met the group from the University of Newcastle at the IGSF recruitment fairs in China. Potential supervisors of your research will email you to discuss your research interests, and they may suggest that you have a Skype conversation.

  2. Think about your research topic.  Our research proposal template may be useful as a guide.

      You need to submit a research proposal with your PhD application. The proposal needs to describe your proposed area, your research aims, your planned methodology, expected outcomes and the significance of your planned research. In addition you should submit a timeline for your proposed degree. You can download a proposal template here. You should work on your research proposal with your supervisors – you do not have to have a complete research proposal before you talk with them.

      When CSC evaluate your research proposal to determine whether or not to offer you a scholarship they will want to know why you have chosen to conduct your research at the University of Newcastle so make sure you explain in your proposal the value of studying at Newcastle and working with your supervisor (highlight his/her academic standing and any specialist facilities that are available). In addition you should make clear the value of your planned research, especially the impact of your research to China.

  3. Register and apply for admission.  You will need the following documents and information as part of your application submission:
    1. Official translations in English of your Bachelor degree/s including transcripts
    2. Official translations in English of your Master's degree/s including transcripts
    3. Your IELTS test results

        In order to study for a PhD at the University of  Newcastle will need to meet the English Language requirements for postgraduate study. The most common method of meeting this is an IELTS score of 6.5 overall and no subtest below 6.0 (for PhD programs in School of Health Sciences, the School of Nursing and Midwifery or the School of Medicine and Public Health the overall IELTS score required is 7.0 with each subtest of at least 6.5). If you have not yet taken an English language test you should do so as soon as possible – you will have to meet the required standard of proficiency before an unconditional letter of offer to study at the University of Newcastle can be issued.

    4. Your curriculum vitae
    5. Evidence of any publications you have authored
    6. Your research proposal
    7. The name of your potential supervisor/s at the University of Newcastle
    8. Please include "CSC Applicant" at the scholarship question so that we can fast track your application.
    9. To assist you through the application process, please see our Guide to Submitting an Application.
  4. Once we have received your online application with copies of your academic transcripts, our admissions team along with professors in your area of research will assess your academic background to make sure that you have the appropriate background for your intended course of study. It is possible that you might be asked to do additional courses alongside your PhD to supplement your prior learning.
  5. When your application for admission is approved, the University of Newcastle will send you an Offer of Place letter that you can use for your visa application. To apply for a student visa before traveling to Australia, please follow this link. Please be aware that an Offer of Place at the University does not guarantee that Australian Border Control will issue you a Student Visa – see details of eligibility requirements. International students need a student visa – Student visa (subclass 500) – to study in Australia. The University can help you with information and assistance on visa requirements and application processes – see here.  This visa allows eligible family members to accompany you to Australia for the duration of your course of study and allows both you and your family members to work for a specified number of hours.
    1. Please be aware that it can take 2-3 months (or sometimes longer) for a visa application to be processed. If you are applying for a CSC scholarship, you should try to apply for your student visa by the end of September in the year before enrolment.

If you have any questions, UON Graduate Research would be pleased to assist you.  Please email us at csc@newcastle.edu.au

We look forward to welcoming you to Newcastle.