International Fellowships

 

SERB Overseas Doctoral Fellowship

Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), governed by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, provides funding for students from India to participate in a Ph.D. program at UCI. Currently, 10 slots are available for admitted Ph.D. students in Engineering.

Funding: $24,000 as stipend per year for up to 4 years. UCI will cover tuition and fees.

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants are eligible for this fellowship if they:

  1. have received a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited institution located in India within the last 2 years,
  2. have been admitted to a Ph.D. program at UCI after following UCI procedures and deadlines and submitting all required materials, and
  3. have been selected by UCI as sufficiently qualified for this fellowship program.

Only students who meet all three of the above requirements are eligible for this fellowship program. To continue to receive support established in this fellowship program, students must continue to be enrolled at UCI in the Ph.D. program with good academic standing and making normal progress to degree.

The candidate, upon completion of studies, is expected to return to India.  He/ she will immediately be required to intimate to SERB in writing about having returned and list his/her new place of work in India. The candidate, on return to India, has to remain in the country for at least five years to serve the nation. 

Application Selection Procedures and Timeline: Applicants applying to a Ph.D. program at UCI must complete and send all application materials to UCI, following UCI’s usual application procedures, by UCI’s published deadline. 

  1. March 1: UCI will send admission offers to the admitted students by email.  The admission offers for candidates will include invitations to apply for the fellowship as well as a consent form authorizing UCI to release the candidate’s information to SERB.
  2. March 8: Candidates who choose to apply for the Fellowship must return the signed consent form to UCI by email.
  3. March 15: Upon reviewing the consent form, UCI will provide SERB the information of all candidates who have identified themselves as applicants for the Fellowship.
  4. April 16 (this date may vary): SERB notifies UCI of the fellowship recipients list.  Student recipients will be directly notified by SERB.

 

China Scholarship Council (CSC) Fellowship

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) Fellowship provides funding for eligible Ph.D. students, postdoc researchers, or visiting researchers at UCI. Currently, 10 slots are available for admitted Ph.D. students and 5 slots are available for visiting students in Engineering.

Funding: For Ph.D. students, $19,200 of stipend per year for up to 4 years, and for visiting students, $19,200 per year for up to 2 years. Students will receive stipend directly from the Chinese Consulate. UCI will cover tuition and fees.  

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants are eligible for this fellowship if they:

  1. meet the normal selection criteria as established by UCI. Note: For Ph.D. degree program, applicants can be admitted Ph.D. students, first year self-supporting Ph.D. students, or M.S. students who are transferring to a Ph.D. program,
  2. obtain a TOEFL score of 95 or an IELTS score of 7 for PhD applicants,
  3. satisfy the selection criteria set out by CSC.

Only students who meet all three of the above requirements are eligible for this fellowship program. To continue to receive support established in this fellowship program, students must continue to be enrolled at UCI in the Ph.D. program with good academic standing and making normal progress to degree.

Upon graduation, students will be required to return to China to work for at least 2 years (extension may be applied for students who want to stay in the United States for postdoctoral research).

Application Selection Procedures and Timeline: Applicants applying to a Ph.D. program at UCI must complete and send all application materials to UCI, following UCI’s usual application procedures, by UCI’s published deadline. 

  1. Candidates shall specify in their applications that they apply through the “CSC-UCI Joint Funding Program.”
  2. UCI will evaluate the candidates, and make acceptance decisions at its own discretion by March 1st.
  3. Candidates will apply to CSC for funding following the procedures set by CSC by April 5th.
  4. CSC will evaluate the candidates and provide UCI with a final list of scholarship recipients and inform the successful candidates directly.

 

China Scholarship Council – Dalian University of Technology (CSC-DUT) Fellowship

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) and Dalian University of Technology (DUT) Fellowship (CSC-DUT Fellowship), provides funding for newly admitted Ph.D. students, visiting Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars from DUT, with a focused research area related to MEMS/Nanotechnology.

Funding: $24,000 per year for up to 4 years, and up to 2 years for visiting Ph.D. students and postdoc candidates. Students will receive stipend directly from the Chinese Consulate. UCI will cover tuition and fees.

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants are eligible for this fellowship if they:

  1. meet the normal selection criteria as established by UCI,
  2. obtain a TOEFL score of 95 or an IELTS score of 7 for PhD applicants,
  3. satisfy the selection criteria set out by CSC.

Only students who meet all three of the above requirements are eligible for this fellowship program. To continue to receive support established in this fellowship program, students must continue to be enrolled at UCI in the Ph.D. program with good academic standing and making normal progress to degree.

Upon graduation, students will be required to return to China to work for at least 2 years.

Application Selection Procedures and Timeline: Applicants applying to a Ph.D. program at UCI must complete and send all application materials to UCI, following UCI’s usual application procedures, by UCI’s published deadline. 

  1. DUT will notify UCI a list of DUT students who have applied to UCI.
  2. For Visiting Ph.D. Students and Postdoctoral Scholars, UCI will provide each qualified candidate with a copy of invitation.
  3. For Ph.D. degree program students, UCI will evaluate the candidates, and make acceptance decisions at its own discretion by March 1st.
  4. By April 1st, UCI will supply DUT a list of qualified candidates. DUT will submit to CSC for final evaluation.