International Fellowships

  • 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, CSC will cover in-state tuition and NRST as well as $1,900 per month for 9-month academic year for first 2 years. 

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. In addition, students will also apply directly to the CSC Scholarship.