Flinders China Scholarships Program

Scholarship Overview

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) and Flinders University (FU) have established a collaborative scholarship program offering a number of full fee-waiver scholarships to international students to undertake research PhD studies at Flinders University. Flinders accepts students from all Chinese institutions to study at Flinders through the CSC.

The purpose of the program is to establish strong working links with Chinese universities to build relationships around key academic research areas in health sciences and science and engineering.

The Flinders China Scholarship (FCS) provides:

  • a living allowance
  • full payment of tuition fees
  • overseas student health cover (OSHC)
  • visa application fees
  • a return international fare between China and Australia
Scholarship Research Areas

The scholarships are available to students who want to enrol in a PhD degree with either the Faculty of Science and Engineering or the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

Prospective applicants should research their proposed study area and identify a potential supervisor using the links provided below.It is advisable to contact a Flinders academic staff member in your identified area of research prior to applying to ascertain whether your research project can be accommodated.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for these scholarships candidates must:

  • be citizens and permanent residents of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) at the time of application
  • not working or studying abroad
  • return to PRC upon completion of their research degree program at Flinders University
  • meet academic entry requirements for admission to a PhD at Flinders University, including English language proficiency requirements
  • intend to undertake research in one of the areas identified by Flinders University and CSC as listed above
  • satisfy CSC criteria by completing the CSC application form and CSC employer reference form 
  • meet Flinders University candidate guidelines
Application Deadline

April 3, 2015 

How to Apply

Applicants must apply to Flinders University as well as the CSC and have approval from their home Chinese university.

  1. Identify your proposed research area.
  2. Discuss your application with an academic staff member at your home university.  Your home university will need to support your application. Complete the CSC Home Country Support form.
  3. Complete the Application Form (PDF 738KB) and Academic Referee's Confidential Report (PDF 470KB) . You will need to submit with your application certified documentation including transcripts, evidence of your English Language Proficiency (refer to the application form for minimum requirements), a CV (including any research publications and professional membershipa) and any correspondence you have had with academic staff at Flinders University.
  4. Send the completed application form, academic referee’s confidential report, CSC Home Country support form and all supporting documentation to the International Centre at Flinders University.
  5. Submit your CSC application to the CSC.  The CSC application form, CSC employer reference form and instructions are available on the CSC website.

Further Information
China Scholarships Council, Xiaopeng
Email: xphu@csc.edu.cn
Flinders University, International Centre
Tel: +61 8 8201 2727

Flinders China Scholarship Student

Yu Lian is studying Environmental Health as a Flinders PhD student through the Flinders China Scholarship (FCS).

The FCS has enabled Yu to focus solely on his research outcomes as his tuition and living costs are covered by the scholarship. Yu decided to study at Flinders due to the research expertise of academic staff and recommendation from his home university.

“My supervisor at Flinders is a really experienced expert in environmental health, and supported me in my application to Flinders. Flinders staff inspire and encourage me and I am grateful to all staff that have taught me many necessary academic skills.”


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