Victoria University
Victoria University, together with the China Scholarship Council, is offering students the chance to do their PhD abroad. Source: Shutterstock

If you find Australia to be a more attractive study abroad destination than Ireland, then the Victoria University/China Scholarship Council (CSC) joint scholarship programme may be right for you. Located in Melbourne, Victoria University started out as a technical school in the early 20th century. Today its campuses are spread throughout the city, with one campus in Sydney. It hosts over 5,800 international students across these campuses and you could become one, too.

This scholarship programme offers the chance for students from China to pursue their PhD at Victoria University. Here’s what you need to know before applying, or alerting a friend who may qualify.

Who is eligible?

This scholarship was set up especially for Chinese students. So to be eligible, you must be a citizen of China with a previous bachelor’s or master’s degree. You may apply for any PhD degree programme, as long as the subject is a research focus at the university. This includes health, sustainability, and policy studies.

What does the scholarship cover?

Before you apply, consider how this scholarship fits into your PhD plans. Successful applicants will receive tuition fees, living allowance, and Overseas Student Health Cover, which will go a long way in easing your financial demands as an international student.

How to apply?

Before applying for the scholarship, you must first gain admission into Victoria University. So the first step is to apply to the programme of your choice. Then, submit this online application form on the CSC website following local application procedures and deadline in China (likely to be in June). Remember to attach all supporting documents, including academic transcripts and certificates.

Be sure to check Victoria University’s entry requirements for international students, which includes English language requirements. The university’s English language centre is not only recognised as one of the best in Australia but also globally, which contributes to its world-class reputation. Apply by Jan. 31, 2021, for your chance at furthering your PhD at Victoria University. You should hear back from the university by the end of February.