SCCS Scholarship for Doctoral Research

To help support the University of Nottingham’s world-class research environment and to provide doctoral training for outstanding individuals the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies is seeking applications for a School PhD Studentship. This 3 year award would cover fees and a £9,600 annual living stipend and is open to international, EU and UK candidates who are from a social sciences background (those from economics, business and law are particularly encouraged to apply). 

For eligibility details please see:

Students should apply online and their applications must contain ALL of the following:

  • An original research proposal (which should be 1,500 – 3,000 words) written by applicants themselves (guidance can be found at
  • Written sample of no more than 3,000 words which demonstrates the applicants’ skills as a researcher and/ or shows skills in organising and presenting research findings. 
  • Copies of official academic achievements in undergraduate degree classification and master degree award if available, plus copies of official transcripts of all degree subjects taken, proof of English fluency (non-native English speakers only) or Chinese language skills (non-Mandarin speakers only).

Application forms are available from: Applications will be assessed on the basis of merit, including past academic performance, the quality of your research proposal, two academic references as well as the availability of appropriate supervision capacity at the School.

Students must be seeking to study a PhD on a full-time basis and be a new PhD student to the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies starting in September 2013. Annual continuation of studentships will depend on satisfactory academic performance by holders. To express your interest in this scholarship and find out further information please contact Jenny Hall ( on 0115 8467769.

Please quote ref: LSS/344.

Closing date: 15th May 2013.

To apply click on the ‘Apply’ button below. 

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