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Two Scholarships Schemes Offered by CSC

Please check the requirements and rules for a CSC scholarship and read carefully the information given by the China Scholarship Council.

Scheme 1 (Full-time PhD study)

Scholarships for a PhD project pursued at Freie Universität Berlin and leading to a doctoral degree of Freie Universität Berlin

  • Duration of the scholarship: 3-4 years.
  • Scholarship holders under Scheme 1 enrol at Freie Universität Berlin as doctoral students. Their research will be supervised by a professor of Freie Universität. (Some of the supervisors are researchers at a non-university research institute and also professors of FUB.)
  • Istudents successfully complete all requirements and defend their dissertation, they will be awarded a PhD / doctoral degree of Freie Universität Berlin.

Scheme 2 (Part-time PhD research stay)

Scholarships for a doctoral program following the so-called "Sandwich Model"

  • Duration of the scholarship: 1-2 years.
  • According to the Sandwich Model, Chinese PhD candidates will do PhD research both at the home university in China and at Freie Universität Berlin.
  • Supervision of the PhD candidate is ensured by a Chinese and a German professor.
  • The first year of the PhD course will be pursued at the Chinese university. The PhD students then complete one to two years of research at Freie Universität Berlin and return to China for project completion.
  • The PhD title will ultimately be conferred by the Chinese university.