Scholarships of the CSC

In October 2008 Freie Universität signed an agreement with the China Scholarship Council (CSC) for a Primary Partnership. This agreement is part of a scholarship program of the Chinese government by which around 6000 young Chinese are sent abroad for further training.

Freie Universität and the CSC are cooperating for the purpose of providing high quality research training to doctoral students from leading Chinese universities. The aim of this cooperation is also to further develop education and research collaboration between the institutions involved. Within the Primary Partnership Freie Universität Berlin can offer research training positions as a partner of choice. Currently CIC and the Beijing office are in the process of vetting the first round of applications.

 PhD studies at Freie Universität with CSC scholarships are possible under two different schemes:

  • Scholarships for a PhD project pursued at FU Berlin only

  • Scholarships for doctoral programs following a so-called Sandwich model

 If you are a Chinese student who would like to apply for one of the open positions please contact our office in Beijing:

If you would like to offer a position to a Chinese CSC student please contact:

Stefanie Kirsch

Tel: +49 30 838 73944