PhD Research Studentships

SEMS/China Scholarship Council (CSC) PhD studentships for entry in September 2016

Apply by:31 January 2016


The School of Engineering and Materials Science is pleased to announce that it has been allocated China Scholarship Council (CSC) PhD studentships for entry in September 2016.

Under the scheme, Queen Mary will provide scholarships to cover all tuition fees, whilst the CSC will provide living expenses and one return flight ticket to successful applicants.

The School is seeking China Scholarship Council (CSC) Applicants for the following Projects/Supervisors:

Application Method:

Before applying you need to ensure that the School has the expertise within the specific area to supervise your research. To do this you should visit the School research web pages and review individual staff’s research interests.
If you are able to identify a match with your own research interests, the next step is to complete the online application process to an appropriate Engineering or Materials PhD programme:

Please remember to include a reference to the "China Scholarship Council" and also the name of the Project/Supervisor to associate your application with that studentship opportunity.

Candidates will need to demonstrate their proficiency in English equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 5.5 in each of the test components).

Candidates will need to submit a formal online application to the university by 31 January 2016.

If successful in securing an offer from QMUL, candidates will then need to apply to the CSC for approval and to confirm funding.

Further Guidance on how to apply for a PhD in general is available via:


  • The minimum requirement for this studentship opportunity is a good honours degree (minimum 2(i) honours or equivalent) or MSc/MRes in a relevant discipline.
  • If English is not your first language, you will require a valid English certificate equivalent to IELTS 6.5+ overall with a minimum score of 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in all sections (Reading, Listening, Speaking).
  • Candidates are expected to start in (Semester ).
  • SEMS and Principal-funded studentships: this studentship arrangement covers home tuition fees and provides an annual stipend for up to three years (currently set at the 2023/24 stipend rate of £20,622 pa)
  • Note that Queen Mary Research Studentships cover home-rated tuition fees only (See: for details)
  • Overseas applicants would be required to meet the difference between home and international tuition fees