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China Scholarship Council - Call for applications 2024

The program between the ENS group and the China Scholarship Council (CSC) recruits excellent doctoral students from all Chinese universities and especially East China Normal Universityin the frame of the PROSFER program, or provides financial support for a Chinese doctoral student to carry out a research stay in a laboratory affiliated to one of the 4 ENS (Paris, Paris-Saclay, Lyon, Rennes).

There are two kinds of CSC financial support, depending on the status of the candidate:

  • Full PhD, thesis grant from 36 to 48 months:
    • thesis with delivery of a single French diploma
    • thesis in international co-tutelle (joint-PhD)
  • Visiting PhD, research fellowship from 6 to 24 months: thesis with delivery of a single Chinese diploma in China, with invitation to carry out a research period in France.

Chinese students will directly contact the thesis director for his application.

  • Selection by the ENS group: 28th February 2024
  • Application on CSC platform : from mid to end of March 2024

Candidates pre-selected by the ENS jury have to apply on the CSC application platform. Candidates will have to specify that they are applying through a specific agreement.

  • Final selection:  End of June 2024

The selection criteria will take into account the quality of the application, the interest of the research subject for the host laboratory and ENS Paris-Saclay, as well as the existence of cooperation with the candidates' home university.