The CSC – Leiden University Joint Scholarship Programme is for Chinese PhD students, who will take a full PhD study and for visiting PhD researchers at Leiden University. The application deadline for the candidates is from 20th March 2013 – 5th April 2013. Please make sure that the scholarship department ( has received a scanned copy of all signed acceptance letters before March 20, 2013.

There will be some changes this year.

  1. There will be only one round scholarship application period
  2. In 2013 the CSC scholarship is still open to overseas applicants, who must be Chinese and studying outside, but if Leiden university will not accept overseas applicants please let me know, so we will update it on the CSC and our website.
  3. We have adjusted the acceptance letter and created a separate acceptance letter for the visiting PhD researchers. Please find both letters attached.

For further information regarding the programme and procedure:

For more scholarship options for Master and PhD applicants.

For questions send an e-mail to