CSC-UPC Scholarships for full PhD and joint PhD programmes 2024-2025

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in accordance with the principles of equality and mutual benefit agree to establish a collaborative arrangement for the purposes of providing high quality research training to qualified students from Chinese universities and research institutions with the aim of developing research collaborations.

CSC will support to the selected students from Chinese Institutions to take a full PhD or a Joint PhD programme study at UPC with a maximum of 20 scholarships for a full PhD programmes and 20 scholarships for a joint PhD.

1. General Criteria

Interested students from China can apply for a scholarship to study a PhD program at UPC-BarcelonaTech following the subsequent steps:

1.1 Check the PhD website to choose the degree you would like to study:

1.2  Check the general access requirements:

1.3 Send the requested documents to the PhD coordinator. The contact details are available on the website of the program.

1.4 In some cases, the coordinator might ask you to register in the UPC pre-enrollment system. In this case, please fill the registration form and send all the relevant documents in accordance with the instructions of the PhD program.


Please, you must clearly indicate that you are applying for a full PhD UPC-CSC scholarship

1.5 Once you get confirmation that you are accepted to study the PhD, the programme coordinator will send your admission letter, your detailed CV in English and your e-mail and postal address to:  

UPC International Relations Bureau

in charge of validate your application.

1.6 International Relations Bureau will send you the official admission letter by e-mail.

1.7 The deadline to ask for the official admission letter at UPC is on March 4th 2024.

1.8 Then you can apply for the admission to the CSC grants in China according with their deadline.


2. Once you have been awarded the scholarship, you should consider the following steps

2.1 Ask for information at the Spanish Consulate to obtain a student's visa for Spain. Please take into account that the procedure may take at least two to three months.

2. 2 Contact the International Students Office of UPC by e-mail:

to ask for the letter about accommodation that the Consulate will require from you. The International Students Office, if your send them your complete name, address, your passport number and a copy of your admission at UPC, may issue a letter for you stating that you will count with the help of an agency,
RESA Housing, to find accommodation in Barcelona. Spanish Consulates usually accept these letters as a proof of accommodation.