The China Scholarship Council – Utrecht University PhD Scholarship Programme yearly offers PhD candidates from China the opportunity to start a PhD programme at Utrecht University on a 4 year scholarschip. Selection for this programme is undertaken by Utrecht University and by the China Scholarship Council, respectively. CSC deadline: 20 March and 31 May 2011. Following the 2007 agreement between the China Scholarship Council (CSC) and Utrecht University (UU) yearly a number of excellent Chinese candidates can come to Utrecht University to pursue a full PhD on a 4-year CSC scholarship of € 1200 per month. In general a PhD at Utrecht University takes 4 years. Qualified candidates from Mainland China in all disciplines conducting research at Utrecht University Partners (UUP)* are considered eligible. Applications from candidates who are not registered at one of the Utrecht University Partners are also welcome, but will not have a priority. Applications in the 15 Utrecht University Research Focus Areas, have a priority. This document contains information on the programme procedure. Attached to this document is an application format which can be used by the applicant to contact a Utrecht University or by a prospective Utrecht University supervisor to contact a candidate and to prepare for the CSC application. The attached application format is not the official CSC application form but will help the candidate and prospective Utrecht University supervisor to exchange necessary information before applying to CSC. Kindly check the CSC website on how to apply to CSC for this programme.