China Scholarship Council (CSC)

Chinese student

The University of Turin is glad to welcome applications for admission to its Doctoral Programmes from China Scholarship Council candidates.


The pre-selection process process for the 2024-2025 round is now over. 


The pre-selection process for the 2025-2026 round will be available starting from December 2024.

  • Chinese citizenship
  • Meet the requirements of the CSC
  • Postgraduate degree or other equivalent academic qualification awarded by a foreign university and granting access to PhD studies within 31st October 2025.
How to apply

PhD candidates are usually invited to submit the documents listed below by email to UniTo Office for International Relations ([email protected]):

  • motivation letter and CV, specifying the PhD programme they are interested in
  • a short research project proposal (max 2 pages long) on a subject related to the PhD Programme chosen
  • an official certificate issued by their University relating to: achievement of both undergraduate and postgraduate degree, with final grade, date and place of award, duly signed and bearing the official seal of the University
  • official transcript of records of the whole academic career with their relative marks, date and place of award
  • a copy of both sides of a valid passport bearing the applicant’s photo and signature
  • a certificate attesting the knowledge of the English language (B2 level) if you have one; if you do not possess this certificate, your language skills will be assessed through a Skype call.

The list of documents will be confirmed within December 2024.


All documents must be translated into English or Italian. Candidates are also required to inform if they need to communicate the results of the assessment at UniTo to their home universities in China within a precise deadline. 


Candidates will be assessed by a selection panel including the PhD programme coordinators both based on the documents they sent and based on a Skype call if required.


Selection outcomes will be available on this webpage. Admission letters will be sent to all the pre-admitted candidates.


Pre-selected applicants at UniTo are invited to apply directly for CSC scholarships on the CSC website, according to the prescribed deadlines. If they will not obtain the CSC scholarship, pre-selected applicants will not be admitted to UniTo PhD programmes.


For any doubt or further information about PhD programmes available at the University of Turin students can directly contact [email protected].


For any doubt or further information about CSC candidate admission procedure, students can contact [email protected].