China Scholarship Council (CSC)

The University of Turin is glad to welcome applications for admission to its Doctoral Programmes from CSC candidates (2019-2020 round).

The selection of candidates consists in a two-fold process: a pre-selection at UniTO and a further selection at CSC.

The first step is aimed at selecting applicants willing to enrol in a PhD Programme in Turin. 

At a later stage, preselected applicants will then have to apply to CSC Call on the CSC website, according to the prescribed deadlines for the prospective awarding of a scholarship.


The call for applications closed on 10th February 2019.

  • Chinese citizenship
  • Meet the requirements of the CSC
  • Candidates who obtained a Master degree or other equivalent academic qualification of second cycle level awarded by a foreign university and granting access to PhD studies or will obtain such a degree within 31 October 2019
How to apply

1. PhD candidates are invited to submit the documents listed below by email to UniTo Office for International Relations (

  • 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 1st and 2nd cycle University 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 ID document bearing the applicant’s photo and signature.


The assessment of applications will be made by a selection panel which will include the PhD Programme Coordinators. 


Within 11th March 2019 selection outcomes will be available. Admission letters will be sent to all the pre-admitted candidates.

2. 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:

For any doubt or further information about CSC candidate admission procedure, students can contact: 

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