Australian Centre on China in the World PhD Scholarship


As the Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) is committed to training and supporting the next generation of China scholars and specialists, we are offering three-year scholarships to up to two outstanding domestic and international students to pursue innovative research on China and/or the Chinese-speaking world at The Australian National University (ANU).

The successful applicants will enrol in a PhD program within an ANU School appropriate for their discipline, and they will also be active members of a vibrant China Studies community at the ANU during their PhD program.

In addition to the stipend scholarship, the awarded students will receive funding support for fieldwork and conferences.

Read the Conditions of Award for details about the Australian Centre on China in the World PhD Scholarship.

Field of Study

Any discipline with a strong focus on China Studies


AUD$30,000 per annum for three years
Two on offer

Application Deadline

31 October 2020


Prospective students only
Full-time requirement
H1/2A Equivalence
Research topic focuses on China and/or the Chinese-speaking world
All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for students

Preference will be given to people with Chinese language skills


Stipend - A$30,000 per annum, three years
Tuition fees (international students)
Paid leave entitlements in accordance with the AGRTP
Thesis reimbursement
Travel and relocation reimbursement
Dependent Child Allowance (international students)
Overseas Student Health Cover
Fieldwork and Conference Support

How to apply

1. Identify and secure a supervisor
It is your responsibility to find a supervisor and make initial contact with them. The CIW Academic Members page is a great place to start in identifying ANU academics whose research field relates to your proposed research. The proposed supervisor must be a full-time academic staff at the ANU.

2. Find the program you want to study using the Program & Courses website
Once you have secured a supervisor, it would be easier for you to identify which program to apply to.

3. Click the 'Apply' button next to the desired Program
Please state clearly on the form you wish to be considered for the 'Australian Centre on China in the World Scholarship'. When you've completed the application form, please e-mail your ANU application number to

CIW cannot assist with your ANU application. If you have any questions about program requirements, please contact the college or school you’re considering applying to, or speak with your potential academic supervisor.

Note: Academic referee reports, using the ANU Research Application Referee Report Form, are essential to the application.

4. Receive an outcome
Your application details will only be forwarded to CIW if you have been accepted into a PhD Program at the ANU. Until then, CIW does not have access to your ANU application.

CIW will only contact you if you've been successful in the CIW PhD Scholarship application.


The Conditions of Award contains essential details about the CIW PhD Scholarship.

For questions related to program requirements and application, please contact the college or school you’re considering applying to.

For questions related to the CIW PhD Scholarship, please contact Nancy Chiu at

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