Faculty & staff information
Host Institution Obligations
In order to apply for the CSC scholarship, a student must first have received an official, unconditional offer of admission to graduate studies at McGill University. If a program wishes to recommend a potential CSC recipient for admission, the admitting program must commit to providing financial support that is adequate to cover tuition costs for the student for up to four years.
The funds for this financial support can come from any combination of RAships, TAships or awards. Students should also be considered for further funding. Ongoing funding will be conditional upon the student’s satisfactory academic progress in the program.
- Students should be advised to apply to your graduate program through the usual channels. Please direct them to the GPS Prospective Student Site for more information on applying. Please direct Postdoctoral Fellows to the GPS website for policies and guidelines on postdoctoral education. Students should indicate on the application that they will be applying for, or have already been awarded, a CSC scholarship.
- If you are recommending the applicant for admission, please submit the recommendation for admission to the Enrolment Services Grad Admissions Unit. In your recommendation you must state who will be covering the cost of tuition for the duration of the PhD degree provided that the student obtain the CSC scholarship.
The department should identify those applicants who are CHINA SCHOLARSHIP COUNCIL (CSC) PROSPECTS by entering the following text in bold, uppercase, at the bottom of the Minerva Graduate recommendation form under the Comments section:
"This applicant is a CHINA SCHOLARSHIP COUNCIL (CSC) PROSPECT"
- Monday, January 28, 2013 is the deadline for graduate departments to submit recommendations for CHINA SCHOLARSHIP COUNCIL (CSC) PROSPECTS to the Graduate Admissions Unit, Enrolment Services. All CSC applications received by that date will be prioritized for processing. Recommendations for CSC prospects received after this date will be processed only as time permits.
Note: the Graduate Admissions Unit, Enrolment Services is committed to delivering admissions decisions to any admitted CHINA SCHOLARSHIP COUNCIL (CSC) PROSPECTS by Wednesday, February 13, 2013, in the electronic format which immigration officials have approved.
- The letter sent by a McGill graduate department to an admitted CHINA SCHOLARSHIP COUNCIL (CSC) PROSPECT, should be cc'd. to the GPS Fellowships Officer. A template of the letter can be obtained by contacting GPS.
After receiving their offers of admission, students will apply for the scholarship through their home university by March 20th. You must ensure that your departmental recommendation is completed as soon as possible to ensure that the student receives their official GPS offer of admission prior to this application deadline. For a complete table of the student application process please visit the student information webpage.
GPS has a smaller number of fellowship opportunities specifically for CSC students to cover or supplement the cost of their tuition including:
Clifford C.F. Wong Family Endowment which provides tuition support for CSC students pursuing studies in the fields of Political Science, Sociology, Psychology or Social Work.
Potential CSC applicants to the Faculty of Engineering should be nominated for a MEDA International Leveraged award by their department/school. This MEDA formula cost-shares the host institution obligations between the Faculty and the supervisor/department, and offers a top-up incentive to the applicant. For more information, contact the Faculty of Engineering’s Research and Graduate Education office at research [dot] engineering [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
For more information, please contact Daniela Frischer at GPS