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ENS - China Scholarship Council (CSC) / Doctoral scholarship program / Call for applications 2021 is now open until February 15th 2021 !

du 30 novembre 2020 au 15 février 2021

ENS Rennes

Under the framework agreement between the group of the 4 French Ecoles Normales Supérieures (ENS) and the China Scholarship Council (CSC), ENS Rennes launches the 2021 PhD call for applications with the intention of recruiting high-level-students that wish to carry out a Full PhD or a visiting PhD within one of its associated research laboratories.



Selection criteria

The selection criteria will take into account the quality of the application, the interest in the topic of research by the host laboratory in ENS Rennes, and in the existing cooperations – formal or informal - with the home university candidates (for example the PROSFER-JoRISS programmes with East China Normal University, Fudan University, Jiaotang University, Beihang University, Beijing University, international associated laboratories...).

Click here to access all proposed PhD subjects for 2021

terms and conditions :

·       The scholarship is for a maximum period of 4 years.

·      Candidates must be of Chinese nationality, be residing in China and must not be employed outside China at the time of application.

·  Successful scholarship candidates commit to returning to China upon completion of the Full PhD or visiting PhD stay.

·        Candidates must fulfill all admission and selection requirements put forth by ENS Rennes; they must prove to have a very good level in English and for certain domains in Human Sciences a very good level in French (B2 or C1 level).

Full and visiting PhD students will be hosted within one of ENS Rennes’ partner laboratories:

How do I apply ?

·       Identify a PhD subject which interests you and get directly in contact with the related scientific referent.

·       After evaluation of all applications, the scientific referent will preselect and nominate one candidate.

·       All nominations and application files must be sent to :
International Relations Office at ENS Rennes before February 18th at the latest :

International, Formation, Partenariats, Recherche - Valorisation, Admission
China Scholarship Council

Mise à jour le 30 novembre 2020