Australian Centre on China in the World PhD Scholarship


The Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) nurtures the next generation of China scholars, specialists and China-literate people, both nationally and internationally.

The CIW PhD Scholarship will award up to two places for domestic and international students to pursue innovative research in Chinese studies.

Field of study

Chinese studies


  • Domestic/International
  • Prospective 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


  • 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
  2. Find the program you want to study using the Program & Courses website
  3. Click the 'Apply' button next to the desired Program
  4. Please state clearly on the form you wish to be considered for the 'Australian Centre on China in the World Scholarship'
  5. Upon completion, please e-mail your ANU application number to
  6. Receive an outcome

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

Further information

The Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) aims to be one of the leading international institutions for China Studies, encompassing all scholarship that furthers our understanding of the Chinese world - the People's Republic of China, Taiwan and the Chinese diaspora.

CIW is committed to pursuing multi-disciplinary research that draws on the best traditions of both the humanities and social sciences, and that engages with the policy-making community of bureaucrats, diplomats and politicians.