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KTH-CSC programme

KTH-CSC programme is based on the agreement between KTH and the China Scholarship Council (CSC). A number of scholarships can be offered to Chinese citizens applying to KTH.

According to the agreement between KTH and the China Scholarship Council (CSC), the maximum number of available scholarships is the following:

  • 50 Full PhD students (48 months) per year
  • 20 Visiting PhD students (6-12 months) per year
  •  5 Visiting scholars (3-12 months) per year

The KTH-CSC programme is a collaborative programme between CSC and KTH. The procedure consists of two parts: the student's application at KTH to receive KTH's official invitation letter, and application at CSC to receive a scholarship.

KTH-CSC programme Entry 2024 procedure and timeline

  1. Call for position information is sent to KTH Schools (end of August).
  2. Interested supervisors register positions in the assigned database (September 1).
  3. KTH's schools review the registered positions.
  4. Approved positions are published online (7 November).
  5. Students apply for suitable positions from the list of available positions. Application deadline: 7 January, 2024
  6. The supervisors evaluate all the applications (January - Feburary).
  7. Invitation letters are sent to qualified applicants (end of February).
  8. Eligible applicants apply for CSC scholarship at CSC.

How to apply

If you are interested in the positions at KTH-CSC programme, you are welcome to submit an application. 

  1. Find the position that you want to apply in Available Positions for Entry 2024 (will be published in November).
  2. Fill in the application form (online) .
  3. Submit the following required documents to  before the application deadline. The application documents must be scanned and compressed into one PDF document, the subject of the email should be: Registration number + your full name.

Documents required (click to read)


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