Calendar and procedure


October 15th: Opening of the applications. 

December 15th: Deadline for applicants to send all the required documents to

December 22nd: Successful applicants will be sent a notification to attend an interview held in January in Shanghai or in Beijing

January 9th to 19th: Interviews in Shanghai and in Beijing. Evaluation of the motivation, communication skills, and research projects of the applicants.

From late-January to late February: Formal interviews by video-conference with the potential PhD advisor in France.

By the beginning of March: Admitted students will receive a provisional admission letter under the condition of being granted the scholarship by the CSC.

March 20th to April 5th: Admitted students will send their application to the CSC by registering on their platform to apply for the scholarship (

May: Announcement of the results for the CSC fellowship.

From May to September: Successful applicants will receive an official admission letter, and will be informed by the CSC about all the administrative procedures required before their departure for France (NB: attendance to the intensive French class in China organized by the CSC is mandatory for all admitted students) .

September/October: Arrival in France and beginning of the PhD thesis.