POLITO - CSC program

POLITO – CSC (China Scholarship Council) PROGRAM

Politecnico di Torino is always glad to receive excellent CSC scholarship holders at all levels in Engineering and Architecture: PhD, Post-doc, Senior Researchers, Master and Bachelor candidates are all welcome to apply.

Since 2019, CSC and POLITO have enhanced their partnership by establishing a new Agreement specifically dedicated to PhD level, valid for Full Degree PhD program (博士研究生) and Visiting PhD (联合培养博士生) program.

Please visit CSC website to check for up-to-date information about CSC support for these programs.


PhD Full Degree Candidates are interested to go for a POLITO PhD course leading to obtain a POLITO PhD Degree.

If you are a PhD Full-Degree candidate, you can choose among different courses here at POLITO and be involved in our most advanced Research activities.

We usually open our call for applications between mid-January and mid-February. Please visit our PhD School website  to get more information about the procedures and the requirements for the application and the admission. Within the call, you will find specific information about the POLITO – PHD – CHINA program, offering special conditions to CSC applicants such as special admission requirements (no GRE test requirement applied to 12 positions) and additional financial support. Our colleagues at the PhD School (scudo@polito.it) will be glad to give you the information you need.

If your POLITO application is successful, you will obtain an invitation letter before the CSC deadline. Such letter will be valid to apply for a CSC scholarship and, if successful again, your name will be included in the list we receive from CSC. We will contact you, and you will be ready to start the procedure for the VISA application and enrolment.

Please visit our PhD School website and contact our colleagues at the PhD School for more information.


Visiting PhD candidates are enrolled in a PhD course in their home University, and wish to come to POLITO for a period of study from 6 months to 24 months.

If you are a Visiting PhD Candidate, we invite you to visit our website and identify potentially interesting projects and  Research  areas, and to directly contact our Professors for inquiries and requests. If an interest arises after your contact, you will receive an invitation letter from the involved Department valid to apply for a CSC scholarship.  You are also invited to check with your Supervisors, your International Office, or your PhD School whether a program of cooperation between POLITO and your home University is already established or under development. Our partner Universities in China (generally belonging to the Double First Rate University Plan) very often are involved in the CSC Innovative Talent Program, and may have access to scholarships for your mobility to POLITO.

If you study at POLITO for more than 12 months, and your supervisors agree, you may apply for a Double Degree (home institution Degree + POLITO Degree).

In all cases, if your CSC application is successful, you will be ready to start the procedure for the VISA application and enrolment.

For further information, please visit CSC website  and contact us at china.center@polito.it


Every year, we are proud to welcome many scholars from China with CSC scholarships.

If you are a Post-Doc or a Senior Researcher in a University in China, and you are interested in a mobility period to POLITO, please visit our website and contact our colleagues in POLITO Departments and obtain an invitation letter to apply for CSC financial support.

For further information, please visit CSC website  and contact us at china.center@polito.it


If you are enrolled in a University in China and you are interested in a CSC scholarship to study in Torino at Bachelor or Master level, you are invited to contact the International Offices of your Home University to check for the availability of CSC funding to support your mobility within an exchange program between your Home University and POLITO.