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Scholarships for Excellence

The Scholarships for Excellence scheme is jointly funded by the United Kingdom and the People's Republic of China to enable young and outstanding PhD students and post doctoral researchers in science and technology to study and conduct cutting edge research in each other's country. The scheme forms a central part of the Sino-UK Partners in Education programme.

Since its launch in 2005, over 100 UK and Chinese scholars have benefited from Scholarships for Excellence and its sister programme, Fellowships for Excellence.

The 2009 tranche of awards will provide funding for up to 50 new PhD and post doctoral students.

In addition, a further 5 awards will be made available in 2009 for PhD students in Sports Science in recognition of each country's hosting of the Olympic Games in 2009 and 2012.

You can email UK.China@jiu.gsi.gov.uk if you need more information on the Scholarships for Excellence scheme.