Chinese Government Scholarship for PhD Studies at Wuhan University, China 2018

Chinese Government Scholarship for PhD Studies at Wuhan University, China 2018

Deadline: March 15, 2018

Applications are now open for the Chinese Government Scholarship for Doctoral Program (PhD) Students, commencing September 2018. The Chinese Government is offering six scholarship positions at the Research Institute of Environmental Law, Wuhan University, People’s Republic of China.

Wuhan University is ranked in the top ten universities in China. Its Research Institute of Environmental Law (RIEL) is the foremost environmental law research institute in the country. The university’s high educational quality and beautiful campus on East Lake attract more than 2,000 international students a year to study in the university’s various disciplines.


The scholarship will support doctoral students for three years, and, in exceptional circumstances, for up to four years. The doctoral program includes a compulsory taught component in the first year, including a course on legal research methodology.

Scholarship Value

The Chinese Government Scholarship covers the following items:

  • Tuition fee.
  • Accommodation.
  • Living allowance of 3,500 RMB (approximately US$520) per month.
  • Medical insurance.


Applicants must:

  • Intend to take the doctoral program fulltime.
  • Be of non-Chinese nationality.
  • Be under 40 years of age.
  • Hold a Bachelor of Laws or JD degree, as well as a Master’s degree in law (in relation to the latter requirement, equivalent experience may be demonstrated instead).
  • Produce an English-language qualification proving a high level of competence in the language (e.g. IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 95, at a minimum). This requirement is waived for applicants educated in countries where the language of instruction is English.

The language of instruction is English.


  • Prior to submitting any documents to the university, applicants are first to contact Professor Alexander Zahar (contact information below) at the Research Institute of Environmental Law to discuss their interest in the scholarship.
  • Applicants must receive Professor Zahar’s express permission before submitting any application documents to the university under this program.
  • As these positions are specifically for advanced research in environmental law, persons without a law degree should not seek pre-approval.
  • Once approval to apply has been given, Professor Zahar will give directions to applicants on how to submit their application to the university. Applicants should be aware that if they are short listed they will be interviewed by a specially appointed panel of legal experts.

The DEADLINE for completed applications to be submitted to the university is 15 March 2018. Therefore applicants must contact Professor Zahar well before this deadline.

Contact information for the pre-approval procedure

Professor Alexander Zahar
Luojia Distinguished Professor and Assistant Director
Research Institute of Environmental Law
Wuhan University
Wuhan 430072, Hubei Province
People’s Republic of China
Tel: +8615927 659259
Email: [email protected]

For more information, visit the Research Institute of Environmental Law.