The China Oxford Scholarship Fund (COSF) awards scholarships to students from the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong and Macau who have won a place for postgraduate degree studies on a full-time basis at the University of Oxford. Up to fifteen scholarships are awarded annually. Preference is given to those who are studying in the United Kingdom for the first time. Successful candidates are those of the highest calibre studying in any subject. They are chosen for their academic excellence, financial need, leadership qualities and their commitment to contributing to the development of China.
COSF’s objectives are both to effectively administer its existing funds while also seeking to grow the award amounts. It hopes it can establish an endowment that will provide fully-funded scholarships every year to 20 postgraduates in perpetuity. The Fund has strong links with the University of Oxford and its China Centre. It works closely with the University’s International Office and Graduate Admissions and Funding Office. COSF also maintains ties with the top universities in the People’s Republic of China.