- The Chinese Government Scholarships are awarded by the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) to international students in Chinese Universities affiliated with the CSC.
- These scholarships support international students, teachers and scholars who intend to pursue degrees at all levels, non-degree students and individuals who intend to conduct research in China.
Examples of Scholarships Available for International Students
- a) Bilateral Program
- This program gives full and partial scholarships in accordance with the educational exchange agreements between the government of China and the governments of other countries, institutions, international organizations and universities.
- This program supports undergraduates, graduates, general scholars and senior scholars.
- b) Chinese University Program
- This program gives full scholarships to designated Chinese Universities and provincial educational offices in specific regions to recruit international students for graduate studies in China.
- Under this program, undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students receive scholarships.
Chinese Government Scholarship – Bilateral Program
- The Chinese Government has set up a series of scholarship programs to sponsor international students, teachers and scholars to study and conduct research in Chinese Universities.
- Under the Bilateral Scholarship Program, scholarships are given based on exchange agreements between the Chinese Government and governments of other countries.
- This scholarship program supports undergraduates, graduates, general scholars and senior scholars.
- Applicants for this scholarship apply directly to the dispatching authorities for overseas study in China within their home countries.
- Designated Chinese Universities
Fields of Study
- Category 1: Philosophy, Economics, Education, Legal Studies, Literature (excluding Fine Arts), Management, History
- Category 2: Agriculture, Engineering, Science
- Category 3: Medicine, Fine Arts
What does the scholarship cover?
- a) Full scholarship waivers
- Tuition waiver – the funds allocated are used by the host university to cover the student’s education, administrative costs, and expenditure to support student activities.
- Accommodation – free in the university dormitory. If there is no space in the dorm, an accommodation subsidy is given as follows:
- Undergraduate/Master’s students – CNY 700 per month
- Doctoral students and senior scholars – CNY 1000 per month
- Stipend issued as follows:
- Undergraduates – CNY 2500 per month
- Master’s/ General Scholars – CNY 3000 per month
- Doctoral students/Senior Scholars – CNY 3500 per month
- Comprehensive medical insurance
- b) Partial scholarship waivers
- One or some of the items listed as part of the full scholarship
How many scholarships are given?
- Not stated
Which countries are targeted?
- International students
Am I Eligible to Apply?
To qualify for this scholarship, you must:
- Be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China
- Be in good health
- Be under 25 and a high school graduate for undergraduate studies
- Be under 35 and have a bachelor’s degree for master’s studies
- Be under 40 and have a master’s degree for doctoral studies
- Be under 50 and have a master’s degree (or above), or be an associate professor (or above) to qualify to be a senior scholar
How do I Apply – Next Steps
Follow these steps carefully to apply for this scholarship opportunity.
- Step 1: Apply to the dispatching authority for overseas study in China in your home country
- Step 2: Apply to your target university for the pre-admission letter once you are recommended by the dispatching authorities as an eligible candidate. (You will receive an award letter for CGS candidates)
- Step 3: Complete the online application procedure at the CGS Information Management System for international students. You are expected to submit the application online and print a hard copy. You may need to consult the dispatching authorities for instructions on the CGS Information Management System for International Students, and the Agency Number.
- Step 4: Submit all your application documents to the dispatching authorities of your home country before the application deadline.
- Only applications of recommended candidates from dispatching authorities will be considered.
- The application form for the Chinese Government Scholarship (in Chinese or English)
- Notarized highest diploma (photocopy)
- Academic transcripts (Chinese or English)
- A Study Plan or Research Proposal (in Chinese or English). Undergraduate applicants should write a minimum of 200 words, non-degree applicants 500 words, and graduate applicants 800 words.
- Two recommendation letters (in Chinese or English)
- A CD of your works (for fine arts students)
- Valid documents of your guardians in China (if you are under 18)
- Foreigner physical examination form (photocopy)
- A copy of the pre-admission letter from the designated Chinese University
- A copy of the HSK Certificate (if available)
- Documents should be bound together at the top left corner, in order
- Applicants must submit 2 sets of bound documents
- No application documents will be returned
- 30th April 2019
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