Course(s) Offered: Any field
Course Level: Undergraduate (bachelors), Graduate (masters, PhD, senior & general scholar), Chinese language training
Provider: Chinese Government
Country to Study in: China
The Chinese Government Scholarship Program is established by the Ministry of Education of the Peoples' Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as MOE) to provide both full scholarships and partial scholarships for international students and scholars.
The Chinese Government Scholarship-Bilateral Program is in accordance with educational exchange agreements or understandings reached between the Chinese government and the governments of other countries, organizations, education institutions and relevant international organizations. It supports undergraduate, master’s, doctoral, general scholar and senior scholar programs.
MOE entrusts China Scholarship Council (hereinafter referred to as CSC) to manage the recruitment and carry out the routine management of the Chinese Government Scholarship Program. Applications are accepted between January and early April every year.
1). Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens and be in good health.
2). Education background and age limit:
- Applicants for undergraduate program must have senior high school diploma with good academic performance and be under the age of 25.
- Applicants for master’s degree program must have bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35.
- Applicants for doctoral degree program must have master’s degree and be under the age of 40.
- Applicants for Chinese language training program must have senior high school diploma and be under the age of 35.Chinese language is the only subject available.
- Applicants for general scholar program must have completed at least two years of undergraduate study and be under the age of 45. All subjects including Chinese language are available.
- Applicants for senior scholar program must have master’s degree or above, or hold academic titles of associate professor or above, and be under the age of 50.
Citizens of ANY country (EXCEPT People’s Republic of China)
Please check the Directory of Chinese Higher Institutions Admitting International Students under the Chinese Government Scholarship Program. Please note that only the listed Chinese Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the Directory are available to the applicants for their study in China.
Field(s) of study
A wide range of studies accredited by Chinese HEIs are covered by the scholarship program.
Applicants can choose one academic program and three institutions as their preferences from the Chinese HEIs designated by MOE.
Scholarship students should complete their study within the due time; duration for scholarship specified in the Admission Notice can not be extended in principle.
Number of awards
The number of awards available are not specified; however many are awarded
The Bilateral Program provides both full scholarships and partial scholarships.
Full Scholarships include: 1). Exempt from registration fee, tuition fee, fee for laboratory experiment, fee for internship, and fee for basic learning materials; free accommodation on campus; 2). Living allowance; 3). One-off settlement subsidy after registration; 4). Fee for outpatient medical service, Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Benefit Plan for International Students in China; and 5). One-off inter-city travel subsidy.
Partial Funded Scholarships include: One or several items of full scholarship (one-off settlement subsidy and one-off inter-city travel allowance excluded).
Method of Application
Applicants should contact the Chinese diplomatic missions or dispatching authorities between January and April every year. Applicants may contact these authorities for application details, including periods and procedures.
Applicants must fill in and provide the following documents truly, correctly and completely (in duplicate):
- Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship （filled in Chinese or English）. Those who are available for online application shall fill in and print the application form after submitting it online.
The CSC Online Application System for Study in China is available here.
Those who cannot apply online shall contact the dispatching authorities to get the application form and fill it truly, correctly and completely.
- Highest diploma (notarized photocopy): Applicants shall also provide proof of studying on application. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.
- Academic transcripts (notarized photocopy).
- A study or research plan.
- Recommendation letters: Applicants for postgraduate studies, or study in China as senior scholars must submit two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English from professors or associate professors. Applicants who are already in China shall submit the Admission Notices or Invitation Letters issued by the target universities.
- Applicants for music studies are requested to submit a CD of the applicants’ own works. Applicants for fine arts programs must submit a CD of the applicants’ own works (including two sketches, two color paintings and two other works).
- Applicants under the age of 18 should submit the legal documents of their legal guardians in China.
- Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (the original copy should be kept by the applicant.
You may apply between January and early April each year. Please consult the dispatching authorities for the specific deadline of each year. You may contact the Chinese Embassy or Consulate or the CSC Liaison Office in your region/country.
Application Deadline: 30 April 2013
Open to International Applicants: Yes
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