UNESCO/People’s Republic of China – The Great Wall Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme for Developing Countries

UNESCO/People’s Republic of China (The Great Wall) Fellowships

Course(s) Offered: Several fields
Course Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Provider: Government of China, UNESCO
Country to Study in: China

Scholarship Description
The Government of the People's Republic of China has placed at the disposal of UNESCO for the academic year 2017-2018, under the co-sponsorship of UNESCO, seventy-five (75) fellowships for advanced studies at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

These UNESCO/People’s Republic of China (The Great Wall) fellowships are for the benefit of developing Member States in Africa, Asia–Pacific, Latin America, Europe and North America and Arab region.

The UNESCO/China Fellowships, tenable at a selected number of Chinese universities, are in most cases to be conducted in English. In exceptional cases, candidates may be required to study Chinese language before taking up research/study in their fields of interest.

UNESCO/People’s Republic of China (The Great Wall) Fellowships

Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens and in good health.

Selection Criteria:
Qualifications required:
  1. Hold at least the Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent, or the Master's Degree/above;
  2. English proficiency is required;
  3. Be not more than 45 years of age; and
  4. Be in good health, both physically and mentally.
Eligible groups
UNESCO Developing Member States in Africa, Asia–Pacific, Latin America, Europe and North America and Arab region (see Member States invited to submit applications below):

AFRICA - 46 Member States:
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote D’ivoire, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome And Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, United Republic Of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

ASIA & THE PACIFIC - 39 Member States:
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Democratic People’ S Republic Of Korea, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic Of), Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States Of), Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Palau, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic Of Korea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Viet Nam

ARAB STATES - 13 Member States:
Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Yemen

Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines, Suriname, Venezuela

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovinia, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Ukraine

Participating Institutions
Tenable at selected Chinese universities

Fields of Study
Any applicant can choose one academic program and three institutions as their preferences from the Chinese Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) designated by MOE. Fellowships are for advanced studies at Undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Please visit the official web page of China Scholarship Council (CSC) for the fields of proposed studies at the selected chinese universities

Number of awards
Seventy five (75) fellowships offered to the most qualified at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

Sponsorship duration
One (1) year duration

Scholarship benefits
The Program provides a FULLY-funded scholarship covering registration and tuition fees, accommodation, monthly allowance, a one-time settlement subsidy, a one-time inter-city travel ticket (each for coming in and leaving China), International travel to and from China, and a comprehensive medical insurance and Protection Scheme. No allowance to finance or lodge married couples or family members will be granted.

Method of Application
All applications should be endorsed by the relevant Government body (the National Commission or Permanent Delegation) and must be made in English with the requested attachments (application forms, photo, notarized photocopies, university pre-admission letter, etc etc).

Complete the online application procedure at the Chinese Scholarship Council online application for international students at: http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua/noticeen.html, (Agency number 00001) and download the second application form on the top of the right column of the official scholarship webpage. (both should be sent).

It is important to read the fellowship's 2017/2018 Announcement Letter(pdf), and also to visit the official webpage (link to it is below) for complete information to apply to this fellowship program.

The fellowship Announcement Letter was published on 8th March 2017, and the deadline for all applications is 20th April 2017

Candidates not informed of their selection by 31 July 2017 should consider that their applications have not been approved.

The UNESCO/People’s Republic of China (The Great Wall) is offered with a view to promoting international exchanges in the field of education, culture, communication, science and technology, and to enhancing friendship among peoples of the world.

Application Deadline: 20 April 2017
Open for International applications: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application(UNESCO site)
More Scholarship Information and Application (CSC site)

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  1. HELP! I've downloaded all the other forms, but cant see the link to the English Proficieny Form

  2. Hi @annonymous, i may have to update the post later but i dont have the time now. You may download all the form here: Forms (Application+Medical+Cert. Language Know.) for UNESCO-CHINA.pdf. Good luck