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Introduction to Chinese Government Scholarships

In order to promote the mutual understanding, cooperation and exchanges in various fields between China and other countries, 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.

China Scholarship Council entrusted by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China is responsible for the enrollment and the administration of Chinese Government Scholarship programs.

Now, 289 designated Chinese universities offer a wide variety of academic programs in science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, economics, legal studies, management, education, history, literature, philosophy, and fine arts for scholarship recipients at all levels.


Chinese Government Scholarship Programs

 Bilateral Program

 Chinese University Program

 Great Wall Program

 AUN Program

 WMO Program

 Mofcom Scholarship

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 Supporting Categories

Chinese Government Scholarship programs sponsor international students, teachers and scholars to undertake degree studies (bachelor, master, and Ph.D.) and Chinese language study or academic research in institutions of higher education in China.

 

 Duration

Chinese Government Scholarship covers both major study and Chinese language (preparatory) study. The table below illustrates the duration of each program.

 

Supporting Categories Major Study(year) Chinese Language(Preparatory Study)(year) Duration of
Scholarship(year)
Undergraduate Students 4 – 5 1 – 2 4 – 7
Master’s Students 2 – 3 1 – 2 2 – 5
Doctoral Students 3 – 4 1- 2 3 – 6
General Scholars Up to 1 Up to 1 Up to 2
Senior Scholars Up to 1 Up to 1 Up to 2

 

Instruction Language

1. Undergraduate scholarship recipients must register for Chinese-taught credit courses. They are required to take one-year preparatory courses in one of the 10 universities listed below and to pass the required test before moving on to their major studies.

Undergraduate scholarship recipients can apply for preparatory course exemption if they completed their secondary education in Chinese or have a valid HSK certificate that meets the requirements of the host university. Official documents from secondary schools or a photocopy of a valid HSK certificate must be submitted for a preparatory course exemption application. Please NOTE that HSK results are valid for only 2 years.

Entrusted by MOE, the following 10 universities offer preparatory courses to undergraduate scholarship recipients. They are Tianjin University, Nanjing Normal University, Shandong University, Central China Normal University, Tongji University, Beijing Language and Culture University, Northeast Normal University, Beijing International Studies University, Capital Normal University, and the University of International Business and Economics.

2. Graduate and non-degree Scholarship Students can Register for either the Chinese-taught program or the English-taught Program if Applicable.

 

Supporting Categories

Tuition (CNY Per Year)

or

(BDT Per Year)

Accommodation
(CNY Per Year)

or

(BDT Per Year)

Stipend
(CNY Per Year)

or

(BDT Per Year)

Medical Insurance
(CNY Per Year)

or

(BDT Per Year)

Total
(CNY Per Year)

or

(BDT Per Year)

Undergraduate Students

   20000 – 23000

or

       240000 – 276000

8400 – 8400

or

100800 – 100800

30000 – 30000

or

360000 – 360000

800

or

9600

59200 – 62200

or

710400 – 746400

Master’s Students

25000 – 27000

or

300000 – 324000

8400 – 8400

or

100800 – 100800

30000 – 36000

or

360000 – 432000

800

or

9600

66200 – 70200

or

746400 – 842400

General Scholars

29000 – 34000

or

348000 – 408000

8400 – 8400

or

100800 – 100800

 

36000 – 36000

or

432000 – 432000

800

or

9600

74200 – 79200

or

890400 – 950400

Doctoral Students

33000 – 38000

or

396000 – 456000

12000 – 12000

or

144000 – 144000

42000 – 42000

or

504000 – 504000

800

or

9600

 

87800 – 92800

or

1053600 – 1113600

Senior Scholars 45000 or 540000 12000 or 14400  42000 or 504000 800 or 9600 99800 or 1197600

 

Scholarship recipients of Chinese-taught programs without adequate Chinese proficiency must take Chinese language courses for one to two academic years to reach the language requirements of their host universities before moving on to their major studies. Failure to reach the required language proficiency will lead to the automatic termination of scholarship. Chinese language courses will be one year for majors in Science, Engineering, Agriculture, West Medicine, Economics, Management, Legal Studies and Fine Arts, and be no more than two years for majors in Literature, History, Philosophy and Chinese Medicine. Scholarship recipients of the English-taught programs or those with adequate Chinese language proficiency do not need to take Chinese language courses.

 

 Institutions and Majors
Now 289 Chinese universities have been designated to enroll international students with Chinese Government Scholarship, and they offer a wide variety of programs. Introduction to the universities and the programs they offer can be found in the Guide DOWNLOAD Now.

 Coverage and Standard

NOTE: Field of Study I includes Philosophy, Economics, Legal Studies, Education, Literature (Fine Arts excluded), History, and Management;  Field of Study II includes Science, Engineering, and Agriculture; Field of Study III includes Fine Arts and Medicine.

 Full Scholarship Covers

1. Tuition Waiver. Tuition funds will be comprehensively used by the host university. It may cover scholarship students’ education, administration costs, and expenditures to support student activities. Accommodation: free university dormitory or accommodation subsidy.

If the host university requires students to live on campus, the university will accommodate the scholarship students in a university dormitory (usually a twin room); if the host university permits students to live off campus, the university will provide monthly/quarterly accommodation subsidy:
2. Undergraduate students (preppies), master’s students(general scholars): CNY 700 per month;
3. Doctoral students (senior scholars): CNY 1000 per month.

 Stipend

  • Undergraduate students: CNY 2,500 per month;
  • Master’s students/general scholars: CNY 3,000 per month;
  • Doctoral students/senior scholars: CNY 3,500 per month.

Within the scholarship duration, registered scholarship students will receive a stipend from their host university each month. Students registering on or before the 15thof the month will receive a full stipend of that month. Those who register after the 15thof the month will receive a half stipend of that month. Graduating students will receive a stipend until a half month after the graduation date. If the registered student stays out of China for more than 15 days due to a personal reason (school holidays excluded), his stipend will be stopped during his leave. Comprehensive medical insurance.

 Partial Scholarship Covers

One or some Items of the Full Scholarship. Bilateral Program includes a full or partial scholarship established by MOE in accordance with Educational exchange agreements or Consensus between the Chinese Government and Governments of other countries, Institutions, Universities or International organ.

 Eligibility

  1. Applicants must be a citizen of a Country other than the People’s Republic of China, and be in good health.
  2. The requirements for applicants’ degree and age are that applicants must:
  • be a high school graduate under the age of 25 when applying for the undergraduate programs;
  • be a bachelor’s degree holder under the age of 35 when applying for the master’s programs;
  • be a master’s degree holder under the age of 40 when applying for the doctoral programs;
  • be under the age of 45 and have a high school diploma (or higher) when applying for the general scholar programs;
  • be a master’s degree holder or an associate professor (or above) under the age of 50 when applying for the senior scholar programs

 Application Documents (in duplicate) 

1. Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship(written in Chinese or English);

2. Notarized highest diploma (photocopy); Prospective diploma recipients must submit an official document issued by your current school to prove your current student status or expected graduation date. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.

3. Academic transcripts (written in Chinese or English); Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.

4. A Study Plan or Research Proposal (written in Chinese or English); This should be a minimum of 200 words for undergraduate students, 500 words for non-degree students, and 800 words for graduate students.

5. Two Recommendation Letters (written in Chinese or English); Applicants for the graduate programs or the senior scholar programs must submit two recommendation letters signed by professors or associate professors.

6. A CD of your own works (only required for art students); Applicants for music studies are requested to submit a CD of their own musical works. Applicants for the fine arts programs must submit a CD of their own works which include two sketches, two color paintings, and two other works.

7. Valid documents of your legal guardians in China (only required for applicants under the age of 18);

8. Foreigner Physical Examination Form The physical examinations must cover all of the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete forms or forms without the signature of the attending physician, or the official stamp of the hospital, or a sealed photograph of the applicant are considered as invalid. Please carefully plan your physical examination schedule as the result is valid for only 6 months.

9. The copy of Pre-admission Letter from designated Chinese university (if available);

10. The copy of HSK certificate (if available).

 Placement & Scholarship Confirmation 

1. Application documents of recommended candidates from dispatching authorities will be considered by CSC for eligibility and qualification. Ineligible or incomplete applications will not be considered.

2. Qualified applications will be sent to universities for placement. Based on various factors, such as the different scholarship funding requirements of every country, the host university’s teaching capacity, study length, and applicants’ criteria, CSC reserves the right to make necessary adjustments/changes to the candidate’s host university, a field of study, supporting categories and duration of the scholarship. Applications enclosed with the Pre-admission Letter will be sent to the universities who issued that Letter for placement confirmation.

3. After placement confirmation by Chinese universities, scholarship Recipients will get Chinese government scholarships to study in China with approval by CSC. Each scholarship recipient will be granted with no more than one scholarship.

4. CSC reviews the placement results, approves the List of Scholarship Recipients and sends the admission documents to the Chinese embassy or consulate-general before July 31st. The Chinese embassy or consulate-general will send the admission documents (List of Scholarship Recipients, Admission Letter and Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW201)) to the dispatching authorities or scholarship recipients.

5. Scholarship recipients shall not allow changing their host university, a field of study, or duration of study stipulated in the Admission Letter after their coming to China.

6. A scholarship will not be reserved if the scholarship


Chinese Government Scholarship Programs


  Bilateral Program  

This includes full or partial scholarships in accordance with the educational exchange agreements or consensus between the Chinese government and governments of other countries, institutions, universities or international organizations. It supports undergraduate students, graduate students, general scholars, and senior scholars.

1. Supporting Category
The Bilateral Program supports undergraduate students, graduate students, general scholars, and senior scholars. Please consult the dispatching authorities of your home country for the categories available.

2. Instruction Language
Undergraduate scholarship recipients must register for Chinese-taught credit courses. Graduate and non-degree scholarship students can register for either the Chinese-taught program or the English-taught program if applicable. Program List can help you find the program and university you’re interested in.

3. Duration
The scholarship Covers both major study and Chinese language (preparatory study).

Supporting Categories Major Study(year) Chinese Language(Preparatory Study)(year) Duration of
Scholarship(year)
Undergraduate Students 4 – 5 1 – 2 4 – 7
Master’s Students 2 – 3 1 – 2 2 – 5
Doctoral Students 3 – 4 1- 2 3 – 6
General Scholars Up to 1 Up to 1 Up to 2
Senior Scholars Up to 1 Up to 1 Up to 2

4. Scholarship Coverage
The Bilateral Program provides both full scholarships and partial scholarships. Please refer to Introduction to CGS—Coverage and Standard for details of each item.


  Chinese University Program  

This is a full scholarship for designated Chinese universities and certain provincial education offices in specific provinces or autonomous regions to recruit outstanding international students for graduate studies in China.

1. Supporting Category:
This scholarship only supports graduate students.

2. Duration:
This scholarship only supports master’s students for no more than 3 academic years or doctoral students for no more than 4 academic years. The scholarship covers both major study and Chinese language/preparatory study, as specified in the Admission Letter.

3. Instruction Language:
Scholarship students can register for either Chinese-taught program or English-taught program if applicable.

4. Scholarship Coverage:
The Chinese University Program provides a full scholarship which covers tuition waiver, accommodation, stipend, and comprehensive medical insurance.


  Great Wall Program  

Great Wall Program is a full scholarship established by MOE for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to sponsor students and scholars in developing countries to study and conduct research in China.

1. Supporting Category:
This program only supports general scholars and senior scholars.

2. Duration:
This scholarship covers, in general, one academic year of study.

3. Language Instruction:
Scholarship recipients of Chinese-taught programs without adequate Chinese proficiency are required to get approval from both CSC and UNESCO for one academic year Chinese language study.

4. Scholarship Coverage:
The Great Wall Program provides a full scholarship which covers tuition waiver, accommodation, stipend, and comprehensive medical insurance.


  AUN Program  

This is a full scholarship for the ASEAN University Network (AUN) to sponsor students, teachers and scholars from ASEAN member nations to study in China and to enhance the academic exchange and mutual understanding between China and ASEAN members. AUN Program is a full scholarship established by MOE for candidates from ASEAN member countries.

1. Supporting Category:
This scholarship only supports graduate students.

2. Duration:
This scholarship supports master’s students for no more than 3 academic years or doctoral students for no more than 4 academic years. It covers the major study and Chinese language study.

3. Instruction Language:
Scholarship students can register for either the Chinese-taught program or the English-taught program if applicable. Program Search (By visiting http://www.csc.edu.cn/studyinchina or http://www.campuschina.org) can help you find the program and university you’re interested in.

4. Scholarship Coverage:
The AUN Program provides a full scholarship which covers, tuition waiver, accommodation, stipend, and comprehensive medical insurance.


  WMO Program  

This is a scholarship for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to sponsor international students to study and conduct research in meteorology, hydrology, and water resources supervision and management in China. It only supports undergraduates and graduates.

1. Supporting Category:
This program supports undergraduate students, master students, and doctoral students.

2. Duration:
The scholarship covers both major study and Chinese language study, as specified in the Admission Letter. It supports undergraduates for no more than 5 academic years, master students for no more than 3 academic years, or doctoral students for no more than 4 academic years.

3. Instruction Language:
Undergraduate scholarship recipients must register for Chinese-taught credit courses. Students of Chinese-taught programs without adequate Chinese proficiency must take one-year Chinese language/preparatory study. Graduate students must register for English-taught credit courses.

4. Institutions:
The two designated universities for this program are Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology and Hohai University.

5. Majors:
The majors are limited to Meteorology, Hydrology and Water Resources Monitoring & Management.

6. Scholarship Coverage
This is a partial scholarship which covers a tuition waiver, accommodation, living expenses, and comprehensive medical insurance. Please refer to the introduction of CGS for details of each item.


  MOFCOM Scholarship  

MOFCOM Scholarship is set up by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China to further strengthen the communication and cooperation between China and other countries as well as to develop talents for developing countries. Starting from 2015, MOFCOM Scholarship mainly sponsors the young and the middle-aged talents from recipient countries to pursue their postgraduate degree education in China and entrusts China Scholarship Council to administer the Scholarship.

MOFCOM Scholarship supports Master’s program for 2-3 years or Ph.D. program for 3-4 years. Scholarship winners must register for English-taught program if such program is available. When only Chinese-taught program is available, students should take Chinese language training courses for one to two years before moving on to their degree study.

Scholarship Coverage

 Tuition waiver;

 Teaching material fee waiver;

 Research and survey fee waiver;

 Dissertation guidance fee waiver;

 One-off resettlement fee:

 3000RMB per master student,

 3000RMB per Ph.D. student;

 On-campus accommodation;

 Stipend:

 3000RMB per month per master student,

 3500RMB per month per Ph.D. student;

 Medical insurance

 One-time round-trip international airfare for all the students (First time fly to China after enrollment, and Fly back to home country while graduation), and a maximum of “n-1” (“n” is for the length of schooling year which is set while the student was enrolled by the program) round-trip international airfares for home visits (one time per year set at the end of an academic year).


 

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