The Chinese government has set up a series of scholarship schemes to sponsor international students and scholars to undertake studies and research in Chinese institutions of higher education.
The Ministry of Education of P. R. China (MOE) is responsible for the provision of Chinese government scholarships, and entrusts China Scholarship Council (CSC) to administer the recruitment of international students and the routine management of Chinese Government Scholarship Programs.
International students under Chinese Government Scholarship Programs will be placed in Chinese institutions of higher education designated by the MOE. There are over 300 subjects in science, technology, agronomy, medicine, economics, law, management, education, history, liberal arts and philosophy available for international students attending these institutions.
We welcome outstanding students, scholars and teachers from all over the world to come to study or undertake research in institutions of higher education in China.
THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS AND APPLICATIONS
The Chinese Government Scholarship Scheme: Established by the MOE in accordance with educational exchange agreements or MOUs reached by the Chinese government and governments of other countries or international organizations, it provides both full and partial scholarships for international students and scholars. The scheme helps students to study in China as undergraduates, postgraduates, Chinese language students, visiting scholars and senior visiting scholars. Applicants may apply for scholarship through education authorities, designated institutions or Chinese diplomatic missions in their home countries.
DETAILS OF THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
I. Scholarship Covering:
1. Full scholarship: A Chinese government full scholarship covers tuition (or research) fees, Medical Insurance for International Students, accommodation, Stipend
2. Partial scholarship: One or some items of the full scholarship.
3. International air travel: Applicants are expected to meet their own international travel costs unless there are bilateral agreements or arrangements.
II. Application Approach and Recruitment Time
The period for recruiting international student under the Chinese Government Scholarship Program is normally from the beginning of January to the end of April. Details on application procedures are determined by the consultation between Chinese diplomatic missions and the relevant authorities in the applicants' home country. Applicants may contact the relevant authorities or Chinese diplomatic missions in their home countries for details.
III. Scholarship Applications
Applicants should meet the basic qualifications prescribed in the Application Procedures, and must fill in the application forms correctly as required. They also need to provide relevant application documents including notarized photocopies of diplomas, transcripts, study plans, health certificates and recommendation letters. Application documents for scholarships must reach the CSC before the deadline as specified in the Application Procedures via their Embassies in China or Chinese diplomatic missions in the applicants' home country. Application documents which arrive after the deadline will not be accepted. Please refer to the attached Application Procedures for details.
Application documents will not be returned whether the applicants are admitted by Chinese institutions or not. Documents such as original diplomas and original Foreigner Physical Examination Form must NOT be sent as application documents.
IV. Selection of Higher Education Institutions and Specialties
Applicants for Chinese Government Scholarships must choose their host institutions and specialties from the institutions of higher education designated by the Ministry of Education of China. Please check the Directory of Chinese Institutions Admitting International Students under the Chinese Government Scholarship Programme or the website of CSC (http://www.csc.edu.cn) for details.
V. Language of Instruction
The Chinese institutions of higher education generally use Chinese as the language of instruction. Applicants with no command of Chinese are generally required to take Chinese language courses for 1-2 years before pursuing their major studies. In some institutions, some courses set for visiting, senior visiting sholars and postgraduate students can be conducted in English. Please refer to Directory of the Chinese Institutions Admitting International Students under Chinese Government Scholarship Program for details.