How to Apply for Chinese Government Scholarships 2019

How to Apply for Chinese Government Scholarships

Ministry of Education of P.R. China is pleased to offer scholarships for international students in 2019-2019 academic session. Scholarships will be awarded to undertake doctoral, masters, undergraduate, general scholar program and senior scholar program.

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.

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) is a non-profit institution with legal person status affiliated with the Ministry of Education. The objective of the CSC is to provide, in accordance with the law, statutes and relevant principles and policies of China, financial assistance to the Chinese citizens wishing to study abroad and to the foreign citizens wishing to study in China in order to develop the educational, scientific and technological, and cultural exchanges and economic and trade cooperation 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. They should meet the language requirements of the higher education institutions. General English language requirements for English-instructed programs and Chinese-instructed programs are different.

How to Apply for Chinese Government Scholarships Description:

  • Application Deadline: The application opens between early January and early April.
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for students, teachers and scholars to pursue degrees at all levels (bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D.) or non-degree studies and to conduct research in China.
  • Study Subject: 279 designated Chinese universities offer a wide variety of academic programs in Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Law, Economics, Management, Education, Liberal Arts, Philosophy, History, and Fine Arts for scholarship winners at all levels.
  • Scholarship Award: 
    • 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. Applicants shall apply to the dispatching authorities for overseas study of their home countries.
    • 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. It only supports graduate students. Applicants shall apply to the designated Chinese universities undertaking this program.
    • Great Wall Program: This is a full scholarship for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization?UNESCO? to sponsor students and scholars in developing countries to study and research in China. It only supports general scholars and senior scholars. Applicants shall apply to the National Commissions for UNESCO in their home countries.
    • EU Program: This is a full scholarship to encourage students from EU member countries to study and research in China in order to promote mutual understanding between China and EU members. It supports undergraduate students, graduate students, general scholars and senior scholars. Applicants shall apply to the Office for Education and Culture, Mission of the P. R. China to the European Union.
    • 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. It only supports graduates. Applicants shall apply to AUN Secretariat.
    • PIF Program: This is a full scholarship to sponsor students from Pacific island countries to study in China. It supports undergraduates, graduates, general scholars and senior scholars. Shall applicants apply to Pacific Islands Forum?PIF? Secretariat.
    • WMO Program: This is a partial scholarship ?including a tuition fee waiver, free on-campus accommodation, and Comprehensive Medical Insurance? 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. Applicants shall apply to WMO.
  • Number of Scholarships: Number of scholarships are available.
  • Nationality: International students (non-Chinese citizens)
  • Scholarship can be taken in China

Eligibility for the CSC Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: International students (non-Chinese citizens) can apply for these scholarships.
  • Entrance Requirements: 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.
  • English Language Requirements: General Chinese Language requirements for application to the Chinese-instructed program
    • Old HSK6 (or new HSK5)or above is required for application of liberal arts, economics and management majored students.
    • Old HSK3 (or new HSK4) or above is required for application of science, engineering and medical science majored students.
    • For details please refer to requirements published by the university.
      General English language requirements for application to English-instructed programs:
    • Free English Language testing for students from English speaking countries.
    • Free English Language testing for students from countries in which English is the major teaching language on condition that the relevant proof documents were provided.
    • TOEFL 550, IELTS 5.5 or Pass university’s entrance examination.
    • For details please refer to requirements published by the university.

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Application Procedure for Chinese Government Scholarships:

How to Apply:

  • Please select the program Chinese Government Scholarships.
  • The item applies for refers to the program applicant want to study rather than the degree they have already held.
  • Majors should be one of the existing majors offered by Chinese universities and be based on applicant actual educational background. A nonexistent or improper major input will affect applicants application result.
  • Preference of Institutions must be chosen from 279 Chinese universities designated by MOE. Any institution beyond the list will not be available for recruitment.
  • Duration of the Major Study should match the program applicants apply for. Please check introductions to each program for the specific schooling period.
  • Submitted applications can be retrieved for revision. Once retrieved, the previously submitted application becomes invalid. Therefore, the revised application should be submitted one more time.

-Documents Required for CSC Scholarship Application?

  • Please make sure if you can furnish attested copies of degree and transcripts for CSC Scholarships application submission
  • Ask two of your teachers to give you a favor by writing recommendation letters for you for CSC Scholarship application
  • IELTS certificate or HSK award letter if you have (Both optional), you can also provide a simple certificate stating that your last degree was taught in the English language. It is called English Proficiency certificate, that is available from your university
  • Schedule an appointment with your doctor to carry out complete medical examination for CSC Scholarship and then ask your doctor to sign and stamp the form
  • Write a detailed and an impressive research plan and state clear reasons that why you want to chose a Chinese University for your next degree?
  • Apply for a passport if you don’t have it now and make sure you have it at the time of submission of your CSC Scholarship application
  • If any particular Chinese University requires an application screening or an application process fee then submit it. Print its receipt and attach it to the two sets of your documents listed above
  • It is advised to chose a reliable courier service to send your CSC scholarship application documents directly to the address of that Chinese University.
  • The Chinese Government Scholarships sponsors international students once a year in all Chinese Universities
  • You can keep in mind that the deadline for Chinese Scholarship (CSC) varies in all Chinese Universities. So, the rough guess for the deadline of CSC scholarship would be the end of the March.

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