The Chinese Government Scholarships were set up by the government of the country in order to promote mutual understanding, cooperation, and exchanges in various fields between China and other countries, and here is a guide you show read to know more about the scholarship award.
This is an opportunity for you to study in China as 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 (hereinafter referred to as CSC), entrusted by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as MOE), 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.
The main reason for the scholarship program by the Chinese Government is to 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.
The Chinese Government Scholarship covers both major study and Chinese language (preparatory) study. The duration of each of the programs is given below.
Duration Of Scholarship Program
|Supporting Categories||Major Study(year)||Chinese Language(Preparatory Study)(year)||Duration of|
|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|
2020 Chinese Government Scholarships
1. 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.
2. 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 undergraduates, postgraduate students, and doctoral students.
Applicants shall apply to the designated Chinese universities undertaking this program.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
Applicants shall apply to Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Secretariat.
7. 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.
Applicants shall apply to WMO.
- 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.
- You are highly recommended to check further details from the respective scholarship section on the official website.
The scholarship is open to all-region
- 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.
- Graduate and non-degree 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. 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.
How To Apply
The application process varies for each of the programs and you have to check further details on the particular program you will be applying for.
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