Chinese Government ScholarshipBACK

Chinese University Program 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.

I Supporting Categories, Duration and Instruction Language

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. 

II Scholarship Coverage

The Chinese University Program provides a full scholarship which covers tuition waiver, accommodation, stipend, and comprehensive medical insurance. Please refer to Introduction to CGS—Coverage and Standard for details of each item.

III Where and When to Apply

Where to Apply

Apply to the designated Chinese universities undertaking this program.

When to Apply

You need to apply between early January and early April. Please consult the Chinese universities for the specific deadline of each year.

IV 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 and no more than 25 when applying for the undergraduate programs;

be a bachelor's degree holder and no more than 35 when applying for the master's programs;

be a master's degree holder and no more than 40 when applying for the doctoral programs.

V Application Documents (in duplicate)

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

2. Notarized highest diploma;

Prospective diploma recipients must submit 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 the undergraduate program applicants and 800 words for postgraduate program applicants

5. Two Recommendation Letters (written in Chinese or English);

Applicants for undergraduate program and postgraduate program must submit two recommendation letters signed by professors or associate professors.

6. A CD of your own works (only required for arts 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. Applicants under the age of 18 must submit relevant documents about their statutory guardians in China.

8. Foreigner Physical Examination Form (photocopy) (The original copy will be kept by yourself and the form is uniformly printed by Chinese healthy quarantine departments.

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 valid HSK Certificate (if available).

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