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 (hereinafter referred to as CSC), entrusted by the Ministry of Education of People’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as MOE), is responsible for the enrollment and the administration of Chinese Government Scholarship programs.
Now 279 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
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 scholar 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 graduate 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 scholar 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 scholar 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.
This is a full scholarship to sponsor students from Pacific island countries to study in China. It supports undergraduate, graduates, general scholars and senior scholars.
Applicants shall apply to Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Secretariat.
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.
Supporting Categories, Duration, Instruction Language, Institutions and Majors
Chinese Government Scholarship programs sponsor international students, teachers and scholars to undertake degree studies (bachelor, master or PhD) and Chinese language study or academic research in institutions of higher education in China.
Chinese Government Scholarship covers both major study and Chinese language (preparatory) study. The table below illustrates the duration of each program.
1. Undergraduate scholarship recipients must register for Chinese-taught credit courses. They are required to take one-year preparatory courses in designated universities 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 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. Program search (by visiting http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua or www.campuschina.org) can help you find the program and university you are 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 Study 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 279 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 following links. http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua or http:// www.campuschina.org
Coverage and Standard
How To Apply
Ⅰ.Chinese Embassy in Pakistan is only responsible for the BILATERAL PROGRAM and coordinates with the Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination of Pakistan(IPC) for selecting and recommending Chinese Government Scholarship candidates to the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC). The Chinese Embassy does not accept application documents by individual applicants.
Ⅱ. Individual applicants can directly apply to Chinese Universities for scholarship by Chinese University Program.
Duration of Application
The Chinese Embassy with the coordination of IPC, Pakistan begins the process of selecting scholarship candidates from the end of January and submit the final list of the candidates to CSC before the end of April.
Notification of Admission and Visa Application
The Chinese Embassy will notify IPC the scholarship winners and issue the admission letters and Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW201) to scholarship recipients. Students with admission letters and JW201 forms can immediately apply for study visa in Chinese Embassy or Consulate Generals in Pakistan.
Cultural Office, Chinese Embassy in Pakistan
House 11,F7/3，Street 2，Islamabad
Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination, Pakistan
Room No.7，11TH Floor, Sheed.e.Millat Secretariat, China Chuuk,Blue Area, Islamabad
Instructions of the Chinese Government Scholarship
Step 1: Visit http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua or www.campuschina.org and click “Scholarship Application Online for International Students”.
Step 2: Read “Tips for online application” carefully before clicking “NEXT” to the registration page.
Step 3: Log in with your user name and password. For new user, please click “Create an account” for registration.
Step 4: Fill in the correct Program Category and Agency Number. An Agency Number represents a specific application receiving agency and a correct choose of Program Category is necessary before filling in the Agency Number. Please make sure you fill it in correctly, otherwise you will not be able to continue your online application or your application will not be accepted.
Your ‘Program Category’ is : Type A and ‘Agency Number’ is:5861. Once the correct ‘Agency Number’ is entered, the name of the agency will automatically emerge.
Step 5: Fill in the Online Application Form and Upload Supporting Documents truly, correctly and completely following the steps listed on the left of the page.
Applicants are required to select a discipline before choosing their majors. Please refer to the Disciplines Index, which could be downloaded from Help, if you have any doubt about the disciplines and majors.
Step 6: Check each part of your Application carefully before submitting it. Click Submit to submit your Application. The submitted documents will be the only reference for the applied universities to confirm the admission.
Step 7: You can make changes to your application by clicking Withdraw and Edit the Application on the top of the page. But make sure to submit it again by clicking Submit after finishing all the changes. Otherwise, the retrieved application will become invalid and your new application will not be received either.
Step 8: You can download and print the completed Application Form by clicking Print the Application Form.
Step 9: Send the paper application form and other supporting documents to the dispatching authorities if they requires you to do so.
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Only Chinese and English are accepted for the online application.
Documents required for 2018/2019
Chinese Government Scholarship Application
The 2018/2019 Chinese Government Scholarship is now open for application. Online application and the corresponding application documents should be submitted to application receiving agency no later than April 1st, 2018. For more information, please refer to http://www.csc.edu.cn/studyinchina or www.campuschina.org
Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must
– be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China, and be in good health.
– be a high school graduate under the age of 25 when applying for undergraduate programs;
– be a bachelor’s degree holder under the age of 35 when applying for master’s programs;
– be a master’s degree holder under the age of 40 when applying for doctoral programs;
– be under the age of 45 and have completed at least two years of undergraduate study when applying for general scholar programs;
– be a master’s degree holder or an associate professor (or above) under the age of 50 when applying for senior scholar programs.
a) Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship（in Chinese or English）.
b) Notarized highest diploma: Prospective diploma winners must submit official proof of student status by their current school. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.
c) Academic transcripts: Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.
d) A Study Plan or Research Proposal in Chinese or English. (A minimum of 200 words for undergraduates, 500 words for non-degree students, and 800 words for postgraduates.)
e) Recommendation letters: Applicants for graduate programs or senior scholar programs must submit two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English from professors or associate professors.
f) Applicants for music studies are requested to submit their own works. Applicants for fine arts programs must submit their own works which include two sketches, two color paintings and two other works.
g) Applicants under the age of 18 should submit the valid documents of their legal guardians in China.
h) Applicants planning to stay in China for more than 6 months must submit a photocopy of the Foreigner Physical Examination Form completed in English (the original copy should be kept by the applicant. The form designed by the Chinese quarantine authority can be downloaded from http://www.csc.edu.cn/studyinchina or www.campuschina.org. The physical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. Please select the appropriate time to take physical examination as the result is valid for only 6 months.
Please submit the following documents if applicable
i) Pre-admission Letter from Chinese Government Scholarship universities.
j) Language qualification certificate. e.g., HSK certificates, IELTS or TOFEL report.