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15 July 2015

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Chinese Government Scholarship-Chinese University Program

Chinese Government Scholarship—Chinese University Program is a full scholarship established by MOE to support Chinese universities in specific provinces or autonomous regions to enroll outstanding international students for graduate studies in China. At present, a total of 273 Chinese universities are designated to undertake this program.

I Supporting Categories, Duration and Instruction Language

1. This scholarship only supports master’s students for no more than 3 years or doctoral students for no more than 4 years.
2. Duration of the scholarship, which covers both major study and Chinese language/preparatory study, as specified in the Admission Letter, cannot be extended in general.
3. Scholarship students can register for either Chinese-taught program or English-taught program if applicable.

Program Search can help you find your interested program and university.

II Scholarship Coverage

This is a full scholarship which covers
-tuition waiver;
-medical insurance
Please refer to Introduction to CGS—Coverage and Standard for details of each item.

III Where to Apply and Deadline
You should apply to the designated Chinese universities undertaking this program between January and early April. Please consult your target university for its specific deadline.

IV 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 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.
This program generally does not support registered students who are studying in China when applying for this scholarship.

V Application Procedure
1. Apply directly to your target university.
2. Complete the online application procedure at CSC Online Application System for International Students, submit online the completed Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship and print a hard copy.
3.Submit all your application documents to your target university before the deadline.

You can check VI. Application Documents for a detailed checklist.

Only applications of recommended candidates from designated Chinese universities will be considered by CSC. No other applications or individual application directly sent to CSC will be considered. Please consult your target university for the Instructions of the CSC Online Application System for International Students and Agency Number.

VI.Application Documents (in duplicate)
1.Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship(written in Chinese or English);
Ensure you have both submitted it online and printed the hard copy.

2.Notarized highest diploma (photocopy);
Prospective diploma winners 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 800 words.

5.Two Recommendation Letters (written in Chinese or English);
Applicants must submit two recommendation letters signed by professor or associate professor.

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 fine arts programs must submit a CD of their own works which include two sketches, two color paintings and two other works.

7.Foreigner Physical Examination Form (photocopy);
The physical examinations must cover all 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.
Pleases keep the original copy of the Form for school registration.

8.Valid HSK Certificate (if available).
NOTE:All the documents should be bound together on top left corner in the order of 6.1 to 6.8.
You should submit TWO sets of bound documents to your target university before the deadline.

Application documents should be sent to CSC by Chinese universities before April 30th.
No application documents will be returned.

VII Scholarship Confirmation
1.University reviews the application documents and decides the nominated candidates.
2. CSC reviews eligibility and qualifications of nominated candidates, approves the List of Scholarship Winners, and sends the admission documents to universities before June 30th.
3.Each scholarship winner—even when admitted by multiple universities—will be granted with no more than one scholarship.
CSC reserves the rights to decide the host university for scholarship winners with multiple offers.
4. University sends the admission documents (Admission Letter and Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW201)) to scholarship winners.
5.Scholarship winners shall not change their host university, field of study, or duration of study unless they give up the grant.
6.Scholarship will not be reserved if scholarship winner cannot register before the registration deadline.

VIII.A List of 273 Designated Chinese Universities Undertaking This Program
Contact Information of CSC
Tel: 0086-10-66093970 66093978
Fax: 0086-10-66093915 66093972
Website: ;
Address:Division of International Students Affairs, China Scholarship Council
Level 13, Building A3, No.9 Chegongzhuang Avenue, Beijing, P.R.China