Chinese Government Scholarship-Chinese University Program

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
. This
scholarship only supports graduate

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

students can register for either Chinese-taught program or English-taught
program if applicable. (Program Search can help you find
the program and university you’re interested in by
visiting or


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
details of each item.


III  Where and When to Apply

to Appl

Apply to the designated Chinese universities undertaking this

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 25when
applying for the undergraduate programs;

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

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


V Application Procedure

Step 1 – Apply
directly to your target university.

Step 2 – Complete the online application procedure at CGS
Information Management System for International Students (Visit or and click “Application Online” to log in), submit online the completed Application
Form for Chinese Government Scholarship
, and print a hard copy. Please
consult your target university for the Instructions
of the
CGS Information Management System for International Students and
Agency Number.

Step 3 – Submit
all your application documents to your target university before the deadline.


Only applications of recommended candidates from
designated Chinese universities will be considered by CSC.

VI  Application Documents (in duplicate)

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

2. Notarized
highest diploma

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
(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

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. It must
be written
in English and can be downloaded from or

       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

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). No application documents will be returned.


VII  Scholarship Confirmation

1. University
reviews the application documents and decides the nominated candidates.

2. Nominated candidates will get Chinese Government
Scholarships to study in China with approval of the CSC.

3. CSC
reserves the rights to decide the host university for scholarship recipients
with multiple offers. Each
scholarship recipient—even when admitted by multiple universities—will be
granted no more than one scholarship.

4. The CSC reviews eligibility and
qualifications of nominated candidates, approves the List of Scholarship
Recipients, and sends the admission documents to universities before June 30th.
University sends the admission documents (List
of Scholarship Recipients, Admission Letter
and Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW201)) to scholarship

5. Scholarship
recipients shall not allowed to change their host university, field of study, or
duration of study stipulated on the Admission Letter after their coming to China.

6. Scholarship
will not be reserved if scholarship recipient cannot register before the
registration deadline.


VIII  List of the 289 Designated
Chinese Universities

This Program is available from  or

IX Contact information of CSC








Website: ;

Address: Division of International Students Affairs, China
Scholarship Council

Level 13, Building A3, No.9 Chegongzhuang Avenue, Beijing, P.R China


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