In order to promote the mutual understanding, cooperation and exchanges in politics, economy, culture, education, and trade 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 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 administration of Chinese Government Scholarship programs.
Academic programs of Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Economics, Law, Management, Education, History, Literature, Philosophy and Arts in 252 designated Chinese universities are available to scholarship winners.
CHINESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
Chinese Government Scholarship supports the following 7 programs.
1. Bilateral Program
This includes full or partial scholarships in accordance with educational exchange agreements or MOUs between the Chinese government and governments of other countries, institutions, universities and international organizations. It supports undergraduate programs, master’s programs, doctoral programs, general scholar programs and senior scholar programs.
Applicants shall apply to the dispatching authorities for overseas study in their home countries.
2. Chinese University Program
A full scholarship to support Chinese universities in specific provinces or autonomous regions to recruit outstanding international students for graduate studies in China. It only supports master’s programs and doctoral programs.
Applicants shall apply to the designated Chinese universities undertaking this program.
3. Great Wall Program
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 programs and senior scholar programs.
Applicants shall apply to the National Commissions for UNESCO in their home countries.
4. EU Program
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 programs, master’s programs, doctoral programs, general scholar programs and senior scholar programs.
Applicants shall apply to the Office for Education and Culture, Mission of P. R. China to the European Union.
5. AUN Program
A full scholarship for ASEAN University Network（AUN）to enhance the academic exchange and mutual understanding between China and ASEAN members. It only supports master’s programs and doctoral programs.
Applicants shall apply to AUN Secretariat.
A full scholarship to encourage students from Pacific island countries to study in China. It supports undergraduate programs, master’s programs, doctoral programs, general scholar programs and senior scholar programs.
Applicants shall apply to Pacific Islands Forum（PIF）Secretariat.
A partial scholarship（including a tuition fee waiver, free on-campus accommodation and Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Protection Scheme）to sponsor international students to study and research in meteorology, hydrology, and water resources supervision and management in China. It only supports undergraduate programs and graduate programs.
Applicants shall apply to World Meteorological Organization（WMO）.
CATEGORIES, DURATION, LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION AND PROGRAM OPTIONS
Chinese Government Scholarship programs sponsor international students, teachers and scholars to undertake degree studies（bachelor, master or PhD）or academic research in China.
Chinese Government Scholarship covers both major study and Chinese language（preparatory）study. The table below illustrates the duration of each program.
Chinese language（preparatory） study
up to 2
up to 2
up to 2
General scholar programs
up to 1
up to 1
up to 2
Senior scholar programs
up to 1
up to 1
up to 2
Language of Instruction
1. Instruction Language for undergraduate programs.
Chinese is the only instruction language for undergraduate programs. Scholarship recipients of undergraduate programs must take one-year preparatory courses in designated universities and pass the required test before major studies.
Recipients can apply for preparatory course exemption if they
l complete their secondary education in Chinese.
l have valid HSK certificate that meets the requirement of the host university.
Valid official documents from schools of secondary education or a photocopy of HSK certificate must be submitted for preparatory course exemption. Please NOTE that HSK results are valid for 2 years.
2. Instruction Language for graduate programs and non-degree programs.
Chinese universities generally offer graduate programs and non-degree programs in Chinese. Certain Chinese universities could offer graduate programs and non-degree courses in English. Please check the Directory of the Chinese Institutions Admitting International Students under Chinese Government Scholarship Program
at www.csc.edu.cn/laihua or www.campuschina.org
for program introductions.
l Scholarship recipients of Chinese-taught programs without adequate Chinese proficiency must take Chinese language training courses for one to two years to reach the language requirements of their host universities before major studies. Failure to reach the required language proficiency will lead to the automatic termination of scholarship. Recipients in such programs as Science, Engineering, Agriculture, West Medicine, Economics, Management, Law and Arts will take Chinese courses for one year. Recipients in Literature, History, Philosophy and Chinese Medicine will take Chinese courses for no more than two years.
l Scholarship recipients of English-taught programs or those with adequate Chinese language proficiency do not need to take Chinese language courses.
252 Chinese universities are designated by MOE to enroll international students with Chinese Government Scholarship. Please check the Directory of the Chinese Institutions Admitting International Students under Chinese Government Scholarship Program
for an introduction to programs and universities available.
COVERAGE OF CHINESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP
l A fee waiver of registration, tuition, laboratory experiments, internship, and basic textbooks.
Cost of experiments or internships beyond the program curricular is at student’s own expense.
Cost of books or learning materials other than required basic textbooks is at student’s own expense.
l Free on-campus dormitory accommodation.
l A living allowance at the following rates（ per month）,
master’s students & general scholars：CNY 1,700;
doctoral students & senior scholars：CNY 2,000.
Scholarship recipients registering before the 15th of the registration month（the 15th included）will be granted the full living allowance of that month. Recipients registering after the 15th of the registration month will be granted half of the living allowance of that month.
l One-off settlement subsidy:
CNY 1,000 for new students who will study in China for less than one academic year;
CNY 1,500 for new students who will study in China for one academic year or above.
l Outpatient medical service and Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Protection Scheme for International Students in China.
l One-off inter-city travel reimbursement:
A hard-seat train ticket（hard-berth train ticket for overnight trip）will be reimbursed for scholarship students traveling
from the port of entry to the city of the host university or Chinese language training（preparatory）school upon registration;
from the city ofChinese language training（preparatory）school tothe city of the host university upon finishing the Chinese language training（preparatory）study;
from the city of the host university to the nearest port of departure upon graduation.
l One or some items of the full scholarship.
NOTE：Above is the current coverage of Chinese Government Scholarship. New standard shall apply in case of policy adjustment.
Chinese Government Scholarship for 2014-2015 is NOW accepting applications
UNTIL April 30, 2014
As for more background info. about Chinese Government Scholarship, pls visit CSC webpage at the following link：
As for the steps to follow for Online Applications, pls refer to the following attachments:
1. Instructions of the CSC Online Application System for International Students
2. Foreign Physical Examination Form
When you have finished the online applications, you are required to mail 2（TWO）hard-copies of the application materials to us at the following physical address:
Chinese Government Scholarship Application
Education Section（Agency No. 8403）
The Consulate General of the People's Republic of China
443 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, CA 90020
If you have any other questions in the course of application, please feel free to contact the following at normal work hours（Weekdays：9:00am-12:00am or 2:00pm-5:00pm）
Dr. Preston Wei-Heng Chen
Consul for Education