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Application requirements for Chinese Government Scholarships

Updated: Mar 14,2018 english.legalinfo.gov.cn Print

International students have to meet the following conditions for applying for Chinese Government Scholarships:

(1) Scholarships for bachelor degree students: it is available to students pursuing a bachelor's degree at a Chinese university for the duration of 4 academic years (the duration of medicine major is 5 academic years). Applicants shall have the academic qualifications equivalent to senior high university certificate in China with outstanding academic performance and pass college entrance exam in China or are enrolled by the recommendation without taking the exam and be under the age of 25.

(2) Scholarships for master degree students: it is available to students pursuing a master degree at a Chinese university for the duration of 2 to 3 academic years. Applicants shall have a bachelor's degree with good academic performance. Those applying from abroad shall be recommended by two professors or associate professors, and those applying in China shall have been admitted by institutions of higher education in China and be under the age of 35.

(3) Scholarships for doctoral degree students: it is available to students pursuing a doctoral degree at a Chinese university for the duration of 3 academic years. Applicants shall have a master degree with good academic performance. Those applying from abroad shall be recommended by two professors or associate professors, and those applying in China shall have been admitted by institutions of higher education in China and be under the age of 40.

(4) Chinese language training program: it is available to graduates of non-Chinese majors or graduates with no command of Chinese who apply to study Chinese for the duration of 1 to 2 academic years. Applicants shall have the academic qualifications equivalent to senior high school certificate in China and be under the age of 35.

(5) General scholar program: it is available to international students applying to further the study of the original majors in China for the duration of 1 to 2 academic years. Applicants must have completed at least two years of undergraduate study or have the academic qualifications equivalent to that of university graduates and be under the age of 45.

(6) Senior scholars program: it is available to international students applying to continue the research of a certain subject under the instruction of a Chinese supervisor for the duration of 1 to 2 academic years. Applicants shall have the academic qualifications equivalent to that of postgraduates with a master degree or above, be recommended by two professors or associate professors and be under the age of 50.

To apply for the above-mentioned Chinese Government Scholarships, the applicants shall have the corresponding Chinese proficiency level in principle (except for Chinese language students and students applying for using a foreign language as instruction language). Those students whose Chinese proficiency level can’t meet the learning requirements can take Chinese language courses for no more than two years. The duration of scholarships for bachelor degree students, master degree students, and doctoral degree students that need to take remedial Chinese language courses will be extended accordingly, while the duration of remedial Chinese language courses of scholars will be included in the duration of scholarships.

(7) The Great Wall scholarship: it is available to UNESCO. The recipients include general scholars and senior scholars. The recipients, duration and eligibility criteria of this scholarship are the same with that of general scholar program and senior scholar program.

(8) Outstanding student scholarship: it is available to students that have completed the original study program in China and been admitted to a master's or doctoral program with outstanding academic performance and character. The duration and eligibility criteria are the same with that of scholarships for master degree students and scholarships for doctoral degree students.

(9) HSK winner scholarship: it is available to students that have taken HSK abroad with good scores, major in Chinese language in China with the duration of no more than one academic year and are under the age of 40.

(10) Short-term training programs for foreign teachers of Chinese language: it is available to foreign teachers of Chinese language that have short-term training in China with four weeks of classroom teaching, and two weeks of teaching tour free of charge in which they may be engaged voluntarily. Applicants shall have the academic qualifications equivalent to a bachelor degree or above, be engaged in teaching Chinese language for more than three years on end and be under the age of 50.

(11) Research programs of Chinese culture: it is available to foreign scholars who are engaged in the research of Chinese culture, conduct researches under the instruction of Chinese supervisors or in collaboration with Chinese scholars for no more than five months. Applicants must have a doctoral degree or hold the title equivalent to associate professor or above, have published books or papers on Chinese language, culture, history and other aspects, and are under the age of 55.

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