EU Program is a full scholarship established by Ministry of Education for candidates from EU member countries.
I Supporting Categories, Duration and Instruction Language
1. Supporting Category
This program supports undergraduate students, graduate students, general scholars and senior scholars.
The scholarship covers both major study and Chinese language (preparatory study), as specified in the Admission Letter.
3. Language Instruction
Undergraduate scholarship recipients must register for Chinese-taught credit courses. Graduate and non-degree scholarship students can register for either the Chinese-taught program or the English-taught program if applicable. Program Search can help you find the program and university you're interested in.
II Scholarship Coverage
The EU Program provides a full scholarship of tuition waiver, accommodation, stipend, and comprehensive medical insurance. Please refer to Introduction to CGS-Coverage and Standard for details of each item.
III Where and When to Apply
Where to Apply
You should apply to the Office for Education and Culture, Mission of P. R. China to the European Union.
When to Apply
You need to apply between early January and early April. Please consult the Office for Education and Culture, Mission of P. R. China to the European Union (referred to as the EU office) for the specific deadline of each year.
1. Applicants must be a citizen of an EU member country, and be in good health.
2. The requirements for applicants' degree and age are that applicants must:
be a high school graduate under the age of 25 when applying for the undergraduate programs;
be a bachelor's degree holder under the age of 35 when applying for the master's programs;
be a master's degree holder under the age of 40 when applying for the doctoral programs;
be under the age of 45 and have a high school diploma (or higher) when applying for the general scholar programs;
be a master's degree holder or an associate professor (or above) under the age of 50 when applying for the senior scholar programs.
V Application Procedure
Step 1 - Apply to the EU office for CGS opportunity.
Step 2 - Apply to your target university for the Pre-admission Letter once recommended by the dispatching authorities as an eligible candidate (you will receive an Award Letter for CGS Candidate).
Step 3 -Complete the online application procedure at CGS Information System and click "Application Online" to log in), submit online the completed Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship, and print a hard copy. Please consult the EU office for Instructions of CGS Information System and Agency Number.
Step 4 - Submit all your application documents to the EU office before the deadline.
Note: Only applications of recommended candidates from the EU office will be considered. Candidates holding the Pre-admission Letter will be placed in the host university; those without the Pre-admission Letter should accept CSC's placement of university.
VI Application Documents (in duplicate)
1. Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship (written in Chinese or English);
2. Notarized highest diploma;
Prospective 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 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 200 words for undergraduate students, 500 words for non-degree students, and 800 words for graduate students.
5. Two Recommendation Letters (written in Chinese or English);
Applicants for the graduate programs or the senior scholar programs must submit two recommendation letters signed by a professor or an 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 the fine arts programs must submit a CD of their own works which include two sketches, two color paintings and two other works.
7. Valid documents of your legal guardians in China (only required for applicants under the age of 18);
8. Foreigner Physical Examination Form (photocopy), (written in English, only required for applicants planning to stay in China for more than 6 months, can be downloaded;
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 Pre-admission Letter from designated Chinese university (if available);
10. The copy of valid HSK Certificate (if available).
Note: All documents should be bound together on top left corner in the order of 6.1 to 6.10.
You should submit TWO sets of bound documents.
No application documents will be returned.
VII Placement & Scholarship Confirmation
1. Application documents of recommended candidates from the EU office will be considered by CSC for eligibility and qualification. Ineligible or incomplete applications will not be considered;
2. Qualified applications will be sent to universities for placement. Based on various factors, such as the different scholarship funding requirements of every country, the host university's teaching capacity, study length and applicants' criteria, CSC reserves the right to make necessary adjustments/changes to the candidate's host university, field of study, supporting categories and duration of scholarship. Applications enclosed with the Pre-admission Letter will be sent to the universities who issued that Letter for placement confirmation;
3 After placement confirmation by Chinese universities, scholarship recipients will get Chinese government scholarships to study in China with approval by CSC. Each scholarship recipient will be granted with no more than one scholarship.
4. CSC reviews the placement results, approves the List of Scholarship Recipients and sends the admission documents to the Office for Education and Culture, Mission of P.R.China to the European Union before July 31. The Office for Education and Culture, Mission of P.R.China to the European Union will send the admission documents (List of Scholarship Recipients, Admission Letter and Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW201) ) to the scholarship recipients.
5. Scholarship recipients 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 recipient cannot register before the registration deadline.
VIII Contact Information of the Office for Education and Culture, Mission of P. R. China to the European Union
Tel: 0032-2-7729572 ext.8318
Address: Boulevard de la Woluwe 100, 1200 Woluwe, Brussels, Belgium.
IX Division of International Students Affairs, China Scholarship Council
Address: Division of International Students Affairs, China Scholarship Council, Level 13, Building A3, No 9 Chegongzhuang Avenue, Beijing, China.
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