Chinese Government Scholarship-Great Wall Program

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Chinese Government Scholarship—Great Wall Program is a full scholarship established by MOE for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to sponsor students and scholars in developing countries to study and research in China.

Categories, Duration and Language of Instruction

This program supports, in general, one-year English-taught programs for general scholars and senior scholars. Scholarship recipients of Chinese-taught programs without adequate Chinese proficiency are required to get the approval from both CSC and UNESCO for one-year Chinese language study.

Scholarship Coverage

-a waiver of fee for registration, tuition, laboratory experiments, internship, and basic textbooks;

-free on-campus dormitory accommodation;

-monthly living allowance;

-one-off settlement subsidy;

-outpatient medical service and Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Protection Scheme for International Students in China;

-one-off inter-city travel reimbursement.

Application Receiving Agency and Deadline

Applicants shall apply to the National Commission for UNESCO in their home countries between January and early April.

To be eligible, applicants must:

-be a citizen of a developing country other than the People's Republic of China, and be in good health;

-be under the age of 45 and have completed at least two years of undergraduate study when applying for general scholar programs;

-be a master's degree holder or an associate professor (or above) under the age of 50 when applying for senior scholar programs.

Application Procedure

a. Applicants consult the National Commission for UNESCO in their home countries for the details and requirements of Great Wall Program and submit the application as required.

b. Once recommended by the UNESCO, candidates shall contact the target university for Admission Letter.

c. Recommended candidates must finish the online application procedure at CSC Online Application System for International Students. Please go to or and click Application Online for International Students, complete the required information, submit the completed Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship online and print a hard copy.

e. A package of complete application documents must be submitted to the National Commission for UNESCO in their home countries before the deadline. The applications must be forwarded to CSC via permanent delegation of P.R. China to UNESCO before April 30th. (Please check Application Documents for the detailed checklist.)

f. CSC does not accept any individual application other than the recommended applications from the UNESCO. Candidates with Admission Letter will be placed in the host university; those without Admission Letter should follow CSC's placement.

Please NOTE applicants should consult the National Commission for UNESCO in their home countries for the instructions of CSC Online Application System for International Students and Agency Number.

Application Documents (in duplicate)

a. Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship (in Chinese or English).

b. Notarized highest diploma (photocopy): Prospective diploma winners must submit official proof of student status by their current school. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.

c. Academic transcripts: Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.

d. Recommendation letters: Applicants for senior scholars must submit two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English from professors or associate professors.

e. Applicants for music studies are requested to submit a CD of their own 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.

f. A Research Proposal in Chinese or English with a minimum of 500 words.

g. Applicants planning to stay in China for more than 6 months must submit a photocopy of the Foreigner Physical Examination Form completed in English (the original copy should be kept by the applicant. The form designed by the Chinese quarantine authority can be downloaded from or The physical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. Please select the appropriate time to take physical examination as the result is valid for only 6 months.

h. Applicants with Admission Letter from designated universities should enclose the letter in the application package.

i. Applicants with valid HSK Certificate should enclose it in the application package.

NOTE: The above documents should be bound on top left corner (in duplicate) following the above order. No application documents will be returned.

Approval and notification

a. Recommended application documents will be reviewed by CSC. The applications will be regarded as invalid if the application documents fail to meet the requirements or the applicants are ineligible.

b. Qualified applications will be forwarded to universities for recruitment. CSC reserves the right to make necessary adjustments on the university options, specialties, program categories and duration of study. CSC will forward their nominations to universities for recruitment approval. The application enclosed with Admission Letter will be forwarded directly to the host university which granted the Letter.

c. Scholarship applicants accepted by Chinese universities will be officially awarded the Chinese Government Scholarship with the approval from CSC. Each applicant can only be granted one scholarship program.

d. CSC will send, before July 31st, the List of Scholarship Winners, Admission Letter and Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW201) to the permanent delegation of P.R. China to UNESCO, who will forward the documents to the scholarship winners.

e. Students are not permitted, in general, to apply to change their specialties, host universities or the duration of study as specified in the Admission Letter once they agree to accept the scholarship.

f. If applicants fail to register before the deadline for registration, their scholarship will not be reserved.

Contact Information

Mr. Jhaycee Manansala (Fellowship Program Section, UNESCO)

Tel: +331 45681417


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