Chinese Government Scholarship-WMO Program

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WMO Program is a partial scholarship (including a tuition waiver, accommodation, and medical insurance) established by Ministry of Education for World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to sponsor international students to study and conduct research in meteorology, hydrology, and water resources supervision & management in China.

I Supporting Categories, Duration, Instruction Language, Institutions and Majors

1. Supporting Category

This program supports undergraduate students, master students and doctoral students.

2. Duration

The scholarship covers both major study and Chinese language study, as specified in the Admission Letter. It support undergraduates for no more than 5 academic years, master students for no more than 3 academic years, or doctoral students for no more than 4 academic years.

3. Instruction Language

Undergraduate scholarship recipients must register for Chinese-taught credit courses. Students of Chinese-taught programs without adequate Chinese proficiency must take one-year Chinese language/preparatory study. Graduate students must register for English-taught credit courses.

4. Institutions

The two designated universities for this program are Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology and Hohai University.

5. Majors

The majors are limited to Meteorology, Hydrology and Water Resources Monitoring & Management.

II Scholarship Coverage

This is a partial scholarship which covers a tuition waiver, accommodation, 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 WMO Secretariat.

When to Apply

You need to apply between early November and late February. Please consult the WMO Secretariat 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 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.

V Application Procedure

Step 1 - Apply to WMO Secretariat for CGS opportunity.

Step 2 - Apply to your target university for the Pre-admission Letter once recommended by WMO Secretariat as an eligible candidate.

Step 3 -Complete the online application procedure at CGS Information System (Visit and click "Application Online" to log in), submit online the completed Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship, and print a hard copy. You should consult WMO Secretariat for Instructions of CGS Information System and Agency Number.

Step 4 - Submit all your application documents to WMO Secretariat before the deadline.

Note: Only applications of recommended candidates from WMO Secretariat 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;

Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations. Prospective diploma recipients must submit official document issued by your current school to prove your current student status or expected graduation date.

3. Academic transcripts (written in Chinese or English);

Undergraduate applicants must submit transcripts of their high school graduation examinations. Other applicants must submit their academic transcripts. 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, and 800 words for graduate students.

5. Two Recommendation Letters (written in Chinese or English);

Applicants for the graduate programs must submit two recommendation letters signed by a professor or an associate professor.

6. Valid Documents of Your Legal Guardians in China (only required for applicants under the age of 18);

7. Foreigner Physical Examination Form (photocopy), (written in English, can be downloaded from;

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.

8. The copy of Pre-admission Letter from designated Chinese university (if available);

9. 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 6.9.

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 WMO 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 WMO Secretariat before June 15. WMO Secretariat 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 WMO Secretariat

Education and Fellowships Division, Development and Regional Activities Department, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Address: 7 bis, Avenue de la Paix, Case postale 2300, CH 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland.

Tel: +41 22 730 8156

Fax: +41 22 730 8181


IX Division of International Students Affairs, China Scholarship Council

Tel: 0086-10-66093953

Fax: 0086-10-66093915



Address: Division of International Students Affairs, China Scholarship Council, Level 13, Building A3, No 9 Chegongzhuang Avenue, Beijing, China.

Postcode: 100044

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