2012-2013 Chinese Government Scholarship Program for international students is established by the Ministry of Education of P.R. China (hereinafter referred to as MOE) in accordance with educational exchange agreements or understandings reached between the Chinese government and the governments of other countries, organizations, education institutions and relevant international organizations to provide both full scholarships and partial scholarships to international students and scholars. MOE entrusts China Scholarship Council (hereinafter referred to as CSC) to manage the recruitment and carry out the routine management of Chinese Government Scholarship Program.


Study Program

Duration of Program

(academic year)

Duration of Preparatory

Chinese Language Courses

(academic year)

Duration of


(academic year)

Bachelor’s degree




Master’s degree




Doctoral degree




Chinese language training



Up to 2

General scholar



Up to 2

Senior scholar



Up to 2

1. According to the regulations stipulated by MOE, all undergraduate programs for international students are instructed in Chinese. Applicants with no command of Chinese are required to take the college preparatory courses for one to two years before pursuring major studies. And only by passing the examinations of the college preparatory courses could they start their university studies.

2. Certain Chinese HEIs conduct some postgraduate programs and non-degree courses for general and senior scholars in English. Please check Directory of Chinese Higher Institutions Admitting International Students under Chinese Government Scholarship Program or visit the website of CSC for details.

3. Scholarship students should complete their study within the set time; duration for scholarship specified in the Admission Notice cannot be extended in principle.


Applicants shall apply to Chinese diplomatic missions or dispatching authorities between January and April every year. Applicants may contact the above authorities for application details.


1. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens and be in good health.

2. Education background and age limit:

– Applicants for undergraduate program must have senior high school diploma with good academic performance and be under the age of 25.

– Applicants for master’s degree program must have bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35.

– Applicants for doctoral degree program must have master’s degree and be under the age of 40.

– Applicants for Chinese language training program must have senior high school diploma and be under the age of 35.Chinese language is the only subject available.

– Applicants for general scholar program must have completed at least two years of undergraduate study and be under the age of 45. All subjects including Chinese language are available.

– Applicants for senior scholar program must have master’s degree or above, or hold academic titles of associate professor or above, and be under the age of 50.


Full Scholarship

– Exempt from registration fee, tuition fee, fee for laboratory experiment, fee for internship, fee for basic learning materials; and accommodation fee for dormitory on campus;

– Living allowance;

– One-off settlement subsidy after registration for new student;

– Fee for outpatient medical service, Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Protection Scheme for International Students in China;

– One-off inter-city travel subsidy.


1) Costs of the laboratory experiment or internship beyond the institution’s arrangements should be self-afforded.

2) Fee for basic learning materials only covers the necessary learning materials prescribed by the host institution .Other textbooks and materials shall be self-afforded.

3) Monthly allowance is granted to the students through the host institution at the following rates (CNY Yuan per month):

– Undergraduates & Chinese language students: CNY 1,400 Yuan

– Master’s degree students & general scholars: CNY 1,700 Yuan

– Doctoral degree students & senior scholars: CNY 2,000 Yuan

4) New students will get a one-off settlement subsidy upon their arrival in China.

– CNY 1,000 Yuan for new students who will study in China for less than one academic year

– CNY 1,500 Yuan for new students who will study in China for one academic year and above

5) Fee for outpatient medical service refers to the outpatient expense in the institution’s hospital or the hospitals entrusted by the institution. The students are to cover a certain percentage of expense in accordance with the institution’s regulations.

6) Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Protection Scheme for International Students in China is provided by MOE for the scholarship students in China in case of hospitalizing for serious diseases and accidental injuries. The institutions or the entrusted medical assistance agencies provide advancement service for insurance expenses, and claim for compensation with relevant payment receipts from the insurance company according to the stipulated insurance articles. For scholarship student, the individual claim will not be accepted by the insurance company.

7) One-off inter-city travel subsidy (each for coming-in and leaving China)

A hard-seat train ticket (hard-berth train ticket for overnight trip) will be provided for scholarship students traveling.

From the port of entry upon registration to the city where the admitting institution or Chinese language training institution or preparatory education institution is located;

From the Chinese language training institution or the preparatory education institution to the city where the university for major study is located;

From the city where the institution is located to the nearest port for departure upon graduation.

Meal and excess of baggage should be self-afforded.

In principle, the port of entry is Beijing, or a port of entry near where the university is located.

Further information ( HOW TO APPLY), click HERE


16 Responses

  1. I personal appreciate the schorlaship which the chinese is giving to foriegn student,thank’s

  2. Hello, I’m Khamsing I have been awarded diploma of English.Now I am a teacher of English for 4 years. I’m looking for scholarship to studying abroad. If I get scholarship I’m very happy.

  3. I am a young man of twenty two year and I have completed senior high school. I wont further my education in abroad

  4. Iam mpanga pastory from Tanzania pursuing at university of Dar es salaam Bed science i want to pursue master in mathematics my email pastorympanga@yahoo.com

  5. I am Dr.Abdul Matin Talukder,Professor,Department of Fine Arts, University of Rajshahi,Bangladesh.I completed my graduation from Beijing,China and Completed Post-graduation from India. I would like to go research program like short course.If you could do to help me will be highly appreciated. I am 53 years old.Thanking you .

  6. Am Braka William from Uganda, I like to know if you have scholarship for High school diploma. Thanks.

  7. hello!
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    In fact, I am Rwandan by nationality and I have completed my secondary studies in Maths-Physics-Geography with 74.7% as marks in 2009.

  8. I am Edward Mudura from Zimbabwe looking for a Schoolaship to study chinese language.I am holding a Chinese language certificate and O,Level certificate,so help me.I will be greatful to here your feedback.

  9. I will be very grateful if my request is granted

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