About the Scholarship自主招生研究生奖学金标准




Chinese Government Scholarship-University Postgraduate Study Program is established by the Ministry of Education of China (hereinafter referred to as MOE) aiming to offer support in building international high level universities, and promote Chinese higher education brand. The enrollment is directly managed by a part of Chinese higher institutions. MOE entrusts China Scholarship Council (hereinafter referred to as CSC) to keep the enrollment record and carry out the routine management.

Categories of Applicants and Duration of Scholarship

Categories of Applicants

Duration of Scholarship

Master’s Degree Students

2-3 academic years

Doctor’s Degree Students

3-4 academic years


1.In principle, the courses will be taught in Chinese. Scholarship students are required to take one-year remedial Chinese language course and pass the examinations prior to the major study if their Chinese language level is not qualified. If students take one-year Chinese language course, the duration of the scholarship will be extended for one year.

2.Some courses can be taught in English.

3.Duration for scholarship specified at the time of admission can NOT be extended in principle.


The applicants shall apply to Chinese higher institutions undertaking this program within the set period. The application period is from January to April. Applicants may refer to relevant Chinese higher institutions websites or CSC website (http:// www.csc.edu.cn/)


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

2.Applicants are not studying in Chinese universities.

3.Education background and age limit:

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

-Applicants for Doctoral degree studies must have master’s degree and be under the age of 40.

Application Materials

The applicants must fill in and provide the following materials truly and correctly (in duplicate).

1.Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship(printed by CSC), filled in Chinese or in English. It can be downloaded from CSC website (www.csc.edu.cn).

2.Highest diploma (notarized photocopy). If applicants are university students or already employed, they shall also provide studying certificates or employment documents. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.

3.Transcripts (notarized photocopy). Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.

4.A study or research plan in Chinese or in English (no less than 800 words).

5.Two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English by professors or associate professors.

6.Applicants for music are requested to submit one CD recording of the applicants’ own work. Applicants for fine arts must submit one CD recording of the applicants’ own work (including two sketches, two color paintings and two other works).

7.Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (printed by Chinese quarantine authority and only for those whose period of studies in China lasts up to six months) filled in English. The medical 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. The medical examination results are valid for 6 months. All applicants are kindly requested to take this factor into consideration while determining the time to take the medical examination. 

The above materials should directly reach Chinese higher institutions undertaking this program by March 31th 2016. Individual applications will not be accepted by CSC.

Approval and Notification

1.Chinese higher institutions will review the application materials and decide on the list of accepted students.

2.Chinese higher institutions are supposed to send photocopies of the application materials including Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship, highest diploma, and Foreigner Physical Examination Form and List of Accepted Students, Admission Notice and Visa Application Form for Study In China (JW201) to CSC by May 31, 2016.

3.CSC will review and file the enrollment results and issue Visa Application Form for Study In China (JW201).

4.CSC will send the Final List of Accepted Students, Admission Notice and Visa Application Form for Study In China (JW201)to Chinese higher institutions by July 31, 2016, who will forward the documents to the students.

5.Scholarship students’ affairs shall be managed according to relevant regulations of Chinese Government Scholarship. Students are not allowed to change their institutions. In principle, students are not permitted to change their academic programs, or the duration of study specified in the Admission Notice.

China Scholarship Council

Tel: 0086-10-66093917 66093918

E-mail: jwang@csc.edu.cn   lchen@csc.edu.cn

Fax: 0086-10-66093915

Web: http:// www.csc.edu.cn/

Address: Level 13, Building A3, No.9 Chegongzhuang Avenue, Beijing 100044, P. R. China