Chinese Government Scholarships


Undergraduate Master PHD Fellowship & Research

Location (s):

  • China


In order to promote the mutual understanding, cooperation and exchanges in various fields between China and other countries, the Chinese government has set up a series of scholarship programs to sponsor international students, teachers and scholars to study and conduct research in Chinese universities. Now 289 Chinese universities have been designated to enroll international students with Chinese Government Scholarship, and they offer a wide variety of programs.


China Scholarship Council (hereinafter referred to as CSC), entrusted by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as MOE), is responsible for the enrollment and the administration of Chinese Government Scholarship programs. Now, 289 designated Chinese universities offer a wide variety of academic programs in Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Economics, Legal Studies, Management, Education, History, Literature, Philosophy, and Fine Arts for scholarship recipients at all levels.
Chinese Government Scholarship programs sponsor international students, teachers and scholars to undertake degree studies (bachelor, master or PhD) or academic research in China.
Chinese Government Scholarship covers both major study and Chinese language (preparatory) study. The table below illustrates the duration of each program. 
Program Categories
Major Study
(academic year)
Chinese language (preparatory) study
(academic year)
Duration of
(academic year)
Undergraduate programs
up to 2
Master’s programs
up to 2
Doctoral programs
up to 2
General scholar programs
up to 1
up to 1
up to 2
Senior scholar programs
up to 1
up to 1
up to 2

Application Procedure

Step 1 - Apply directly to your target university.

Step 2 - Complete the online application procedure at CGS Information Management System for International Students (Visit or http://www.campuschina.organd click “Application Online” to log in), submit online the completed Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship, and print a hard copy. Please consult your target university for the Instructions of the CGS Information Management System for International Students and Agency Number.

Step 3 - Submit all your application documents to your target university before the deadline.


Only applications of recommended candidates from designated Chinese universities will be considered by CSC.

Scholarship Confirmation

  1. University reviews the application documents and decides the nominated candidates.
  2. Nominated candidates will get Chinese Government Scholarships to study in China with approval of the CSC.
  3. CSC reserves the rights to decide the host university for scholarship recipients with multiple offers. Each scholarship recipient—even when admitted by multiple universities—will be granted no more than one scholarship.
  4. The CSC reviews eligibility and qualifications of nominated candidates, approves the List of Scholarship Recipients, and sends the admission documents to universities before June 30th. University sends the admission documents (List of Scholarship Recipients, Admission Letter and Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW201)) to scholarship recipients
  5. Scholarship recipients shall not allowed to change their host university, field of study, or duration of study stipulated on the Admission Letter after their coming to China.
  6. Scholarship will not be reserved if scholarship recipient cannot register before the registration deadline.

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

  • Graduate and non-degree scholarship students can register for either the Chinese-taught program or the English-taught program if applicable.
  • Scholarship recipients of Chinese-taught programs without adequate Chinese proficiency must take Chinese language courses for one to two academic years to reach the language requirements of their host universities before moving on to their major studies.
  • Failure to reach the required language proficiency will lead to the automatic termination of scholarship.
  • Chinese language courses will be one year for majors in Science, Engineering, Agriculture, West Medicine, Economics, Management, Legal Studies and Fine Arts, and be no more than two years for majors in Literature, History, Philosophy and Chinese Medicine.
  • Scholarship recipients of the English-taught programs or those with adequate Chinese language proficiency do not need to take Chinese language courses.


Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

Cost/funding for participants:

1. Full Scholarship covers

  • Tuition waiver
  • Accommodation
  • Stipend
    • Undergraduate students: CNY 2,500 per month; 

    • Master’s students/general scholars: CNY 3,000 per month; 

    • Doctoral students/senior scholars: CNY 3,500 per month.

2. Partial scholarship covers

One or some items of the full scholarship.

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