CHINESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS for 2017-2018 for International Students in China will always announce the notice for enrollment on its office site.
China Government Scholarships Types
Following is the list of china government scholarships for international students
- Bilateral Program
This includes full or partial scholarships through educational exchange agreements or consensus between the Chinese government and governments of other countries, institutions, universities, or international organizations. It supports undergraduate students, graduate students, general scholars, and senior scholars.
Applicants shall apply to the dispatching authorities for overseas study of their home countries.
- Chinese University Program
This is a full scholarship for designated Chinese universities and certain provincial education offices in specific provinces or autonomous regions to recruit outstanding international students for graduate studies in China. It only supports graduate students
Applicants shall apply to the designated Chinese universities undertaking this program.
- Great Wall Program
This is a full scholarship for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization （UNESCO） to sponsor students and scholars in developing countries to study and research in China. It only supports general scholars and senior scholars.
Applicants shall apply to the National Commissions for UNESCO in their home countries.
- EU Program
This is a full scholarship to encourage students from EU member countries to study and research in China to promote mutual understanding between China and EU members. It supports undergraduate students, graduate students, general scholars, and senior scholars.
Applicants shall apply to the Office for Education and Culture, Mission of the P. R. China to the European Union.
- AUN Program
This is a full scholarship for the ASEAN University Network （AUN） to sponsor students, teachers, and scholars from ASEAN member nations to study in China and to enhance the academic exchange and mutual understanding between China and ASEAN members. It only supports graduates.
Applicants shall apply to the AUN Secretariat.
- PIF Program
This is a full scholarship to sponsor students from Pacific Island countries to study in China. It supports undergraduates, graduates, general scholars, and senior scholars.
Applicants shall apply to the Pacific Islands Forum （PIF） Secretariat.
- WMO Program
This is a partial scholarship （including a tuition fee waiver, free on-campus accommodation, and Comprehensive Medical Insurance） for the World Meteorological Organization （WMO） to sponsor international students to study and conduct research in meteorology, hydrology, and water resources supervision and management in China. It only supports undergraduates and graduates.
Applicants shall apply to WMO.
Supporting Categories for China Government Scholarships
Chinese Government Scholarship programs sponsor international students, teachers, and scholars to undertake degree studies （bachelor, master, and PhD） and Chinese language study or academic research in institutions of higher education in China.
Duration of government scholarship in China for study
Chinese Government Scholarship covers both major study and Chinese language （preparatory） study. The table below illustrates the duration of each program.
|Major Study （year）
|Chinese Language （Preparatory Study）（year）
|up to 1
|up to 1
|up to 2
|up to 1
|up to 1
|up to 2
Undergraduate scholarship recipients must register for Chinese-taught credit courses. They are required to take one-year preparatory courses in one of the 10 universities listed below and to pass the required test before moving on to their major studies.
Undergraduate scholarship recipients can apply for preparatory course exemption if they completed their secondary education in Chinese or have a valid HSK certificate that meets the requirements of the host university. Official documents from secondary schools or a photocopy of a valid HSK certificate must be submitted for a preparatory course exemption application. Please NOTE that HSK results are valid for only 2 years.
10 universities for Chinese Government Scholarship
Entrusted by MOE, the following 10 universities offer preparatory courses to undergraduate scholarship recipients. They are
- Tianjin University,
- Nanjing Normal University,
- Shandong University,
- Central China Normal University,
- Tongji University,
- Beijing Language and Culture University,
- Northeast Normal University,
- Beijing International Studies University,
- Capital Normal University, and
- University of International Business and Economics.
Graduate and non-degree scholarship students can register for either the Chinese-taught program or the English-taught program if applicable. Program Search （Visiting http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihuaorhttp://www.campuschina.org） can help you find the program and university you’re interested in.
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 the scholarship.
Chinese language courses will be one year for majors in Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Western 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.
Institutions and Majors
Now 279 Chinese universities have been designated to enroll international students with Chinese Government Scholarship, and they offer a wide variety of programs. An introduction to the universities and the programs they offer can be found in the following links.