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2012 Chinese Government Scholarships Scheme

With the purpose of promoting understanding and friendship between the Chinese people and people from all over the world, the Chinese government sets up various scholarship schemes to offer financial support for international students and scholars to undertake studies and research in Chinese institutions of higher education.

Please refer to the following scholarship categories for further information.

Categories of Chinese Government Scholarship Programs(2012)

1.Chinese Government Scholarship Scheme

This scholarship is intended to offer both full scholarships but also partial scholarships for foreign students and scholars who study in China undergraduate and postgraduate programs, Chinese language training programs, general scholar and senior scholar programs.
Applicants shall apply for the scholarship through dispatching authorities, institutions or Chinese diplomatic missions.

2. CHINA/UNESCO-The Great Wall Fellowship Scheme
This scholarship is a full scholarship for candidates recommended by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It is only available to applicants who come to study in China as general scholars and senior scholars.
Only applicants who come to study in China as general scholars and senior scholars can apply this scholarship. Applicants shall come to the National Commissions for UNESCO in their home countries for application issue.

3. Study in Asia Scholarship Scheme
Chinese government sets up this scholarship in order to stimulate the mobility of Asian students and scholars, promote further understanding of Asian countries, as well as elevate the education quality of Asia area. It is a full scholarship only available to applicants who come to study as general scholars and senior scholars.

Applicants shall apply to the Chinese diplomatic missions in their home countries.

4. China/AUN Scholarship Scheme
This is a full scholarship provided to ASEAN member countries, aiming to encourage students, teachers and scholars from ASEAN member countries to study in China.
Applicants shall apply to the ASEAN Secretariat.

5. Chinese Government Scholarship Program for EU
It is a full scholarship scheme specially set to encourage high school graduates or university students from EU member countries to learn Chinese for one year in China. Applicants shall apply to the Mission of P.R China to the European Union.

6. China/Shanghai Cooperation Organization Scholarship Scheme
This is a special scholarship for SCO member countries aiming to encourage students from SCO member countries to study in China.
Applicants shall apply to the Chinese diplomatic missions in SCO member countries.

7. China/Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Scholarship Scheme
This is a special scholarship to students from PIF member countries to study in China. It provides full scholarship to finance their study in China.
Applicants shall apply to PIF Secretariat.

8. Chinese Government Special Scholarship Scheme-University Postgraduate Program
This is a full scholarship scheme with the purpose of supporting Chinese universities under the “985 Project” to recruit postgraduate students.
Applicants shall apply through the Chinese HEIs under this program.

9. Chinese Government Special Scholarship Scheme-Degree Oriented Program in Provinces & Autonomous Regions
This is a full scholarship scheme set up for supporting designated Chinese universities in specific provinces or autonomous regions to recruit international students
Applicants shall contact the provincial education departments or Chinese HEIs under this program for further information.

10.Chinese Government Special Scholarship Scheme-Provincial Government Sponsored Scholarship
This is a full scholarship specially set up for international students who study in the areas of which provincial government has set up a Provincial Local Government Scholarship. Only international students who pursue Master’s programs or PhD programs are eligible for applying this scholarship.
Applicants shall apply through designated HELs or educational administrative departments in the related provinces or autonomous regions which are in charge of this program.

11. Distinguished International Student Scholarship
This is a full scholarship scheme with the purpose of sponsoring excellent international students who have got their Bachelor's degree or above in China and have been enrolled by Chinese HEIs for their further studies and also available for international students who are currently studying postgraduate programs in Chinese HEIs.Applicants shall submit application to their host institutions and the host institutions will recommend the qualified applicants to CSC.

In 2012, CSC will offer this scholarship to 200 international students.

China Scholarship Council Contacts

Website:http://www.csc.edu.cn
Address: Level 13, Building A3, No.9 Chegongzhuang Avenue, Beijing 100044, P. R. China
Telephone:
Asia: 0086-10-66093923; yongq@csc.edu.cn
Africa: 0086-10-66093919/3920; sswu@csc.edu.cn; lmeng@csc.edu.cn
America & Oceania: 0086-10-66093926/3925; jiangyuan@csc.edu.cn; xmsun@csc.edu.cn
Central Asia: 0086-10-66093926/3925; jiangyuan@csc.edu.cn; xmsun@csc.edu.cn
Europe: 0086-10-66093921/3920; ljyu@csc.edu.cn; lmeng@csc.edu.cn
Fax: 0086-10-66093915