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Apply for a scholarship in China!

Published: 2 November 2015

Are you interested in pursuing a degree or having an exchange overseas? Do you like adventure? Do you want to learn Chinese? If the answer to the questions above is yes, then we highly recommend you to apply for a scholarship in China. There are plenty opportunities waiting for you!

China is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion. Its long, rich history, as well as its ancient, mysterious and beautiful land is attracting numerous visitors every single day. Chinese arts and crafts are also distinctive and unique. Kung Fu, which have only recently begun to gain popularity in other places of the world, has been part of the Chinese culture for centuries, and Chinese literature affirms the country's rich heritage. And undoubtedly, there is the Chinese food, which has been spread at every corner of the world.

In order to promote the mutual understanding, cooperation and exchanges in politics, economy, culture, education and trade between China and other countries, the Chinese government has introduced a series of scholarship programs to sponsor international students, teachers and scholars to study and conduct research in Chinese Universities. They provide international bachelor, master and doctoral programs conducted in English, which have no requirements of Chinese language proficiency. China Scholarship Council (CSC), delegated by the Ministry of Education of People’s Republic of China (MOE), is responsible for the admission and administration of Chinese Government Scholarship programs, where 279 designated Chinese Universities offer a wide variety of academic programs in Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Law, Economics, Management, Education, Liberal Arts, Philosophy, History, and Fine Arts for scholarship winners at all levels.

But how to apply to a Chinese government scholarship? According to the education exchange agreement between China and your country, China offers government scholarships to the candidates recommended by your country. You may contact your country’s Ministry of Education or other organizations in charge of this program and request scholarships applications. If you are included in the government exchange program, you should fill out the Application Forms for Foreign Student Scholarships, and send them back to the dispatching authority (usually where you got the forms from) together with other relevant materials. The China Scholarship Council (CSC) will contact Chinese institutions of higher learning for the consideration of your application. If you are enrolled, the CSC will send you the Admission Notice and Visa Application for Foreigners Wishing to Study in China (JW 201) through your country's Ministry of Education or other organizations in charge of this program. Additionally, there are plenty of scholarships offered in Shanghai, Xi’an (NPU University) and in many other places.

Various scholarships are established by Chinese government, Chinese local governments, Confucius Institute, foreign government, Chinese Universities and enterprises to encourage international students to study in China. We encourage you to take a look at the offers provided, as well as some frequently asked questions following the hyperlinks above.

Nonetheless, if you plan to study in China as a self-financed student, you can directly contact the relevant institutions of higher learning and the Chinese embassy in your country. Materials about Chinese institutions of higher learning and Application Form for Foreigners Wishing to Study in China are available in the Chinese embassy. Alternatively, you can ask the institution you chose for their application form.

Seems easy, doesn’t it? It certainly is! Have fun applying! 


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