|Frequently Asked Questions
|Mar 10, 2018
HOW CAN I GET THE LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT CHINESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP?
You can get the up-to-date scholarship information by visiting www.campuschina.org or www.csc.edu.cn/laihua . You can also consult the Chinese Embassy (Consulate General) in your home country or designated Chinese universities for your interested information.
WHAT PROGRAMS CAN I APPLY FOR? WHEN AND WHERE CAN I APPLY?
Usually the application opens between January and early April. You should apply and send the required documents to the application receiving agencies before the deadline. The table below tells you when and where to send your applications.
CAN I APPLY FOR CHINESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP WITHOUT ADMISSION LETTERS?
Yes. Applicants without Admission Letter are equally allowed to apply for Chinese Government Scholarship. However, CSC reserves the right to make necessary adjustments/changes to candidate’s host university, field of study, supporting categories and duration of scholarship if your Pre-admission Letter is not enclosed in your application documents. Applications enclosed with Pre-admission Letter will be sent directly to the host universities for placement confirmation.
WHAT IS “AGENCY NUMBER” AND WHERE CAN I GET IT?
Agency Number is the first required item that must be filled when applying online at CSC Online Application System for International Students. Each Agency Number stands for a specific application receiving agency and will be given to the recommended candidates only. A correct Agency Number will lead to the presence of the corresponding application receiving agency while a wrong one will lead to the application rejection. You will only get your Agency Number from your application receiving agency (e.g. Chinese embassy, AUN Secretariat, etc.) when you are recommended as a candidate.
HOW CAN I LOGIN THE CSC ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS?
① Go to www.csc.edu.cn/laihua or www.campuschina.org, and click the icon “Application Online for International Students” to enter the system.
②First-time users should register before entering the online application page.
③Please use Internet Explorer (6.0 or 7.0).Menu selection functions may not work in other browsers.
WHAT DO I NEED TO PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO WHEN APPLYING ONLINE?
①Please select the program CHINESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP.
②The item Apply for refers to the program you want to study rather than the degree you have already held.
③Majors should be one of the existing majors offered by Chinese universities and be based on your actual educational background. A nonexistent or improper major input will affect your application result.
④Preference of Institutions must be chosen from 279 Chinese universities designated by MOE. Any institution beyond the list will not be available for recruitment.
⑤Duration of the Major Study should match the program you apply for. Please check introductions to each program for the specific schooling period.
⑥ Submitted applications can be retrieved for revision. Once retrieved, the previously submitted application becomes invalid. Therefore, revised application should be submitted one more time.
HOW TO WRITE A STUDY PLAN OR RESEARCH PROPOSAL?
A Study Plan or Research Proposal states in details what you are going to do with the scholarship in China. It must include such information as the major you want to study in or the field of your research interest. It is of vital importance for those applicants for graduate studies or senior scholar programs, so please make sure your study plan or research proposal states those information as specific as possible.
WHAT SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN MY APPLICATION PACKAGE?
Generally, applicants must fill in and provide the following documents truly, correctly and completely (in duplicate).
①Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship（in Chinese or English）
②Notarized highest diploma (photocopy)
③ Academic transcripts
④A study plan or research proposal
⑤ Recommendation letters
⑥Applicants for music studies are requested to submit a CD of the applicants’ own works. Applicants for fine arts programs must submit a CD of the applicants’ own works (including two sketches, two color paintings and two other works)
⑦Applicants under the age of 18 should submit the valid documents of their legal guardians in China.
⑧Applicants planning to stay in China for more than 6 months must submit a photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form( valid for 6 months).
⑨Applicants with Pre-admission Letter/Admission Letter from designated universities should enclose the letter in the application package.
⑩Applicants with valid HSK Certificate should enclose it in the application package.
The above documents should be bound on top left corner (in duplicate) in order. No application documents will be returned.
DO I HAVE TO REGISTER FOR CHINESE-TAUGHT PROGRAMS?
①If you are an undergraduate student, you must register for Chinese-taught credit courses. If your Chinese language proficiency does not meet the requirements of your host university, you must take one-year Chinese language/preparatory courses in one of the 9 designated universities and pass the required tests before moving on to your major studies. Failure to pass the required tests will lead to the automatic termination of your scholarship.
②If you are a graduate student or a non-degree student, you can register for either Chinese-taught program or English-taught program if applicable. You can check Program Search to find your interested program.
Scholarship recipients of Chinese-taught programs without adequate Chinese language proficiency must take Chinese language training courses for one to two years to reach the language requirements of their host universities before moving on to major studies. Failure to reach the required language proficiency will lead to the termination of scholarship.
Recipients in such programs as Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Economics, Management, Law and Fine arts will take Chinese courses for one year. Recipients of Liberal Arts, History, Philosophy and Chinese Medicine will take Chinese courses for no more than two years.
Scholarship students of English-taught program or with adequate Chinese language proficiency (with valid HSK certificate) do not need to take Chinese language training courses.
WHICH CHINESE UNIVERSITIES ARE UNDER THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME?
A total of 279 Chinese universities are designated by MOE to accept Chinese Government Scholarship students from which you can choose your target university. You can check A List of the Chinese Institutions Admitting International Students under Chinese Government Scholarship Scheme for programs and universities available.
CAN I APPLY DIRECTLY TO CHINESE UNIVERSITIES FOR CHINESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP?
Only the 271 designated Chinese universities under the CGS-Chinese University Program will accept the scholarship application. You can search your interested university in A List of 271 Designated Chinese Universities Undertaking This Program.
CAN I APPLY FOR MORE THAN ONE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM?
Yes, but each scholarship winner can be granted with no more than one scholarship. CSC reserves the right to grant only one scholarship to each individual winner.
HOW CAN I KNOW THE ADMISSION RESULT?
The selection results of open application will be released four weeks after the deadline of each round. Applicant can visit our website to check their application result by checking against their application number.
The selection results of application by our agent will be The admission result will be announced by the application receiving agencies in late July. You can consult the application receiving agencies for admission result then.
The release of the shortlist of scholarship varies according to the schedule of each scholarship. Applicant can enquire the scholarship for more details.
WHY IS THE HOST UNIVERSITY SOMETIMES NOT MY TARGET UNIVERSITY?
For the applications without Pre-admission Letter, CSC reserves the right to make necessary adjustments/changes to candidate’s host university, field of study, supporting categories and duration of scholarship based on the scholarship requirements of different countries, accepting capacity of universities, requirements of different programs and the qualification of applicants.
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