China Scholarships

List of Scholarships in China – Chinese Government Scholarships

List of Chinese Government Scholarships and CSC Scholarships in China
Written by Muhammad Yousaf

Chinese Government Scholarships (CGS) are sponsored by Chinese Scholarship Council that is also known as a CSC Scholarship. Chinese universities affiliated with Chinese Scholarship Council can accept international students under CSC Scholarship University program. There are bachelors, masters and doctoral degree courses offered by these Chinese universities in either English or Chinese language. Chinese Universities are also awarding Chinese Provincial Government Scholarships to international students other than just CSC scholarships. Various other scholarships in Chinese Universities are also available such as the Schwarzman Scholars program, Confucius Scholarship, CAS-TWAS Scholarship, and the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative Scholarships. This article provides you with a gateway to apply for all available Chinese Government Scholarships.

List of Chinese CSC Scholarships, Chinese local government scholarships, belt and road scholarships and other Chinese Scholarships is:

This short list was taken from the detailed list of Scholarships offered by Chinese Universities.

CSC Scholarship sponsored by Chinese Scholarship Council
Frequently Asked Questions

You can watch our video for the further explanation on China Scholarships by typing in Youtube search:
“Types of Chinese Scholarships and Frequently Asked Questions regarding CSC Scholarships”

The common procedure to apply for CSC scholarship in almost every Chinese university is explained here. For more detailed explanation, please refer to our University specific CSC scholarship posts available in CSC Scholarship section of the site.

  1. The most confusing point for new candidates who wish to apply for CSC Scholarship: You have to submit two separate applications for CSC scholarship. The first application needs to be filled online on CSC Scholarship online platform. Kindly download this online form after submission and keep it safe. The second step is to check if the targeted university is demanding online applications or applications by post or both. For example, if University asks for an online application then you have to fill the online form and attach the pdf copy of your downloaded CSC scholarship application form. This will indicate that you have applied for CSC Scholarship grant and your application will be referred to the scholarship department of the university. If the university accepts applications by post only then please send your CSC Scholarship form attached to rest of your documents to the address of particular university. And, if university requires both then do it as per their notice. You can also narrow down your search by looking at the list of universities without application fee for CSC Scholarship.
  2. Can you apply for more than one University Under CSC Scholarship online application system? You can indicate three universities in that CSC scholarship online application form but it is advised that do not include more than one university in one form. Make separate accounts for CSC Scholarship online application website and from every account, submit just one application, indicating just one University name for maximizing your chances. You can apply for as many as Chinese universities using this technique.
  3. Can you apply for CSC Scholarship with a hope certificate? Well, you can apply for the CSC Scholarship without having your final degree. Instead, you can furnish a hope certificate.
  4. Where to start to apply for Chinese Government Scholarship? Don’t be confused in selecting a scholarship out of such a large number of scholarships being offered by Chinese Universities. Narrow down your scholarship search scope as per your desired degree course and hunt for all possible Chinese universities websites to find if they offer your degree program. And once you find your program being offered by that Chinese University then go for it.
  5. What if you don’t have an acceptance letter from a professor from any Chinese University? Don’t worry, an acceptance letter is not mandatory! The 50 percent of Chinese Government Scholarship winners does not have acceptance letter at all. They impress the selection committee from their research proposal or study plan and win any of the above mentioned Chinese scholarships.
  6. If Chinese language or IELTS is required for a Chinese Government Scholarship? No! you are not asked by 99 percent of Chinese Universities to provide them with IELTS or TOEFL. Get a free English language proficiency certificate from your last university and it will work. If your program under Chinese Scholarship Council is offered in the Chinese language then you will be given one extra year to study the Chinese language in same Chinese University for free.
  7. What is the deadline for the CSC Scholarship? The deadline for CSC Scholarships is not specific. It actually depends on the university you select. There are over three thousand universities that offer CSC Scholarship annually. All universities have different deadlines for CSC Scholarships. But, the time frame of CSC Scholarships applications in universities is from March to April, every year.
  8. Next thing after winning the Chinese scholarship will be to receive VISA and admission documents at your house and then you must reserve an appointment to visit the Chinese Embassy to apply for Chinese Study VISA.

About the author

Muhammad Yousaf

Muhammad Yousaf is mentoring new students to win scholarships for a long time. He realized the fact that it is essential to create a platform where students can find authentic opportunities to apply for and ask questions regarding any relevant matters.

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