Are you in dire need of a scholarship program at a Chinese university? You are in the right place. Kindly read this article till the end.
The Chinese Government Scholarship is one of the most sought-after scholarships in the world. We are delighted to announce that the 2024/2025 CSC scholarships are currently ongoing for foreign students who would like to complete their Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. Studies at the best universities in China.
About the Programme
The main objective of this scholarship is to facilitate culture, trade, education, trade in education and politics, mutual understanding, and cooperation between foreign countries and China.
This scholarship is open to international students from all over the world.
Chinese Government Scholarships Overview
The CSC scholarship covers various disciplines that cut across over 280 universities in China. You can check the list of universities and courses that are open for the 2024 CSC scholarship here.
Deadline- April 2024, although it depends on the Chinese University you are applying to.
Type of Scholarship: Bachelor, Masters, and Ph.D.
University: 280+ Universities in China.
Benefits of the 2024 Chinese Government Scholarship
As a recipient of the Chinese Government Scholarship, there are some advantages that you will get to leverage as an international student. They are:
- As a recipient of the Type A CSC scholarship, your registration fees, accommodation ( you will have to share a room with another student in the university residence), monthly stipend of up to 3500 Yuan, and medical insurance will be fully covered.
- As a recipient of the Type B CSC scholarship, your registration fees ( you will have to share a room with another student in the university residence), and basic medical insurance will be covered.
- As a recipient of the Type C CSC scholarship, it is not a fully funded scholarship but is partially aided by the university you are applying to. Note that the Type C CSC scholarship does not have the full benefits that are comprised of the Type B and Type A scholarships.
The Type A Chinese scholarship is the most robust and beneficial; hence, it is very competitive. However, if you can afford to cover the costs of your living expenses in China, then you can apply for the Type B and Type C scholarships as they are easier to apply and obtain.
Also, all international students from any part of the world are welcome to apply for this scholarship.
Eligibility Criteria for the 2024 CSC Scholarship Program
To be eligible for this scholarship, there are certain requirements that you must meet. Let’s take a look at the requirements below:
- You must be a foreign student and a non-Chinese citizen.
- You must not be under another Chinese government scholarship or its equivalent.
- If you are applying as an undergraduate student, you must not be more than 25 years old.
- If you are applying for a master’s degree, you must not be more than 35 years old.
- If you are applying for a Ph.D. degree, you must not be more than 40 years old.
- To apply for a Bachelor’s degree, you must have a Higher Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent.
- To apply for a Master’s degree, you must have obtained a Bachelor’s degree from a university in your country or its equivalent.
- To apply for a PhD program, you must have obtained a master’s degree in a tertiary institution in your country or its equivalent.
Admission Requirements / Documents for the 2024 CSC Scholarship
The documents required for the 2024 CSC scholarship are as follows:
- Your highest degree certificate and transcript.
- Foreigner Physical Examination Form /Official medical form – Note that this form is required to be filled by a doctor and ensure it has an official seal or stamp of the hospital that you make use of. Also, medical forms that are above 6 months from the day of application will not be accepted, and ensure that the form has a minimum of one official stamp ( of the hospital) on it.
- A well-detailed CV about your academic interest and your specialty. It can be written in English or Chinese languages.
- 2 Letters of recommendation ( either in English or Chinese) from your tertiary institution Professors for recipients of Postgraduate scholarships.
- You must have an English Proficiency Certificate, including TOEFL and IELTS, if you are a foreign student from a non-English speaking country. However, there is an exception for students who can provide proof of their certificate that their last study was taught in English.
- You must submit a Research Proposal.
- Copy of your passport.
- You can leverage on a Pre-admission letter from the university of choice. Even though it is optional, it creates an opportunity for you to be considered for the scholarship. It’s not usually easy to come by but its doable once you are known by your merits
How To Apply for the 2024 Chinese Government Scholarships
First, check if your preferred Chinese University requires an online application for admission alongside the Chinese Government Scholarship application or not.
- Visit the CSC portal to create an account and then log in to begin your scholarship application process. It must be completed online in English or Chinese.
- Choose the type of scholarship you are going for (Type A, Type B, or Type C) and the number of authorized university or agency codes ( it can be found on the internet or given by the university of your choice)
- Complete the online form and attach the needed documents in PDF format.
- If your selected university requires an online application. Submit the required application on that university’s website and then attach your Chinese Government Scholarship application.
- Ensure that you create 2 sets of documents (check the lists of universities above) and send them to the University address.
- The results will be announced on the same page of the scholarship application as of mid-July 2024.
Once your application has been completed, the appropriate bodies will commence the distribution by post of the essential documentation that is needed to process the study visa in the country of the applicant.