Scholarships to Study in China for International Students

Over the past decade, China has established one of the largest higher education systems in the world. Chinese graduates dominate the largest numbers worldwide annually, with many excelling in different industries and fields. China is also home to top-tier universities that have kept moving upwards in major global university ranking tables.

Recognizing the role of quality education in national industrialization and social progress, the Chinese government offers numerous scholarships for resident and international students. In fact, China is one of the most generous countries providing scholarships to foreign students and there are currently over 50,000 international students in China with scholarships.

Dulguun is from Mongolia and has successfully received scholarships to study in China. Now she is an admissions officer at China Admissions based in Beijing.

The scholarships can be very valuable, overing the tuition fees, accommodation and living expenses worth up to $30,000 USD.

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We at China Admissions have helped a large number of students to receive scholarships in China for several years. We have learnt from experience.

Here are some happy thoughts from the students who have already gotten the scholarships and who we helped:

Thanks a lot. I’m totally indebted to you, I”m so relieved, I feel like I have finally accomplished something. Heartfelt appreciation for your efforts.
Says Zahir, a student from India, who applied for Beihang University.

Respected sir, let me inform you with great respect and regards that I have been awarded full scholarship of Tsinghua University and thanks for giving me guidance regarding my matter.
These are the words of Jamali’s, Tsinghua University scholarships student.

We do everything in our power to make the process of applying for Universities, for scholarships easier and more understandable, we want every student with a dream of studying in China succeed in achieving this dream, so don’t let formalities and procedures which can be pretty confusing stand on your way, when we are always here for you and ready to help.

We are soon releasing a free guide for scholarship information for 2021 intake so we can help more international students.

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Types of Scholarships in China

Chinese Government Scholarships

CSC scholarships are one of the most common scholarships awarded to international students. Provided by the Chinese Scholarship Council, this type of government scholarship is a initiative of the Chinese Ministry of Education to promote education, cultural exchange, political cooperation and mutual understanding between other countries and China. CSC scholarships can be partially or full-funded.

The Chinese government also offers other scholarships such as the Confucius Institute scholarships, CAS-TWAS Scholarships, Chinese Provincial Government Scholarships and many more scholarships to international students.

Undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students who qualify for a government scholarship receive a monthly stipend, free tuition and free accommodation during their study.

Chinese University Scholarships

The majority of universities in China offer scholarships for students. These scholarships can cover your tuition fees, as well as the cost of your accommodation.

Xiamen University for instance, is offering five different scholarships for international students so they can study in China. The application process to apply for university scholarships is more simple than CSC scholarships. You can see the full list here.

Private Scholarships

These types of scholarships are offered by distinguished alumni, big companies and charitable institutions. Independent scholarships can cover the full or partial tuition fee and are usually awarded to international students who have exemplary academic record.

How Much Is the Scholarship Worth? 

There are minor and full scholarships. They can include a portion or all of the tuition fee, accommodation, and some will pay living expenses every month which can be worth up to $30,000 USD.

3 Tips to Apply for the Scholarship 

1) Apply early – the application deadline is open for a limited time only, so you need to apply on time. There are often too many students applying and so it may be hard to get feedback. Apply to multiple universities and scholarships. It is very competitive so it is better to apply to numerous opportunities.

2) Contacts – Try to get in contact with someone from the university and / or embassy so they can check your application documents are correct.

3) Prepare Documents Carefully – Because there are so many students applying it is important that you prepare all your application documents correctly. If you do not prepare them correctly then your application may not be processed.

Make sure that you register on China Admissions here for free tips about how to apply.

How to Apply for Scholarship in China?

The largest scholarship is the Chinese government scholarship which is managed by the China Scholarship Council. The full scholarship typically includes all tuition fees, living expenses, accommodation, and some intercity travel. The amount of living expenses depend on whether you are a chinese language student, undergraduate, master’s or PhD student.

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Apply By Yourself

You can apply for this scholarship yourself. Below is a step-by-step process:

  1. Register at the China Scholarship Council website.
  2. Fill out all the application documents correctly (any mistakes can cause your application to be rejected).
  3. Find an agency to sponsor your application.
  4. Apply and receive the acceptance letter from the University (failing to do this can result in you being assigned to a University by the scholarship committee).

Preparing Application Documents

Preparing the required documents is an important step to get a Chinese scholarship. In addition to providing soft copies of documents, you may also be required to provide hard copies for mailing.

Some of the most basic requirements include:

  • Notarized highest diploma
  • Academic transcripts
  • A study plan or research proposal
  • Recommendation letters
  • If planning to stay in China for more than 6 months, you must submit a photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (valid for 6 months)
  • Applicants with the Pre-admission Letter/Admission Letter from designated universities should enclose the letter in the application package

Chinese universities may require other documents as needed.

Register for Free Scholarship Updates for 2021 Intake

China Admissions is an official partner of many top-ranking universities in China. Register on China Admissions to get real-time updates and tips about scholarships.

You can also have a look at the scholarships below.

More helpful resources

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279 Chinese Universities admitting international students for Chinese Government Scholarship

Content crafter at China Admissions with nine years of professional writing experience. Fil-Chinese who honors my heritage every day. On a fascinating journey exploring China and tracing my ancestry. See China through my lens.
Christine Chiu

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Asif Nawaz
Asif Nawaz
4 months ago

I want to study in China, how do I start?

Folley J kiazolu
Folley J kiazolu
4 months ago

I want to study in China, what’s the process?

Mobashir
Mobashir
4 months ago

Do Chinese universities offer fully-funded PhD programs in English?

Mobashir
Mobashir
3 months ago
Reply to  Christine Chiu

Yeah I have searched the universities, I was much interested in getting a scholarship here in China, can you please lead me there.

MAOMBI KYANDO
MAOMBI KYANDO
4 months ago

Please help me to get a scholarship on education.

Desmond Taniform
Desmond Taniform
4 months ago

I want a scholarship to study in china

M. HASSAN NAEEM
M. HASSAN NAEEM
3 months ago

What are the criteria to be awarded a scholarship? Is there a grade requirement (e.g. 85% marks in all subjects) or do you need to take a test?

Waseem ullah
Waseem ullah
3 months ago

Hi, is there any fully-funded scholarship in the medical field for master’s level in government universities?

Last edited 3 months ago by Waseem ullah
Glory Agbe
Glory Agbe
3 months ago

I want to study in China, how do I go about it, please?

Habib U Rehman
Habib U Rehman
3 months ago

Hello, everyone!

Jen-Nie
Jen-Nie
3 months ago

Hi, how do I apply for scholarship in China urgently?

Gelat k. Meyu
Gelat k. Meyu
3 months ago

I’m eager to study abroad, my PhD is in operational research optimization, can you help me get a supervisor?

Gelet K.mey
Gelet K.mey
3 months ago
Reply to  Christine Chiu

I’ve spent a lot of time searching for supervisors within my study area (operational research or cybernetics, or optimization) but how can I reach these supervisors?

Majok Agok Aguer
Majok Agok Aguer
3 months ago

Please, I need to get links for CSC Universities.

Gohar Rehman
Gohar Rehman
3 months ago

What is the status of my admission? Please reply.

Gohar Rehman
Gohar Rehman
3 months ago

My priority is Bachelors in Pharmacy.

Jessie
Jessie
3 months ago

Can I get a master’s scholarship even if I’m studying in China already?

CP Ng
CP Ng
3 months ago

My son graduated in Chengdu Polytechnic in China, can he continue his study in China to complete his undergraduate? Please advise.

CP Ng
CP Ng
3 months ago
Reply to  Christine Chiu

What I mean was whether he can continue from university year 3 since he has a diploma?

Geri-Ann Miller
Geri-Ann Miller
3 months ago

Hi, I am in the process of applying for undergraduate program. I heard that the courses offered on the scholarship can only be offered in Chinese. Is this true?

Zukhruf
Zukhruf
2 months ago

Do Chinese universities offer scholarships in medicine (MBBS)? If so, please guide.

Alena
Alena
2 months ago

Hi! Is it possible to get scholarship on the second year of university?

Jame mabak Achuoth
Jame mabak Achuoth
2 months ago

Wanna study in china

Barana Babiso
Barana Babiso
2 months ago

I’m Barana. I have MSc in Natural Resource Management. I want to follow my PhD in any related field of study.

Ezekiel Ndomo Fayiah
Ezekiel Ndomo Fayiah
2 months ago

I would like to extend my study in China, is it possible?

Anna Yakuleni Kandume
Anna Yakuleni Kandume
2 months ago

I would like to study in China and also work in China for free or through scholarships. What am I supposed to do to achieve my goal.

sana batool
sana batool
2 months ago

I want to apply for PhD in Environmental Science in China. Please guide me how should I start to apply. Which university in China is best for environmental science. I want to study on fully funded scholarship.

Dereje Taye
Dereje Taye
2 months ago

Set the procedure for application

MALAIKA IFTIAZ
MALAIKA IFTIAZ
2 months ago

Assalam o alaikum!
Please inform me about fully-funded scholarships for MBBS in Chinese medical colleges and universities. Thank you!

MALAIKA IFTIAZ
MALAIKA IFTIAZ
2 months ago

I want to study MBBS in China with fully-funded scholarship. What is the first step? Thank you.

John
John
2 months ago

Hi, is there any scholarship for Chinese language programs?

Nathan ewome
Nathan ewome
2 months ago

I want to be a good student.

shehzad
shehzad
2 months ago

Hi, what will be the language for Master’s in Entomology? English or Chinese language? Please guide me…

minashii
minashii
1 month ago

Do these scholarships support medicine students too?

Yusuf Aliyu Lado
Yusuf Aliyu Lado
1 month ago

I need scholarships

Abubacker siddiq
Abubacker siddiq
1 month ago

I want to study MBBS in China. Do medical schools provide any scholarship for doing MBBS in China?

haseeb tahir
haseeb tahir
1 month ago

Please kindly tell me what CGPA is required for CSC scholarship.

haseeb tahir
haseeb tahir
1 month ago

What cgpa is required to get CSC scholarship?

DINESH BUDHA
DINESH BUDHA
1 month ago

I am an undergraduate of my country Nepal. Can I apply for fully-funded scholarship to study MBBS in China?

Ukashat
Ukashat
25 days ago

Good morning, I want to apply for scholarships.

Mecklyn Manga
Mecklyn Manga
21 days ago

I would like to apply for Chinese scholarship.

Ridmie Abeyrathna
Ridmie Abeyrathna
21 days ago

Do Chinese universities provide fully-funded bachelor scholarship programs? I want to study in China.

Sofia Jamil
Sofia Jamil
17 days ago

Is there PhD scholarship available for age 41?

Md Mosharraf Hossain
Md Mosharraf Hossain
14 days ago

Hello dear, I am interested to know about the One belt One Road and its benefits. Please help me.

MODEST AKANI
MODEST AKANI
8 days ago

I’m interested in getting scholarship to study in china.

MODEST AKANI
MODEST AKANI
8 days ago

Hi I’m confirming whether it is possible for some body who has diploma to get full scholar ship in china

Beatha Mbiro
Beatha Mbiro
7 days ago

Application masters scholarship

Adil
Adil
5 days ago

Hi, I want a 6 Month Chinese language scholarship. Can you please guide me, how do I apply?

syed
syed
5 days ago

i wanna apply for a bachelor’s program to a Chinese fully funded scholarship could you tell me please where should i apply?

Victor Wurewa Marcus
Victor Wurewa Marcus
2 days ago

I want to study in China this year-2021 with scholarship, how and where do I start?

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