Chinese Government Scholarship-PIF Program

PIF Program is a full scholarship established by MOE to encourage students from Pacific island countries to study and conduct research in China.

Supporting Category

This program supports undergraduate students, graduate students, general scholars and senior scholars.

Instruction Language

Undergraduate scholarship recipients must register for Chinese-taught credit courses. Graduate and non-degree scholarship students can register for either the Chinese-taught program or the English-taught program if applicable.

Duration

The scholarship covers both major study and Chinese language (preparatory study), as specified in the Admission Letter.

Chinese Government Scholarship-PIF Program - duration

Scholarship Coverage

The Program provides full scholarship which covers tuition waiver, accommodation, stipend, and comprehensive medical insurance. Please refer to Introduction to CGS-Coverage and Standard for details of each item. This scholarship also covers a one-way air ticket (economy class) for new scholarship recipient to China upon their first registration and a one-way air ticket (economy class) back to their country from China upon their graduation.

When to Apply

You need to apply between early January and early April.

Eligibility

Applicants must be a citizen of a PIF member country, and be in good health

The requirements for applicants’ degree and age are that applicants must:

  • be a high school graduate under the age of 25 when applying for the undergraduate programs
  • be a bachelor’s degree holder under the age of 35 when applying for the master’s programs
  • be a master’s degree holder under the age of 40 when applying for the doctoral programs
  • be under the age of 45 and have a high school diploma (or higher) when applying for the general scholar programs
  • be a master’s degree holder or an associate professor (or above) under the age of 50 when applying for the senior scholar programs