There are many scholarships in China for international students, over 50 000 students are studying in China with the scholarship.
The scholarship can cover the full tuition accommodation and living expenses which can go up if your bachelor master or phd level and it can be worth up to 30 000 us dollars.
There are two types of scholarships in chinese universities .
There’s chinese scholarship council which is the chinese government scholarship and the university scholarships.
I’m going to introduce the scholarships ,how to apply,i’m also going to give you some tips on how to increase your chances of getting accepted the chinese scholarship council or the chinese government scholarship which is probably the biggest way to get scholarships.
the CSC is the chinese government scholarship, there are 279 universities that accept students on this scholarship, so how it works is the CSC is based in beijing and they assign the quota to universities and embassies all around the world each of these? they get a number of students they can accept for the scholarship so how you apply for it ?
You need to apply on the online application system of the CSC government scholarship, prepare all of the documents perfectly, and then send them to the agency which is the embassy or the university.
You probably want to apply to the embassy in your own country or the university , can you apply to both universities and embassies ? Yes you can, you can make multiple applications, i’m going to tell you exactly how to apply and give you some tips a bit later.
There is equator for each country for example, in pakistan there’s so many students applying so it’s a little bit more difficult but if you’re looking in united states or in uk or in new zealand there’s not as many students applying, so it can be a lot easier and the acceptance rate can be a lot higher from certain countries, so what you do is you print off the documents and then you need to send them to the embassy or the university who will process the application, they will check and they will give a short list of those that they have assigned to the scholarship, send them to the CSC office in beijing and then you will get the update about whether you have got these scholarship later on, so here is a list of the documents you need to send with your application :
You need to send your highest academic transcript passport copy, study plan research proposal which is really important , recommendation letters, you need to show the visa if you’ve been to china before, also you need a medical exam form to show that you’re healthy, and it’s also helpful if you have a pre-admission letter you’ve already been accepted to a university, but if you don’t have that it’s not 100 necessary to send it then so, the universities they have many different scholarships, if you want to apply for the university scholarship, these scholarships sometimes when you apply to the university they will just give you the scholarship automatically but, you also need to follow the exact requirements for each scholarship at each university so, for example every student that applies to jiangsu university on china admissions gets a presidential scholarship automatically ( on our china scholarship category we have more information about all of the scholarships at chinese universities )
Normally these scholarships will go to the best students with the highest grades so it’s important to have a really good application when you apply to these scholarships, obviously this is completely separate for the chinese government scholarship, so you can apply to the university scholarships and the chinese government scholarship why not ? apply to as many scholarships as possible so for the timing of the scholarship it is normally open from january, february, march and the deadline will be in march or just after the spring festival and you can apply for september for university scholarships, they will have different deadlines according to the university, so i have some tips on how you can increase your chances of getting a scholarship but firstly, it’s kind of obvious, but you need to have a really strong application when you apply, so make sure that you have the best application documents, make sure you really understand the university you’re applying for, so make sure to double check all of your essays and to check all of this so it’s 100 perfect, if you can speak some chinese it definitely helps, you can take an online program to get a certificate for example, beijing language and culture university they offer online certificate programs, if you take one of these courses it can be done in 12 weeks, you can get a certificate and attach that to your application it will definitely help because it shows that you’ve already been studying some chinese, the higher chinese level that you have the better, if you have some chinese it’s definitely better than none. Another of the main tips is make sure you apply as early as possible, a lot of the scholarships go to students who apply earlier so why not apply as early as possible, if you apply later there’s a lot more competition and don’t apply just on the deadline.
One of the things that you have to make sure is when you prepare all of the documents to send everything 100 perfectly, so you need to make sure to double check, that it’s exactly how they want it, because often they will get many applications so they probably don’t have time to give feedback to all the students so that’s why it’s really important to just give all of the documents in a perfect way and this is another thing which is related it’s really good if you can try and contact them and try and ask them to check your application, try and make contact with them and say hi i’m just sending an application please can you double check it’s all okay if you make contact with them it will encourage them to check your application and then they will get back to you and give you feedback, if you’re living in the country and you want to apply to the embassy it can be really helpful if you can go to the embassy in person, i know it may be difficult but if you can find a way where you can meet the people, show them your application documents and ask them to check, that can definitely help because they can give you feedback right there on the spot, so the process for the chinese government scholarship sometimes it can take some time because it needs to be processed by the university or by the embassy and then it needs to go to the CSC where they allocate the scholarships and then they will need to assign you to the university you will get the scholarship out, so this whole process can take a bit of time so if you apply in march you can get the update in june july or august, so it can be a bit late it’s difficult to know, it depends on the exact process of the exact country that you’re applying for there’s a few programs that you might want to consider there are four and a half thousand programmes in china in english, but you can also study chinese programs, if you study a chinese program you actually have a higher chance of getting a scholarship because china wants more people to speak chinese so if you can study on a foundation program such as beijing language and culture college, they have a foundation program where you can study one year in chinese and then after that you can get a full scholarship at tianjin university, so this is a great program and a great way to get the scholarship, if you have any questions or comments please let me know in the comments below or contact me in the Contact-Us Page.