Chinese Government Scholarship EU Program, 2016-2017

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Ministry of Education of P.R. China (MOE) is awarding scholarships to students of EU member countries in 2016-2017 academic session. This program supports undergraduate students, graduate students, general scholars and senior scholars.

In order to promote the mutual understanding, cooperation and exchanges in various fields between China and other countries, the Chinese government has set up a series of scholarship programs to sponsor international students, teachers and scholars to study and conduct research in Chinese universities.

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) is a non-profit institution with legal person status affiliated with the Ministry of Education. The objective of the CSC is to provide, in accordance with the law, statutes and relevant principles and policies of China, financial assistance to the Chinese citizens wishing to study abroad and to the foreign citizens wishing to study in China in order to develop the educational, scientific and technological, and cultural exchanges and economic and trade cooperation between China and other countries

Applicants must be a citizen of an EU member country, and be in good health. They should meet the language requirements of the higher education institutions. General English language requirements for English-instructed programs and Chinese-instructed programs are different.

Course Level: This program supports undergraduate programs, master’s programs, doctoral programs, general scholar programs and senior scholar programs.

Study Subject(s): Scholarship is provided for courses offered by the Chinese HEIs.

Scholarship Award: The EU Program provides a full scholarship of tuition waiver, accommodation, stipend, and comprehensive medical insurance. Please refer to Introduction to CGS-Coverage and Standard for details of each item.

Scholarship can be taken at: China

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must:
Applicants must be a citizen of an EU 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 of35 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.

Nationality: Students of EU member countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom) can apply for this Chinese Government scholarship. Chinese Government Scholarship Program (EU Window)

College Admission Requirement:

Entrance Requirement: Chinese Government Scholarship supports international students, teachers and scholars to pursue degrees at all levels (bachelor’s, master’s and PhD) or non-degree studies and to conduct research in China.

Test Requirement: Not Required

English Language Requirements: General Chinese Language requirements for application to Chinese-instructed program
-Old HSK6 (or new HSK5)or above is required for application of liberal arts, economics and management majored students.
-Old HSK3 (or new HSK4) or above is required for application of science, engineering and medical science majored students.
-For details please refer to requirements published by the university.
General English language requirements for application to English-instructed programs:
-Free English Language testing for students from English speaking countries.
-Free English Language testing for students from countries in which English is the major teaching language on condition that the relevant proof documents were provided.
-TOEFL 550, IELTS 5.5 or Pass university’s entrance examination.
-For details please refer to requirements published by the university.

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Supporting Material: Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship?written in Chinese or English?;
-Notarized highest diploma; Prospective diploma recipients must submit official document issued by applicants current school to prove their current student status or expected graduation date. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.
-Academic transcripts (written in Chinese or English); Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.
-A Study Plan or Research Proposal (written in Chinese or English); This should be a minimum of 200 words for undergraduate students, 500 words for non-degree students, and 800 words for graduate students.
-Two Recommendation Letters (written in Chinese or English); Applicants for the graduate programs or the senior scholar programs must submit two recommendation letters signed by a professor or an associate professor.
-A CD of their own works (only required for arts students); Applicants for music studies are requested to submit a CD of their own musical works. Applicants for the fine arts programs must submit a CD of their own works which include two sketches, two color paintings and two other works.
-Valid documents of legal guardians in China (only required for applicants under the age of 18
-Foreigner Physical Examination Form (photocopy), (written in English, only required for applicants planning to stay in China for more than 6 months, can be downloaded from

How to Apply:
-Step 1 – Apply to the EU office for CGS opportunity.
-Step 2 – Apply to target university for the Pre-admission Letter once recommended by the dispatching authorities as an eligible candidate (applicants will receive an Award Letter for CGS Candidate).
-Step 3 – Complete the online application procedure at CSC Online Application System for International Students, submit online the completed Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship and print a hard copy. Please consult the EU office for Instructions of CSC Online Application System for International Students and Agency Number.
-Step 4 – Submit all application documents to the EU office before the deadline.
Note: Only applications of recommended candidates from the EU office will be considered. Candidates holding the Pre-admission Letter will be placed in the host university; those without the Pre-admission Letter should accept CSC’s placement of university.

Application Deadline: The deadline for application is April 30, 2016.

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