Chinese Government Scholarship-Great Wall Program in China, 2016

Ministry of Education of P.R. China (MOE) is awarding Great Wall program for international students in 2016-2017 academic session. This program only supports general scholars and senior scholars.

Ministry of Education of P.R. China (MOE) established by MOE to encourage students from international students to study in China.

Great Wall Program is a full scholarship established by MOE for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to sponsor students and scholars in developing countries to study and conduct research in China.

Applicants must be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China, and be in good health. General English language requirements for English-instructed programs and Chinese-instructed programs are different.

Course Level:  This program only supports general scholars and senior scholars.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in any discipline.

Scholarship Award: The Great Wall Program provides a 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.

Scholarship can be taken at: China

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must:
-Applicants must be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China, and be in good health
-The requirements for applicants’ degree and age are that applicants must:
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.

Nationality: Citizens of developing countries can apply for these scholarships.

List of Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African, Republic Chad, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint- Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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: Required documents are:
-Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship (written in Chinese or English);
-Notarized highest diploma; Prospective diploma recipients must submit official document issued by your current school to prove your 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.
-Two Recommendation Letters (written in Chinese or English); Applicants for the senior scholar programs must submit two recommendation letters signed by a professor or an associate professor;
-A CD of your 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.
-A Study Plan or Research Proposal (written in Chinese or English): This should be a minimum of 500 words;
-Foreigner Physical Examination Form (photocopy)
-The copy of Pre-admission Letter from designated Chinese university (if available);
-The copy of valid HSK Certificate (if available).

How to Apply:
Step 1 – Apply to the National Commission for UNESCO in your home country for CGS opportunity;
-Step 2 – Apply to your target university for the Pre-admission Letter once recommended by UNESCO as an eligible candidate (you 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 National Commission for UNESCO in your home country for Instructions of CSC Online Application System for International Students and Agency Number;
-Step 4 – Submit all application documents to the National Commission for UNESCO in home country before the deadline.
Note: Only applications of recommended candidates from UNESCO 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.

Online Application

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applicants need to apply between early January and early April.

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