Northwestern Polytechnical University Scholarship

Introduction to Chinese Government Scholarships


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. China Scholarship Council (hereinafter referred to as CSC), entrusted by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as MOE), is responsible for the enrollment and the administration of Chinese Government Scholarship programs. Now, 279 designated Chinese universities offer a wide variety of academic programs in Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Economics, Legal Studies, Management, Education, History, Literature, Philosophy, and Fine Arts for scholarship recipients at all levels.



I CHINESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS


1. Bilateral Program

This includes full or partial scholarships in accordance with the educational exchange agreements or consensus between the Chinese government and governments of other countries, institutions, universities or international organizations. It supports undergraduate students, graduate students, general scholars and senior scholars.

Applicants shall apply to the dispatching authorities for overseas study of their home countries.

2. Chinese University Program

This is a full scholarship for designated Chinese universities and certain provincial education offices in specific provinces or autonomous regions to recruit outstanding international students for graduate studies in China. It only supports graduate students  

Applicants shall apply to the designated Chinese universities undertaking this program.

3. Great Wall Program

This is a full scholarship for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to sponsor students and scholars in developing countries to study and research in China. It only supports general scholars and senior scholars.

Applicants shall apply to the National Commissions for UNESCO in their home countries.

4. EU Program

This is a full scholarship to encourage students from EU member countries to study and research in China in order to promote mutual understanding between China and EU members. It supports undergraduate students, graduate students, general scholars and senior scholars.

Applicants shall apply to the Office for Education and Culture, Mission of the P. R. China to the European Union.

5. AUN Program

This is a full scholarship for the ASEAN University Network (AUN) to sponsor students, teachers and scholars from ASEAN member nations to study in China and to enhance the academic exchange and mutual understanding between China and ASEAN members. It only supports graduates.

Applicants shall apply to AUN Secretariat.

6. PIF Program

This is a full scholarship to sponsor students from Pacific island countries to study in China. It supports undergraduates, graduates, general scholars and senior scholars.

Applicants shall apply to Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Secretariat.

7. WMO Program

This is a partial scholarship (including a tuition fee waiver, free on-campus accommodation and Comprehensive Medical Insurance) for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to sponsor international students to study and conduct research in meteorology, hydrology, and water resources supervision and management in China. It only supports undergraduates and graduates.

Applicants shall apply to WMO




II  SUPPORTING CATEGORIES, DURATION, INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE, INSTITUTIONS AND  MAJORS  

Supporting  Categories

Chinese  Government Scholarship programs sponsor international students, teachers and  scholars to undertake degree studies (bachelor, master and PhD) and Chinese  language study or academic research in institutions of higher education in  China.

Duration

Chinese  Government Scholarship covers both major study and Chinese language  (preparatory) study. The table below illustrates the duration of each program.   

Supporting  Categories

Major  Study (year)

Chinese  Language(Preparatory  Study)(year)

Duration  of

Scholarship(year)

Undergraduate  students

4-5

1-  2

4-7

Master’s  students

2-3

1-  2

2-5

Doctoral  students

3-4

1-  2

3-6

General  scholars

up  to 1

up  to 1

up  to 2

Senior  scholars

up  to 1

up  to 1

up  to 2


Instruction  Language

1.  Undergraduate scholarship recipients must register for Chinese-taught credit  courses. They are required to take one-year preparatory courses in one of the 10  universities listed below and to pass the required test before moving on to  their major studies.

Undergraduate  scholarship recipients can apply for preparatory course exemption if they  completed their secondary education in Chinese or have a valid HSK certificate  that meets the requirements of the host university. Official documents from  secondary schools or a photocopy of a valid HSK certificate must be submitted  for a preparatory course exemption application. Please NOTE that HSK results are  valid for only 2 years.

Entrusted  by MOE, the following 10 universities offer preparatory courses to undergraduate  scholarship recipients. They are Tianjin University, Nanjing Normal University, Shandong University, Central China Normal University, Tongji University,Beijing Language and Culture University, Northeast Normal  University, Beijing International Studies University, Capital Normal University, and the University of International  Business and Economics.


2.  Graduate and non-degree scholarship students can register for either the  Chinese-taught program or the English-taught program if applicable. Program  Search (By visitinghttp://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua or http://www.campuschina.org)  can help you find the program and university you're interested in.


Scholarship  recipients of Chinese-taught programs without adequate Chinese proficiency must  take Chinese language courses for one to two academic years to reach the  language requirements of their host universities before moving on to their major  studies. Failure to reach the required language proficiency will lead to the  automatic termination of scholarship. Chinese language courses will be one year  for majors in Science, Engineering, Agriculture, West Medicine, Economics,  Management, Legal Studies and Fine Arts, and be no more than two years for  majors in Literature, History, Philosophy and Chinese Medicine.


Scholarship  recipients of the English-taught programs or those with adequate Chinese  language proficiency do not need to take Chinese language courses.


Institutions  and Majors

Now  279 Chinese universities have been designated to enroll international students  with Chinese Government Scholarship, and they offer a wide variety of programs.  Introduction to the universities and the programs they offer can be found in the  following links.

http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua

http://www.campuschina.org



III  COVERAGE AND STANDARD  

Supporting  Categories

Field  of Study

Tuition(CNY  per year)

Accommodation(CNY  per year)

Stipend(CNY  per year)

Medical  Insurance

(CNY  per year)

Total

(CNY  per year)

Undergraduate  students

I

20000

8400

30000

800

59200

II

23000

8400

30000

800

62200

III

27000

8400

30000

800

66200

Master’s  students/ General scholars

I

25000

8400

36000

800

70200

II

29000

8400

36000

800

74200

III

34000

8400

36000

800

79200

Doctoral  students/ Senior scholars

I

33000

12000

42000

800

87800

II

38000

12000

42000

800

92800

III

45000

12000

42000

800

99800

NOTE:  Field of Study I includes Philosophy, Economics, Legal Studies, Education,  Literature (Fine Arts excluded), History, and Management; Field of Study II  includes Science, Engineering, and Agriculture; Field of Study III includes Fine  Arts and Medicine.


1.  Full Scholarship covers

Tuition  waiver. Tuition funds will be comprehensively used by the host university. It  may cover scholarship students’ education, administration costs and expenditures  to support student activities.

Accommodation:  free university dormitory or accommodation subsidy.

If  the host university requires students to live on campus, the university will  accommodate the scholarship students in a university dormitory (usually a twin  room); if the host university permits students to live off campus, the  university will provide monthly/quarterly accommodation subsidy:

undergraduate  students (preppies), master’s students(general scholars): CNY 700 per month;

doctoral  students (senior scholars): CNY 1000 per month.

Stipend:

Undergraduate  students: CNY 2,500 per month;

Master’s  students/general scholars: CNY 3,000 per month;

Doctoral  students/senior scholars: CNY 3,500 per month.

Within  the scholarship duration, registered scholarship students will receive a stipend  from their host university each month. Students registering on or before the  15th of the month will receive a full stipend of that month. Those who register  after the 15th of the month will receive a half stipend of that month.  Graduating students will receive stipend until half month after the graduation  date. If registered student stays out of China for more than 15 days due to a  personal reason (school holidays excluded), his stipend will be stopped during  his leaving.

Comprehensive  medical insurance. (Please visit http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua orhttp://www.campuschina.org and refer to Comprehensive  Insurance & Protection Scheme for Foreigners Staying in  China for insurance policy.)


2.  Partial scholarship covers

One  or some items of the full scholarship.



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