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.
1. BILATERAL PROGRAM
Bilateral Program includes a full or partial scholarship established by MOE in accordance with educational exchange agreements or consensus between Chinese government and governments of other countries, institutions, universities or international organizations. This program supports undergraduate students, graduate students, general scholars and senior scholars.
Please consult the dispatching authorities of your home country for the application.
2. ASEAN-China Young Leaders Scholarship
The ASEAN-China Young Leaders Scholarship Program （ACYLS） is an initiative in response to the call of the Leaders of the People’s Republic of China （PRC） and ASEAN Member States （AMS） to increase people-to-people exchanges, strengthen educational cooperation and promote academic exchanges and linkages between AMS and the PRC, in an effort to foster a third pillar of socio-cultural and people-to-people exchanges within ASEAN-China relationship towards building a closer community of shared future.
ACYLS is a dedicated project for ASEAN nationals, in particular young and promising professionals with working experience in ASEAN Member States.ACYLS will support nationals from AMS to study for Master or PhD degrees, undertake short-term research programs, and participate in training courses in the PRC.
You should apply to the ACYLS national focal points.
3. GREAT-WALL PROGRAM
The Great Wall Program is a full scholarship established by the Chinese Ministry of Education 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. This program only supports general scholars and senior scholars.
You should apply to the National Commission for UNESCO in your home country.
EU Program is a full scholarship established by MOE for candidates from EU member countries. This program supports undergraduate students, graduate students, general scholars and senior scholars.
You should apply to the Office for Education and Culture, Mission of P. R. China to the European Union.
5. AUN PROGRAM
AUN Program is a full scholarship established by MOE for candidates from ASEAN member countries. This scholarship only supports graduate students.
You should apply to the ASEAN University Network （AUN） Secretariat.
6. 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. This program supports undergraduate students, graduate students, general scholars and senior scholars.
You should apply to Pacific Islands Forum （PIF） Secretariat.
Supporting Categories：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.
Major Study （year）
Chinese Language （Preparatory Study）（year）
up to 1
up to 1
up to 2
up to 1
up to 1
up to 2
1. Undergraduate scholarship recipients must register for Chinese-taught credit courses. They are required to take one-year preparatory courses in one of the specified universities 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.
2. Graduate and non-degree scholarship students can register for either the Chinese-taught program or the English-taught program if applicable.
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.
Scholarship recipients of the English-taught programs or those with adequate Chinese language proficiency do not need to take Chinese language courses.
Field of Study
Tuition （CNY per year）
Accommodation （CNY per year）
Stipend （CNY per year）
（CNY per year）
（CNY per year）
Master’s students/ General scholars
Doctoral students/ Senior scholars
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’s Coverage
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.
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.
undergraduate students （preppies）, master’s students（general scholars）: CNY 700 per month;
doctoral students （senior scholars）: CNY 1000 per month.
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 or http://www.campuschina.org and refer to Comprehensive Insurance & Protection Scheme for Foreigners Staying in China for insurance policy.
2. Partial Scholarship’s Coverage
One or some items of the full scholarship.