Bilateral Program features a full or partial scholarship established by MOE in compliance with educational exchange contracts or consensus between Chinese government and governments of other nations, institutions, universities or worldwide organizations.

I Supporting Categories, Duration and Instruction Language

Supporting Category

The Bilateral Program supports undergraduate students, graduated pupils, general scholars and senior scholars. Please consult the dispatching government bodies of your house country for that groups available.

Instruction Language

Undergraduate scholarship recipients must sign up for Chinese-trained credit courses. Graduate and non-degree scholarship students can sign up for either china-trained program or even the British-trained program if relevant. Program Search (By going tohttp://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua orhttp://www.campuschina.org) can help you find the program and university you’re interested in.


The scholarship covers both major study and Chinese language (preparatory study).

Supporting Categories Major Study(year) Chinese Language(Preparatory Study)(year) Duration of


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


II Scholarship Coverage

The Bilateral Program provides both full scholarships and partial scholarships. Please make reference to Summary of CGS-Coverage and Standard for information on the items.

III Where and When to Apply

Where to Apply

Affect the dispatching government bodies for overseas study of your house country.

When to Apply

You have to apply between early The month of january and early April. Please consult the dispatching government bodies for that specific deadline of every year.


IV Eligibility

  1. Applicants must be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China, and be in good health.
  2. 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 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;

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.


V Application Procedure

Step OneAffect the dispatching government bodies for overseas study of your house country for CGS chance

Step Two – Affect your target college for that Pre-admission Letter once suggested through the dispatching government bodies being an qualified candidate (you will get an Award Letter for CGS Candidate)

Step 3 – Complete the online application procedure at CSC Online Application System for International Students (Visit http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua or http://www.campuschina.org and click on “Application Online” to sign in), submit online the finished Form for Chinese Government Scholarship and print a printed. You need to consult the dispatching government bodies for overseas study of your house country for Instructions of CSC Online Application System for Worldwide Students and Agency Number

Step 4 – Submit all of your application documents to the dispatching authorities of your home country before the deadline.


Only applying suggested candidates from dispatching government bodies is going to be considered. Candidates holding a Pre-admission Letter is going to be put into the host college individuals with no Pre-admission Letter should accept CSC’s keeping college.

VI Application Documents(in duplicate)

  1. Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship (written in Chinese or English);
  2. Notarized highest diploma (photocopy);

Prospective diploma recipients must submit official document from your present school to demonstrate your present student status or expected graduation date. Documents in languages apart from Chinese or British should be that come with notarized Chinese or British translations.

  1. Academic transcripts (written in Chinese or English);

Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.

  1. Research Plan or Research Proposal (designed in Chinese or British)

  2. This ought to be no less than 200 words for undergraduate students, 500 words for non-degree students, and 800 words for graduated pupils.

  3. Two Recommendation Letters (designed in Chinese or British)

  4. Applicants for that graduate programs or even the senior scholar programs must submit two recommendation letters signed with a professor or perhaps an affiliate professor.

  5. A CD of your works (only needed for arts students)

  6. Applicants for music research is requested to submit a CD that belongs to them musical works. Applicants for that fine arts programs must submit a CD that belongs to them works including two sketches, two color works of art and 2 other works.

  7. Valid documents of your legal guardians in China (only required for applicants under the age of 18);
  8. 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 http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua or http://www.campuschina.org); The physical examinations must cover all of the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete forms or forms without the signature of the attending physician, or the official stamp of the hospital, or a sealed photograph of the applicant are considered as invalid. Please carefully plan your physical examination schedule as the result is valid for only 6 months.
  9. The copy of Pre-admission Letter from designated Chinese university (if available);
  10. The copy of HSK Certificate (if available).

All documents should be bound together on top left corner in the order of 6.1 to 6.10.

You should submit TWO sets of bound documents.

No application documents will be returned.


VII Placement & Scholarship Confirmation

  1. Application documents of suggested candidates from dispatching government bodies is going to be considered by CSC for eligibility and qualification. Ineligible or incomplete applications won’t be considered.

  2. Qualified applications will be delivered to universities for placement. According to various factors, like the different scholarship funding needs of each and every country, the host university’s teaching capacity, study length and applicants’ criteria, CSC reserves the authority to make necessary adjustments/changes towards the candidate’s host college, field of study, supporting groups and time period of scholarship. Applications enclosed using the Pre-admission Letter will be delivered to the universities who issued that Letter for placement confirmation.

  3. After placement confirmation by Chinese universities, scholarship Recipients can get Chinese government scholarships to review in China with approval by CSC. Each scholarship recipient is going to be granted with a maximum of one scholarship.

  4. CSC looks at the placement results, approves their email list of Scholarship Recipients and transmits the admission documents towards the Chinese embassy or consulate-general before This summer 31st. China embassy or consulate-general will be sending the admission documents (Listing of Scholarship Recipients, Admission Letter and Visa Form for Study in China (JW201)) towards the dispatching government bodies or scholarship recipients.

  5. Scholarship recipients shall not change their host college, field of study, or time period of study unless of course they provide in the grant.

  6. Scholarship won’t be reserved when the scholarship recipient cannot register prior to the registration deadline.


VIII Contact information of CSC

Asia Tel: 0086-10-66093928 66093923

E-mail: yazhou1@csc.edu.cn yazhou2@csc.edu.cn

Africa Tel: 0086-10-66093921 66093919

E-mail: feizhou1@csc.edu.cn feizhou2@csc.edu.cn

Europe Tel: 0086-10-66093953

E-mail: ouzhou@csc.edu.cn

America & Oceania Tel: 0086-10-66093977

E-mail: meida@csc.edu.cn

Fax:0086-10-66093915, 66093972

Website: http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua or http://www.campuschina.org

Address: Division of International Students Affairs, China Scholarship Council

Level 13, Building A3, No.9 Chegongzhuang Avenue, Beijing, P.R China