PIF Program is really a full scholarship established by MOE to inspire students from Off-shore island countries to review and conduct research in China.

I Supporting Categories, Duration and Instruction Language

  1. Supporting Category

The program supports undergraduate students, graduated pupils, general scholars and senior scholars.

  1. Duration

The scholarship covers both major study and Oriental (preparatory study), as specified by the Admission Letter.

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
  1. 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 to http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua or http://www.campuschina.org) can help you find the program and university you’re interested in.

II Scholarship Coverage

This Program provides full scholarship which provides coverage for tuition waiver, accommodation, stipend, and comprehensive health care insurance. Please make reference to Summary of CGS-Coverage and Standard for information on the items. This scholarship also covers a 1-way air ticket (economy class) for brand new scholarship recipient to China upon their first registration along with a one-way air ticket (economy class) to their country from China upon their graduation

III Where and When to Apply

Where to Apply

You should apply to Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Secretariat.

When to Apply

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

IV Eligibility

1. Applicants should be a citizen of the PIF member country, and become in good condition

2. The needs for applicants’ degree and age are that applicants must:

be considered a senior high school graduate younger than 25 when trying to get the undergraduate programs

be considered a bachelor’s degree holder younger than 35 when trying to get the master’s programs

be considered a master’s degree holder younger than 40 when trying to get the doctorate programs

be younger than 45 and also have a senior high school diploma (or greater) when trying to get the overall scholar programs

be considered a master’s degree holder or perhaps an affiliate professor (or over) younger than 50 when trying to get the senior scholar programs.

V Application Procedure

Step 1 – Apply to PIF Secretariat for CGS opportunity.

Step 2 – Apply to your target university for the Pre-admission Letter once recommended by the dispatching authorities as an eligible 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 “Application Online” to log in), submit online the completed Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship and print a hard copy. Please consult PIF Secretariat for Instructions of CSC Online Application System for International Students and Agency Number.

Step 4 – Submit all your application documents to PIF Secretariat before the deadline.


Only applications of recommended candidates from PIF Secretariat will be considered. No other applications or individual application directly sent to CSC 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.

VI Application Documents(in duplicate)

Form for Chinese Government Scholarship(designed in Chinese or British)

2. Notarized greatest 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.


3. Academic transcripts (designed in Chinese or British)

Transcripts in languages apart from Chinese or British should be that come with notarized Chinese or British translations.

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

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

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

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.

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

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 the legal guardians in China (only needed for applicants younger than 18)

8. Foreigner Physical Examination Form (photocopy), (designed in British, only needed for applicants planning in which to stay China in excess of 6 several weeks, obtainable from http://world wide web.csc.edu.cn/laihua or http://world wide web.campuschina.org). The physical examinations must take care of all the products indexed by the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete forms or forms with no signature from the attending physician, or even the official stamp from the hospital, or perhaps a sealed photograph from the applicant are thought as invalid. Please carefully plan your physical examination schedule because applies for just 6 several weeks.

9. The copy of Pre-admission Letter from designated Chinese college (if available)

10. The copy of valid HSK Certificate (if available).


All documents ought to be bound together on the top left corner within the order of 6.1 to six.10.

You need to submit TWO teams of bound documents.

No application documents is going to be came back.

VII Placement & Scholarship Confirmation

1. Application documents of suggested candidates from PIF Secretariat 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 to PIF Secretariat before This summer 31st. The PIF Secretariat will be sending the admission documents (Admission Letter and Visa Form for Study in China (JW201)) towards the scholarship recipients.

5. Scholarship recipients shall not change their host university, field of study, or duration of study unless they give up the grant.

6. Scholarship will not be reserved if scholarship recipients cannot register before the registration deadline.

VIII Contact Information of Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Mr. Filipe Jitoko / Ms. Glynis Miller (Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat)

Tel: +679-3312600, 3220211, 3220214

Fax: +679-3220221, 3220282

Email: filipej@forumsec.org.fj; glynism@forumsec.org.fj


Address: Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Private Mail Bag, Suva, Fiji

IX Contact information of Division of International Students Affairs, China Scholarship Council

Tel: 0086-10-66093977

Fax: 0086-10-66093972

Email: meida@csc.edu.cn

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

Address: Division of International Students Affairs, China Scholarship Council

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

Postcode: 100044