2018 Chinese Government Scholarship

 
2018 Chinese Government Scholarship
Introduction to Chinese Government Scholarships
http://www.csc.edu.cn/Laihua/scholarshipdetailen.aspx?cid=97&id=2070

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.

                                                                 Chinese Language             Duration of
    Supporting Categories           Major Study(year)           (Preparatory Study)
                                                                     (year)
                                                                                          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 visiting http://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
                                                                                  Medical
                                       Tuition                       Stipend                    Total
   Supporting                                    Accommodation                   Insurance
                     Field of Study   (CNY per                      (CNY per
   Categories                                    (CNY per year)                  (CNY per     (CNY per
                                       year)                         year)
                                                                                   year)       year)
                           I           20000           8400           30000         800        59200
 Undergraduate
                           II          23000           8400           30000         800         62200
   students
                           III         27000           8400           30000         800         66200
                           I           25000           8400           36000         800         70200
Master’s students/
                           II          29000           8400           36000         800         74200
 General scholars
                           III         34000           8400           36000         800         79200
                           I           33000          12000           42000         800         87800
Doctoral students/
                           II          38000          12000           42000         800         92800
 Senior scholars
                           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 or
http://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.

CSC Chinese Government Scholarship Information System
http://www.csc.edu.cn/Laihua/noticeen.html

Tips for online application
1. The Chinese Government Scholarship Information System is for the applicants of Chinese Government
Scholarship (CGS) programs or other scholarship programs under the management of CSC.
2. First-time users should register before starting their online applications.
3. CSC only accepts recommended applications from the dispatching authorities in your country or the
Chinese universities under Chinese University Program of CGS. The ‘Agency Number’ can only be
obtained from the dispatching authorities or the corresponding universities upon recommendation. An
application with incorrect ‘Agency Number’ will not be accepted.
4. ‘Program Category’ and ‘Agency Number’ are mandatory for the online application in CGS Information
System. ‘Program Category’ and ‘Agency Number’ are related, which can be defined as follows:
● Program Category Type A generally refers to scholarship programs responsible by authorities other
than Chinese universities. Applicants of Type A programs are requested to fill in the ‘Agency Number’ of
above mentioned agencies (e.g. Chinese Embassy in your country). Applications of Type A will be
reviewed by these agencies.
● Program Category Type B generally refers to scholarship programs responsible by Chinese universities
under CGS-Chinese University Program. Applicants of Type B programs are requested to fill in the
‘Agency Number’ of above mentioned universities. Applications of Type B will be reviewed by these
universities.
● Program Category Type C generally refers to certain appraisal scholarship programs. Applicants of
Type C programs will be informed by CSC of the ‘Agency Number’ in special notices.
The above classifications are for references only. Before starting the online application, applicants
should confirm the correct ‘Program Category’ and ‘Agency Number’ from the responsible agencies.
Please visit the following link for viewing introductions of various scholarship programs under CSC.
http://campuschina.org/scholarshiplisten.aspx?cid=97
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Only Chinese and English are accepted languages for the online application.
If you have read and comprehended the instruction above, please click “next” for registration. We wish
you all the best for your online application and welcome you to study in China!

Deadline : usually from the beginning of January to the end of April.
Address: The China Scholarship Council, Level 13, Building A3 No.9 Chegongzhuang Avenue, Beijing, P.R.
China
Postcode:100044
Telephone: 86-10-66093900
E-mail: yazhou1@csc.edu.cn
Fax: 86-10-66093915, 66093972
CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Program for Doctoral Candidates

                                    2018 Call for Applications

Introduction
https://twas.org/opportunity/cas-twas-presidents-phd-fellowship-programme
According to an agreement between the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and The World Academy of
Sciences (TWAS) for the advancement of science in developing countries, up to 200 students/scholars
from all over the world will be sponsored to study in China for doctoral degrees for up to 4 years.

This CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Program provides students/scholars that are non-Chinese citizens
an opportunity to pursue doctoral degrees at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), the
University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) or Institutes of CAS around China.

Under the terms of the CAS-TWAS agreement, travel from their home countries to China will be
provided to the fellowship awardees in order to begin the fellowship in China (one trip only per
student/scholar). TWAS will select 80 awardees from developing countries to support their international
travel, while CAS will support the other 120. Visa fee will also be covered (once only per awardee) as a
lump sum of USD 65 after all the awardees are on site in China. Any awardee on site in China, the host
country, at the time of application will NOT be eligible for any travel or visa reimbursement.

Thanks to generous contribution of CAS, fellowship awardees will receive a monthly stipend (to cover
accommodation and other living expenses, local travel expenses and health insurance) of RMB 7,000 or
RMB 8,000 from CAS through UCAS/USTC, depending on whether he/she has passed the qualification
test arranged by UCAS/USTC for all doctoral candidates after admission. All awardees will also be
provided tuition and application fee waivers.

Any fellowship awardee who fails the qualification test twice will face the consequences including:
Termination of his/her fellowship;
Discontinuity of his/her doctoral study at CAS institutions;
Being provided with a certificate of attendance for the period of study undertaken in China but not a
formal doctoral degree.

All the procedures will adhere to UCAS/USTC regulations and rules.
The funding duration of the fellowship is up to 4 years WITH NO EXTENSION, divided into:
 Maximum 1 year study of courses and participation in centralized training at UCAS/USTC, including
      4 months compulsory courses in Chinese Language and Chinese Culture;
 Practical research and completion of degree thesis at colleges and schools of UCAS/USTC or CAS
      institutes.

General conditions for applicants:
Applicants must:
 Be maximum age of 35 years on 31 December 2018;
 Not take up other assignments during the period of his/her fellowship;
 Not hold Chinese citizenship;
 Applicants for doctoral study should also:
    Meet the admission criteria for international students of UCAS/USTC (criteria of UCAS/criteria of
     USTC).
    Hold a master degree before the beginning of the fall semester: 1 September, 2018.
    Provide evidence that he/she will return to their home country on completion of their studies in
     China according to CAS-TWAS agreement.
    Provide proof of knowledge of English or Chinese language.

Please note:
Applicants currently pursuing doctoral degrees at any university/institution in China are NOT eligible for
this fellowship.
Applicants CANNOT apply for both UCAS and USTC simultaneously.
Applicants can ONLY apply to ONE supervisor from ONE institute/school at either UCAS or USTC.
Applicants can only apply to one TWAS program per year, therefore an applicant applying to the 2018
CAS-TWAS President’s fellowship call will not be eligible to apply for any other TWAS fellowship in 2018.

STEP BY STEP GUIDELINE
In order to successfully apply for the CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship, applicants are requested to
follow a few key steps that are indicated below:

1. CHECK ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
You should verify that you are eligible and meet ALL the eligibility criteria specified in the “General
conditions for applicants” section of this call (e.g. age, master degree, etc).

2. FIND AN ELIGIBLE HOST SUPERVISOR AFFILIATED WITH COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS OF UCAS/USTC, OR
CAS INSTITUTES THAT AGREES TO ACCEPT YOU. See here for a list of eligible schools/institutes and
supervisors of UCAS and here of USTC.
You must contact an eligible supervisor and get his/her approval before applying for the CAS-TWAS
President’s Fellowship. Please send him/her an explanatory e-mail together with your CV, research
proposal and any other required documents when establishing the contact with the supervisor.

3. FILE YOUR FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION FORM VIA THE ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM.
A. Visit our official website for the fellowship online application system.
Create your own account, and follow the instructions to finish the online application form.
B. Prepare and upload the following supporting documentation to the fellowship online application
system:
Your regular passport which has at least 2 years’ validity (only pages showing personal and validity
details are needed);
Complete CV with a brief introduction of research experience;
Original copy of the certificate of university degrees held (both undergraduate and postgraduate;
graduates having just completed or about to complete their degree should provide an official pre-
graduation certificate showing their student status and stating the expected graduation date);
Proof of knowledge of English and/or Chinese;
Original copy of transcripts of both undergraduate and post-graduate education;
Detailed research proposal;
Photocopies of all the title pages and abstracts of maximum 5 published academic papers;
Foreigner Physical Examination Form (Attachment 1- find this at the bottom of this page)
C. Acquire TWO reference letters:
You must ask two referees (NOT the host supervisor, preferably TWAS members, but not a mandatory
requirement) familiar with you and your work to
1) upload their scanned reference letters (signed, dated and on official headed paper with contact
phone number and email address) to the fellowship online application system and
2) send the original hard copies to the UCAS/USTC fellowship office before deadline.
Reference letters in the body of e-mails will NOT be accepted! TWAS will not provide any information
e.g. e-mail addresses of TWAS members or liaise with TWAS members on behalf of applicants.

Please note:
1. All the above supporting documentation must be in English or Chinese, otherwise notarial translations
in English or Chinese are required.
2. Make sure the electronic version of supporting documentation is in the right format as requested for
the online application system.
3. If you are awarded the fellowship and are admitted by UCAS/USTC, you MUST present the original
hardcopy of your university certificates (both undergraduate and postgraduate), transcripts AND
regular passport to UCAS/USTC fellowship office upon your arrival in China, otherwise you will be
disqualified.
4. Your application documentation will not be returned whether awarded or not.

4. SUBMIT YOUR ADMISSION APPLICATION VIA THE ONLINE SYSTEM OF UCAS/USTC:
For admission application to UCAS, you MUST also submit your information and required documents via
UCAS online system following its instructions.

For admission application to USTC, you MUST also submit your information and required documents via
USTC online system following its instructions.

5. REMIND YOUR SUPERVISOR TO COMPLETE AND SIGN THE SUPERVISOR’S COMMENT PAGE
(Attachment 2 - find this at the bottom of this page) AND SEND IT TO UCAS/USTC BEFORE DEADLINE.
For UCAS applicants, please ask your supervisor to send the hard copy of Supervisor’s Comment Page to
the institute/college he/she affiliated with.

For USTC applicants, please ask your supervisor to email the scanned copy to
presidentfellow@ustc.edu.cn or send the hard copy to the Office of International Cooperation (229, Old
Library).

Deadline for submitting all material and applications:
31 MARCH 2018

Where to enquire and submit application
1) Applicants for UCAS, please contact:
Ms. Xie Yuchen
CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Program UCAS Office (UCAS)
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
80 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing, 100190, China
Tel: +86 10 82672900
Fax: +86 10 82672900
Email: president-fellowship@ucas.ac.cn
2) Applicants for USTC, please contact:
Ms. Lin Tian (Linda Tian)
CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Program USTC Office (USTC)
University of Science and Technology of China
96 Jinzhai Road, Hefei, Anhui, 230026 China
Tel: +86 551 63600279Fax: +86 551 63632579
Email: presidentfellow@ustc.edu.cn
2018 USTC Scholarship Program
Introduction
http://isa.ustc.edu.cn/xs/disp.asp?menu1=01&menu2=03&ucode=101

About the Program
USTC Scholarship is established for international students to study at University of Science and
Technology of China USTC fellowship has two categories as USTC fellowship A and USTC fellowship B.
 USTC fellowship A is designed for degree seeking students;
 USTC fellowship B is designed for exchange students from partner universities.

Application Deadline
 For degree-seeking students: 31 March, 2018;
 For exchange students: 1 March, 2018 for fall semester;
                       1 September, 2018 for spring semester;

Coverage of the scholarship
 Free tuition;
 Monthly living allowance: Bachelor’s degree students: RMB 2,500 Yuan,
                        Master’s degree students: RMB 3,000 Yuan,
                        Doctoral degree students: RMB 3,500 Yuan;
 Free housing arranged by USTC
 Comprehensive Medical Insurance

Qualifications for scholarship application
Applicants for USTC fellowship A must:
Be non-Chinese citizenship;
Be not awardee of Chinese Government Scholarship;
Applicants for bachelor degree studies must hold a high school diploma, HSK5 and be under the age of
30;
Applicants for master’s degree studies must hold a bachelor’s degree (equivalent to bachelor’s degree in
China) and be under the age of 35;
Applicants for doctoral degree studies must hold a master’s degree (equivalent to master’s degree in
China) and be under the age of 40.

Applicants for USTC fellowship B must:
Be non-Chinese citizenship;
Be exchange students from USTC partner universities;

Choices of Graduate Programs
USTC offers undergraduate and graduate programs.
Bachelor’s degree Programs list (right click and save the attachment), and
Master’s Degree Programs List (right click and save the attachment), and
Doctoral Degree Programs List (right click and save the attachment).
For more information about the programs and professors in related field, please refer to the link of:
professors' brief profiles (http://dsxt.ustc.edu.cn/admin_sgdsmd_eng.asp), and schools and
departments (http://en.ustc.edu.cn/schools/).
Duration of Scholarship
Duration of scholarship is depended on the duration of applicant’s program.

Application Procedure
For degree-seeking students:
Step 1:Download Application form for USTC Scholarship (right click and save the attachment)
Applicants for graduate studies are encouraged to contact prospective supervisors prior to application
and send the Provisional Acceptance of International Student by USTC Professor (right click and save the
attachment) to the Office of International Cooperation of USTC together with other documents.

If you cannot find an accepting supervisor for accepting you, please first complete your online
application and USTC will help to send your file to professors in relating fields (Only if it is complete).

Step 2:Online application for USTC Scholarship
The online application (http://isa.ustc.edu.cn/xs/login_scho.asp?exit=Y) includes filling in the application
form and uploading supporting documentations.
Create your online application ID with a valid email account and input a password of your own. You will
receive a confirmation email. The reference number should be indicated at enquiries concerning your
application AT ALL TIMES.
Log on your application ID and fill in all the information and upload required documents. The online
application can be accessed and edited as many times as you like before the deadline of application.
Your information will be automatically saved once you click "NEXT" when you finish each step.
Submit your application form by clicking "Confirm and Submit" upon completion. Note that once your
application pass "file review", your information CANNOT be changed.
You can click "Status" in the Quick Links to check your application status.

Step 3:Applicants must submit application materials to Office of International
Cooperation of USTC by post mail or in person (application materials submitted by email will not be
accepted). Application materials for spring semester arriving after 1, September, will not be accepted;
Application materials for fall semester arriving after 30, May, will not be accepted.
Required application materials include:
Application form for USTC Scholarship (right click and save the attachment)
Acceptance Letter from USTC Professor (Not for undergraduate students
Two Recommendation letters provided by professors of applicant’s last school
Photocopy of passport (ordinary passport)
Notarized photocopy of highest degree certificate and academic transcript
Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (download in the attachment)
Proof of knowledge of English and/or Chinese
Study plan

For exchange students:
Step 1:Download Application form for USTC Scholarship (right click and save the attachment)
Applicants for graduate studies are encouraged to contact prospective supervisors prior to application
and send the Acceptance Letter from USTC Professor (right click and save the attachment) to the Office
of International Cooperation of USTC together with other documents.

Step 2: Prepare the following application materials and send them to the supervisor who accepts you.
Required application materials include:
Application form for USTC Scholarship (right click and save the attachment)
Acceptance Letter from USTC Professor (Not for undergraduate students)
Recommendation letter:
For undergraduate students: one recommendation letter provided by universities
For graduate students: two recommendation letters provided by professors of applicant’s last school
Photocopy of passport (ordinary passport)
Notarized photocopy of highest degree certificate and documents showing their status as university
students
Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (download in the attachment)
Proof of knowledge of English and/or Chinese
Study plan

Supervisors will later send the application documentation to the teaching secretaries of relating schools,
who submit the documentation to the office of international cooperation in the time required.
Applicants will be informed the final results after the review by USTC selection committee who finalize
the list of awardees.

Contact Information
Office of International Cooperation
University of Science and Technology of China
96 Jinzhai Road, Hefei, 230026, Anhui, P. R. China
Tel: 86-551-63600279, 86-551-63603144
Fax: 86-551-63632579
E-mail: isa@ustc.edu.cn
CAS The Belt and Road” Master Fellowship Program

                                     2018 Call for Applications

http://www.gig.ac.cn/yjsjy/zsxx/sszs/201712/t20171229_4924776.html
Introduction
“The Belt and Road” Master Fellowship Program is launched in connection with the International
Outreach Initiative of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
It provides funding opportunities for up to 120 students/scholars from the countries along the Silk Road
Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road (the Belt and Road) to pursue Master degrees at
the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) around China up to 3 years.

Courses and Program
For UCAS, please refer to Call for 2018 Master’s Programs for International Students.

Fellowship Coverage and Duration
Coverage:
a) Tuition fee exemption by UCAS;
b) Monthly stipend to cover accommodation, local transportation expenses, health insurance, and other
basic living expenses (Reference: RMB 4000 per month, within which RMB 1000 is provided by UCAS
faculty/CAS institute).

Duration:
The funding duration of the fellowship is up to 3 years (with NO EXTENSION), divided into:
a) Maximum 1-year study of courses and participation in centralized training at UCAS, including 4
months compulsory courses in Chinese Language and Chinese Culture;
b) Practical research and completion of degree thesis at colleges and schools of UCAS or CAS institutes.

General conditions for applicants:
 Be citizens from the Belt and Road countries other than China;
 Be healthy and maximum age of 30 years on 31 December 2018;
 Hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent educational degree;
 Be with excellent academic achievements, keen on scientific research and have good personal
     characters;
 Get acceptance by a host supervisor and approval by the UCAS faculty/CAS institute that the
     supervisor is affiliated with;
 Be proficient in English or Chinese. Applicants whose native language is not English should provide
     unexpired TOEFL or IELTS scores. TOEFL scores should be 90 or higher, and IELTS scores should be
     6.5 or higher. Applicants are not required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score only if their:
a) Native language is English, or
b) Major undergraduate courses are conducted in English/Chinese, which should be stated in
transcripts, or
c) New HSK Band 5 passed with over 200 scores.
 Meet other application requirements for Master’s programs of UCAS.
Step By Step Guideline
In order to successfully apply for CAS “The Belt and Road” Master Fellowship, applicants are
requested to follow a few key steps that are indicated below:
1. CHECK ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
You should verify that you are eligible and meet ALL the eligibility criteria specified in the “General
conditions for applicants” section of this call (e.g. age, bachelor’s degree, etc.).

2. FIND AN ELIGIBLE HOST SUPERVISOR AFFILIATED WITH UCAS FACULTY OR CAS INSTITUTE THAT
AGREES TO ACCEPT YOU.
See here for a list of eligible supervisors affiliated with UCAS faculties/CAS institutes.
Once you find an eligible professor of your interest, you must contact him/her, send an explanatory e-
mail together with your CV, research proposal and any other required documents to him/her, and
indicate that you wish to apply for CAS “The Belt and Road” Master Fellowship.

3. SUBMIT BOTH OF YOUR ADMISSION APPLICATION AND FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION VIA THE ONLINE
SYSTEM.
Applications for both admission and fellowship shall be submitted via the Online Application System for
International Students of UCAS (http://adis.ucas.ac.cn) which would be officially launched around Dec.
15, 2017. Please prepare and upload the following materials to the system. Make sure the electronic
version of supporting documentation is in the right format as requested for the online application
system.
 Your regular passport which has at least 2 years validity (only pages showing personal and validity
     details are needed);
 Your recent full-face bust photo with 2-inch;
 Complete CV with a brief introduction of research experience;
 Original copy of Bachelor’s degree certificates;

Applicants who are still in the process of completing their bachelor’s degree upon the application
deadline must provide confirmation of degree conferral from their current institutions, including the
expected date of graduation.
 Original copy of their undergraduate study;
 Proof of knowledge of English and/or Chinese;
 Detailed research proposal;
 Photocopies of all the title pages and abstracts of maximum 5 published academic papers (if
    available). Please do not provide photocopies of unpublished papers;
 TWO reference letters (NOT the host supervisor) familiar with you and your work (signed, dated
    and on official headed paper with contact phone number and email address)
 Foreigner Physical Examination Form

4. REMIND YOUR SUPERVISOR TO COMPLETE THE SUPERVISOR’S COMMENT PAGE AND SEND IT TO
THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OFFICE OF UCAS BY THE UCAS FACULTY/CAS INSTITUTE WHICH HE/SHE
IS AFFILIATED WITH BEFORE DEADLINE.
Please note:
 Applicants can ONLY apply to ONE eligible supervisor affiliated with UCAS faculty or CAS institute.
 Please choose major, host supervisor and host institute cautiously before submission. After
     enrollment at UCAS, applications for the change of these items are seldom considered.
   Applicants must make sure that all the information filled and documents uploaded in the online
    system are authentic and effective, otherwise they should undertake all the relevant consequences.
   All the application documents must be in English or Chinese. If any of these are not available in
    English or Chinese, original documents must be accompanied by certified English or Chinese
    translations. All translations must be literal and complete versions of the original documents.
   A lack of application documents or unsatisfactory documents will not be accepted and none of the
    documents will be returned regardless of the application status.
   Please DO NOT send any of your application documents directly to the International Students Office
    of UCAS.

Application Deadline
March 31, 2018

Notification of Decision and Visa Application
The admission decisions will be made normally in May to June. The offers of admissions, award letters
and other documents will be conveyed afterwards.

Awardees shall take the following documents to the Embassy or Consulate of the People's Republic of
China, and apply for a student visa (X1/X2 visa):
 Personal passports as used for application
 Admission Notice
 Visa Application Form (JW202)
 Physical Examination Record for Foreigners
 Other original reports from the physical examination

Please keep safe of the original Admission Notice and Visa Application Form (JW202). They are essential
in the application for the Permanent Residence Permit upon registration. Please do not apply for visa
waiver or other types of visa.

Additional Information
 Awardees must register at the time and place indicated in the Admission Notice. Otherwise, they
    should apply for extension of their registration.
 Awardees must show the original copies of Bachelor’s degree certificate and transcript to
    International Students Office.
 The duration of the fellowship is stated explicitly in the Admission Notice.
 The fellowship can be retained for no longer than 2 months since the deadline of the registration.
 Awardees receive monthly stipend from UCAS since the registration day. Those who register before
    the 15th of a given month (including 15th) receive a full-month stipend, while those register after
    the 15th of a given month receive a half-month stipend.
 Registered awardees must abide by relevant rules and regulations of the universities, and attend
    reviews and examinations, such as the qualifying tests on time. Awardees who fail review or
    examination will be deprived of their fellowship or their fellowship will be suspended.
 Any work produced and published by the awardees during the funding period of the fellowship
    must be credited to the institute/school and the university where the awardees are enrolled.
    Awardees are also required to acknowledge “Sponsored by CAS the ‘Belt and Road’ Master
    Fellowship Program and CAS President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI)” in written
    dedication.
Contact Information
International Students Office
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
No.80 Zhongguancun East Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100190, China
Coordinator: Ms. HU Menglin
Email: iso@ucas.ac.cn
Tel/Fax: +86-10-82672900
Website: http://english.ucas.ac.cn/
Beijing Government Scholarship

http://www.ebeijing.gov.cn/Study/Scholarships/t1167204.htm
Beijing Government Scholarship: The Beijing Government Scholarship (BGS) was established by Beijing
Municipal Government, aiming to provide tuition fees fully or partially to the international students
studying or applying for studying in Beijing. Its administrative office is the International Cooperation
and Exchange Office of Beijing Municipal Commission of Educations, which is in charge of project
establishment, review, acceptance and daily management of the Beijing Government Scholarship
Program. The international students applying for the Beijing Government Scholarships shall normally
submit relevant materials to the universities in Beijing that he/she hope to apply by the end of February
every year.

For specific application means, you can consult the government departments and relevant institutions
responsible for dispatching students abroad in your country, Chinese embassies or consulates; you can
also visit the Web of Beijing Municipal Commission of Education (http://www.bjedu.gov. cn) to inquiry;
or directly apply to the universities qualified to issue such scholarship in Beijing.

Beijing Government Scholarship-CATEGORIES OF APPLICANTS AND DURATION OF SCHOLARSHIP
Students who wish to study and are studying in Beijing.
a. Excellent international students who pursue degrees at Higher Education Institutions (hereinafter
referred to as HEIs)in Beijing. The duration of the scholarship is no more than 4 academic years.
b. Chinese language students and senior scholars. The duration of the scholarship is no more than 1
academic year.
c. General scholars. The duration of the scholarship is no more than 1 academic year.
d. Exchange students and students with special contributions. The duration of the scholarship is no
more than 1 academic year.

Beijing Government Scholarship-CRITERIA & ELIGIBILITY
a. Applicants should be non-Chinese citizens and be in good health.
b. Applicants for doctoral degree programs must have a master’s degree and be under the age of 40.
c. Applicants for master’s degree programs must have a bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35.
d. Applicants for undergraduate program must have senior high school diploma with good academic
performance and be under the age of 30.
e. Applicants for general scholar program must have bachelor’s degree or completed at least two years
of undergraduate studies and be under the age of 50.
f. Applicants for long-term language studies must have senior high school diploma and be under the
age of 60.
g. Applicants for senior scholar program must have master’s degree or above or hold academic title of
associate professor or above and be under the age of 50.
h. Applicants should meet the language requirements of the higher education institutions.
i. Applicants should not be awardees of Chinese government scholarships at the same time.

Beijing Government Scholarship-APPLICATION
Applicants could consult the dispatching authorities, such as relevant governments departments,
Chinese embassies or Consulates about application details.
Applicants could also visit the website of Beijing Municipal Commission of Education
(http://www.bjedu.gov.cn) for the application details.
Applicants could apply to the Higher Education Institutions that are eligible to enroll scholarship
students.
Applications are accepted by the end of February. For the specific application deadlines, applicants
should consult the relevant HEIs. For international students who are interested in BGS, please contact
target universities as follows directly: University List of Beijing Government Scholarships.

Beijing Government Scholarship-APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
The applicants must fill in and submit the following documents truly, correctly and completely:
a. Application Form for Beijing Government Scholarship (Applicants shall obtain the form from the
Higher Education Institutions or download the form from the website of the targeted HEIs).
b. Notarized highest diploma and transcripts.
c. Foreigner Physical Examination Form should be provided if the duration of study is six months or
above.
d. Study plan (no less than 400 words) or research plan (no less than 800 words) in Chinese or English
should be submitted for degree or research students.
e. Applicants for music and art are requested to submit the applicants’ own works according to the
requirements of the target HEIs.
f. Applicants under 18 should provide legal documents of their legal guardians in China.
g. Please note that application documents will NOT be returned.

Beijing Government Scholarship-VALUES OF SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship covers tuition fees only, and it falls into the following five categories:
a. Doctoral student scholarship: 40,000 RMB/person/year.
b. Master student scholarship: 30,000 RMB/person/year.
c. Undergraduate student scholarship: 20,000 RMB/person/year.
d. Senior scholars and long term language student scholarship: 10,000 RMB/person/year
e. Scholarship for exchange student (long-term or credit transferrable students) and student who make
special contributions to international exchange and cooperation in the capital area: 5,000
RMB/person/year.
Beijing offers Belt and Road scholarship

Beijing municipal government announced on May. 8 that it will provide scholarships next year to
excellent students from countries along the Belt and Road routes for full time bachelor, master and
doctor degrees in 32 designated academic projects and subjects in the city.

The Belt and Road Scholarship is expected to cover the foreign students' tuition fees and living
expenditures in Beijing, which will attract more excellent overseas students and strengthen
education cooperation with their host countries.

An expert board chose 32 out of 93 academic programs and subjects for the scholarship - most of
which are the joint-education and inter-school exchange programs, including competitive courses.
The financial support will last from one to six years. The courses are taught in English.

The scholarship per year for doctorate candidates is, 40,000 yuan (US$6,021), graduates 30,000
yuan, and undergraduates is 20,000 yuan.
Confucius Institute Scholarship (2018)

http://cis.chinese.cn/Account/Proceduresfor?lang=zh-cn
For the purpose of cultivating qualified Chinese language teachers and facilitating the promotion of
Chinese language and culture, the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) launches “Confucius
Institute Scholarship” (CIS) to support outstanding students, scholars and currently employed Chinese
language teachers recommended by Confucius Institutes, independently operated Confucius Classrooms
as well as some HSK test centers (hereinafter to be collectively referred to as “recommending
institutions”) to study in Chinese universities and colleges (hereinafter referred to as “host institutions”).

ELIGIBILITY
All applicants shall be
a) Non-Chinese citizens
b) In good Physical and mental condition, well performed both academically and behaviorally
c) Aspired to take future careers on the teaching or international promotion of Chinese language.
d) Between the ages of 16-35 on September 1st, 2018. Applicants currently worked as Chinese language
teachers shall not exceed the age limit of 45, while undergraduate students shall not exceed the age
limit of 25.

SCHOLARSHIP TYPES AND QUALIFICATIONS
A. Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL)
Commences September 2018 and provides scholarship for maximum two academic years. Applicants
shall be Bachelor degree holders, and have a minimum score of 210 in HSK Test (Level 5) as well as 60 in
HSKK test (Intermediate Level). Applicants who are able to provide notarized document of the
employment agreement or related proofs upon completing study in China are preferred.

B. Scholarship for Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL)
Commences September 2018 and provides scholarship for maximum four academic years. Applicants
must have graduated with a high school diploma, , and have a minimum score of 210 in HSK Test (Level
4) as well as 60 in HSKK test (Intermediate Level).

C. Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study
Commences September 2018, and provides scholarship for maximum 11 months. International students
currently studying in China are not eligible.
   i. TCSOL
   Applicants shall have a minimum score of 270 in HSK test (Level 3), while HSKK test score required.
   ii. Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History, and Chinese Philosophy
   Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 in HSK test (Level 4) and 60 in HSKK test (intermediate
level).
   iii. Chinese Language Study
   Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 in HSK test (Level 3 level).

D. Scholarship for One-Semester Study
Commences either in September 2018 or March 2019, and provides scholarship of maximum 5 months.
Applicants withholding visas X1 or X2 are not eligible.
  i. TCSOL, Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese Philosophy
Applicants shall have a minimum score of 210 in HSK test (Level 3), while HSKK test score required
  ii. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taiji Culture
  HSK test score are required.

E. Scholarship for Four-Week Study
Commences either on July or December of 2018, and provides a four-week scholarship. Applicants
withholding visas X1 or X2 are not eligible.
   i. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taiji Culture
   HSK test score are required.
   ii. Chinese Language plus home-stay Experience in a Chinese Family
   HSK test score are required. Organized and applied by a Confucius Institute with 10-15 participants
per group. Prior to the trip, a detailed study plan shall be made after consultation with host institutions
and submit to Hanban for approval.
   ⅲ . Special Four-week Program for Confucius Institutes
  HSK test score are required. Organized and applied by a Confucius Institute with 10-15 participants
per group.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Online registration will be available from March 1, 2018 on the Confucius Institute Scholarship website
(cis.chinese.cn). Please log on to search recommending institutions and host institutions, upload
application materials online, track the application progress, feedback of review and admission results.
Scholarship holders need to confirm with the host institutions to go through the procedures of studying
in China, print out CIS certificate online, and register at host institutions at the designated date and time
as per the letter of admission.

The application deadlines are
a) April 20th (for those commencing in July)
b) June 20th (for those commencing in September)
c) September 20th (for those commencing in December)
d) December 20th (for those commencing in March 2019)
Hanban will complete the scholarship review and notify the results two months before enrollment of
the admitted students.

CHINESE BRIDGE AWARD RECIPIENT POLICIES
Chinese Bridge winners who have been awarded the 2018 “Confucius Institute Scholarship Certificate”
shall log onto the scholarship website and submit documents to relevant host institutions upon
presentation of their CIS certificates. Please contact chinesebridge@hanban.org for inquiry.

ADMISSION AND CONSULTATION SERVICES
Recommending institutions and host institutions are responsible for issuing local enrollment guide and
provide consulting, recommending and registering services in accordance with this procedure.

OTHERS

a) For major training plans and courses, please contact designated host institutions
b) Applicants shall be familiar with the specific criteria and closing dates for registration, and follow
specific procedures to submit necessary documents
c) Degree students shall accept the annual assessment under the Annual Appraisal Procedures of
Confucius Institute Scholarship
d) Those who failed to register on time, failed to pass the health assessment, dropped out midway
and/or suspended will be deprived of scholarship.

CONTACTS
Division of Test and Scholarships at Hanban
Email: scholarships@hanban.org
Fax: +86-10-58595727

Appendix
1. Confucius Institute Scholarship Coverage and Criteria
2. Application Documents for Confucius Institute Scholarship

Appendix 1
Confucius Institute Scholarship Coverage and Criteria

The Confucius Institute Scholarship provides full coverage on tuition fee, accommodation fee, living
allowance (four-week study students are excluded) and comprehensive medical insurance expenses.

a) Tuition fee is under the overall planning and utilization of host institutions to provide teaching and
management of scholarship students organizing cultural and social activities, as well as organizing
Chinese language proficiency tests. Tuition fee does not cover the textbook expenses and tourist tickets.

b) Accommodation fee is under the overall planning and utilization of host institutions to provide
students with in-campus apartments (usually double rooms). Students may also live off-campus upon
application and getting permission from the host institutions. Students who live off-campus are entitled
to accommodation allowance of 700 CNY per person/month paid on a monthly / quarterly basis from
the host institutions.

c) Living allowance is granted by host institutions on a monthly basis. The monthly allowance for
undergraduates, one-academic-year study students and one-semester students is 2,500 CNY per person.
For MTCSOL student, the monthly allowance is 3,000 CNY per person.

Students are required to complete enrollment procedures for every semester within stipulated period;
otherwise, their scholarship may be cancelled. Students who are enrolled before the 15th (or on the
15th) of the month are entitled to the full allowance of that month while those enrolled after the 15th
of that month are only entitled to half of the amount.

During the study period, for any student who is absent from China due to personal reasons for more
than 15 days (excluding winter and summer holidays), the allowance during absence will be suspended.

For students who suspend study or drop out of school for personal reasons, or who are given
disciplinary punishment by the host institutions, allowance will be terminated on the date of such
suspension, dropping out or when the decision of such punishment is announced.

The living allowance for the month of graduation will be granted half a month after the date of
graduation or expiration day of the study confirmed by host institutions.
Comprehensive medical insurance is purchased by the host institutions in accordance with relevant
regulations of studying in China stipulated by the Ministry of Education of China. Insurance fee per
person is 160 CNY for four-week study students, 400 CNY for one-semester students, and 800 CNY per
year for students engaged in program longer than one academic year.

Appendix 2
Application Documents for Confucius Institute Scholarship

A. For all applicants
a) A Scanned copy of passport photo page
b) A scanned copy of score reports of the HSK and HSKK tests (within the two-year validity).
c) A Recommendation letter by the head of the recommending institutions

B. For degree scholarship program applicants
a) A certification of the highest education diploma (or proof of expected graduation) and an official
transcript.
b) Applicants of the Scholarship for MTCSOL Students are required to provide 2 reference letters from
professors or associate professors. Those who can provide a notarized employment agreement with
teaching institutions are preferred.

C. Applicants currently worked as Chinese language teachers shall provide the proof of employment as
well as a reference letter by the employing institution

D. Applicants under the age of 18 shall provide certified documents of designation signed by their
entrusted legal guardians in China.

E. Applicants shall also provide additional documents required by the host institutions
Chinese Universities Scholarships
http://www.sicas.cn/Scholarships/Info/Content_120425150229586.shtml
China has seen a surge of foreign students with numbers hitting a record high of 256,000 in 2010, and
Chinese government launched the "Study in China Project" which plans to attract 500,000 foreign
students by 2020, after a series of bilateral educational cooperation programs are launched in 2010.
Under such circumstances, many outstanding Chinese universities and colleges have worked out their
own scholarship schemes to recruit excellent foreign students and attract scholars and instructors. A
variety of scholarships are available for applicants and they are expected to apply directly to their
university that they have chosen.

Details can be found in the following flow chart.

 1. What are the basic requirements?

It is true that requirements vary with the university, but there are a few basic requirements that should
be known. It is required that applicants comply with the laws and decrees of the Chinese Government
and observe the rules and regulations of the related university, as well as be in good health condition.
Applicants are not able to be awarded any other kind of scholarship simultaneously. Those applying for
bachelor’s degrees are required to have graduated from a high school, those applying for master’s study
are required to own a bachelor’s diploma, and those applying for doctoral study are required to be a
master’s degree graduate, etc.

2. When can applicants apply for a scholarship?

It is the type of scholarship that determines the application deadline. Usually, those intended to apply
for scholarships such as "Freshmen Scholarship”, "Degree Scholarship” and “President Scholarship” are
demanded to hand in application materials to the scholarship office of the university directly at least
three months before the beginning of each new semester. Other scholarships such as the “Outstanding
Scholarship”, “Yiersan Chinese Culture Scholarship” and "OEC Chinese Scholarship”, will be awarded
When they are studying at the university in light of students’ performance.

3. What is the application procedure?

The universities are available for students to apply to and students should hand in their application
materials. Profiles will be comprehensively evaluated by the admission office taking charge of
scholarships and the qualified students will be approved by the outstanding group of the scholarship
office.

4. What application materials do applicants need?

In most cases, students should submit the Application Form for Scholarship of the university. Applicants
are demanded to provide the following documents along with the application: a notarized copy of
highest diploma, a photocopy of passport, a passport-sized photo, and other
Beijing                           Medicine                             Zhenjiang
·Beijing Language and Culture      · Nanjing Medical University       · Jiangsu University
University
·Beijing University of Chinese       Qingdao                            Kunming
Medicine                           · China University of Petroleum    · Kunming University of Science
·Beihang University                · Ocean University of China        and Technology
·Beijing University of Posts and   · Qingdao Technological
Telecommunications                 University                           Leshan
·BFSU-Sol Bridge International                                        · Leshan Teachers College
School of Business                   Jinan
·China University of Petroleum –   · Shandong University                Nanchang
Beijing                                                               · Nanchang University
·Capital Normal University
                                     Binzhou
·Capital Institute of Physical
                                   · Binzhou University                 Chengdu
Education
                                                                      · Sichuan University
·China University of Political
                                     Guilin                           · Southwestern University of
Science and Law
                                   · Guangxi Normal University        Finance and Economics

  Shanghai
                                     Nanning                            Guangzhou
· Donghua University
                                   · Guangxi Medical University       · South China Normal University
· East China University of
                                                                      · South China University of
Science and Technology
                                     Shijiazhuang                     Technology
· East China Normal University
· Fudan University                 · Hebei Medical University
                                                                        Tianjin
· Shanghai International Studies
                                     Hangzhou                         · Tianjin University of Finance
University
                                   · Zhejiang Forestry University     and Economics
· The Sino-British College, USST
                                   · Zhejiang Gongshang University
                                   · Zhejiang University of Science     Wenzhou
  Chongqing
                                   and Technology                     · Wenzhou University
· Chongqing University of Posts
and Telecommunications
· Chongqing University               Wuhan                              Xi’an
· Southwest University             · Huazhong University of           · Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool
                                   Science and Technology             University
  Dalian                           · Hubei University
· Dalian University of Foreign     · Wuhan University                   Xiamen
Languages                                                             · Xiamen University
· Liaoning Normal University         Changsha
                                   · Hunan University                   Qinhuangdao
                                                                      · Yanshan University
  Nanjing
· China Pharmaceutical               Harbin
                                   · Harbin Engineering University      Zhengzhou
University
                                                                      · Zhengzhou University
· Nanjing University of Science
and Technology                       Wuxi
· Nanjing University of Chinese    · Jiangnan University
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