Chinese Government Scholarship-Chinese University Program


Chinese University Program 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.

I Supporting Categories, Duration and Instruction Language

1. Supporting Category. This scholarship only supports graduate students.

2. Duration. This scholarship only supports master’s students for no more than 3 academic years or doctoral students for no more than 4 academic years. The scholarship covers both major study and Chinese language/preparatory study, as specified in the Admission Letter.

3. Instruction Language

Scholarship students can register for either English-taught program or Chinese-taught program if applicable.(Program Search can help you find the program and university you're interested in by visiting

II Scholarship Coverage

The Chinese University Program provides a full scholarship which covers tuition waiver, accommodation, comprehensive medical insurance and stipend (Master’s students: CNY 3,000 per month; Doctoral students: CNY 3,500 per month).  

III Where and When to Apply

1. Where to Apply

Apply to the designated Chinese universities undertaking this program.

2. When to Apply

You need to apply between early January and early April. Please consult the Chinese universities for the specific deadline of each 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 bachelor’s degree holder with outstanding academic performance and no more than 35 when applying for the master’s programs;

be a master’s degree holder with outstanding academic performance and no more than 40 when applying for the doctoral programs.

V Application Procedure

Step 1 - Complete the online application procedure at CSC Online Application System for International Students (Visit and click “Scholarship Application for Students” to log in), submit online the completed Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship and print a hard copy. Please consult your target university for the Instructions of the CSC Online Application System for International Students and Agency Number

Please choose “Program Category B” and the the Agency Number of Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST) is 10300.

Step 2- Complete the online application procedure at NUIST Online Application System (Visit ).Please choose "Chinese Government Scholarship".


Only applications of recommended candidates from designated Chinese universities will be considered by CSC.

VI Application Documents

1. Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship;

2. Notarized highest diploma;

Prospective diploma recipients must submit official document issued by your current school to prove your current student status or expected graduation date. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.

3. Academic transcripts;

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

4. A Study Plan or Research Proposal;

This should be a minimum of 800 words.

5. Two Recommendation Letters;

Applicants must submit two recommendation letters signed by a professor or an associate professor with his or her  contact tel. number and email address on the letters.

6. A CD of your own works (only required for arts students);

Applicants for music studies are requested to submit a CD of their own musical works. Applicants for the fine arts programs must submit a CD of their own works which include two sketches, two color paintings and two other works.

7. Foreigner Physical Examination Form (photocopy) (The original copy will be kept by yourself and the form is uniformly printed by Chinese healthy quarantine departments. It must be written in English and can be downloaded from;

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.

8. Applicants for doctoral programs must submit an acceptance form signed by doctoral supervisor from NUIST;

The information of NUIST supervisors is available on ,

and the accept form can be downloaded from .

9. The copy of passport photo page;

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

11. The copy of TOEFL (80 or above) or IELTS Certificate (6.0 or above) (only for applicants from non-English speaking countries who apply for English-taught programs);

12. Attestation of No-criminal records;

13. Other supporting materials (such as published papers, job certificate, certificates of awards and training, etc.).


All documents should be bound together on top left corner in the order of above.

You should submit TWO sets of bound documents to NUIST post address. 

No application documents will be returned.

VII Scholarship Confirmation

1. University reviews the application documents and decides the nominated candidates.

2. Nominated candidates will get Chinese Government Scholarships to study in China with approval of the CSC.

3. CSC reserves the rights to decide the host university for scholarship recipients with multiple offers. Each scholarship recipient—even when admitted by multiple universities—will be granted no more than one scholarship.

4. The CSC reviews eligibility and qualifications of nominated candidates, approves the List of Scholarship Recipients, and sends the admission documents to universities before June 30th. University sends the admission documents (List of Scholarship Recipients, Admission Letter and Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW201) to scholarship recipients

5. Scholarship recipients shall not allowed to change their host university, field of study, or duration of study stipulated on the Admission Letter after their coming to China.

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

VIII Contact Information of CSC

Division of International Students Affairs, China Scholarship Council

Address: Level 13, Building A3, No.9 Chegongzhuang Avenue, Beijing, P.R China, 100044

Tel: 0086-10-66093970; 0086-10-66093978

Fax: 0086-10-66093915



IX Contact Information of NUIST

Admission Office, College of International Students

Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, CHINA

Address: 219 Ningliu Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, P.R.C., 210044

Tel: 0086-25-58699848

Fax: 0086-25-58699856