Chinese Government Scholarship-Bilateral Program
Bilateral Program includes full or partial scholarship supported by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China in accordance with the cooperation and exchange agreements or consensus reached by the Chinese government and the governments and institutions of other nations. It is open to undergraduates, postgraduates, general and senior scholars.
Ⅰ. Supporting Category, Duration, Teaching Language, Institutions and Majors
1. Supporting Category and Duration
Duration of Scholarship
up to 2
up to 2
up to 2
General scholar programs
up to 1
up to 1
Up to 2
Senior scholar programs
up to 1
up to 1
Up to 2
The Chinese Government Scholarship covers both major study and Chinese language (preparatory) study. The language courses last one year, whereas the duration of the scholarship for major study conforms to that as required.
2. Teaching Language
Undergraduate scholarship students must register for Chinese-taught credit courses. Graduate and non-degree scholarship students can register for either Chinese-taught programs or English-taught programs if applicable.
3. Institutions and Majors
Designated Chinese universities offer scholarship recipients academic programs in science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, economics, law, management, education, history, literature, philosophy, and fine arts, among others. Please visit the website (http://www.campuschina.org) for further information about designated Chinese universities and majors they offer. Some of the majors can be taught in English in Wuhan University. Please check the information at http://admission.whu.edu.cn/en/?c=index.
Ⅱ. Scholarship Coverage
Please refer to Introduction to CGS- Scholarship Coverage at https://www.campuschina.org/content/details3_74776.html
III. Where and When to Apply
Where to Apply
Apply to the dispatching authorities for overseas study of your home country （usually the local Chinese Embassy or Consulate-general).
When to Apply
You need to apply between early January and early April. Please consult the dispatching authorities for the specific deadline of each year.
To be eligible, an applicant must:
1. be a citizen of a country other than the PRC and in good health both mentally and physically;
2. be an academically excellent holder of high school diploma under the age of 25 when applying for an undergraduate program;
3. be an academically excellent holder of a Bachelor’s degree under the age of 35 when applying for a Master’s program;
4. be an academically excellent holder of a Master’s degree under the age of 40 when applying for a doctoral program;
5. be a holder of a high school diploma (or higher) under the age of 45 when applying for a general scholar program;
6. be a master’s degree holder or an associate professor (or above) under the age of 50 when applying for a senior scholar program;
7. have passed the HSK (Level 3) when applying for a Chinese-taught undergraduate or general scholar program (excluding Chinese language majors);
8. have passed the HSK (Level 3) when applying for a Chinese-taught senior scholar program;
9. have passed the HSK (Level 4) when applying for a Chinese-taught postgraduate program;
10. provide a report of English Language Test when applying for English-taught program (TOEFL 80+/IELTS 5.5+). Those who cannot offer the above-mentioned standard English test result can provide a proof of their previous studying at an institution where the teaching language is English, and will be required to take additional oral or written English test organized by Wuhan University. Native English-speaking applicants could be exempted from providing the above English proficiency certificate;
11. meet the admission requirements of the university of preference in terms of academic ability and other related aspects.
Ⅴ. Application Process
1. An applicant shall learn about designated Chinese universities and majors they offer by visiting websites (http://www.campuschina.org) or other means, and identify the preferred scholarship program, designated university and major;
2. An applicant shall reach the designated university for admission documents. For the details of application for the Pre-admission Letter of Wuhan University, please visit http://admission.whu.edu.cn/en/?c=content&a=list&catid=185;
3. An applicant shall reach an application receiving agency for a recommendation;
4. An applicant shall fill in and submit the Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship online via the Chinese Government Scholarship Information System(http://www.campuschina.org);
5. The application receiving agency shall submit the recommended candidates list and their application documents;
6. The CSC will organize designated universities and experts concerned to examine applicants’ eligibility and academic performance before finalizing the short-list candidates;
7. The CSC will notify the admission results to the application receiving agency that will subsequently have the applicant informed.
Ⅵ. Application Documents
1. Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship (filled in online in Chinese or English);
2. A scanned copy of the Passport Information Page. An applicant shall submit a clear scanned copy of the information page of his/her passport that will not expire on or before March 1, 2023. Renew the passport if the requirement is not met. An applicant who fails to apply for a passport due to objective reasons may submit valid documentation or documentary evidence that carries information about the full English name, sex, nationality and date of birth of the applicant upon the approval of the application receiving agency;
3. Diploma and certificate of highest education (notarized photocopy). Prospective diploma recipients should submit an official pre-graduation certificate and student performance certificate in school issued by your current school, the pre-graduation certificate should prove not only your current student status, but also the expected degree certificate and graduation date. Document in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations;
4. Academic transcripts. Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English should be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations;
5. Certificate of language proficiency. When applying for a Chinese-taught program, an applicant shall provide a valid HSK score report that meets the program’s language ability requirements. When applying for a program taught in a language other than Chinese, an applicant shall provide a certificate of proficiency in the language as required by the designated university, such as the IELTS or TOEFL test report;
6. Admission documents. When applying for a postgraduate program or for academic education as a general or senior scholar, an applicant shall provide the admission documents issued by the university of preference, including an admission letter, a pre-admission letter, or the invitation letter from a prospect supervisor (admission documents will serve as a priority of admission in granting the Chinese Government Scholarship);
7. A study or research plan written in Chinese or in English (no less than 200 words/characters for undergraduates; no less than 500 words/characters for scholars; no less than 800 words/characters for postgraduates);
8. Recommendation letters. An applicant for a postgraduate program or for academic education as a senior scholar shall submit two recommendation letters in Chinese or in English from professors or associate professors;
9. An applicant under the age of 18 shall submit the legal documents of his/her legal guardian(s) in China;
10. An applicant to study in China for more than six months shall submit a photocopy of the Foreigner Physical Examination Form (the original document, printed by Chinese quarantine authorities, shall be filled in in English and kept by the applicant). The medical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form which can be downloaded from http://admission.whu.edu.cn/en/?c=content&a=list&catid=81. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital, or a sealed photograph of the applicant are invalid. Medical examination results are valid for only six months;
11. An applicant shall submit a valid Certificate of Non-Criminal Record (or Police Clearance Certificate) issued by the local public security (such as the police station), usually issued within six months prior to the submission date of the application.
Reminder: All uploaded supporting documents must be clear, authentic and valid. Applicants are recommended to use professional device to scan the relevant documents. Applicants shall bear the consequences caused by unclear or unidentifiable uploaded materials.
Ⅶ. Contact information
Please visit the website for the details http://www.campuschina.org/content/details3_74775.html
Address: Admissions Office 101, School of International Education, Wuhan University, No.299, Bayi Road, Wuchang Dist., Wuhan, Hubei Province, P. R. China.
Post code: 430072,
Contact Person: Ms. Yuan