Scholarships in China: Requirements & Application Process


Many of you have been asking us about scholarships in China!

So our editors finally put together this article to address the two types of scholarships that exist in China in 2020. This will conclude our coverage of studying in China, after talking about bachelor’s and master’s degrees, the most affordable universities, and the admissions process at Chinese universities, among other things.

Getting a scholarship in China may take you some time, but it can help you cover the cost of your education. So it’s well worth the effort. Follow us!

Chinese Government Scholarships

The Chinese government provides scholarships for international students through the China Scholarship Council (CSC) to study at CSC-affiliated universities. A total of 279 universities admit students under these government scholarships in China.

In most cases, the scholarship will cover not only your tuition, but also the cost of your housing, plus a monthly allowance to cover your daily expenses in China.

You can find a list of these universities on the China Scholarship Council website.

Here is our eight-step guide to applying for a scholarship in China:

  1. Fill out the online application form in English or Chinese and print it out. The scholarship application form is available on the Campuschina website.
  2. Copies of certificates and documents in English and Chinese. You must commonly submit both documents in both languages.
  3. Prepare your transcripts. Also, if your grades are written in languages other than Chinese or English, you must have them translated and certified by Chinese or English translators.
  4. Write your research paper. The scholarship committee refers to this type of document in English or Chinese. Be aware that you should write at least 200 words for a bachelor’s degree and 500 words for graduate students.
  5. If you are applying for an undergraduate or graduate degree, you must submit two letters of recommendation. These letters can be written in Chinese or English by professors with whom you have previously studied.
  6. If you are under 18 years of age, you must submit documents from your guardian who will sponsor you during your studies in China.
  7. Applicants are commonly required to submit a medical examination certificate.
  8. Finally, attach your college admission letter in English or Chinese to the rest of the documents!

Go to the Campuschina website.

1. Make sure you find the ” Apply Online for International Students” icon and click on it.

  • Be sure to read the registration steps before beginning the registration process.
  • In general, you will begin by logging in after you have registered. If you have not yet registered, click on “Create an Account” to get your account.

2. Fill in the type of major or scholarship you are interested in and the agency number.

Note: Always double-check that you have not missed any check boxes. If you accidentally miss one, your application will not be accepted.

3. Start uploading the necessary documents such as your application form and other documents. You can now begin filling out all the information.

Note: Make sure that all the information you have provided is accurate, as any errors or false answers may contribute to the rejection of your application.

4. Once you have completed all forms and updated them, click “submit” your application.

5. You are not finished yet. You have two more things to do. Print two copies of your application form.

6. Finally, you attach it to all the other documents and send them to the Chinese consulate in an envelope. Check their website to see if they have any special requirements.

What happens next?

All scholarship applications to the Chinese government are processed in the same way. These scholarships fully fund the costs of university study, so be sure to do your best.

The Chinese embassy usually evaluates all applications and arranges interviews with applicants.

If your application is accepted, it is then sent to the China Scholarship Board!

The board then evaluates your application and the committee may have the right to make any necessary changes to the institutions and majors you have chosen.

The Chinese Embassy then receives a communication from the committee regarding your admission notice and other relevant documents that you must send as applicants. Finally, your hard work has paid off!