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Chinese Government Scholarship - ZUEL

Chinese Government Scholarship - ZUEL







Fully Funded


MSc & Ph.D

Feb 23, 2024

More details :

Chinese Government Scholarship - High Level Postgraduate Program is a full scholarship established by Ministry of Education of China to support Chinese universities to recruit outstanding international students for graduate studies in China.  Zhongnan University of Economics and Law (ZUEL) welcomes international students with excellent academic background, professional abilities and great potential to study Master orDoctoralprograms under this program. According to the relevant documents of Ministry of Education, ZUEL has formulated the application procedures for admission to the Chinese Government Scholarship - High Level Postgraduate Program.

Eligibility :
  1. An applicant must be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China and in good health both mentally and physically;

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

  • be a Bachelor’s degree holder under the age of 35 when applying for the Master’s programs;

  • be a Master’s degree holder under the age of 40 when applying for the Doctoral programs;

  3. An applicant must Not be holding any other scholarship.

Required documents :
  1. Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship (in Chinese or English);

  2. Copy of Passport Home Page: Applicant shall submit a clear scanned copy of his/her ordinary passport with validity later than March 1st, 2024. If the validity of the current passport does not meet the requirement, please apply for a new passport before submitting the application;

  3. Notarized highest diploma: Prospective diploma winners must submit official proof of student status by their current school. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations;

  4. Academic transcripts (from the undergraduate program onwards): Copies of academic records from first to last semester during the undergraduate, graduate (if any), and doctoral programs (if any) shall be provided. These transcripts shall be issued and sealed by the attending university’s academic affairs office, graduate school, or student management department. They can be in Chinese or English, but must be attached with notarized English translations if they are in foreign languages other than English;

  5. A Study Plan proposal written in Chinese or English: The content shall include basic information of the applicant, personal statement, existing research results, research objectives and specific study plans (more than 1,000 words) and post-graduation plans (Appendix 1);

  6. Recommendation letters: Two letters of recommendation (written only in Chinese or English) from professors or associate professors shall be submitted. These letters shall describe the applicant’s objectives of learning in China, comprehensive abilities, and evaluation of future growth, as well as the cooperation between the supervisors or the exchange between universities both in China and abroad(signature and contact information are necessary);

  7. Language qualification certificate: For Chinese-taught programs: Applicants shall submit certificate HSK 5 or above. For English-taught programs: Applicants shall submit TOEFL: 80, IELTS: 6.0 or the certificate of previous degree program which is taught in English;

  8. A photocopy of the Foreigner Physical Examination Form completed in English (the original copy shall be kept by the applicant). The form is designed by the Chinese quarantine authority and can be obtained from the dispatching authority. The physical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital, or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. Please select the appropriate time to take a physical examination as the result is valid for only 6 months(Appendix 2);

  9. Non-criminal record report. The applicant shall submit a valid certificate of Non-Criminal Record issued by the local public security authority, usually issued within 6 months prior to the submission date of the application;

  10. Fresh graduates currently in China should submit the photocopy of the residence permit page and a proof of school performance from the current school;

  11. Other additional documents (e.g. certificate of work or internship, award, publications);

  12. Self-introduction video. Contents include :(1) Self-introduction; (2) Understanding of China; (3) Study plan in China. Formats: AVI, Move, MP4. The file should be within 50Mb and less than 180 seconds in length according to the teaching language of the applied major.

How to apply :
  1. An applicant shall visit CSC Online Application System ( to register account and submit the application form. (Choose Type B, fill in the ZUEL agency code 10520).

  2. An applicant shall log in the International Student Online Service System of ZUEL (,fill in the application form online (choose program of ‘Chinese Government Scholarship’) and submit the required application documents before the deadline.

The Scholarship Benefits:
  1. Tuition waiver;

  2. Campus accommodation;

  3. Stipend in China: Master’s students CNY 3,000 per month, Doctoral students CNY 3,500 per month;

  4. Foreign Students Comprehensive Medical Insurance.

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