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Chinese Government Scholarship

Program Categories, Duration and Language of Instruction

  • This scholarship only supports graduate programs.
  • Scholarship duration is 2-3 years for master’s programs and 3-4 years for doctoral programs.
  • The scholarship duration specified in the Admission Letter, covering major study and
  • Chinese language study, cannot be extended in general.
  • Most programs in Zhengzhou University are instructed in Chinese. Some programs are offered in English. (Specific information of programs is available at and

    Scholarship Coverage

  • A waiver of fee for registration, tuition, laboratory experiments, internship, and basic textbooks;
  • Free on-campus dormitory accommodation;
  • Monthly living allowance;
  • One-off settlement subsidy;
  • Outpatient medical service and Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Protection Scheme for International Students in China.

    Application Receiving Agency and Deadline

    Applicants should apply to Zhengzhou University undertaking this scholarship program between January and early April. The specific deadline for online application is March 31st, 2016, and paper based application is April 10th, 2016. It is applicant's responsibility to ensure that all paper based documents reach Zhengzhou University before the deadline.


    To be eligible, applicants must
  • -be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China, and be in good health;
  • -not be a registered student in Chinese universities at the time of application; or be a graduate from Chinese universities for more than one year;
  • -be a bachelor’s degree holder under the age of 35 when applying for master’s programs;
  • -be a master’s degree holder under the age of 40 when applying for doctoral programs.

    Application Procedure

  • 1. Applicants directly apply to Zhengzhou University. Please visit to submit your scholarship and study application. You also can visit the website of Chinese Scholarship at: or for more information about Zhengzhou University.
  • 2. Recommended candidates must finish the online application procedure at CSC Online Application System for International Students. Please go to and  complete the required information, submit the completed Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship online and print a hard copy.
  • 3. A package of complete application documents (Please check Application Documents for the detailed checklist.) must be submitted to Zhengzhou University before the deadline.
  • 4. Please NOTE CSC does not accept any individual application other than the recommended applications from Zhengzhou University. Applicants should consult Zhengzhou University for the instructions of the CSC Online Application System for International Students and Agency Number.

  • Application Documents (in duplicate)

  • a. Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship(in Chinese or English). 
  • b. Notarized highest diploma (photocopy): 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. 
  • c. Academic transcripts: Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations. 
  • d. A Study Plan or Research Proposal in Chinese or English with a minimum of 800 words.  e.Two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English from professors or associate professors. 
  • f. Applicants for music studies are requested to submit a CD of their own works. Applicants for fine arts programs must submit a CD of their own works which include two sketches, two color paintings and two other works. 
  • g. Applicants planning to stay in China for more than 6 months must submit a photocopy of the Foreigner Physical Examination Form completed in English (the original copy should be kept by the applicant. The form designed by the Chinese quarantine authority can be downloaded from or 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 physical examination as the result is valid for only 6 months. 
  • h. Applicants with valid HSK Certificate should enclose it in the application package. 
  • The above documents should be bound on top left corner (in duplicate) and sent directly to Zhengzhou University, we will forward the nominated documents to CSC before May 15th. No application documents will be returned. 

    Approval and Notification

  •  a. Zhengzhou University will review the application documents and decide the nominated candidates.
  • b. Nominated candidates will be officially awarded Chinese Government Scholarship with the approval from CSC.
  • c. Each individual applicant is eligible for only one scholarship. CSC is authorized to award only one scholarship to each individual applicant nominated by more than one university.
  • d. CSC will send, before June 30th, Admission Letter and Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW201) of the approved applicants to the host universities, who will forward the documents to the scholarship winners.
  • e. Students are not permitted, in general, to apply to change their specialties, host universities or the duration of study as specified in the Admission Letter once they agree to accept the scholarship.
  • f. If applicants fail to register before the deadline for registration, their scholarship will not be reserved.