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Chinese Government Scholarships 2017/2018

2017-02-09

In order to promote mutual understanding, cooperation and exchanges in politics, economy, culture, education, and trade between the People's Republic of China and the Slovak Republic, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Slovak Republic, as the dispatching authority entrusted by the China Scholarship Council (hereinafter referred to as CSC) and the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as MOE), is responsible for receiving and approving applications from Slovak candidates for the Chinese Government Scholarship and recommending them to CSC.

This Chinese Government Scholarship is a full scholarship provided unilaterally by the Chinese government under the framework of the educational exchange agreement between the Chinese and the Slovak government. It supports undergraduate students, graduate students, general scholars and senior scholars. 279 designated Chinese universities offer a wide variety of academic programs in Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Legal studies, Economics, Management, Education, Philosophy, History and Fine Arts for scholarship winners at all levels. 

  •  CATEGORIES, DURATION, LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION AND PROGRAM OPTIONS

Supporting Categories

Chinese Government Scholarship programs sponsor international students, teachers and scholars to undertake degree studies (bachelor, master and PhD) and Chinese language study or academic research in institutions of higher education in China.

Duration

Chinese Government Scholarship covers both major study and Chinese language/ preparatory study. The table below illustrates the duration of each category.

Supporting Categories 

Major Study (academic year)  Chinese Language /Preparatory Study (academic year) 

Duration of Scholarship

(academic year) 

 Undergraduate students  4-5 1- 2  4-7 
Master's students   2-3 1- 2  

2-5  

 Doctoral students  3-4 1- 2 

 3-6  

General scholars  up to 1   up to 1  

up to 2 

 Senior scholars up to 1   up to 1 

 up to 2

 

Instruction Language

1. Undergraduate scholarship recipients must register for Chinese-taught credit courses. They are required to take one-year preparatory courses in one of the ten universities listed below and to pass the required test before moving on to their major studies.

Undergraduate scholarship recipients can apply for preparatory course exemption if they have completed their secondary education in Chinese or have a valid HSK certificate that meets the requirements of the host university. Official documents from secondary schools or a photocopy of a valid HSK certificate must be submitted for a preparatory course exemption application. Please NOTE that HSK results are valid for only 2 years.

Entrusted by MOE, the following 10 universities offer preparatory courses to undergraduate scholarship recipients. They are Tianjin University, Nanjing Normal University, Shandong University, Central China Normal University, Tongji University, Beijing Language and Culture University, Northeast Normal University, Beijing International Studies University, Capital Normal University, and the University of International Business and Economics.

2. Graduate and non-degree scholarship students can register for either Chinese-taught programs or English-taught programs if applicable. Visiting http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua or http://www.campuschina.org can help you find the program and university you're interested in.

Scholarship recipients of Chinese-taught programs without adequate Chinese proficiency must take Chinese language courses for one to two academic years to meet the language requirements of their host universities before moving on to their major studies. Failure to reach the required language proficiency will lead to the automatic termination of scholarship. Chinese language courses will be one year for majors in Science, Engineering, Agriculture, West Medicine, Economics, Management, Legal Studies and Fine Arts, and no more than two years for majors in Literature, History, Philosophy and Chinese Medicine.

Scholarship recipients of the English-taught programs or those with adequate Chinese language proficiency do not need to take Chinese language courses.

Institutions and Majors

For now 279 Chinese universities have been designated to enroll international students with Chinese Government Scholarship, offering a wide variety of programs. Introduction to the universities and the programs they offer can be found in the following links.

http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua

http://www.campuschina.org

  •  COVERAGE OF CHINESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship Standard

 Supporting Categories Field of Study  Tuition  Accommodation Stipend Medical Insurance  Total 
Undergraduate students  I*  20000   8400  30000 800   59200  
   II* 12000  8400  30000 800   62200  
   III* 27000  8400  30000  800  66200  
 Master's students/ General scholars I  25000   8400  36000  800  70200  
  II  29000  8400  36000  800  74200  
   III  34000 8400 

 36000

 800  79200  
Doctoral students/ Senior scholars  I  33000  12000  42000  800  87800  
  II   38000 12000   42000  800  92800  
  III   45000  12000  42000  800  99800  
NOTE:

Field of Study I includes Philosophy, Economics, Legal Studies, Education, Literature (Fine Arts excluded), History, and Management; Field of Study II includes Science, Engineering, and Agriculture; Field of Study III includes Fine Arts and Medicine.

Full Scholarship covers

●Tuition waiver: Tuition funds will be comprehensively used by the host university. It may cover scholarship students' education, administration costs and expenditures to support student activities.

● Accommodation: free university dormitory or accommodation subsidy.

If the host university requires students to live on campus, the university will accommodate the scholarship students in a university dormitory (usually a twin room); if the host university permits students to live off campus, the university will provide monthly/quarterly accommodation subsidy:

undergraduate students (preppies), master's students (general scholars): CNY 700 per month;

doctoral students (senior scholars): CNY 1000 per month.

●Stipend:

Undergraduate students: CNY 2,500 per month;

Master's students/general scholars: CNY 3,000 per month;

Doctoral students/senior scholars: CNY 3,500 per month.

Within the scholarship duration, registered scholarship students will receive a stipend from their host university each month. Students registering on or before the 15th of the month will receive a full stipend of that month. Those who register after the 15th of the month will receive a half stipend of that month. Graduating students will receive stipend until half month after the graduation date. If registered student stays out of China for more than 15 days due to a personal reason (school holidays excluded), his stipend will be stopped during his leaving.

Comprehensive medical insurance. (Please visit http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua or http://www.campuschina.org and refer to Comprehensive Insurance & Protection Scheme for Foreigners Staying in China for insurance policy.)

NOTE

Above is the current standard of Chinese Government Scholarship. New standard shall apply in case of policy adjustment.

  • ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible, applicants must:

1.-be a citizen of the Slovak Republic, and be in good health;

2. -be a high school graduate under the age of 25 when applying for undergraduate programs;

3. -be a bachelor's degree holder under the age of 35 when applying for master's programs;

4.-be a master's degree holder under the age of 40 when applying for doctoral programs;

5. -be under the age of 45 and have completed at least two years of undergraduate study when applying for general scholar programs;

6. -be a master's degree holder or an associate professor (or above) under the age of 50 when applying for senior scholar programs.

  •  INSTRUCTION FOR APPLICATION

1. Choose your target university. A total of 279 Chinese universities are designated by MOE to accept Chinese Government Scholarship students from which you can choose your target university. You can find them at this website: http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua/universityen.aspx. Please contact your target university and ask for a Pre-admission Letter. Applicants without Pre-admission Letter might be recruited by a different university other than their target universities.

2. Send an e-mail to chineseembassysk@gmail.com with an application letter before March 10th, 2016. Our colleague will provide you with the Instructions of the CSC Online Application System for International Students and arrange an interview. If your application is approved, we will provide you with an Award Letter for Chinese Government Scholarship Candidate.

3. Register and submit your online application.

4. Send all the required documents by April 1, 2017 to the Political,cultural and educational section of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China (Add: Jancova 8, 811 02 Bratislava). Documents received after this deadline will not be processed.

  • Application Documents (in duplicate)

a. Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship(in Chinese or English).

b. Notarized highest education diploma (photocopy): Prospective diploma recipients 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. (A minimum of 200 words for undergraduates, 500 words for non-degree students, and 800 words for postgraduates.)

e. Recommendation letters: Applicants for graduate programs or senior scholar programs must submit two recommendation letters 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 under the age of 18 should submit valid documents of their legal guardians in China.

h. 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 http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua or http://www.campuschina.org). The physical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without signature of the attending physician, 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.

i. Applicants with Admission Letter from designated universities should enclose the letter in the application package.

j. Applicants with valid HSK Certificate should enclose it in the application package.

NOTE: The above documents should be bound on top left corner (in duplicate). No application documents will be returned.

  •  Approval and Notification

a. Recommended application documents from the Chinese Embassy will be reviewed by CSC. The applications will be regarded as invalid if the application documents fail to meet the requirements or the applicants are ineligible.

b. Qualified applications will be forwarded to universities for recruitment. CSC reserves the right to make necessary adjustments on the university options, specialties, program categories and duration of study. CSC will forward the nominations to universities for recruitment approval. The application enclosed with Admission Letter will be forwarded directly to the host university which granted the Letter.

c. Scholarship applicants accepted by Chinese universities will be officially awarded the Chinese Government Scholarship with the approval from CSC. Each applicant can only be granted one scholarship program.

e. CSC will send, before July 31st, 2017, the List of Scholarship Winners, Admission Letter and Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW201) to the Chinese Embassy, who will forward the documents to the scholarship winners.

f. Students are not permitted, in general, to apply to change their specialties, host universities or duration of study as specified in the Admission Letter once they agree to accept the scholarship.

g. If applicants fail to register before the deadline for registration, their scholarship will not be reserved.

  •  Visa application

Students under Chinese Government Scholarship Program should apply for visa to study in China at the Chinese embassy with the original documents and one set of photocopies of the Admission Notice, Visa Application for Study in China (JW201), Foreigner Physical Examination Form and valid ordinary passport. Those who will study in China for more than 6 months need to apply for visa of Long-term study for over 180 days, and those who will study in China for less than 6 months (including 6 months) shall apply for visa of Short-term study for less than 180 days. The scholarship students must go to China and register at institutions with the original copies of the above documents. Students who go to China with other types of passports, visas or without the original documents will not be able to register at institutions, nor will they be able to apply for residence permit in China.

For more information please visit http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua/.

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