Chinese Government Scholarship Program 2020/2021

Chinese Government Scholarship Program 2020/2021

Chinese Government Scholarship Program 2020/2021


    The 2020/2021 Chinese Government Scholarship is now open for application. The total number for this year’s Chinese Government Scholarship is 30. Please note that online application is the only channel. For more information, please refer to or The closing date for receiving online application is 10 January, 2020.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must

- be a citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and be in good health.

- be a high school graduate under the age of 25, with not more than 8 points in MSCE (or equivalent IGCSE results) and when applying for undergraduate programs;

- be a bachelor’s degree holder under the age of 35, with at least 3.5 CGPA points when applying for master’s programs;

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

- be a a high school graduate (at least) under the age of 45 when applying for general scholar programs;

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

Note 1: For the students applying for the bachelor’s degree programs taught in Chinese, they are requested to participate in the Chinese languages studies for 1 year in China before the major studies;

Note 2: For the students applying for programs including the bachelor’s degree, general scholar and senior scholar, the Certificate of HSK (Chinese Proficiency Exam) Level 3 will also be required when applying;

Note 3: For the students applying for the master’s and doctoral degree programs taught in Chinese, they are requested to submit the Certificate of HSK (Chinese Proficiency Exam) Level 4 when applying.

Application Documents

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

b) Copy of Passport Information Page: Applicant shall submit a clear scanned copy of his/her ordinary passport with validity later than March 1, 2021. If the validity of the current passport does not meet the requirement, please apply for a new passport before submitting the application. For applicants who cannot apply for passports before submitting their applications due to objective reasons, with the permission of dispatching authorities, they may submit scanned copy of identity certificates or official documents containing the applicants’ “English name, Gender, Nationality, Date of Birth” and other information.

c) 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.

d) Academic transcripts: Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.

e) 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.)

f) Recommendation letters: Applicants for graduate programs or senior scholar programs must submit two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English from professors or associate professors.

g) Applicants for music studies are requested to submit their own works. Applicants for fine arts programs must submit their own works which include two sketches, two color paintings and two other works.

h) Applicants under the age of 18 should submit the valid documents of their legal guardians in China.

i) Applicants planning to stay in China for more than 6 months must submit a photocopy of the Foreigner Physical Examination Form (should be done in Kamuzu Central Hospitals, Mzuzu Central Hospital or Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, and the original copy should be kept by the applicant) completed in English. The form designed by the Chinese quarantine authority can be downloaded from 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.

Please submit the following documents if applicable

j) Pre-admission Letter from Chinese Government Scholarship universities.

k) Language qualification certificate. e.g., HSK certificates.

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.

For more information, please visit,, or contact the Chinese Embassy through E-mail:

Instructions for Chinese Government Scholarship

Information System (CGSIS)

Please carefully read the instructions before applying for the scholarship.

Step 1: Visit “CSC Study in China” website and click “Scholarship Application for Students” at or

Register an account through [CREATE AN ACCOUNT] and login with your account.

Step 2: Input Personal Details. Click “Edit Personal Details” and finish inputting personal details by filling in all the information, verifying and saving the information. After the completion of this section, return to the previous page by clicking “Finish” and start filling in your application information.

Step 3: Select the correct “Program Category”.

Please select Program Category “Type A”.

Step 4: Input the correct Agency Number.

Your Agency Number is: 4541.

Program Category and Agency Number are directly matched, both are mandatory for online application.

After inputting agency number, the matched agency name will automatically show on the page. As Program Category and Agency Number are directly matched, application processing authorities will not receive your online application if the program category or agency number are not correct.

Step 5: Input Application Information

Next, please move on to the section of “Language Proficiency and Study Plan” and upload “Supporting Documents” as requested, then click “Submit” to complete the application. Check each part of your application carefully before submission. Please make sure that all the information and uploaded documents are valid and accurate.

When applicants of “Type A” application choose the “Preferences of Institutes”, system will automatically match the available universities according to the selected “Student Category, Preferred teaching language and Major Applying for”. With any inquiry concerning the available majors of each university, please visit the following website.

“Catalog of Discipline Field, First-level Discipline, Specialty” is available from the “Help”, applicants could download the file to identify the relation between Discipline and Major.

Step 6: Once submitted, amendment cannot be made on “Personal Details” and “Application Information”. Before the application being processed by the processing authorities, applicant can revoke the submitted application by clicking “Withdraw” and edit the application. After revoking the application, applicant must submit at second time after re-editing, or the application will not be processed. Once the application is processed, application cannot be revoked.

Step 7: Click” Print the Application Form” and download the form.

Step 8: Submit scholarship application under the requirements of the dispatching authorities (or application processing agency)

China Scholarship Council never entrust any individual or intermediary agent to process Chinese government scholarship applications. Kindly remind that all applicants to directly submit your scholarship applications through official dispatching authorities, avoiding being deceived. The website below is the only official website that China Scholarship Council publishing Study in China information, please do not trust information from any other portals or sources. (


1. Application with incorrect Agency Number will not be processed.

2. Please use Firefox or Internet Explorer (11.0).

For applicants using Internet Explorer, please close the “compatible view mode” function ahead of editing.

3. Please fill in all application information in Chinese or English.

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