Wednesday, January 1, 2014

CSC Scholarship

China Scholarship Council
中國國家留學基金管理委員會


Official Site : Application
Organizer: China Scholarship Council, Ministry of Education
Wikipedia: Here. Facebook: Here.

Official Program Objective: "The objective of the CSC is to provide, in accordance with the law, statutes and relevant principles and policies of China, financial assistance to the Chinese citizens wishing to study abroad and to the foreign citizens wishing to study in China in order to develop the educational, scientific and technological, and cultural exchanges and economic and trade cooperation between China and other countries, to strengthen the friendship and understanding between Chinese people and the people of all other countries, and to promote world peace and the socialist modernization drive in China."

Program Eligibility: Varies depending on the scholarship/institution sought.

Program Duration: Varies depending on the scholarship/institution sought.

Cost: Varies depending on the scholarship/institution sought.

Admission Difficulty: Apparently not that bad.

Repeat Participants? Unknown.

Categories of Chinese Government Scholarship Programs
   1. Chinese Government Scholarship Scheme
Provides both full scholarships and partial scholarships to international students and scholars who study in China on undergraduate and postgraduate programs, Chinese language training programs, general scholar and senior scholar programs.
   2. CHINA/UNESCO The Great Wall Fellowship Scheme
A full scholarship scheme for candidates recommended by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It is only available to applicants who come to study as general scholars and senior scholars.
   3. Study in Asia Scholarship Scheme
A full scholarship scheme aiming to stimulate the mobility of Asian students and scholars within Asia. It is only available to applicants who come to study as general scholars and senior scholars.
   4. China/AUN Scholarship Scheme
A full scholarship provided to ASEAN member countries, with the purpose of encouraging students, teachers and scholars from ASEAN member countries to study in China.
   5. Chinese Government Scholarship Program for EU
A full scholarship scheme for high school graduates or university students from EU member countries to learn Chinese for one year in China.
   6. China/Shanghai Cooperation Organization Scholarship Scheme
A full scholarship provided for SCO member countries with the purpose of encouraging students from SCO member countries to study in China.
   7. China/Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Scholarship Scheme
A full scholarship provided for some Pacific island countries with the purpose of encouraging students from PIF member countries to study in China.
   8. Chinese Government Special Scholarship Scheme-University Postgraduate Program
A full scholarship scheme aiming to support Chinese universities under the “985 Project” to recruit postgraduate students.
   9. Chinese Government Special Scholarship Scheme-Degree Oriented Program in Provinces & Autonomous Regions
A full scholarship scheme aiming to support Chinese universities designated by local education departments in specific provinces or autonomous regions to recruit international students who come for postgraduate studies.
   10. Distinguished International Student Scholarship
A full scholarship scheme established to sponsor outstanding international students who have earned their Bachelor's degree or above in China and have been enrolled by Chinese HEIs for their further studies in China and also available for those who are currently pursuing their postgraduate studies in Chinese HEIs.
   11. Chinese Culture Research Fellowship Scheme
The scheme sponsors overseas scholars and specialists of Chinese culture to conduct short-term research and exchanges in China.
   12. Short-term Scholarship Scheme for Foreign Teachers of Chinese Language
Established to sponsor international teachers of Chinese language to do short-term training and research in China.

The Low-Down: The website is difficult to navigate, and it appears there is much bureaucracy in the organization/distribution of scholarships, but CSC exists to fund Mandarin-learning at Chinese universities for international students from around the world. The scholarships themselves are apparently not that competitive and those who receive them are apparently quite happy with them, but the application process is described as tortuous. Take away message: If you are interested in studying in China for free, this seems like a good opportunity, but you'll have to use some elbow grease to get through the application process.

Related Links:
Link : 2007 Forum post describing the application procedure. It is very lengthy and I am unable to fully vet the content, but it appears to be a comprehensive attempt to help outline the application process.

6 comments:

China scholarship said...

Does anyone have experience with this application? How does it compare with the Confucius scholarship?

Jerah said...

i do want to know,too.

Jerah said...

CUCAS 3 Days Free Application Service During Mid-Autumn

In order to encourage overseas students apply online to chinese univeristy, you will get one chnace to apply with zero fee. This saturday to next tuesday. Don't miss it!

More info:http://www.cucas.edu.cn/subject/autumn/autumn.shtml

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