Chinese Government Scholarships for EU Citizens

Deadline: 30 April 2013
Open to: Chinese language students, general scholars and senrior scholars who are citizens of EU member countries
Scholarship: tuition fees and accomodation, plus living allowance and some transportation costs. Travel to China is not included

Description

The Ministry of Education of P. R. China offers Chinese government scholarship for the students of EU member countries. This programme is a full scholarship program which sponsors Chinese language students, general scholars and senior scholars with the duration of one academic year. For 2013/2014 academic year, 198 scholarships (excluded 2 continuous studying students) are available. The deadline for application is April 30, 2013.

The scholarship is provided for courses offered by the Chinese HEIs. Applicants with no command of Chinese are generally required to take one year’s Chinese language course prior to the academic study. Only by passing the examinations of the language courses, can students start their academic studies.

Chinese Government Scholarship program (EU Window) is a full scholarship program provided to EU member countries by the Ministry of Education of P. R. China (MOE).

The scholarship covers registration fee, tuition fee, fee for laboratory experiment, fee for internship, and fee for basic learning materials, and accommodation fee for dormitory on campusLiving allowance; One-off settlement subsidy after registration for new student; Fee for outpatient medical service, Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Protection Scheme for International Students in China; and one-off inter-city travel subsidy.

Notes about what is covered and not covered by the scholarship:

  1. Costs of the laboratory experiment or internship beyond the university’s arrangements should be self-afforded.
  2. Fee for basic learning materials ONLY covers the necessary learning materials prescribed by the host institution, and other textbooks and materials shall be self-afforded.
  3. Monthly allowance is granted to the students through the host institution at the following rates (CNY Yuan per month): Chinese language students: CNY 1,400 Yuan; General Scholars: CNY 1,700 Yuan; Senior scholars: CNY 2,000 Yuan.
  4. New students will get a one-off settlement subsidy upon their arrival in China: CNY 1,000 Yuan for new students who will study in China for less than one academic year and CNY 1,500 Yuan for new students who will study in China for one academic year and above
  5. Fee for outpatient medical service refers to the outpatient expense in the institution’s hospital or the hospitals appointed by the institution. The students are to cover a certain percentage of expense in accordance with the institution’s relevant regulations.
  6. Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Protection Scheme for International Students in China is provided by MOE for the scholarship students in China in case of hospitalizing for serious diseases and accidental injuries. The institutions or the appointed medical assistance agencies provide advancement service for insurance expenses, and claim for compensation with relevant payment receipts from the insurance company according to the stipulated insurance articles. For scholarship students, the individual claim will not be accepted by the insurance company
  7. One-off inter-city travel subsidy (each for coming-in and leaving China): A hard-seat train ticket (hard-berth train ticket for overnight trip) will be provided for scholarship students traveling. From the port of entry upon registration to the city where the admitting institution or Chinese language training institution or preparatory education institution is located;
  8. International travel expenses: self-afforded.

Eligibility

The scholarship is open for students of EU member countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom).

Application

Applicants shall apply to the Chinese Embassies in their home countries between January and April, 2013. The applicants must fill in and provide the following documents truly, correctly and completely (in duplicate):

  1. Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship (filled in Chinese or in English). Applicants shall fill in and print the application form after submitting it online. The CSC Online Application System for Study in China is available HERE. Applicants who have no internet access due to the limited internet service provided in their countries can request the application form from their dispatching authorities.
  2. Highest diploma (notarized photocopy): Applicants shall also provide proofs of studying on application. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.
  3. Academic Transcripts (notarized photocopy): Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.
  4. Recommendation letters: Applicants for senior scholars must submit two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English from professors or associate professors.
  5. Applicants for music studies are requested to submit a CD of the applicants’ own works. Applicants for fine arts programs must submit a CD of the applicants’ own works (including two sketches, two color paintings and two other works).
  6. A study or research plan written in Chinese or English (no less than 400 words).
  7. Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (the original copy should be kept by the applicant. The form printed by Chinese quarantine authority could be downloaded HERE).

The above materials should be forwarded to CSC by April 30th 2013 via the Office for Education and Culture, Mission of P. R. China to the European Union. Application documents will not be returned. CSC will send the Admission Notice and Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW201) to the candidates through the Office for Education and Culture, Mission of P. R. China to the European Union by July 31st, 2013.

For questions, contact Mr. CHEN Gong by telephone at 0032-2-7729572 ext 8318 or by email at [email protected] For more information, please see the official website HERE.

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