Chinese Government Scholarships
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Chinese Government Scholarships

The Chinese Government offers full scholarships annually to all citizens (except for the People's Republic of China), who are currently at the University of Oxford, to study a variety of disciplines at a wide choice of Chinese universities. Each year Oxford can usually make eight to ten nominations.

Award information

The scheme is administered by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) in collaboration with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Embassy in London.

Award details

Duration:Up to six years of funding, including up to one year of Chinese language tuition (if needed)
Value:The scholarship covers tuition, lodging, medical insurance, and a living stipend (see Related Documents for further information)
Number:Oxford can usually make 8 - 10 nominations


Nationality:All (except for the People's Republic of China)
Fee status:All
Level of study:Undergraduate, Graduate and Senior Scholars
Subject:All subjects
College:All colleges

Further information

Once nominations have been made, the remainder of the process will be administered directly by the Chinese Embassy in London. Please direct all enquiries to  

It is recommended that you contact your proposed host university as early as possible to ensure you are aware of relevant deadlines and to avoid vacation closures.

Students should simultaneously submit the online Oxford application form (for nomination), the Chinese Government Scholarship (CGS) online application form, and apply to their proposed host university as a visiting student. Applicants are encouraged to obtain a pre-admission letter from the host university to submit with their CGS online application. 

Applicants planning to stay in China for more than 6 months must submit a copy of the Foreign Physical Examination form. Applicants also need to submit a valid certificate of non-criminal record report issued by the local public security authority within 6 months prior to the submission date of the application. 

Please be aware that applications submitted without the required form will be considered incomplete and therefore will not be assessed. 

How to apply

Please note that a nomination is no guarantee that the scholarship will be awarded, since the final decision is made by the China Scholarship Council.

  1. The application cycle for travel in the 2023/24 academic year is now closed.
  2. The internal deadline for nominations was 12 noon Friday, 20th January 2023.
  3. If successful, students should receive award notices directly from the Chinese Embassy in early August.
  4. Students will then receive the official documentation from the Chinese Embassy to obtain a visa, etc later in August.
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