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Chinese Government Scholarships

The Chinese Government offers up to five full scholarships annually to non-Chinese citizens who are currently at the University of Oxford to study a variety of disciplines (primarily at graduate level) at a wide choice of Chinese universities.

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 seven years of funding, including up to two years 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:Up to five nominations


Nationality:All non-Chinese citizens
Fee status:Home/EU and Overseas
Level of study:Undergraduate or graduate
Year of study:Final year
Subject:All subjects
College:All colleges

Other information

Full scholarship details are available on the China Scholarship Council website, which explains the remit of the scheme, eligibility criteria, a list of participating Chinese universities, scholarship benefits and medical arrangements. Please read these details carefully.

How to apply

  1. Applications have now closed for travel in 2017/18. The next application cycle is due to open in December 2017 for travel in the 2018/19 academic year.
  2. Candidates will be informed who the University will nominate shortly after the closing date. 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.
  3. If successful, students will receive award notices from the Chinese Embassy in March. These should be forwarded to your chosen Universities to obtain a pre-admission notice. Pre-admissions notices need to be submitted to the Chinese Embassy in April 2018 (exact date TBD).
  4. In July, students will receive the official documentation from the Chinese Embassy to obtain a visa, etc.
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