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Chinese Government Scholarships

The Chinese Government offers 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. The 18/19 round has been reopened and Oxford can make up to eight 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 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:The 18/19 round has been reopened and Oxford can make up to eight 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. The application cycle for travel in the 2018/19 academic year has now been re-opened for an extended period. 
  2. Applicants will need to complete the Oxford application form, available to download from this page (see Applying, above).
  3. Applicants must also complete the China Government Scholarship online application form simultaneously to their Oxford application, and by the same deadline.
  4. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 26th February 2018.
  5. Candidates will be informed who the University will nominate after the end of the application round. 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.
  6. If successful, students usually 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 to confirm your scholarship.
  7. Students will then receive the official documentation from the Chinese Embassy to obtain a visa, etc.
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