Chinese Government Scholarship Program 2024-25: (Deadline:  15 March 2024)

Opportunity Description

The Chinese Government Scholarship-China Scholarship Council (CSC) is now accepting applications for international students in 2023-24. Eligible international applicants can now apply for this scholarship to further their education at Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications (CQUPT).

Generally, interested students have two options for applying for the Chinese Government Scholarship: Type A and Type B. Applicants can apply through the Type-A channel, which includes the local Chinese Embassy, Consulate, and forwarding authorities like national institutions or international organizations in their home country. Alternatively, they can apply through the Type B channel. This means that applicants can apply directly to the Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications (CQUPT).

Quick Details:

  • Provided by: China Scholarship Council (CSC)
  • Location: China
  • Deadline:  15 March 2024
  • Fields of Study: All Subjects
  • Scholarship Duration: 3-4 Years
  • Study Levels: Type A: Master, and Doctoral
  • Gender: Any
  • Type: Scholarship
  • Eligible Nations: All


The scholarship provides both full and partial coverage.

  • Full Coverage: Tuition fees; free on-campus housing;Monthly stipend (CNY 3000 for master’s and CNY 3500 for PhD.)Comprehensive medical insurance.
  • Partial coverage: Applicants who receive partial funding for CQUPT – Chinese Government Scholarships will benefit from one or more of the items listed above.

Eligibilit Criteria:

Applicants must have the following:

  • Must be citizens of a foreign country other than the People’s Republic of China.
  • Be in good physical condition.
  • To apply for a master’s degree program, you must have a bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35.
  • When applying to Ph.D. programs, applicants must have a Master’s degree and be under the age of 40.
  • Applicants should not have any other scholarships.Meet the language proficiency requirements:
    • For English-taught programs: TOEFL ≥80, IELTS ≥5, or equivalent. Native English candidates who cannot submit the above results should take the CQUPT English exam in May.
    • Chinese-taught programs require HSK 4 or higher; applicants with HSK 5 or higher may apply for the significant study directly. Those with HSK 4 can apply for a one-year Chinese language training course. As a result, once they have met the requirement, they will be able to pursue their degree.

Documents Requirement:

  • Application Form for CSC (in Chinese or English).
  • Certified highest diplomas and transcripts, as well as notarized English or Chinese translations of non-Chinese or English documents.
  • A study plan or research proposal in English or Chinese (minimum of 1000 words for master’s applicants and 1500 words for doctoral candidates).
  • A study plan that includes the applicant’s study goals, as well as plans for graduate school and life after graduation.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English, signed by university professors.
  • A valid passport copy with an expiration date later than December 30, 2023.
  • A passport-sized photo.
  • English Foreigner Physical Examination Form, duly filled out and signed, valid for six months only.
  • Noncriminal record issued within six months of application submission date.
  • HSK, TOEFL, or IELTS certificate with the scores listed above.
  • CQUPT pre-admission letter; Study or employment record in China (if completed).
  • Other documents, such as papers, articles, publications, or awards (if available).

How to Apply?

All qualified applicants can apply online by following these two steps:

  • Step 1: Fill out the online application at the CSC Online Application System for International Students. Please remember to select Category B for the program. The CQUPT code is 10617. After submitting the application form, download, print, and sign the hard copy.
  • Step 2: Fill out the online application at the CQUPT International Student Service System. In the second step, please:
    • Choose the ‘Chinese Government Scholarship’ option.
    • Upload all required documents, including the signed Application Form for the Chinese Government Scholarship (step one), and then submit the online application. View the application submission guide here.

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Note: The acceptance letter from CQUPT is not necessary for applicants. Download and review the necessary forms and guidance from the links below: