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Chinese Government Scholarship

China Agricultural University (CAU) warmly welcomes international students to apply for the Chinese Government Scholarship and study at CAU.

 

I. Categories of Applicants and Duration of Scholarships

Master’s Degree Students: 2-3 academic years

Doctoral Degree Students: 4 academic years

The instruction language could be either Chinese or English. (Please see AttachmentⅠ for available programs). Applicants who apply for courses instructed in Chinese are required to take a one-year Chinese language course before the academic study if their Chinese is not qualified. Only by passing the examinations after the Chinese language course, could they start their academic studies. The one-year Chinese language study is also covered by the scholarship.  

 

II. Criteria and Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:

Be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China, and be in good health;

GPA above 3.0;

Last diploma obtained from an institution with well academic reputation;

The applicant has a relatively strong academic background in the field he/she intends to apply;

Be a bachelor’s degree holder under the age of 35 when applying for master’s degree programs;

Be a master’s degree holder under the age of 40 when applying for doctoral degree programs;

Hold at least  HSK 4 level 180 or above certificate for the Chinese-medium program.

 

III. Scholarship Coverage 

This is a full scholarship that covers

Tuition waiver;

Accommodation;

Stipend;

Medical insurance;

Note International travel expenses: self-afforded.

If you want to know more detail about the scholarship, please visit the website at:

http://www.campuschina.org/.

 

IV. Application Procedure 

Firstly, register and submit your online application at the CSC Online Application System for International Students at  https://studyinchina.csc.edu.cn/#/register   and register to fill in and print the Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship after submitting it online. Please submit the form again if you made any changes to it.

Next, register and submit your online application at China Agricultural University Online Application System for International Students at  http://apply.cau.edu.cn.

Submit all your application documents to CAU International Student Office before April 30th. 

You can check V, Application Documents for a detailed checklist.

 

V. Application Materials 

1) Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship

2) CAU Application Form for International Students

3) Two recommendation letters from either professors or associate professors, in Chinese or English

4) Personal Statement

5) Notarized highest diploma(degree certificate) and transcripts. Prospective diploma recipients should submit an official pre-graduation certificate, transcript, and on-school performance certificate issued by your current school, the pre-graduation certificate should prove not only your current student status but also the expected degree certificate and graduation date. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English should attach notarized Chinese or English translations.

*Applicants who have ever worked, need to submit the original working certificate.

6) HSK Report or other Chinese Language Certificate for Chinese-medium program; Valid English level certificate for English-medium program.

7) A study or research plan is written in Chinese or English.

8) Scanned copy of valid ordinary passport.

9) Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form filled in English or Chinese.  The medical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital, or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid.  The medical examination results will be valid for 6 months. All applicants are kindly requested to consider this factor while determining the time to take the medical examination.

10)Published academic papers or other academic achievements (if applicable) 

11)Acceptance letter from the professor of China Agricultural University (if available).

 

VI. Languages of Instructions and Teaching

Although most of the CAU professors and Supervisors can communicate in English, at the moment, most of the main courses are still instructed in Chinese. applicants must hold at least HSK 4 level or above certificate for the Chinese -medium program.

 

VII.Admission and Enrollment

1)  China Agricultural University (CAU) will organize professional experts to review the materials of applicants, which will be reported to the Chinese Government Scholarships Council(CSC) for approval. CAU will send the Admission Notice and Visa Application Form (JW201) to successful applicants then.

2) Accepted Students must register on time according to CAU’s requirements. Those who are not on time for no reason will be canceled of CSC Scholarship as well as admission to CAU.

3) Those who have unqualified Physical Examinations will be canceled of CSC Scholarship as well as the admission of CAU.

4) The Scholarship recipients shall not change their host university, the field of study, or duration of study unless they give up the scholarship.

5)According to the regulations from CSC, scholarship students will take annual evaluations organized by the host University. Those who pass the evaluation could have the opportunity for next year’s scholarship.

 

VIII. Contact Information

International Office  China Agricultural University

Mail: Room 412 Main Building No.17 Qinghua Donglu,Haidian District, Beijing, 100083, P.R.CHINA

Phone: +86 10 62737815     

Fax: +86 10 6273 7704

E-mail: cauie@cau.edu.cn 

Website: http://admissions.cau.edu.cn 

Attachment Ⅰ

Programs available for CGS-CAU

Language: Chinese  (Majors with ※ can be taught in English)

Colleges

Disciplines

Master

Ph.D

Agronomy and Biotechnology

Crop Cultivation and Farming System   ※

3 Years

4 Years

Crop Genetics and Breeding           ※

3 Years

4 Years

Seed Science and Technology          ※

3 Years

4 Years

Crop Physiology                     ※

3 Years

4 Years

Plant Protection

Agricultural Entomology and Pest Control ※

3 Years

4 Years

Plant Pathology                      ※

3 Years

4 Years

Plant Quarantine and Agricultural Ecological Health                        ※

3 Years

4 Years

Horticulture

Olericulture                       ※

3 Years

4 Years

Pomology                         ※

3 Years

4 Years

Ornamental Horticulture             ※

3 Years

4 Years

Biological Science

Biology(Botany,Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ,Microbiology,Physiology)

2 Years

 

Botany

 

4 Years

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

 

4 Years

Microbiology

 

4 Years

Physiology

 

4 Years

Animal Science and Technology

Animal Genetics, Breeding and Reproduction

3 Years

4 Years

Animal Nutrition and Feed Science

3 Years

4 Years

Bioengineering For Animal Husbandry

3 Years

4 Years

Grassland Science And Technology

Practaculture Science

3 Years

4 Years

Veterinary Medicine

Basic Veterinary Medicine

3 Years

4 Years

Clinic Veterinary Medicine

3 Years

4 Years

Preventive Veterinary Medicine

3 Years

4 Years

Veterinary Bioengineering

3 Years

4 Years

Veterinary Public Health

3 Years

4 Years

Food Science and Nutritional Engineering

Cereals, Oils, and Vegetable Protein Engineering

3 Years

4 Years

Food Biotechnology

3 Years

4 Years

Food Science and Engineering        ※

3 Years

4 Years

Nutrition and Food Safety

3 Years

4 Years

Processing and Storage of Agricultural Products

3 Years

4 Years

Resources and Environmental

Ecology

2 Years

4 Years

Plant Nutrition 

2 Years

4 Years

Resource & Environmental Science and Plant Protection                      ※

3 Years

 

 Land Science And Technology

Soil Science

2 Years

4 Years

Information and Electrical Engineering

Agricultural Electrification and Automation

3 Years

4 Years

Engineering

Agricultural Engineering           ※

3 Years

4 Years

Water Resources and Civil Engineering

Agricultural Water-Soil Engineering

3 Years

4 Years

Agricultural Bio-environment and Energy Engineering

3 Years

4 Years

Science

Pesticide Science

3 Years

4 Years

International Development and Global Agriculture

International Development Policy and Governance                        ※

2 Years

 

Department of Nutrition and Health

Nutrition & Health Science

 

4 Years

 

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