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Chinese University Program

Note: The agency number of UESTC is 10614. Please choose "Category B" when you apply for the CSC Scholarship(Chinese University Program).

Click here to check the Application Information on the CSC website...

Chinese Government Scholarship—Chinese University Program is a full scholarship for designated Chinese universities and certain provincial education offices in specific provinces or autonomous regions to recruit outstanding international students for graduate studies in China. It only supports graduate students.


1. Supporting Categories, Duration, and Instruction Language

1.1 Supporting Category. This scholarship only supports graduate students.

1.2 Duration. This scholarship only supports master's students for no more than 3 academic years or doctoral students for no more than 4 academic years. The scholarship covers both major study and Chinese language/preparatory study, as specified in the Admission Letter.

1.3 Instruction Language

Scholarship students can register for either a Chinese-taught program or English-taught program if applicable.

All applicants are requested to provide their language proficiency certificates for the scholarship applications. Applicants for Chinese-taught programs must provide a valid Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) certificate. Undergraduate or non-degree (general scholar & senior scholar) candidates should have achieved HSK Level III or above; Postgraduate candidates should have achieved HSK Level IV or above. Applicants for English-taught programs should provide valid English Proficiency Test (IELTS or TOFEL) certificates.


2. Scholarship Coverage

The Chinese University Program provides a full scholarship that covers tuition waiver, accommodation, stipend, and comprehensive medical insurance. Please refer to Introduction to CGS—Coverage and Standard for details of each item.


3. Where and When to Apply

Apply to UESTC directly.

You should apply to UESTC between January 1st to March 31st.


4. Eligibility

4.1 Applicants must be a citizen of a country other than the People's Republic of China and be in good health.

4.2 The Requirements for an applicant's degree and age are that applicants must:

● be a bachelor's degree holder and no more than 35 when applying for the master's programs;

● be a master's degree holder and no more than 40 when applying for the doctoral programs.

4.3 This program generally does not support registered students who are studying in China when applying for this scholarship.


5. Specialty/Major Relations Between UESTC and CSC System

Note: In UESTC Education & Application System,  the Specialties/Majors of Ph.D. & Master is different from the CSC system. The specialties shown in the CSC system are more like the research field in UESTC specialty/major system. 

While applying in the UESTC Application System, please select the corresponding specialty/major instead, try to find the close research field before you make an application.

The Specialty/Major shown on the UESTC Admission Letter and Graduation Certificate will be the one in the UESTC system.




6. Application Procedure

6.1 Apply directly in the UESTC online application system

6.2 Complete the online application procedure at CSC Online Application System for International Students and download the CSC Application Form after completing the application. The agency number of UESTC is 10614.

6.3 Submit all your application documents (including the CSC Application Form) in the UESTC online application system( before the deadline. (No need for hard copies)

You can check VI. Application Documents for a detailed checklist.


Only applications of recommended candidates from designated Chinese universities will be considered by CSC. No other applications or individual applications directly sent to CSC will be considered.


7. Application Documents           

(No need for hard copies, please upload in the CSC Application System & UESTC Application System )

7.1 CSC Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship (in Chinese or English, downloaded after applying in the CSC Website). UESTC Agency No. is 10614

7.2 Copy of Passport Home Page: Applicant shall submit a clear scanned copy of his/her ordinary passport with validity later than March 1, 2022. If the validity of the current passport does not meet the requirement, please apply for a new passport before applying. For applicants who cannot apply for passports before submitting their applications due to objective reasons, with the permission of dispatching authorities, they may submit scanned copies of identity certificates or official documents containing the applicants' "English name, Gender, Nationality, Date of Birth" and other information.

7.3 Notarized Certificates (or Letter of Attestation from Your University for the prospective certificate winners);

● For master applicants, please provide bachelor certificates, for Ph.D. applicants, please provide both bachelor and master certificates.

● Prospective diploma recipients must submit an official document issued by their current school to prove their current student status or expected graduation date.

● Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.

7.4 Academic transcripts (written in Chinese or English);

Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.

7.5 A Study Plan or Research Proposal (written in Chinese or English);

This should be a minimum of  800 words for postgraduate program applicants

7.6 Two Recommendation Letters (written in Chinese or English);

Applicants for undergraduate programs and postgraduate programs must submit two recommendation letters signed by professors or associate professors.

7.7 Applicants under the age of 18 must submit relevant documents about their statutory guardians in China.

7.8 Foreigner Physical Examination Form(photocopy);

The original copy should be kept by the applicant. The form is designed by the Chinese quarantine authority and can be obtained from the dispatching authority. The physical 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. Please select the appropriate time to take a physical examination as the result is valid for only 6 months.

7.9 Non-criminal record report. The applicant shall submit a valid certificate of Non-Criminal Record issued by the local public security authority, usually issued within 6 months before the submission date of the application.

Please submit the following documents if applicable

7.10 Language qualification certificate. For example, HSK certificate, IELTS, or TOEFL report.

Please note: Pre-admission Letter from Chinese Government Scholarship universities is not necessary for the Category B-Chinese University Program in UESTC, it's only available for Category A-Bilateral Program.


All uploaded supporting documents must be clear, authentic, and valid. Applicants are recommended to use a professional device to scan the relevant documents. Applicants shall bear the consequences caused by unclear or unidentifiable uploaded materials.

You should submit your documents in the online application system before the deadline.

If you've applied online successfully, there's no need to post hard copies to UESTC. No application documents will be returned.


8. Scholarship Confirmation

8.1 University reviews the application documents and decides the nominated candidates.

8.2 Nominated candidates will get Chinese Government Scholarships to study in China with the approval of the CSC.

8.3 CSC reserves the right to decide the host university for scholarship recipients with multiple offers. Each scholarship recipient—even when admitted by multiple universities—will be granted no more than one scholarship.

8.4 The CSC reviews eligibility and qualifications of nominated candidates, approves the List of Scholarship Recipients, and sends the admission documents to universities before June 30th. University sends the admission documents (List of Scholarship Recipients, Admission Letter, and Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW201)) to scholarship recipients

8.5 Scholarship recipients shall not be allowed to change their host university, the field of study, or the duration of study stipulated on the Admission Letter after they come to China.

8.6 Scholarship will not be reserved if the scholarship recipient cannot register before the registration deadline.


9. Contact Information of CSC

Address: Division of International Students Affairs, China Scholarship Council

Level 13, Building A3, No.9 Chegongzhuang Avenue, Beijing, P.R.China

Postcode: 100044

Tel: 0086-10-66093970 0086-10-66093978

Fax: 0086-10-66093915




10. Contact Information of School of International Education, UESTC

Address: A2-105, Main Building, No.2006, Xiyuan Ave, West Hi-Tech Zone, 611731, Chengdu, Sichuan, P.R.China

Contact: Ms.Lin Min; Mr. Dong Liang (Filippo)

Tel: 0086-28-61831638; 0086-28-61831730

Fax: 0086-28-61831637

Admission Email:

UESTC Online Application Website:

Alternative website for Online Application:

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