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China-US special scholarship program

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


1. Introduction

To deepen the cooperation between the US universities and Chinese universities, to achieve the goal of sending 9,000 US students to study in China, China's Ministry of Education especially set up the scholarship for Sino-US cultural exchanges, which is available for degree students and credits students.

As one of the universities eligible for receiving CSC students, UESTC welcome American students to study here.


2. Scholarship Types

2.1 Degree Student Scholarship (Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. Degree)

2.2 Credits Student Scholarship (Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. students)


3. Eligible Applicants

Applicants must be US citizens and in good health.

The requirements for applicant's degree and age are that applicants must:

be a high school graduate and no more than 25 when applying for the undergraduate programs;

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.


3.1 Degree Student Scholarship

This scholarship is open to American full-time students meeting UESTC international student requirements. Students who have received any subsidies from any fund are excluded.


3.2 Credits Student Scholarship

This scholarship intends to enlarge the exchange scale or extend exchange programs between UESTC and partner universities. It is open to US students whose credits in UESTC are to be recognized both by home universities and UESTC, their duration of study should be more than three months (three months included).


4. Scholarship Coverage 

Degree Students: The Sino-US Special Scholarship 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.

Credit exchange students enjoy tuition fees and on-campus accommodation fee waivers.


5. Where and When to Apply

Apply to UESTC directly.

You should apply to UESTC to undertake this program between January 1st to March 31st. (Degree Program)

Enrolling Date:

Degree students should enroll at the end of August every year and please refer to Admission Letter for a specific date;

Credits students can enroll from September 1st to March 1st every year.


6. 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 of finding the close research field before making an application.

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





7. Application Documents (Degree Students)

(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 attending physician's signature, 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;

7.10 Please submit the following documents if applicable:

7.10.1Pre-admission Letter from Chinese Government Scholarship universities;

7.10.2 Language qualification certificate. e.g., HSK certificates, IELTS, or TOFEL report.



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 recipients cannot register before the registration deadline.


9. Contacts

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:

Online Application Website:

Alternative website for Online Application:

Sino-US Program Online Application Website:

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