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Study in China for Free: 3 Ways to Get Full Scholarship in China

Date: May 7,2019

Summary: To study in China for free, generally you have three ways: apply for CSC scholarship, apply for local government scholarship or university or other scholarship and apply for financial support from your own country.

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Study in China for Free: 3 Ways to Get Full Scholarship in China

The First Way to Study in China for Free: Apply for CSC Scholarship

CSC, stands for China Scholarship Council, is a non-profit institution offers Chinese Government Scholarship under Chinese Ministry of Education. It not only provide funds for Chinese to study abroad, but also for international students to study in China.

7 programs of Chinese Government Scholarship:

1. Bilateral Program

Full and partial scholarship for undergraduate students, graduate students, general scholars and senior scholars from countries, institutions, universities and organizations which have agreements with Chinese government.

2. Chinese University Program

Full scholarship for students from designated Chinese universities and certain provincial education office.

3. Great Wall Program

Full scholarship for general scholars and senior scholars from developing countries.

4. EU Program

Full scholarship for undergraduate students, graduate students, general scholars and senior scholars from EU member countries.

5. AUN Program

Full scholarship for graduates from ASEAN member nations.

6. PIF Program

Full scholarship for students from Pacific island countries.

7. WMO Program

For undergraduates and graduates to conduct research in meteorology, hydrology, and water resources supervision and management in China.

Coverage of Chinese Government Scholarship:

Full Chinese Government Scholarship covers tuition, accommodation, stipend and insurance. While partial scholarship covers only one, two or three items.

Standard of Chinese Government Scholarship:

  Tuition (Per Year) Accommodation (Per Year) Stipend (Per Year) Medical Insurance (Per Year) Total (Per Year)
Undergraduate students ¥20,000-27,000 ¥8,400 ¥30,000 ¥800 ¥59,200-66,200
Master’s students / General scholars ¥25,000-34,000 ¥8,400 ¥36,000 ¥800 ¥70,200-79,200
Doctoral students / Senior scholars ¥33,000-45,000 ¥12,000 ¥42,000 ¥800 ¥87,800-99,800
*Explanation Tuition funds will be used by the university thoroughly. Students can live in university dormitory for free or receive room subsidy if university permits students to live off-campus. The stipend will be given to students by month.    

How to apply for Chinese Government Scholarship?

Apply on the official CSC website.

And you can take a look at application guidance and agency number list of Chinese universities if you want to apply for China Government Scholarships.

There are very limit seats for full scholarship of Chinese government Scholarship, you could leave work to CUCAS since we’re an experienced team in this industry. And we provide scholarship application service to guide you through all the application procedure such as choose university and program, application documents review, study plan guidance etc. Click here to contact our counselors.

The Second Way to Study in China for Free: Apply for Local Government, University Scholarship or other scholarship

Except for the CSC scholarship which provides Chinese Government Scholarship, there are also particular Local Government Scholarship (such as Beijing Government Scholarship, Shanghai Government Scholarship) and University Scholarship (such as Peking University Scholarship).

Local Government Scholarship:

We’ll take Jasmine Scholarship of Jiangsu Province for an example:

Full Scholarship Coverage of Jasmine Scholarship of Jiangsu Province
Tuition Accommodation Living Allowance Insurance
Include tuition, registration, laboratory experiments, internship, and basic textbooks Free on-campus accommodation, or an ¥10,000 subsidy per year for off-campus accommodation ¥1,500 per month Free (about ¥800 per year)

University or other scholarship:

Let’s take some programs of China University of Petroleum – Beijing, Southwest University of Science and Technology and Shanghai Ocean University for examples:

Full Scholarship Coverage of China University of Petroleum – Beijing
Degree Tuition Accommodation Living Allowance Insurance Apply on CUCAS
Non-degree
Chinese Language Program
Free (¥21,000 in total for one year) Free campus accommodation (double room standard) ¥2,500 per month Free Apply
Bachelor Finance program Free (¥25,000 per year) Free campus accommodation (double room standard) ¥1,800 per month (offer 10 months) Free Apply
Mater Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering program Free (¥29,000 per year) Free campus accommodation (double room standard) ¥2,000 per month (offer 10 months) Free Apply
Doctoral Geology program Free (¥36,000 per year) Free campus accommodation (double room standard) ¥2,500 per month (offer 10 months) Free Apply
Full Scholarship Coverage of Southwest University of Science and Technology
Degree Tuition Accommodation Living Allowance Insurance Apply on CUCAS
Bachelor International Economics and Trade program Free (¥17,000 per year) Free campus accommodation ¥800 per month Free Apply
Mater Computer Science and Technology program Free (¥25,000 per year) Free campus accommodation ¥1,800 per month Free Apply
Doctoral Biology program Free (¥30,000 per year) Free campus accommodation ¥1,200 per month Free Apply
Full Scholarship Coverage of Shanghai Ocean University
Degree Tuition Accommodation Living Allowance Insurance Apply on CUCAS
Master Aquaculture program Free (¥31,000 per year) Free campus accommodation ¥800 per month Free Apply
Doctoral Aquaculture program Free (¥35,000 per year) Free campus accommodation ¥1,000 per month Free Apply
Note:
These two scholarships are only available for one year. Students need to reapply it each academic year and there will be annual evaluation.

How to apply for university or other scholarship:?

Contact the universities directly or through CUCAS if you want to apply for university or other scholarship.

For more information about full local government or university or other scholarship, you could visit scholarship website of CUCAS to browse scholarship programs yourself or contact our counselors, and their contact numbers are at the top of this website.

The Third Way to Study in China for Free: Apply for Financial Support

Just like CSC provides financial support for Chinese citizens to study abroad, your country might have the same organization or institution which would like to provide funds for you to study in China.

Since the information about financial support are different and complicated from different countries, we’ll not list the specific details here. It would be more comprehensive and concrete if you search and browse about these information on the internet yourself.

 

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