2016 USTC "Chinese Government Scholarship – Chinese University Program"


    2016 USTC "Chinese Government Scholarship – Chinese University Program"


    About the Program

    Chinese Government Scholarship—Chinese University Program is a scholarship established by Ministry of Education (MOE) to support Chinese universities in specific provinces or autonomous regions to recruit outstanding international students for graduate studies in China. MOE authorized USTC to recruit full-time master and doctoral students under the Chinese Government Scholarship since 2008.


    Application Deadline

    March 15, 2016 (for online application)


    Coverage of the scholarship

    The Chinese University Program provides a full scholarship which covers tuition waiver, accommodation, stipend, and comprehensive medical insurance.

    1. Tuition waiver. 

    2. Accommodation: free university dormitory or accommodation subsidy.

    If the host university requires students to live on campus, the university will accommodate the scholarship students in a university dormitory (usually a twin room); if the host university permits students to live off campus, the university will provide monthly/quarterly accommodation subsidy:

    master’s students: CNY 700 per month;

    doctoral students: CNY 1000 per month.

    3. Stipend:

    master’s students: CNY 3,000 per month;

    doctoral students: CNY 3,500 per month.

    4. Comprehensive medical insurance.

    Please refer to the website of China Scholarship Council for details of each item http://www.csc.edu.cn/Laihua/scholarshipdetailen.aspx?cid=97&id=2070


    Qualifications for scholarship application

    1.   Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens and mentally and physically healthy.

    2.   Applicants must not be a registered student in Chinese universities at the time of application; or be a graduate from Chinese universities for more than one year.

    3.   Education background and age limit:

    Applicants for master’s degree studies must have bachelor’s degree (equivalent to bachelor’s degree in China) and be under the age of 35 (by September, 1st, 2016).

    Applicants for doctoral studies must have master’s degree (equivalent to master’s degree in China) and be under the age of 40 (by September, 1st, 2016).

    ※ For the graduates to obtain their degrees in 2016, they should submit a Pre-graduation Certificate to ensure that they will complete their study and obtain the degree by July of 2016.

    ※ Students who have been granted for other Chinese scholarship or funding(2015-2016)cannot apply for this scholarship.


    Choices of Graduate Programs

    USTC offers graduate programs with Chinese or English as media of instruction. For more information of programs offered at USTC, please check:

    Master’s Degree Programs List (right click and save the attachment), and

    Doctoral Degree Programs List (right click and save the attachment). 

    For more information about the programs and professors in related field, please refer to the link of: 
    professors' brief profiles (http://en.ustc.edu.cn/faculty/201105/t20110530_112483.html), and schools and departments (http://en.ustc.edu.cn/schools/).

     Applicants are encouraged to contact prospective supervisors prior to application and if have, are expected to upload in the online application system the Form of Provisional Acceptance of International Student by USTC Professor (download in the attachment).


    Duration of Scholarship

    The duration of scholarship is decided in accordance with the duration of each specific program:

    Master's Degree Programs: 2-3 academic years 

    Doctoral Degree Programs: 3-4 academic years

    Applicants who apply for programs instructed in Chinese but without sufficient Chinese language proficiency are required to take one-year Chinese language courses and pass the relevant test prior to the studies in their specialties. For those who take the one-year Chinese language courses, the duration of the scholarship will be extended correspondingly. Scholarship duration specified in the admission notice CANNOT be extended in principle.


    Application Procedure

    To complete the application for USTC "Chinese Government Scholarship – Chinese University Program", please make sure you finish each of the following steps as required and before the specific time. 

    Step 1: Online Application for CSC Scholarship

    1. Log on the on-line application system to do an on-line registration and application (http://laihua.csc.edu.cn). Agency code for USTC is 10358.

    2. After filling in the application form online, applicants must click the "submit" button and print out application form in the application system.

    3. Sign and put a recent photo on the application form.

    4. Scan the application form and upload it later on USTC application system.


    1. Please fill in the exact "Family name", "Given name" and passport number as shown on your passport, and make sure the email address and "present contact address" (postal address for admission documents) correct and valid.

    2. If choose to learn Chinese language prior to major study, please fill in the “duration of elementary Chinese study” as 2016-9-1 to 2017-7-15 and “duration of major study” as 2017-9-1 to 2020-7-15 (for instance of 3-year program). If choose English-taught program, please fill in the “duration of major study” as 2016-9-1 to 2019-7-15 (for instance of 3-year program).

    3. Please make sure you have put your photo on and sign the application form, otherwise it will be invalid.


    Step 2: Online Application for USTC Admission

    The online application (http://isa.ustc.edu.cn/xs/xssq.asp?jxj=jyb&menu2=3) includes filling in the application form and uploading supporting documentations. 

    1. Create your online application ID with a valid email account and input a password of your own. You will receive a confirmation email.

    2. Log on your application ID and fill in all the information and upload required documents. The online application can be accessed and edited as many times as you like before the deadline of application (March 15, 2016). Your information will be automatically saved once you click "NEXT" when you finish each step.

    3. Submit your application form by clicking "Confirm and Submit" upon completion. Note that once your application pass "file review", your information CANNOT be changed.

    You can click "Status" in the Quick Links to check your application status.


    Step 3: Original Application Documents Submission

    After applying online, applicants must submit application materials to Office of International Cooperation of USTC by post mail or in person (application materials submitted by email will not be accepted). Application materials arriving after April 10, 2016 will not be accepted.

    Application materials (in duplicate, A4 size)

    1. Application form for Chinese Government Scholarship with signature and recent photo.

    2. Photocopy of passport (ordinary passport).

    3. Notarized photocopy of degree certificate and academic transcript. If applicants are university students, they must also provide documents showing their status as university students and pre-graduation certificate; if applicants are already employed, they must also provide documents showing their status as on-post employees and permission of release.

    4. A study or research proposal (no less than 800 words).

    5. CV.

    6. Two letters of recommendation from full professors or associate professors (with phone number and email address).

    7. Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form(download in the attachment).

    8. Applicants for programs instructed in Chinese but do not apply for one-year Chinese language courses, must provide the photocopy of HSK certificate (at least level 4) or other proof of their Chinese language proficiency; applicants for programs instructed in English must provide the photocopy of IELTS or TOFEL result or other proof of their English proficiency (except those whose mother tongue is English).


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

    2. Application materials will NOT be returned regardless of the application result.

    3. Please make sure you send out two complete sets of all the required documents and specify on the envelop "Application for CSC scholarship" with the serial number of your Application form for Chinese Government Scholarship (which can be found at the bottom of the form) and your application ID for USTC Online Application System(http://isa.ustc.edu.cn/xs/xssq.asp?jxj=jyb&menu2=3).

    Postal address:
    Office of International Cooperation, University of Science and Technology of China, 96 Jinzhai Road, Hefei, 230026, Anhui, China


    Admission Procedure

    1. USTC will review all the application materials arriving before the deadline. Decisions for admission and granting the scholarship will be made on the basis of applicants’ academic record, research abilities and other aspects related.

    2. The list of nominated candidates will be sent to China Scholarship Council (CSC) for review at the end of April, 2016.

    3.  After the name list is approved by CSC, the scholarship awardees will be notified by USTC and admission documents will be posted to the awardees in July.

    4. New school year shall start in September, 2016. The specific date of registration will be written on the admission notice.



    1. Regulations of Chinese Government Scholarship will apply to the students under this scholarship scheme. Scholarship students must go through the Annual Review of the Chinese Government Scholarship Status. (For more details, please refer to the website: http://iao.ustc.edu.cn/bszn/hwxs/wglxs/201308/t20130802_155479.html)

    2. Scholarship students are not allowed to change their institutions as well as their academic programs or the duration of study specified in the Admission Notice.

    3. Scholarship students who have to suspend their studies due to illness must return to their home country for further treatment and recovery. Expenses for the international travel to and from the university will be borne by the students themselves, and their scholarship status will be reserved for one year at most, with the monthly living allowance stopped during the suspension. Scholarships of the students who suspend their studies for reasons other than illness will not be reserved.

    4. The Office of International Cooperation of USTC is responsible for the interpretation of the scholarship granting procedures and regulations.


    Contact Information

    Office of International Cooperation
    University of Science and Technology of China
    96 Jinzhai Road, Hefei, 230026, Anhui, P. R. China
    Tel: 86-551-63603144
    Fax: 86-551-63632579
    E-mail: isa@ustc.edu.cn (the only email address for CSC application in USTC; messages sent to other email addresses may not be received or answered properly; please always indicate “CGS-CUP” in the subject of your email for any inquiries regarding your application to us)
    Website: http://en.ustc.edu.cn/admissions/international_students



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