School of Contemporary Chinese Studies

Chinese Government Scholarships for Study Abroad in China

As part of an ongoing collaboration with The Chinese Embassy in London, the University of Nottingham is delighted to promote two scholarships for students who wish to study in China in 2011-12 as the next step in their academic studies after their Nottingham degree.

What is covered by the scholarship?
Tuition fees, accommodation, medical insurance and a contribution to living expenses are covered, and travel within China from point of arrival to place of study. Applicants are usually expected to meet their own international travel expenses.

Who is eligible?
Applicants must be non-Chinese nationals.

Open to students at all levels, with the following age/educational restrictions:
Undergraduate: Senior high school or above, under the age of 25
Masters: Batchelor’s degree, under the age of 35
Doctoral: Master’s degree or above, under the age of 40

Where can the study take place?
Applicants must choose institutions from those approved by the Ministry of Education in China who have been deemed suitable to accept candidates. A list of institutions admitting these scholars is available on the following website The University of Nottingham Ningbo campus is not an eligible institution for this scholarship.

Which language will be used for teaching?
Generally Chinese, although some institutions have many programmes delivered in English which could be eligible. Chinese language courses are available (up to 2 years in duration), for which funding is also available.

When will decisions be made?
The Chinese Embassy in London is expected to advise on successful applicants by 31 July.

What about visas?
The Chinese Embassy in London will provide assistance with securing the required visa for the study period.

How to apply?
1) Candidates need to make an expression of interest to the University of Nottingham’s
International Office to be considered as a candidate. This should be made in the form of a
personal statement of up to 500 words and include details of a contact for an academic

The deadline for submission of the expression of interest is Thursday 10th March at 5pm
and these shoud be sent to with the title of the email as
“China Scholarship Council 2011”.

2) A selection committee will decide the two formal applications and up to two reserves for the scholarship. Candidates will be informed by Monday 14th March 2011 of the decision with further details of how to make their formal application for the scholarship.

3) Once nominated as a chosen applicant for the University of Nottingham candidates will
need to make an online application via the CSC website. Please note that required materials
to be submitted include: Chinese Scholarship Council application form, Medical form,
notarised photocopies of diplomas, transcripts, recommendation letters etc. Therefore it is
advised that candidates arrange a medical examination for the week of 14th March.


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Posted on Monday 28th February 2011

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