Chinese Government Scholarship scheme was established by the Ministry of Education of China in accordance with educational exchange agreements or understandings reached between the Chinese government and the governments of other countries, educational organ, institutions and relevant international organizations to provide full scholarship and partial scholarship to international students and scholars. China Scholarship Council administers the recruitment of international students and the routine management of the Chinese Government Scholarship scheme.

According to the regulation of MOEC, all Chinese Government Scholarship bachelor students will be conducted in Chinese. Applicants with no command of Chinese are generally required to take Chinese language courses for 1-2 years before their major studies. If the courses for doctoral and master degree students could be conducted in English, remedial Chinese study will not be arranged. Duration for scholarship specified at the time of admission could NOT be extended in principle.

In order to promote the mutual understanding, cooperation and exchanges in various fields between China and other countries, the Chinese government has set up a series of scholarship programs to sponsor international students, teachers and scholars to study and conduct research in Chinese universities. China Scholarship Council (hereinafter referred to as CSC), entrusted by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as MOE), is responsible for the enrollment and the administration of Chinese Government Scholarship programs. Now, 279 designated Chinese universities offer a wide variety of academic programs in Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Economics, Legal Studies, Management, Education, History, Literature, Philosophy, and Fine Arts for scholarship recipients at all levels.