Scholarships in China 2024

Chinese Government Scholarships 2024-2025 | CSC Scholarship by China Scholarship Council

Online application window will be open for international students in October for fully funded Chinese Government Scholarships 2024-2025 in over 275+ Chinese universities without requirement of IELTS exam. International students interested in seeking admission in academic/research based bachelor, master or doctoral degree subjects will be able to take advantage of this China scholarship council’s CSC scholarship 2024-2025.

Application process of China government scholarship sponsored by China scholarship council under the name of CSC scholarship is actually a bit lengthy which is why i am posting this article couple of months earlier so that all of my international student readers can have enough time to prepare their required documentation in time for next batch of 2024-2025 admissions on CSC scholarship.

What is covered under CSC Scholarship 2024 Package?

There are three types of Chinese government CSC scholarship available in 2024-2025 in all of Chinese Universities and each of CSC scholarship type has its own set of sponsorship benefits which i am discussing below for you:

Chinese CSC Scholarships 2024-2025 for International Students

Type of Degree Monthly Stipend Duration of Degree Residence Fund Age Limit
Undergraduate Degree RMB 2500/month 4-5 Year Shared dormitory Under 25
MS/master degree RMB 3000/month 2-3 Years Shared dormitory, or RMB 800/month Under 35
Doctoral Phd Degree RMB 3500/month 3-4 Years Shared dormitory, or RMB 1000/month Under 40

1- CSC scholarship (Fully-funded)

If you have top class academic record then i will recommend you to apply for fully funded CSC scholarship in 2024 because this covers full tuition/registration/application fees expense, free of cost accommodation or CNY 1000 per month for housing rental, and a monthly stipend of around CNY 2500 for bachelors students; CNY 3000 for MS students or CNY 3500 per month for Phd students.

2-  CSC scholarship (Partially Funded)

China scholarship council also offer partial CSC scholarships at some of their universities to BS, MS, and Phd students and in case if you get this CSC partial scholarship offer then that would include your tuition fees expense and free residence whereas you will have to manage living expenses yourself because monthly stipend money is not included in this type of CSC scholarship.

3- CSC Scholarship (Only Tuition fee coverage)

This is most unfavorable type of Chinese government scholarship which only pays a portion of your tuition fees while you will be responsible for paying all other expenses including your residence in China.

Age limit to Apply for CSC Scholarships in 2024

You can submit your online application at any Chinese university which is offering Chinese government scholarship under the umbrella of China scholarship council if your age limit is under 40 years if applying for doctoral (Phd) programme, or under 35 years for master degree (MS), or under 25 years if applying for bachelor (BS) degree programme in 2024.

Application Process Chinese Government Scholarship 2024-2025

Very first thing that you need to understand is that China scholarship council accept applications for CSC scholarships from 3 different channels and this is why they created 3 categories of application channels and this is your task to deicide which route you would choose to submit your CSC scholarship 2024 application.

  • CSC Scholarship Type A (Chinese Embassy Route)

Type A CSC scholarship route can be choosen if in your country Chinese embassy is receiving direct applications and in this regards when you will fill out your CSC scholarship form then you must select type A option.

  • CSC Scholarship Type B (Chinese University Route)

This second method is going to be very common in 2024-2025 because international students can take advantage of Chinese universities CSC scholarship quota to submit their admission applications directly at 275+ Chinese universities websites but for that upon filling CSC scholarship application form you must select Type B option.

  • CSC Scholarship Type C (Application via other sources)

Chinese government via their China scholarship council department also provide certain quota to international universities for exchange programs, or to their international Chinese langauge institutions and in case if your mode of application is via any of these channels then you will be required to select Type C in CSC scholarship application form in 2024.

CSC Scholarship 2024-2025 Application Forms (How to fill)

International students find it very complex when applying for CSC scholarship in China because there are over 275+ Chinese universities which will be accepting online applications for CSC scholarships in 2024-2025. Therefore, let guide you with this as there are two important online application forms that needs to be filled out by international students as listed below:

  1. CSC China Scholarship Council Online Application Form
  2. Chinese Universities’ online admission application form

First of all you have to decide which three Chinese universities (Add agency number of those Universities) which are your top priorities and then you have to submit your CSC China scholarship council application form in which you will select type B scholarship route, then you will fill that CSC form, submit it, and download its copy.

Now you have to go to those Chinese Universities international student office websites to start filling your admission application form where you will also be requried to attach copy of your downloaded CSC form, all academic documents, research proposal, study plan, motivation letter, physical exam report, and recommendation letters.

Application Duration: China Government CSC Scholarship 2024-2025

As you know there are over 275 Chinese universities which are on panel of CSC scholarship therefore every university has its own application deadline which ranges from December 31, 2023 till April 30, 2024 for the class of September 2024.

Yousaf Saeed

I'm Dr. Engr. Yousaf Saeed, founder of the AScholarship Education Portal. My academic path includes 3 prestigious international scholarships — Australia Awards, CSC, and HKPFS — for my higher studies. I am also an IChemE affiliate whereas I've also worked for companies like Aramco and BYCO oil refinery as an production engineer at the start of my career. I completed MS, and PhD with major research publications in leading SCI journals (details on my Researchgate Profile). This reflects my commitment to educating and therefore i started it for the purpose to guide aspiring international students for find scholarships for their higher education dream. As an experienced educator and mentor, I specialize in navigating the intricacies of research and patent and write useful articles on these topics too.