China Scholarships

China Scholarships
Level of course/ Study Under Graduate/Master’s /Doctoral/ General Scholar Program/ Senior Scholar Program.
Subjects/Field 1) Chinese Language and Literature, 2) Management, 3) Fine Arts (Painting and Sculpture), 4) Agriculture, 5) Sericulture, 6) Biology, 7) Political Science/International relations. 8) Electronics 9) Electricals 10) Economics 11) Computer Science 12) Physics 13) Chemistry 14) Civil Engineering, 15) Architecture 16) Pharmacy
Supporting Categories Major Study(Year) Chinese language (Preparatory Study) (Year) Duration of Scholarship(year)
UG students 4-5 1-2 4-7
Master’s students 2-3 1-2 2-5
Doctoral students 3-4 1-2 3-6
General scholar up to 1 up to 1 up to 2
Senior Scholar up to 1 up to 1 up to 2
No. of scholarship slots 70-80
Notification on Ministry’s website In the month of February/March.
Mode of application ONLINE:

The candidates are required to apply online at the Ministry’s website as well as at the website of China Scholarship Commission. The links for online applications are made available in the public notice.

Eligibility conditions

1) AGE and MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS as on the date specified in the public notice:

  • Undergraduate programs: applicant must be a High school graduate under the age of 25
  • Master’s programs: applicant must be a Bachelor’s degree holder under the age of35
  • Doctoral programs: applicant must be a Master’s degree holder under the age of 40
  • General Scholar program: applicant must be under the age of 45 and have completed at least two years of undergraduate study when applying for general scholar programs
  • Senior Scholar programs: applicant must be Master’s degree holder or an Associate Professor (or above) under the age of 50 when applying for Senior Scholar Programs.

2) Candidate must be having 60 percent marks in the required qualification.

3) Candidates who have already been abroad for studies/training/ specialization either on scholarships or on their own, for a period exceeding six months are eligible to apply if they have been in India for at least two consecutive years after returning from abroad as on date specified in the public notice.

4) Application of candidate who are already abroad is not considered.

Other conditions/ requirements The selected candidates may have to undergo Chinese Language study for one year prior to undertaking study in the areas of their choice
Value of Scholarship The Government of China provides full scholarship which covers the following:

a) Tuition waiver: which includes administrative costs and expenditures to support student activities.

b) Accommodation: Free university dormitory and the student who want to stay outside are provided the following accommodation subsidy (per month):

  • Undergraduate students (preppies)/
    Master’s students (general scholars):      CNY 700 (INR 7252)
  • Doctoral students (senior scholars):               CNY 1000 (INR 10360)c) Stipend: (per month)
  • Undergraduate students:                                     CNY 2,500 (INR 25,900) Master’s
  • Students/general scholars:                                  CNY 3,000 (INR 31080) Doctoral
  • Students/senior scholars:                                    CNY 3,500 (INR 36260)
Tentative dates 
  • Announcement of name of the candidates shortlisted for interview: In the last week of March
  • Interview of the shortlisted candidates: In the second/third week of April
Communication with applicant
Every  information related to this scholarship is published at Ministry’s website. The candidates are informed through email regarding their interview.
Selection Process
  • Only shortlisted candidates are called for interview and the Selection Committee consisting of subject experts interviews the candidates. Based on merit, the nominations are made.
  • Nomination of a candidate by Government of India does not, in any way, guarantee final selection or placement. The final selection rests with the donor country.


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