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How to apply self-finances study in China

China welcomes international self-financed students to study in

China. There are about 94 institutions of higher education in China (Please visit 

http://www.csc.edu.cn/en/ for the list of institutions of higher education) qualified

to accept international students.

  1. Application

            1). Applicants may apply to Chinese institutions of higher

            education directly.

            2). Applicants may apply to the China Scholarship Council (CSC)

            through overseas educational institutions or non-governmental

            organizations.

            3). Applicants may apply to CSC directly.

           

  2. Categories of Applicants and Duration of Study

            The duration of study of different categories' students:

            1). Undergraduates: 4 to 5 years

            2). Master's degree students: 2 to 3 years

            3). Doctoral degree students: 3 years

            4). There is no limit of study duration for Chinese language

            students, visiting scholars and senior visiting scholars.

           

3. Eligibility

            1). Applicants must be non-Chinese nationals in good health.

            2). Educational qualifications required:

            a. Undergraduate applicants must hold high school certificate.

            b. Master's degree applicants must hold bachelor's degree.

            c. Doctoral degree applicants must hold master's degree.

            d. Chinese language students must hold high school certificate.

            e. Visiting scholars must have completed two years of

            Undergraduate studies.

            f. Senior visiting scholars must hold master's degree or hold

            academic titles of associate professor or higher.

4.  Application Documents

            1). Highest diploma (notarized photocopy). If applicants are

            university students or already employed, applicants shall also

            submit documents of being university students provided by

           universities or on-post employees provided by employers.

                   2). Applicants shall fill out the Application Form for

            Self-financed Study in China (in duplicates).

            Students who apply to CSC through overseas educational

            institutions or non-governmental organizations or individually must

            fill in and present this form, which can be obtained from Chinese

            diplomatic missions, or downloaded from the website of CSC

            (http://www.csc.edu.cn).

           

            3). High school transcripts for bachelor's degree applicants or

            transcripts for other categories' students (notarized photocopy).

            4). Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (printed by

            Chinese quarantine authority). The medical examinations must cover

            all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form.

            Incomplete records or those without a sealed photograph of the

            applicants are invalid. The medical examination results will be

            valid for 6 months. All applicants are kindly requested to take this

            factor into consideration while determining the time to take the

            medical examination.

            5). Applicants for master's or doctoral degree studies and senior

            visiting scholars must submit two letters of recommendation in

            Chinese or English by professors or associate professors. Applicants

            who apply in China for Master's or Doctoral degree studies must

            submit the Admission Notice of the hosting university.

            6). Applicants for studying music are requested to submit one

            cassette recording of the applicants' own work. Applicants for fine

            arts must submit six color photographs of personal works (two

            sketches, two colored paintings and two other works).

            Applicants who apply to CSC for self-financed study in China must

            send their application documents by May 31.

           

5. Admissions and Notification

            1). For individual applicants, the Chinese institutions of higher

            education will directly send the Admission Notice and Visa

            Application for Study in China (JW202) to the students admitted by

           July 31.

             2). Students who apply to CSC for self-financed study in China

            through overseas educational institutions or non-governmental

            organizations will be placed in 94 institutions of higher education

            admitting Chinese Government Scholarship students. CSC will send the

            Admission Notice and Visa Application for Study in China (JW202) by

            July 31 to the overseas recommending organizations to forward to the

            students admitted.

                        

6. Contact Information

            China Scholarship Council

            Address: No. 160 Fuxingmennei Avenue, Beijing 100031, P. R. China

             Tel: 86-10-66413253, 66413132

            Fax: 86-10-66413255

            E-mail: laihua@csc.edu.cn

           



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