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Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship

The Beijing Municipal Government has established a scholarship fund for foreign students and scholars in Beijing, the first of its kind to be offered by a city government in China.The initial fund of the scholarship is 35 million yuan (US$5 million) from the Beijing Municipal Education Commission. The scholarship is classified into three categories with the highest at 40,000 yuan (US$5,700) for each recipient. The scholarship is provided by the government, but individuals, companies and organizations are encouraged to contribute to the scholarship fund in the future. The aim of the scholarship is to attract more foreign students to study in Beijing so as to promote the internationalization of Beijing's higher education.

1. Categories of Applicants and Duration of Scholarship

  • Applicants for Bachelor, Master's and Doctoral Degrees in Chinese universities and colleges in Beijing region: duration of scholarship should be under 4 years.
  • Applicants for Chinese language training or relevant advanced studies in Chinese universities and colleges in the Beijing region: the duration of scholarship should be under one year.
  • Scholars and international students for specialized training in Chinese universities and colleges in Beijing region: the duration of scholarship should be under one year.
  • Exchange students or students with outstanding contributions to international education in Beijing: the duration of scholarship should be under one year.

2. Application procedures, timing

1) Application procedures

  • Applicants submit documents to the Chinese government office in charge of sending international students to China, relevant offices in the applicants’ home country, or the Chinese diplomatic missions or embassies in the applicants’ home country.
  • Applicants should register via the web with the Beijing Education Commission http://www.bjedu.gov.cn
  • Applicants should submit documents to Chinese institutions in Beijing directly.

2) Application timing

All application materials should be handed to the relevant university or college before the end of February.

3. Eligibility

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

2) Educational background and age limit

  • Applicants for undergraduate studies in Beijing must have completed senior high school with good grades and be under the age of 30. Applicants for Master's degree studies in Beijing must have a Bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35. Applicants for Doctoral degree studies in Beijing must have a Master’s degree and be under the age of 40.
  • Applicants for advanced studies must have an undergraduate degree or be in the second year of a university course and be under the age of 50. Applicants for long term language study must have a high school diploma and be under the age of 60.
  • Visiting scholar candidates in Beijing must have a Master's or higher degree or hold academic titles of associate professor or higher, and be under the age of 50.

3) Requirement for applicant’s language proficiency

Requirements for the applicant’s language proficiency is based on the requirement of the academic programs and determined by the individual higher learning institution.

4) An applicant who receives financial support from other Chinese government scholarship programs or organizations/agencies are not eligible for the Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship for International Students

4. Scholarship Rates

The Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship for International Students only covers tuition fees. According to the applicants' status, the allowance for scholarship students can be classified into 5 types:

  • 40,000 RMB/year for a Doctoral degree
  • 30,000 RMB/year for a Master's degree
  • 20,000 RMB/year/ for a Bachelor degree
  • 10,000 RMB/year for a Senior training or long term language program
  • 5,000 RMB/year for Exchange students or students with outstanding contributions to international education in Beijing.

5. Application documents (completed in English or Chinese)

Applicants must fill in and provide the following documents truly and correctly.

  • Application Form for Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship (can be collected from the institutions in Beijing or downloaded from the school’s website)
  • Highest diploma and transcript (notarized photocopy).
  • Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (printed by the Chinese quarantine authority and only for those whose period of study in China is six months or greater).
  • Applicants for Degree study or specialized research should submit a study plan (no more than 400 words) or a research plan (no more than 800 words).
  • Applicants for music and fine arts are requested to submit personal works.
  • Applicants under the age of 18 should submit the legal documents of their legal guardians in China.

Whether the applicants are admitted or not application documents will not be returned.

6. Selection of Institutions and Specialties

Applicants may choose institutions and specialties from the Chinese institutions of higher education in the Beijing region. Please check the details or submit the application forms to the institutions directly.

7. Approval and Notification

1)The institutions of higher education in Beijing will review all the application materials and the application materials of qualified applicants for the scholarship will be forwarded to the Beijing Government Scholarship for International Students to make a further review.

2) The institutions will send the Scholarship Letter, the Admission Notice and Visa Application Form for Study in China to the applicants who will be officially confirmed as Scholarship students three months before the opening of the new academic year.

3) The application will be seen as invalid and will not be processed if the applicants are not qualified or the application materials are inconsistent with the recruitment regulations or are incomplete.

4) Each year the schools will review the academic performance of each scholarship recipient. The scholarship recipient would disqualify for the scholarship if he or she violates Chinese law and regulations, violates the school rules or the relevant rules and guidelines of the Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship for International Students.

After students finish study, institutions will conduct a comprehensive review on each student, and then send the report to the Leadership Group for Establishing the Scholarship Program for International Students to put on record.

8. Visa Applications and Registration in China

1) Visa Application

Students under the Beijing Government Scholarship Program should apply for a visa to study in China at the Chinese Embassy or Consulate-General with the original documents and one set of photocopies of the Admission Notice, Visa Application for Study in China and Physical Examination Form for Foreigners, and a valid ordinary passport.

Scholarship students who are going to stay in China for more than 6 months will need to apply for an "X" visa, while those who will stay less than 6 months will need to apply for an "F" visa. The scholarship students must enter China with the original copies of the above documents. A person coming to China with other types of passports, visas or without the original documents will not be able to register with the institution.

2) Registration

International students must arrive at and formally register in the institution at the time specified in the Admission Notice. If the rate of the scholarship cannot meet the tuition fee, students need to pay the difference.

Those who are unable to register before the specified time must ask for permission from the institution directly. Those who fail to register without the prior consent of the institution will be considered as voluntarily giving up their enrollment, and the scholarship will automatically be withdrawn. Those who arrive in Beijing before the scholarship program begins shall bear all the expenses incurred.

9. Contact Details

Contacts of the Leadership Group for Establishing the Beijing Government Scholarship for International Students

  • Address: No.109, Qianmen St., Xicheng District, China.
  • Postal Code: 100031
  • Tel.:0086-10-66075023
  • Fax: 0086-10-66075029

 



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