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Local Government Scholarships

To encourage more and higher caliber international students to study in China, 11 Chinese provincial and municipal governments have established scholarship funds for foreign students and scholars. 

1. Basic Requirements

Scholarship applicants must be non-Chinese citizens, in good health, and of appropriate age. The applicant should comply with laws, rules and regulations of the Chinese government and schools of higher learning.

Different categories of applicants should meet the criteria in educational background, (e.g. applicants for undergraduate studies must have completed senior high school with good grades, applicants for master's degrees must have a bachelor’s degree and applicants for doctoral degree studies must have a master’s degree).

2. Application Time

Generally, applications are accepted once a year and they shall be submitted from January to April every year.

3. Scholarship Rates

The value of scholarships vary from place to place, as decided by the local government. Typically, the scholarship covers: registration fee, tuition fee, fee for laboratory experiment, fee for internship, fee for basic learning materials, accommodation fee, fee for comprehensive insurance, basic living allowance, supervisor allowance, and so on.

4. Application Materials

Referring to the application procedures, candidates should provide the required application materials truly and correctly. Not all the universities require the same documents.

5. Selection of Institutions and Specialties

Applicants can choose institutions and specialties from the Chinese institutions of higher education in the specific region.

6. Approval and Notification

Application materials will be reviewed by the institutions of higher education and the local government scholarship office. 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.

Please click the following relevant province or city to learn more details about the scholarships offered by each local government.

Beijing Shanghai Chongqing Zhejiang
Hubei Guangxi Yunnan Jiangxi
Liaoning Dalian Jiangsu  

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