Are there Chinese scholarships for foreign students?
As surprising as it may seem, foreign students in China can indeed apply for a number of scholarships to help them with their studies – although exactly which scholarships are available, and what they offer, depends on the student’s circumstances. This article offers a brief introduction to the range of scholarships available; for more information, click the links below.
Please note students can not apply to two scholarships at the same time.
Chinese government scholarships are sponsored by the Chinese government, sometimes in collaboration with international agencies, and are available to all types of students, from those on bachelor’s degrees to those pursuing doctorates. For more information, click here.
The Confucius Institute scholarship is aimed at students of the Chinese language and is sponsored by Confucius Institutes, non-profit institutions that exist to promote the Chinese language. For more information, click here.
Chinese local government scholarships are sponsored by Chinese local governments and aimed at students attending universities within their province or region. For more information, click here.
Foreign government scholarships; at the time of writing, only the British Council Scholarship was available; it is open to British students who study in China. For more information, click here.
University scholarships are sponsored by individual universities and are given by universities to their most successful new and existing students. For more information, click here.
Enterprise scholarships; at the time of writing there were two enterprise scholarships available, both aimed at Bangladesh, Pakistani or Indian students doing a Master’s program in Dying and Finishing Engineering at Wuhan Textile University. For more information, click here.