Fully Funded Scholarships in China 2023-2024

Are you interested in studying in China, but worried about how much it will cost you? You will be happy to know that there are plenty of scholarships available for international students looking to study in China.

Mainland China has 42 of the top universities featured in the QS World University Rankings® 2020, making the country a popular study destination for students from around the world.

Read on to learn a little more about some of the scholarships available to international students wishing to study in China, some funded by the Chinese government, others by individual Chinese universities. Funded by and supported by a number of external organizations.

Chinese Government funded scholarships

  • China Scholarship Council (CSC) Scholarships– CSC scholarships are open to all international students who wish to study in China. You will be asked to fill out an online form and select one of the 243 Chinese universities offering CSC scholarships. 
  • Jiangsu Government Scholarship–The Jiangsu Provincial Government set up the Jiangsu Government Scholarship to encourage international students to study in Jiangsu. The scholarship will award you the full cost of tuition, registration, lab experiment, internships, accommodation, medical insurance and basic textbooks. 
  • Hubei Provincial Scholarships– This scholarship is open to students wishing to study a bachelor’s, PhD, or master’s degree in any subject taught in any university in Hubei which is participating in the Hubei Provincial scholarship scheme.
  • Beijing Government Scholarship– The Beijing Municipal Government is offering scholarships to international students looking to study at universities in Beijing. The scholarship covers tuition fees either fully or partially and is open to undergraduates and master’s students.

Non-government funded scholarships

  • Confuncius Institutue Scholarship– There are seven types of scholarship on offer from the Confucius Institute headquarters for international students between the ages of 16 and 35, looking to study in a Chinese university. There are options available for undergraduate and postgraduate students and the scholarship covers tuition fees, accommodation fees and offers a monthly living allowance and comprehensive medical insurance. 
  • British Council China Scholarship– The British Council in China is offering seven scholarships for UK students currently enrolled at a UK institution who wish to study at a Chinese university in the People’s Republic of China. The scholarships cover tuition fees, accommodation and a monthly living allowance.

Fully Funded Scholarships in China 2023-2024

  • Schwarzman Scholars Program— This is a scholarship for international students wishing to study their masters in Global Affairs at Tsinghua Universityin Bejing.This scholarship includes tuition fees, accommodation, travel to and from Bejing at the beginning and end of the academic year, required course books, US$4000 for personal expenses and health insurance. Applicants must be between 18 and 28 years old, have strong English language proficiency and hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited university or equivalent.
  • Biomedical Sciences Scholarships– The biomedical sciences scholarships are available for students looking to study a bachelor’s in biomedical science at Zhejiang University– University of Edinburgh(ZJE). This scholarship will cover either full or half of your tuition fees, accommodation fees, and international student medical insurance. You will also receive a living allowance of up to ¥17,000 per year (~ US$2,438).
  • Zhengzhou University President Scholarships– This scholarship is for international postgraduate students wishing to pursue either a full time master’s or PhD at Zhengzhou University. The scholarship includes full or partial coverage of tuition fees for master’s students, and full tuition and accommodation for PhD students.To apply, students must fill in an online application form as well as either a 800 word essay for master’s courses, or a 2000 word research proposal.

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