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Tips for applying for Chinese Government Scholarship

The Chinese Government Scholarship (CGS) scheme provides full scholarship and partial scholarship to the international students studying in China. Full scholarships cover tuition, accommodation, living allowance and medical insurance, etc. Partial scholarships cover some proportions of tuition, accommodation, living allowance and medical insurance.

1. Graduate Students Applying for Chinese Government Scholarship

New Students
If you are applying for admission to the Graduate Programs of Tianjin University, you may apply for Chinese Government Scholarship through the following two channels:

1). For most applicants, please apply directly to the Chinese Embassy or Consulates in the applicant’s home country for the Chinese Government Scholarship-Bilateral Program. The application time is from last November to April of the year (varied for different countries). Please find out the application deadline for your country in advance. For the contacts of Chinese Embassies and Consulates, please visit the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China.

When filling in the scholarship application form, the applicant should select Tianjin University as the first priority institution. For information about the procedures, please visit the China Scholarship Council (CSC).

Note: The applicants of Chinese Government Scholarship should complete the application procedures of Graduate Programs of Tianjin University at the same time. The pre-admitted International students may ask for the Pre-admission Letter from International Admissions Office, School of International Education of Tianjin University, so as to facilitate the application for Chinese Government Scholarship.

2). For the applicants who are not studying in China, they may also apply for the Chinese Government Scholarship-Chinese University Program, as Tianjin University is authorized by the Ministry of Education of China to enroll a limited number of excellent graduate students as the Chinese Government Scholarship candidates. 

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The applicants who are not nominated by Tianjin University could apply to the Chinese Embassy or Consulate for Chinese Government Scholarship, or to International Admissions Office, School of International Education of Tianjin University for Tuition Scholarships (Tianjin Government Scholarship or Tianjin University International Student Scholarship).

Current Students
If you are studying in the Graduate Programs of Tianjin University but have not been awarded Chinese Government Scholarship, you may inquire and apply directly to the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in your home country. The application time is from last November to April of the year (varied for different countries). Please find out the application deadline for your country in advance.

For more information about Chinese Government Scholarship, please visit the website of China Scholarship Council (CSC).

2. Undergraduate Students Applying for Chinese Government Scholarship

New Students
If you are applying for admission to the Undergraduate Programs of Tianjin University, you may apply for Chinese Government Scholarship through the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in your home country. The application time is usually from last November to April of the year (varied for different countries). Please find out the application deadline for your country in advance. For the contacts of Chinese Embassies and Consulates, please visit the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China.

When filling in the scholarship application form, the applicant should select Tianjin University as the first priority institution.

If the students have been granted Chinese Government Scholarship but have not reached the required Chinese language proficiency level (HSK band 5 or above), they need to receive pre-university education (including Chinese language training and basic course intensification) for one to two years in a Chinese university designated by China Scholarship Council (CSC).

Current Students
If you are studying in the Undergraduate Programs of Tianjin University but have not been awarded Chinese Government Scholarship, you may inquire and apply directly to the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in your home country.

For more information about Chinese Government Scholarship, please visit the website of China Scholarship Council (CSC).

3. Visiting/Exchange Students Applying for Chinese Government Scholarship

Visiting Students
If you are applying for admission to the Visiting Programs (rather than Student Exchange Programs) of Tianjin University, you may apply for Chinese Government Scholarship through the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in your home country. The application time is from last November to April of the year (varied for different countries). Please find out the application deadline for your country in advance. For the contacts of Chinese Embassies and Consulates, please visit the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China.

When filling in the scholarship application form, the applicant should select Tianjin University as the first priority institution.

Exchange Students
If you are applying for admission to the University-level Student Exchange Program and coming from a partner university of TJU in the following regions, you may have an opportunity to be nominated for the following special Chinese Government Scholarships, which are established by Chinese Government to promote student exchange between Chinese universities and foreign partner universities.

1). Credit Student Scholarship for China-US Humanities Exchange: RMB 2500 per month. The partner universities in the United States that have signed university-level student exchange agreements with TJU, may recommend appropriate candidates to the Office of International Cooperation of Tianjin University at ies@tju.edu.cn .

2). Credit Student Scholarship for China-Europe Exchange: RMB 2500 per month. The partner universities in Europe that have signed university-level student exchange agreements with TJU, may recommend appropriate candidates to the Office of International Cooperation of Tianjin University at ies@tju.edu.cn .

For more information about Chinese Government Scholarship, please visit the website of China Scholarship Council (CSC).