Beijing Government Scholarships for International Students , and applications are submitted till before the end of February. Applications are invited for Beijing government scholarships from international students studying or applying for studying in Beijing. Duration differs with respect to the subjects chosen. It takes around 4 to 5 years for undergraduates, 2 to 3 years for Masters degree candidates and 3 years for PhD degree candidates. The duration varies for Chinese language students, general scholar candidates and senior scholar candidates. An applicant receives financial support from other Chinese government scholarship programs or organizations/agencies would not be eligible for the Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | Beijing (China)
Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing higher education in the Beijing region (bachelor’s, masters and doctoral degree, senior training or long-term language program).
Field(s): Courses offered in Chinese universities and colleges in Beijing region.
Deadline: Students must notice that applications with application materials should be handed to the relevant university or college before the end of February.
Funded By: Beijing Government
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Beijing Government Scholarships are targeted for International students
‣ Award No: Not Specified
‣ Scholarship Duration: 1.Applicants for Bachelor’s, Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Chinese universities and colleges in Beijing region: Duration of scholarship should be under 4 years..
2.Applicants for Chinese language training or relevant advanced studies in Chinese universities and colleges in the Beijing region: Duration of scholarship should be under one year
3.Scholars and international students for specialized training in Chinese universities and colleges in Beijing region: Duration of scholarship should be under one year.
4.Exchange students or students with outstanding contributions to international education in Beijing: Duration of scholarship should be under one year.
‣ Scholarship covers: The Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship for International Students only covers tuition fees. According to the applicants’ status, allowance for scholarship students can be classified into 5 types:
1) 40,000 RMB/year for a Doctoral degree
2) 30,000 RMB/year for a Masters degree
3) 20,000 RMB/year/ for a Bachelor degree
4) 10,000 RMB/year for senior training or long-term language program
5) 5,000 RMB/year for Exchange students or students with outstanding contributions to international education in Beijing.
‣ Beijing Government Scholarships : The Beijing Government Scholarship (BGS) was established by Beijing Municipal Government, aiming to provide tuition fees fully or partially to the international students studying or applying for studying in Beijing.
‣ Its administrative office is the International Cooperation and Exchange Office of Beijing Municipal Commission of Educations, which is in charge of project establishment, review, acceptance and daily management of the Beijing Government Scholarship Program.
‣ The international students applying for the Beijing Government Scholarships shall normally submit relevant materials to the universities in Beijing that he/she hope to apply by the end of February every year.
1.Applicants must be non-Chinese nationals in good health.
2.Educational background and age limit
2.1) Applicants for undergraduate studies in Beijing must have completed senior high school
with good grades and be under 30-years-old. Applicants for Masters degree studies in Beijing must have Bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35. Applicants for Doctoral degree studies in Beijing must have Master’s degree and be under the age of 40.
2.2) 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.
2.3) Visiting scholar candidates in Beijing must have a Masters or higher degree or hold academic titles of associate professor or higher, and be under the age of 50.
3.Requirement for the applicant’s language proficiency is based on requirements of the academic programs and determined by the individual higher learning institution.
4.An applicant receives financial support from other Chinese government scholarship programs or organizations/agencies would not be eligible for the Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship for International Students
Scholarship Application Method
Applicants could consult the dispatching authorities, such as relevant governments departments, Chinese embassies or Consulates about application details.
Applicants could also visit the website of Beijing Municipal Commission of Education (http://www.bjedu.gov.cn) for the application details.
Applicants could apply to the Higher Education Institutions that are eligible to enroll scholarship students.
Applications are accepted by the end of February. For the specific application deadlines, applicants should consult the relevant HEIs.For international students who are interested in BGS, please contact target universities as follows directly: University List of Beijing Government Scholarships.
Beijing Government Scholarships Application procedures, timing and documents
1) Applicants must 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.
2) Applicants may register via the web with the Beijing Education Commission
3) Applicants may submit documents to Chinese institutions in Beijing directly.
Application timing. All application materials should be handed to the relevant university or college before the end of February. Application documents (completed in English or Chinese) Applicants must fill in and provide the following documents correctly.
1) Application Form for Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship (can be collected from the institutions in Beijing or downloaded from the school’s website)
2) The highest diploma and transcripts (notarized photocopy).
3) 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).
4) 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).
5) Applicants for music and fine arts are requested to submit personal works.
6) Applicants under the age of 18 should submit legal documents of their legal guardians in China.
Whether applicants are admitted or not, the documents will not be returned.
Selection of Institutions and Specialties
‣ 2015 Beijing Government Scholarships applicants may choose institutions and specialties from Chinese institutions of higher education in the Beijing region. Please check details or submit application forms to institutions directly.
Approvals and Notification for Beijing Government Scholarships
1)Institutions of higher education in Beijing will review all 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)Institutions will send the Scholarship Letter, Admission Notice and Visa Application Form for Study in China to applicants who will be 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 applicants are not qualified or application materials are inconsistent with recruitment regulations or are incomplete.
4)Each year, schools will review academic performance of each scholarship recipient. The scholarship recipient would disqualify if they violate Chinese laws, disobey school rules or guidelines of the Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship for International Students.
After students finish studying, institutions will conduct a comprehensive review on each student, and send a report to the Leadership Group for Establishing the Scholarship Program for International Students and put it on record.
Visa Applications and Registrations in China
‣ Students under the 2015 Beijing Government Scholarship Program should apply for a visa to study in China at the Chinese Embassy or Consulate-General with 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 passport. Scholarship students who are going to stay in the country for more than 6 months must apply for an “X” visa, while those who will stay less than 6 months will need to apply for an “F” visa. Scholarship students must enter the country with original copies of above documents. A person coming to China with other types of passports visas or without original documents cannot register with the institution.
‣ International students must arrive at and register in the institution at the time specified in the Admission Notice. If the rate of the scholarship cannot meet the tuition fees, students must pay the difference.
‣ Those 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 be withdrawn. Those who arrive in Beijing before the scholarship program begins shall bear all expenses incurred.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.