CUCAS Chinese Government Scholarships, China

Deadline: 20 June 2011 for Chinese University Scholarships; 30 January 2011/20 June 2011 for CUCAS Excellent Students Scholarship
Open to:
non-Chinese prospective students, Bc, Master’s, PhD holders or without a degree for Chinese language or trainings

In accordance with the policies and guidelines of the Chinese government, from Oct. 1 2010, CUCAS will offer scholarships worth US$1000-$2000 to encourage international students and scholars to study in China in 2011.

The CUCAS Scholarship Scheme welcomes all overseas students who will begin their studies either in the spring or autumn semester of 2011 to apply to appropriate schemes. In addition, those who recommend others to apply for this scholarship will be eligible for rewards.

The CUCAS Scholarship Scheme is classified into two categories: “Chinese University Scholarship” and “CUCAS Excellent Students Scholarship“.

Check the 2011 Spring Intake Programs to find your program at different Chinese universities. These universities have started to accept online applications on CUCAS.

Any student enrolled in 2011 Spring Intake Programs on CUCAS will be eligible to apply for CUCAS Excellent Students Scholarship.

Chinese University Scholarships

According to the educational exchange agreements and understandings reached by CUCAS and the corresponding governments, organizations, and universities, the CUCAS University Scholarship is a program run by CUCAS which aims to help Chinese universities to recruit excellent international students. This scholarship will be awarded to foreign students studying or conducting research at designated universities.

Who can apply?

  • Scholarship applicants must have been enrolled in 2011 fall intake programs at the designated universities of “CUCAS University Scholarship”
  • Applicants must be non-Chinese nationals in good health.
  • Education background and age limit, see more details here.


Max. Amount per person: 1,000 US dollars; No. of Scholarships: 36

The CUCAS University Scholarship is awarded to cover or subsidize the cost of tuition. The scholarship money will therefore be paid directly to the university the student is attending.

How to apply

Applicants for the CUCAS University Scholarship must first be accepted by one of our designated universities. Those who haven’t met this prerequisite can browse the list of Designated Universities to apply for a school and fill out the online application form.Once you are admitted by the university and receive an admission letter, you can apply for the scholarship by submitting the online scholarship application form and supporting documents either to CUCAS or to the university.

The detailed online scholarship application procedures are as follows: 1. Apply for a Designated University -> 2. Receive the Admission Notice -> 3. Submit Scholarship application to CUCAS-> 4. University evaluates and makes decision -> 5. Scholarship recipient register at the university-> 6. Scholarship distributed by CUCAS

To apply for the CUCAS University Scholarship, you need to submit the scholarship application to the corresponding universities or to CUCAS. The university will evaluate the applications and make decisions. The application documents are as follows:

* CUCAS Scholarship Application Form. (Fill out the form online).
* Letter of acceptance or CUCAS application ID.
* Notarized certificate/diploma of highest education. Non English or Chinese language documentation requires a certified English or Chinese language translation.
* Notarized academic transcript of highest education. Non English or Chinese language documentation requires a certified English or Chinese language translation.
* Study plan or research proposal, written in Chinese or English.
* Letters of recommendation from two professor or assistant professors, written in Chinese or English.
* A copy of Physical Examination Record for foreigners can be downloaded from here.
* A notarization of guarantor for applicants under 18 years old.

For the CUCAS University Scholarship, you should apply from 1 November 2010 to 20 June 2011.

More info you can find on the official webpage.

CUCAS Excellent Students Scholarship

Who is eligible?

  • Applicants must apply for 2011 spring or fall intake programs on CUCAS (Find a Program) and be accepted by the university (you will be notified by email and your application status will change to “Accepted” on CUCAS).
  • Applicants must be CUCAS registered students. (Register)
  • Applicants must be non-Chinese nationals in good health.
  • Applicants must observe Chinese laws and regulations.
  • Applicants must be friendly to Chinese people and respect Chinese multiplicity of cultures and customs.


1st Prize: US $2,000; 2nd Prize: US $2,000

Application process

Applicants who apply to a university through CUCAS and are accepted by the university are eligible to apply for the CUCAS Excellent Students Scholarship (2011 Spring Semester).

For those who have not started your study application on CUCAS, you can browse the 2011 Spring Intake Programs at Chinese Universities and apply online.

The detailed procedures for online scholarship application are as follows: 1. Apply for 2011 srping intake programs on CUCAS-> 2. Application accepted by university -> 3. Submit scholarship application -> 4. Evaluation and announcement of the result -> 5. Scholarship distribution

Application Documents

The following application documents should be submitted directly to CUCAS (you will be asked to upload scanned copies of your supporting documents after filling out the online application form):

*CUCAS Scholarship Application Form (Fill out the form online)
*Certificate/diploma of highest education (Graduation certificate in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.)
*Academic transcript of highest education (Transcript in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.)
*Certificates of honors

For the CUCAS Excellent Students Scholarship, you should apply from1 October 2010 to 30 January 2011 (spring semester); or from 1 November 2010 to 20 June 2011 (fall semester).

For more info check the official webpage.

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