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China welcomes international self-financed students to study in China. There are 465 institutions of higher education in China qualified to accept international students.
1). Applicants may apply to the China Scholarship Council (CSC) through overseas educational institutions or non-governmental organizations.
2). Applicants may apply to CSC directly.
3). Applicants may apply to Chinese institutions of higher education directly.
Categories of Applicants and Duration of Study
The duration of study for the varying student categories
1). Undergraduates: 4 to 5 years
2). Master's degree students: 2 to 3 years
3). Doctoral degree students: 3 years
4). There is no limit of study duration for Chinese language students, visiting scholars and senior visiting scholars.
1). Applicants shall fill out the Application Form for Self-financed Study in China (in duplicates).
Students who apply to the China Scholarship Council (CSC) through overseas educational institutions or non-governmental organizations or individually must fill in and present this form, which can be obtained from Chinese diplomatic missions, or downloaded from the website of CSC (http://en.csc.edu.cn/).
2). Highest diploma (notarized photocopy). If applicants are university students or already employed, applicants shall also submit documents of being university students provided by universities or on-post employees provided by employers.
3). High school transcripts for bachelor's degree applicants or transcripts for other categories' students (notarized photocopy).
4). Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (printed by Chinese quarantine authority). The medical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. The medical examination results will be valid for 6 months. All applicants are kindly requested to take this factor into consideration while determining the time to take the medical examination.
5). Applicants for master's or doctoral degree studies and senior visiting scholars must submit two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English by professors or associate professors. Applicants who apply in China for Master's or Doctoral degree studies must submit the Admission Notice of the hosting university.
6). Applicants for studying music are requested to submit one cassette recording of the applicants' own work. Applicants for fine arts must submit six color photographs of personal works (two sketches, two colored paintings and two other works).
Applicants who apply to CSC for self-financed study in China must send their application documents by May 31.
Admissions and Notification
1). Students who apply to China Scholarship Council (CSC) for self-financed study in China through overseas educational institutions or non-governmental organizations will be placed in 94 institutions of higher education admitting Chinese Government Scholarship students. CSC will send the Admission Notice and Visa Application for Study in China (JW202) by July 31 to the overseas recommending organizations to forward to the students admitted.
2). For individual applicants, the Chinese institutions of higher education will directly send the Admission Notice and Visa Application for Study in China (JW202) to the students admitted by July 31.