Beijing Government Scholarship
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 located in 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. International students applying for the Beijing Government Scholarships shall submit their relevant materials to the universities in Beijing that he/she hope to apply by the end of February every year.
For specific application means, you can consult the government departments and relevant institutions responsible for dispatching students abroad in your country, Chinese embassies or consulates; you can also visit the Web of Beijing Municipal Commission of Education (http://www.bjedu.gov.cn) to inquiry; or directly apply to the universities qualified to issue such scholarship in Beijing.
Scholarships Established for International Students
International students who come to Beijing for studies are able to apply the following three categories of scholarships:
Chinese Government Scholarship: The Chinese Government has established various scholarship projects to provide financial support to students, teachers and scholars from all over the world to study and engage in the learning activities in Chinese colleges and universities. The international students who have obtained the Chinese government scholarship will be arranged to study in a Chinese university commissioned by Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. The Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China has established the Chinese Government Scholarship Program and entrusts China Scholarship Council (hereinafter referred to as “CSC”) to handle the enrollment of international students and carry out the routine management of this scholarship program students in China. Since 2008, CSC has issued scholarship quotas of independently admitting international students to the partial Chinese colleges and universities, so international students can also directly consult and apply to the Chinese colleges and universities for the Chinese government scholarship.
CSC plans to take three years from 2008 to 2010 to double the Chinese government scholarship quotas and expand the enrollment year by year with an annual increase of about 3,000 students.
The Chinese Government Scholarship is classified into a full scholarship and partial scholarship. If you would like to apply for the Chinese government scholarship, please contact the China Scholarship Council to obtain the latest information.
University Scholarships: Most colleges and universities have established special scholarships for international students such as admission scholarship. Some universities also have established scholarships for international students at faculty level. For detailed information, please consult the international student administration department that you apply for.
Application Procedure For Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship For International Students
The Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship for International Students scheme is established by the Beijing Government. The Beijing Scholarship for International Students is a special fund set up as tuition scholarship for international students who are either currently enrolled or planning to attend higher learning institutions in Beijing.
1. Categories of Applicants and Duration of Scholarship
1) Applicants for Bachelor, 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: the duration of scholarship should be under one year.
3) Scholars and international students for specialized training in Chinese universities and colleges in Beijing region: the duration of scholarship should be under one year.
4) Exchange students or students with outstanding contributions to international education in Beijing: the duration of scholarship should be under one year.
2. Scholarship Rates
The Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship for International Students only covers tuition fees. According to the applicants’ status, the 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 a 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.
1) Applicants must be non-Chinese nationals in and possess 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 the age of 30. 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 applicant’s language proficiency
Requirement for the applicant’s language proficiency is based on the requirement 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
4. Application procedures, timing and documents
1) Application procedures
1.1) Applicants 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.
1.2) Applicants may register via the web with the Beijing Education Commission http://www.bjedu.gov.cn
1.3) Applicants may submit documents to Chinese institutions in Beijing directly.
2) Application timing.
All application materials should be handed to the relevant university or college before the end of February.
3) Application documents (completed in English or Chinese)
Applicants must fill in and provide the following documents truly and correctly.
3.1) Application Form for Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship (can be collected from the institutions in Beijing or downloaded from the school’s website)
3.2) Highest diploma and transcript (notarized photocopy).
3.3) 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).
3.4) 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).
3.5) Applicants for music and fine arts are requested to submit personal works.
3.6) Applicants under the age of 18 should submit the legal documents of their legal guardians in China.
3.7) Whether the applicants are admitted or not application documents will not be returned.
5. Selection of Institutions and Specialties
Applicants may choose institutions and specialties from the Chinese institutions of higher education in the Beijing region. Please check the details or submit the application forms to the institutions directly.
6. Approvals and Notification
1) The institutions of higher education in Beijing will review all the application materials and the 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) The institutions will send the Scholarship Letter, the Admission Notice and Visa Application Form for Study in China to the applicants who will be officially confirmed as Scholarship students three months before the opening of new academic year.
3) The application will be seen as invalid and will not be processed if the applicants are not qualified or the application materials are inconsistent with the recruitment regulations or are incomplete.
4) Each year, schools will review the academic performance of each scholarship recipient. The scholarship recipient would disqualify for the scholarship when he or she violates Chinese law and regulations, violates the school rules or the relevant rules and guidelines of the Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship for International Students.
After students have completed their studies, institutions will conduct a comprehensive review on each student, and then send the report to the Leadership Group for Establishing the Scholarship Program for International Students to put on records.
7.Visa Applications and Registration in China
1) Visa Application
Students under the Beijing Government Scholarship Program should apply for a visa to study in China at the Chinese Embassy or Consulate-General with the 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 ordinary passport.
Scholarship students who are going to stay in China for more than 6 months will need to apply for an “X” visa, while those who will stay less than 6 months will need to apply for an “F” visa. The scholarship students must enter China with the original copies of the above documents. A person coming to China with other types of passports visas or without the original documents will not be able to register with the institution.
International students must arrive at and formally register in the institution at the time specified in the Admission Notice. If the rate of the scholarship cannot meet the tuition fee, students need to pay the remaining fees.
Those who are 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 automatically be withdrawn. Those who arrive in Beijing before the scholarship program begins shall bear all the expenses incurred on their own.
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