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Study in China Scholarship Programme

Full Scholarships available for Master’s degree study in China for students graduating in 2018

This year Queen Mary University of London is offering at least three full scholarships in association with the China Scholarship Council to students interested in studying at one of our prestigious partner institutions in China in 2018/19.

The Scholarships have been allocated to Queen Mary University of London by the Chinese Government and will cover the entire duration of study in China. The opportunity could suit in particular students who graduate in July 2018 and who wish to pursue a Master’s degree in China or undertake a year of Chinese language study after graduation. Please note that this scholarship is only available to QMUL students graduating in July 2018, and who hold a current UK passport. Further restrictions are detailed in the following document: CSC Application Notes [PDF 412KB] Updated document UPDATED 09/01/18

The following courses of study are available through the scholarship:

- A programme of Chinese Language study (one year)
- A full Masters degree programme taught in English (one or two years)
- A full Masters degree programme taught in Chinese (usually two years, preceded by one year of Chinese language where required)

Scholarships include registration, tuition fees, medical insurance and accommodation, but students will be required to cover their own travel costs. 

QMUL’s partner universities are all prestigious institutions located in a wide range of cities and regions, including: Beijing, Chengdu, Changsha, Xi’an, Nanchang, Shanghai, Xiamen and Zhejiang.

Please note that candidates will require two academic references from QMUL. These references will be reviewed by the Embassy as part of the application, students will then also be required to submit their references to their Chinese university choices independently; your QMUL academics referees should be aware of this and be willing to provide references which fulfil both purposes.

Application Stage 1: 

The deadline for submitting an online application is 26th February 2018 at 4pm. This deadline is final and cannot be appealed. For your application, you will need:

  • To complete the online application form for the Chinese Government Scholarship (written in Chinese or English). Please make your application online here and download it before submitting it, in order to send to the Global Opportunities Office. Students should choose type 'A' and use 8261 as the Agency Number. Please note we will require your application reference number in order to make a nomination.
  • Proof of student status/expected graduation date. This can be obtained from the Student Enquiry Centre.
  • Academic Transcript; this should be either in English or Chinese. This can be obtained from the Student Enquiry Centre.
  • A Study Plan or Research Proposal (written in Chinese or English). This should be a minimum of 500 words for undergraduates, 500 words for non-degree students, and 800 words for postgraduates. 
  • A completed medical form with lab tests. The template can be found here. Note: some GP surgeries do not provide such services. It is the student's decision how they decide to process this request. QMUL will not reimburse students should they decide to take these tests. 
  • If applicable, apply to your chosen university and request a Pre-Admission letter (letter of acceptance).
  • You may also submit your HSK certificate if available. 

Once you submit your application online to the embassy (as well as sending a copy to the Global Opportunties Office) QMUL will undertake a review process to support your application and nominate you for the scholarship. This is undertaken by QMUL staff and your application will not be reviewed by the embassy without QMUL's nomination.  


We will inform you of QMUL's decision to nominate you for the scholarship shortly after the closing date. Please note that this will not guarantee that you will be awarded the scholarship. This is only a nomination by QMUL, and it is the Chinese Embassy who have the final decision.

Please keep all original documentation as these will be required should you be successful. All communications should be sent to 

Application stage 2

The Chinese Embassy will organise experts to make the preliminary review of your application and issue the scholarship certificates (scanned) to the successful nominees in or around March 2018. The rest of the nominees will be placed on a waiting list. Once you accept your scholarship, you will not be able to change your host university. The Chinese Embassy will post all the application documents and pre-admission notices back to the China Scholarship Council. The final admission notice and visa-application documents are expected to arrive with the Embassy at the beginning of July and will be posted to you at the earliest time.

Application stage 3

The Chinese Embassy will hold a briefing and reception for scholarship winners in July 2018. The admission packages will be posted to the winners if they cannot attend thereception.


Students will be required to pick and contact their three preferred Chinese universities, before emailing back their pre-admission notices to QMUL. We can recommend the following QMUL partner institutions, which are ranked amongst the most prestigious in China:

Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing

Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing

Central South University, Changsha

Donghua University, Shanghai

East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai

East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), Shanghai

Hunan University, Changsha

Nanchang University, Nanchang

Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an

Peking University, Beijing

Renmin University of China, Beijing

Sichuan University, Chengdu

Southern Medical University, Guangzhou

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu

Xiamen University, Xiamen

Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an

Zhejiang University, Zhejiang

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