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Study in China Scholarship Programme

Full Scholarships available for Master’s degree study in China for students graduating in 2017

The information on this page pertains to the current academic year. For students interested in applying for CSC funding for 2017/18, please visit this page in December for updated information.

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 2017/2018.

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 June 2017 and who wish to pursue a Master’s degree in China or undertake a year Chinese language study after graduation. 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.
- QMUL students (excluding citizens of the People’s Republic of China) graduating in June 2017 can apply

Please note that candidates who are short listed to receive a scholarship will require reference letters from academic professors. This reference will be used for internal use only, and should be sent by professors directly to the Global Opportunities Office to ensure confidentiality. Once students have been confirmed as successful by the Embassy, Students will be required to submit their references to their university choices independently; the Academic should be aware of this and will need to provide written permission for the Global Opportunities Team to supply this to the student.

Application stage 1

The deadline for submitting an initial application to the Global Opportunities office is February 10th at 4pm. This deadline is final and cannot be appealed. For your initial application, you will need:

  • CV/Resume which should include details of school leaving qualifications
  • Up-to-date transcript of all programmes of higher education study (this can be obtained from the Student Enquiry Centre). Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.  This can be obtained from the Student Enquiry Centre
  • Two Recommendation Letters (written in Chinese or English);  Applicants for the graduate programs or the senior scholar programs must submit two recommendation letters signed by a professor or an associate professor. please note: this must be submitted to us directly by your academic.
  • A personal statement of no more than 500 words in response to the following:   “I will benefit from a programme of academic study in China because…”

There will then be a selection process undertaken by QMUL staff, and successful candidates will be notified of our decision on the 14th February. If successful you will then make an official application to the Chinese Embassy with assistance from the Global Opportunities Office. Please note this is only a nomination, and it is the Chinese Embassy who have the final decision. 

Complete applications should be emailed to and should consist of:

  • Application Form for the Chinese Government Scholarship (written in Chinese or English); the link to this will be sent in an email
  • Proof of student status/ expected graduation date. 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 200 words for undergraduate students, 500 words for non-degree students, and 800 words for graduate students. We can use your submitted statement but please let us know if you wish to change/expand your statement.
  • A completed medical form with lab tests. The form will be sent to you should you be successful. Note: some GP surgeries do not provide such services. It is the student's decision how they decide to process this request.

Please keep all original documentation as these will be required should you be successful. 

Application stage 2

The Chinese Embassy will organise experts to make the preliminary review of the scanned applications and issue the scholarship certificates (scanned) to the successful nominees by March 17th. The rest of the nominees will be put on a waiting list. 

Application stage 3

Scholarship certificates will be dispatched and students should contact their preferred Chinese universities (each student is allowed to choose three universities). You will need your references for your application, in which case you will need to get written permission from the academic who wrote it. Scanned copies of admission confirmation should be sent to the Global Opportunities team. The original application documents should be posted with the pre-admissions (hard copies) once you collect them all. The deadline is April 17th 2017. 

Application stage 4

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 5

The Chinese Embassy will hold a briefing and reception for scholarship winners in July 2017. The admission packages will be posted to the winners if they cannot attend our reception.


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

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Harry Gibney, International Exchanges Manager.

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