Applications are invited for Beijing government scholarships from international students studying or applying for studying in Beijing. Duration differs with respect to the subjects chosen. It takes around 4 to 5 years for undergraduates, 2 to 3 years for Masters degree candidates and 3 years for PhD degree candidates.
The duration varies for Chinese language
students, general scholar candidates and senior scholar candidates. An
applicant receives financial support from other Chinese government
scholarship programs or organizations/agencies would not be eligible for
the Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship.
Application Deadline: Students
must notice that applications with application materials should be
handed to the relevant university or college before the end of February.
Study Subject(s): Courses offered in Chinese universities and colleges in Beijing region.
Course Level: Scholarship
is available for pursuing higher education in the Beijing
region (bachelor’s, masters and doctoral degree, senior training or
long-term language program).
Scholarship Provider: Beijing Government
Scholarship can be taken at: Beijing (China)
1.Applicants must be non-Chinese nationals in 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 30-years-old.
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 the applicant’s language proficiency is based on
requirements 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
Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for these scholarships.
Scholarship Description: 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 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. The international students applying for the Beijing Government
Scholarships shall normally submit relevant materials to the
universities in Beijing that he/she hope to apply by the end of February
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 to inquiry; or directly apply to the universities qualified
to issue such scholarship in Beijing.
Duration differs with respect
to the subjects chosen. Generally speaking, it takes 4 to 5 years for
undergraduates, 2 to 3 years for Masters degree candidates, and 3 years
for PhD degree candidates. The duration varies for Chinese language
students, general scholar candidates, and senior scholar candidates.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s):
1.Applicants for Bachelor’s, 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: Duration of scholarship should be under one year.
3.Scholars and international students for specialized training in
Chinese universities and colleges in Beijing region: Duration of
scholarship should be under one year.
4.Exchange students or
students with outstanding contributions to international education in
Beijing: Duration of scholarship should be under one year.
What does it cover? The
Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship for International Students
only covers tuition fees. According to the applicants’ status, 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 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.
Application procedures, timing and documents
1) Applicants must 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.
2) Applicants may register via the web with the Beijing Education Commission
3) Applicants may submit documents to Chinese institutions in Beijing directly.
All application materials should be handed to the relevant university or college before the end of February.
Application documents (completed in English or Chinese) Applicants must fill in and provide the following documents correctly.
1) Application Form for Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship (can
be collected from the institutions in Beijing or downloaded from the
2) The highest diploma and transcripts (notarized photocopy).
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).
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).
5) Applicants for music and fine arts are requested to submit personal works.
6) Applicants under the age of 18 should submit legal documents of their legal guardians in China.
7) Whether applicants are admitted or not, the documents will not be returned.
Selection of Institutions and Specialties
Applicants may choose institutions and specialties from Chinese
institutions of higher education in the Beijing region. Please check
details or submit application forms to institutions directly.
Approvals and Notification
1)Institutions of higher education in Beijing will review all
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)Institutions will send the
Scholarship Letter, Admission Notice and Visa Application Form for Study
in China to applicants who will be confirmed as Scholarship students
three months before the opening of the new academic year.
application will be seen as invalid and will not be processed if
applicants are not qualified or application materials are inconsistent
with recruitment regulations or are incomplete.
4)Each year, schools
will review academic performance of each scholarship recipient. The
scholarship recipient would disqualify if they violate Chinese laws,
disobey school rules or guidelines of the Beijing Municipal Government
Scholarship for International Students.
After students finish
studying, institutions will conduct a comprehensive review on each
student, and send a report to the Leadership Group for Establishing the
Scholarship Program for International Students and put it on record.
Visa Applications and Registrations in China
Students under the Beijing Government Scholarship Program should apply
for a visa to study in China at the Chinese Embassy or Consulate-General
with 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 passport. Scholarship students who are
going to stay in the country for more than 6 months must apply for an
“X” visa, while those who will stay less than 6 months will need to
apply for an “F” visa. Scholarship students must enter the country with
original copies of above documents. A person coming to China with other
types of passports visas or without original documents cannot register
with the institution.
International students must arrive at and register in the institution at
the time specified in the Admission Notice. If the rate of the
scholarship cannot meet the tuition fees, students must pay the
difference. Those 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 be
withdrawn. Those who arrive in Beijing before the scholarship program
begins shall bear all expenses incurred.
Further Scholarship Information and Application