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Location of China

Country Profile

China lies in the east of Asia, to West Coast of the Pacific ocean. The land area is about 9.6 million square kilometers, the eastern and southern Continental coastline is more than 18,000 kilometers, and the inland sea and the waterfront waters are about more than 4.7 million square kilometers. Over 7,600 islands scatter in the sea area, of which Taiwan Island is the largest, with an area of 35798 square kilometers. China borders 14 countries, and 8 countries are adjacent to the sea. There are 4 municipalities under central government direct jurisdiction, 23 provinces, 5 autonomous regions, 2 Special Administrative Region. Beijing is the national capital.

Most of China is located in the north temperate zone, mild climate, four distinct seasons, suitable for human habitation and survival. Every year September to the next April, cold and dry, the difference between North and south is very large. Each year from April to September, the general high temperature and much rain, north and south temperature difference is very small.

Nationality:China is a multi-ethnic country, there are 56 nationalities identified and confirmed by the central government
Language:Mandarin
Capital:Beijing
Area:9.6 million sq km
Population:1,314,480,000
Neighboring countries:North Korea, Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Myanmar, Laos, Viet Nam
Currency:RMB / RMB

Living Costs

Although prices in China are rising, the cost of living here is still favorable compared with most developed countries. Accommodation in Beijing is roughly RMB 2000-3000 RMB per month. An average meal costs around 30-50 RMB. The subway ticket price is between 3-9RMB and buses within the city are even cheaper. Smaller cities and those in China’s central and western regions are particularly inexpensive.

From a nationwide perspective, with regard to the average living cost level, in February 2017, the Max Research Institute published a survey of 2016 college students’ view on consumption and financial planning. The survey showed that Chinese university students spend 1212 RMB monthly on average, and 41{6b64b5ba6aaf857cbf3f5607d328ffcf79d98ac82ab57d40870a7bc763cfc544} of the student’s living expenses can meet their daily needs. According to the survey, 52.97{6b64b5ba6aaf857cbf3f5607d328ffcf79d98ac82ab57d40870a7bc763cfc544} of college students said that the average monthly living expenses was from 800 RMB to 1200 RMB, 33.17{6b64b5ba6aaf857cbf3f5607d328ffcf79d98ac82ab57d40870a7bc763cfc544} of them said that the average monthly living expenses was from 1200 RMB to 2000 RMB, while the monthly living expenses of less than 800 RMB or more than 2000 RMB accounted for a minority, respectively 7.92{6b64b5ba6aaf857cbf3f5607d328ffcf79d98ac82ab57d40870a7bc763cfc544} and 5.94{6b64b5ba6aaf857cbf3f5607d328ffcf79d98ac82ab57d40870a7bc763cfc544}.

Education Overview

China has a great tradition of attaching great importance to education and respecting for teachers since ancient times. The Chinese revere Confucius (551BC-479BC) as a thinker and educator. In the 21st century, China’s education sector reforms educational system to improve those education-oriented schools, lifelong Education network, which forms the communication between pre-work education and post-work education in various regions and professions, education of diploma and Non-academic, provides an open, diversified and Socialized access to education. In 2015, there were 1.512 million schools at all levels. There are 260 million students at all levels of education. The number of full-time teachers at all levels of schools amounted to 15.429 million. In 2015, there were 2852 common and adult colleges and universities, of which 2560 colleges (including 275 independent colleges). The national total enrollment of doctoral students is 74,000, and 571,000 of Master’s degree students. The national total recruitment of ordinary, adult students reaches 9.746 million in 2015.

Admission Policy

1. Registration, Health Verification and Residence Permit

1.1 Registration
Scholarship students must register in the host universities before the deadline of the registration as specified in Admission Letter with the original Admission Letter, Visa Application for Study in China (JW201) and Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Those who are unable to register on time must get permission from the host institution directly. Those who fail to register without the prior consent of the institution will be considered as voluntarily giving up the scholarship and the scholarship will be automatically terminated.

1.2
a. Health Verification: Scholarship students who are to stay in China for more than 6 months are requested to submit the original documents of their passport, Admission Letter, Foreigner Physical Examination Form and Blood Test Report to the local health quarantine office to have their physical examination report verified. Scholarship students who do not meet the requirements of the above authority will be required to re-take the physical examination. Those who refuse to re-take the physical examination or are diagnosed with diseases that are unsuited to study in China according to Chinese Legal Studies and regulations will be required to leave China.

b. Registration: Scholarship students must register in the host universities before the deadline of the registration as specified in Admission Letter with the original Admission Letter, Visa Application for Study in China (JW201) and Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Those who are unable to register on time must get permission from the host institution directly. Those who fail to register without the prior consent of the institution will be considered as voluntarily giving up the scholarship and the scholarship will be automatically terminated.

2. Transfer Service
Chinese Government Scholarship recipients need to reach the host universities for registration on their own. For new scholarship students who have genuine difficulties of arriving in the cities of their universities and need a stopover in Beijing, CSC could provide them a Transfer Service. Application for a transfer service is requested to be submitted to CSC through Chinese embassy or consulate-general.
•Transfer Service will be available from August 25th to September 15th each year.
•Transfer Service includes a pickup service at Beijing Airport, train tickets’ reservation, necessary accommodation and medical service. Train ticket fees from Beijing to designation city will be at students’ own cost.

3. Application for Change
Scholarship students are not permitted to change their academic programs, host universities or the duration of study. Those who need to change for special reasons are required to apply to CSC via their host universities.

Tuition and Scholarships

Tuition standards:

Supporting Categories Field of StudyTuition(CNY per year)Accommodation(CNY per year)Stipend(CNY per year)Medical Insurance(CNY per year)Total(CNY per year)
Undergraduate students2000084003000080059200
ⅠⅠ2300084003000080062200
ⅠⅠⅠ2700084003000080066200
Master’s students/ General scholars2500084003600080070200
ⅠⅠ2900084003600080074200
ⅠⅠⅠ3400084003600080079200
Doctoral students/ Senior scholars33000120004200080087800
ⅠⅠ38000120004200080092800
ⅠⅠⅠ45000120004200080099800

Scholarships:

1. Chinese Government scholarship categories, targets, deadlines and application conditions
The Chinese Government scholarship is divided into undergraduate scholarships, postgraduate scholarships, doctoral scholarships, scholarships for Chinese scholars, scholarships for general scholars and senior scholars, and the Great Wall Scholarship, outstanding Student Scholarship, HSK winner Scholarship, Short-term training programs for foreign Chinese teachers and Chinese cultural research projects.

2.What programs can I apply for? When and where can I apply?
The application opens between early January and early April. You should apply and send the required documents to the application receiving agencies before the deadline. The table below tells you when and where to send your applications.

Scholarship programsWhen to applyWhere to send the application Supporting categoryScholarship coverage
Bilateral ProgramEarly January to early April (please consult the application receiving agencies for specific deadline for each program) dispatching authorities of applicant’s home countryundergraduate students
master’s students
doctoral students
general scholars
senior scholars
full scholarship
Chinese University’s Independent Enrollment Programdesignated Chinese universitiesmaster’s students
doctoral students
full scholarship
Great Wall ProgramNational Commissions for UNESCO in applicant’s home countrygeneral scholars
senior scholars
full scholarship
EU ProgramOffice for Education and Culture, Mission of P. R. China to EUundergraduate students
master’s students
doctoral students
general scholars
senior scholars
full scholarship
AUN ProgramAUN Secretariatmaster’s students
doctoral students
full scholarship
PIF ProgramPIF Secretariatundergraduate students
master’s students
doctoral students
general scholars
senior scholars
full scholarship
WMO ProgramWMO Secretariatundergraduate or graduate students of meteorology, hydrology, and water resources supervision & managementpartial scholarship

Visa

Chinese Government Scholarship recipients should apply for a visa to study in China to the Chinese embassy or consulate-general with the original documents and photocopies of the Admission Letter, Visa Application for Study in China (JW201), Foreigner Physical Examination Form and valid ordinary passport. Those who will study in China for more than 6 months must apply for “X1” visa, and those who will study in China for less than 6 months (including 6 months) can apply for “X2” visa. Students who come to China with other types of passports, visas or without the original documents will not be able to register with institutions, nor will they be able to apply for the residence permit in China.

Visa application cost is at student’s own expense.