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NOTICE TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDING IN CHINA UNDER CHINESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME
2007/09/10
In order to strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the Chinese people and people from the whole world, and to develop cooperation and exchange in the fields of education, science, culture, economy and trade between China and other countries, Chinese government has set up a series of scholarship schemes to sponsor international students and scholars to undertake studies and research in Chinese institutions of higher education. The Ministry of Education of China (hereinafter referred to as MOEC) is responsible for the provision of Chinese government scholarships, and it entrusts China Scholarship Council (hereinafter referred to as CSC) to administer the recruitment of international students and the routine management of Chinese Government Scholarship Programmes. International students under Chinese Government Scholarship Programmes will be placed in Chinese institutions of higher education designated by the Ministry of Education of China. There are more than 300 specialties in science, technology, agronomy, medicine, economics, laws, management, education, history, liberal arts and philosophy available to international students in these institutions. We welcome outstanding students, scholars and teachers from all countries coming to study or undertake research in institutions of higher education in China. Chinese Government Scholarship Programme and Application Chinese Government Scholarship Scheme Recruitment Quota Specified on the MOEC Scholarship Schemes It was established by the Ministry of Education of China in accordance with educational exchange agreements or understandings reached between Chinese government and governments of other countries, education organs, institutions and relevant international organizations to provide both full scholarships and partial scholarships to international students and scholars. The scheme supports students who come to study in China as undergraduates, postgraduates, Chinese language students, general scholars and senior scholars. Applicants may apply for the scholarship through the competent authorities, appointed institutions or the Chinese Embassy (Consulate General) in their home countries. CHINA/UNESCO ¨C the Great Wall Fellowship SchemeŁ¨Recruitment Quota Specified on the MOEC Scholarship Schemes This is a full scholarship scheme set up by the Ministry of Education of China for candidates recommended by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Only general scholar candidates and senior scholar candidates are eligible. Applicants may apply to the UNESCO National Committee in the applicant's home country. Distinguished International Students Scholarship Scheme (50 available for academic year 2006/2007) It was a full scholarship scheme established by the Ministry of Education of China to sponsor outstanding international students who have finished their bachelors or masters education in China and have been enrolled by designated Chinese institutions as Masters or Doctoral candidates or are now carrying out their Masters or Doctoral studies in those institutions. Applicants may apply to CSC for the scholarship through the recommendation of their present or other recruitment institutions. Short-term Scholarship Scheme for Foreign Teachers of Chinese Language (100 available for academic year 2006/2007) It was established by the Ministry of Education of China to sponsor international teachers of Chinese language to do short-term research and improvement in China. Applicants may apply to CSC through the Chinese Embassy (Consulate General) in their home countries or directly to CSC. Chinese Culture Research Fellowship Scheme (30 available for academic year 2006/2007) The scheme was established by the Ministry of Education of China to sponsor overseas scholars and specialists of Chinese culture to conduct short-term research in China. Applicants may apply to CSC through the recommendation of relevant Chinese institutions of higher education, authorities or the Chinese Embassy (Consulate General) in their home countries or directly to CSC. Details of the Chinese Government Scholarships Full scholarship: A Chinese government full scholarship includes tuition fee, fee for basic learning materials, accommodation, living allowance, fee for outpatient medical service, Comprehensive Medical Insurance of Foreign Students in China, a one-off settlement subsidy and a one-off inter-city travel allowance. Partial scholarship: One or some items of the full scholarship(one-off settlement subsidy, one-off inter-city travel allowance and international air ticket not included). International air ticket: Applicants are expected to meet their own international travel costs unless it is set otherwise in bilateral agreements or arrangements. For detailed information about the above scholarships, please refer to the attached scholarshipsĄŻ application procedures. Application for Chinese Government Scholarships Application and Recruitment The period for applying for the Chinese Government Scholarship Program is from the beginning of January to the end of April, 2006. Details on the application procedures should be consulted directly to the dispatching organization in the applicants home country. Scholarship Application Applicants should meet the basic qualifications prescribed in the Application Procedures, and must fill in the application forms strictly in accordance with requirements. They also need to provide relevant application materials including notarized photocopies of diplomas, transcripts, study plan, health certificate and recommendation letters. Application materials for scholarships must reach CSC before the deadline as specified in Application Procedures via the embassy in China or the Chinese Embassy (Consulate General) in the applicants home country. Application materials arrived after the deadline will not be processed. Please check the attached Application Procedures for details. Application materials will not be returned regardless whether the applicant is accepted by a Chinese institution. Documents such as original diplomas and original Foreign Physical Examination Form must NOT be sent as application materials. Choice of Institutions of Higher Education and Specialty Applicants for Chinese Government Scholarships must choose their host institutions and specialties from the institutions of higher education designated by the Ministry of Education of China. Please check the Directory of the Chinese Institutions Admitting International Students under Chinese Government Scholarship Programme or the website of CSC (http://www.csc.edu.cn) for details. Language Used in Teaching The Chinese institutions of higher education generally use Chinese as the instructing language. Applicants with no command of Chinese are generally required taking Chinese language courses for 1-2 years before pursuing their major studies. In some institutions, some courses set for general scholars, senior scholars and postgraduate students can be conducted in English. Please refer to Directory of the Chinese Institutions Admitting International Students under Chinese Government Scholarship Programme for details. Foundation Courses held in Chinese institutions of higher education In accordance with the scheme designated by MOEC, foundation course system will continue to be tried out in year 2006. According to the Chinese Government Scholarship Scheme for academic year 2006/2007 designated by MOEC, all the applicants from the scheme-specified countries who are to pursue the bachelor degree of science and technology, engineering, agronomy, medicine and economics are required to take one years foundation courses, which cover the fundamentals of Chinese language, mathematics, physics and chemistry. The students who are qualified in the foundation courses could start their undergraduate studies on time as specified on their Admission Notice. CSC will continue to entrust TianjinUniversity and NanjingNormalUniversity to set the foundation class for year 2006. Recruitment of Scholarship Students 1.CSC will review all the application materials sent by the appointed authorities and CSC is authorized to make necessary adjustments on the proposed institutions, specialties and duration of the applicants study in China. The application will not be processed if it is inconsistent with the recruitment requirements or the application materials are incomplete. Qualified applications will be forwarded to the institutions and the final decision whether to admit the applicants or not will be made by them. If the applicant has been accepted by an institution (listed in the Directory) prior to application, the applicant is required to enclose the relevant admission letters for the reference of the host institution. Scholarship applicants accepted by Chinese institutions of higher education will be officially awarded the Chinese Government Scholarship with endorsement from the Ministry of Education of China. Finalized placements, specialties and duration of studies specified in the Admission Notice are in principle not be changed. CSC will send the List of Accepted Students, Admission Notice and Visa Application Form for Study In China (JW201)to the relevant dispatching authorities by July 31, so as to have the documents forwarded to the students. Visa Application and Registration in China Visa Application Students under Chinese Government Scholarship Program should apply for 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 (JW201)and Foreigner Physical Examination Form and valid ordinary passport. Those whose study period in China is above 6 month needs to apply for X visa, and those who shall stay in China for less than 6 months (including 6 months) should apply for F visa. The scholarship students must enter China with the original copies of the above documents. Whoever comes to China with other types of passports, visas or without the original documents will not be able to register with the institution, nor will they be able to apply for residence permit in China. Registration International students must register with the institution at the time specified in the Admission Notice. Those who are unable to register on time must seek permission from the institution directly. Those who fail to register without the prior consent of the institution will be considered as voluntarily giving up the enrollment and the scholarship will automatically be withdrawn. Health Verification and Residence Registration Health verification: Scholarship holders who are to stay in China for more than 6 months are requested to bring their passports, Admission Notice, and the original copies of Foreigner Physical Examination Form and the Blood Test Report to the local quarantine office within the set time to have their medical examination verified. International students whose Foreigner Physical Examination Form do not meet the requirement will have to re-take medical examination. Those who refuse to re-take the medical examination or are diagnosed as suffering from diseases that are not permitted to enter China under the Chinese laws and regulations will be required to leave China. The costs of medical examination and the international travel should be born by themselves. Residence registration: After the health verification, the scholarship holders must apply for residence permit to the local police authority within 30 days on their arrival with their passports, Admission Notice and Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Transfer SERVICE The Transfer Service Station for Chinese Government Full-Scholarship Students will provide free transfer service to new full-scholarship students who have to make a stopover in Beijing between August 25th and September 18th. The embassies in China or Chinese diplomatic missions concerned are kindly requested to give the Transfer Service Station one week in advance the notice of arrival date as well as the numbers of flight or train. Official address of the Transfer Service Station for Chinese Government Scholarship Students are as follows: Department of International Students Beijing Language and Culture University No. 15 Xueyuan Lu, Haidian District Beijing, 100083 P.R.China Tel: 0086-10-82303706 Fax: 0086-10-82303087 Those who arrive in Beijing before or after the above-mentioned period of time or who have to make a stopover in cities other than Beijing will need to make their own arrangement to reach their universities. The universities shall reimburse the hard-berth railway ticket between the port of entry and the city where the university is located according to existing regulations. THE Annual Review of CHINESE GOVERNMENT Scholarship STATUS In accordance with the Measures for the Annual Review of Chinese Government Scholarship Status, international scholarship students who have been approved to study in China for more than one year must participate in the Annual Review. The institutions will undertake to review comprehensively such aspects of the scholarship students as the academic record, learning attitude, lecture attendance, conduct performance, rewards and punishment etc.. Those who pass the Annual Review will be qualified to enjoy the scholarship for the following academic year. Those who fail in the Annual Review will have their scholarship for the following academic year suspended or terminated. Please refer to the attached Measures for the Annual Review of Chinese Government Scholarship Status for details. Official Address of China Scholarship Council Address: No.160 Fuxingmennei Street, Beijing 100031, P. R. China Tel: 0086-10-66413253, 66414265, 66413132 Fax: 0086-10-66413255 E-mail: laihua@csc.edu.cn http://www.csc.edu.cn
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