Chinese Government Scholarship-Nanjing University 2019


Chinese Government Scholarship is a scholarship set up by the Chinese government to facilitate students and scholars from all over the world to conduct their study and research at Chinese universities. The scholarship aims to increase the mutual understanding and friendship,to develop the communication and cooperation between China and the rest of the world in the field of education, technology, culture and economics. 


Nanjing University was founded in 1902, is well-known for its strong academic portfolio and outstanding professors. In fact,Nanjing University is one of the top 5 universities in China under the direct supervision of the Chinese Ministry of Education. 


Nanjing University is located in the heart of a historical city: Nanjing. It is surrounded by beautiful scenery, it has a picturesque environment and an accessible transportation. Today’s NJU consists of 3 campuses: Gulou, Pukou and Xianlin. Up to now, 28 Schools and Departments have been developed in Nanjing University. Currently, it hosts over 30,000 students, offering 86 undergraduate programs, 27 master programs and 23 professional master programs, 43 doctoral programs and 1 professional doctor programs, and 38 postdoctoral research stations.  


A master's degree takes 3 years while a PhD degree takes 3 to 4 years.Nanjing University adopts a credit system, which requires students upon their graduation to acquire the total number of credits for the degree and successfully pass the oral defense of the Graduation Paper. 


STUDENT TYPE:  Master and PhD candidates 

MAJORS: 专业列表 List of the Majors.pdf

Tips: If you came from a country other than the United States, you could only apply for the above majors. If your nationality was American, you'd apply any major of NJU's master and doctoral programmes (List of the Master Programmes.pdfList of the Ph.D Programmes.pdf), since there's a special governmental agreement between China and the United States. In that case, if you couldn't find the major you are trying to apply at NJU's online application system (, please contact the scholarship coordinator, whose contact information is listed at the bottom of this webpage.


1.Applicants should be non-Chinese citizens and be healthy both physically and mentally. 

2.Academic Background and age limit:  

  Applicants for a master's degree must have acquired their bachelor degrees, and should not be older than 35. 

  Applicants for a PhD degree must have acquired their master degrees, and should not be older than 40.  

 ※ For the graduates to obtain their degrees in 2019, they should submit a pre-graduation certificate to guarantee that they have the competence to complete their study and acquire the degree by July of 2019.  

3.Applicants must be willing to learn Chinese.If the application is successful, students should accept education in Chinese language and pass the test for Chinese language level assessment in the required period. 

 ※ Students who have been granted other Chinese scholarships or funding (2019-2020) are not eligible for this scholarship.   



Entrance requirement for international students to Nanjing University:  

Science: new HSK level 4; Liberal Arts: new HSK level5. 

Graduation requirement for international students from Nanjing University:

Science: new HSK level 5; Liberal Arts: new HSK level6. 

Applicants whose Chinese level is below the above-mentioned standard can also apply for the scholarship program if they are excellent in their research fields. Once their applications are approved, they must take one-year language course and pass a required test before they start their major studies. All scholarship students can apply for academic degrees only when they reach the requirement of Chinese language level, credits and the thesis before graduation. 



Length of Schooling is 3 years for Masters, and 3-4 years for PhDs.Scholarship students who do not meet the language requirement should take Chinese language courses for 1 year, during which students can still get the full subsidy of scholarship.The scholarship is awarded each month throughout the full year, including the summer and winter holidays. 



Scholarship students who study on full time at Nanjing University should obey the rules and regulations of school, as well as the Codes for International Students in Nanjing University . Study, research, and thesis writing should be finished in the university. No long-distant education is permitted. Transferring school is not allowed either. Once suspended from school, the qualification of the scholarship students will be cancelled and will not be regained. Principally, students are not allowed to leave school, including visiting parents, referring to learning materials or doing internship during the school year unless during the vacations. If there is an emergency, students can leave school with the permission notice of their advisors and departments along with the approval of the Chinese Scholarship Council. If a student violates the related regulations or leaves the university during the school year without any permission, his or her scholarship shall be suspended or even cancelled. 

According to the regulations of Chinese Scholarship Council, all the scholarship students should take part in the annual assessment and evaluation of the scholarship qualification. The time for assessment and evaluation is from March to May every year. After the assessment, those who are qualified can keep their scholarships; whereas those who are not will have their scholarships suspended or even cancelled. 



1.Allowance: Grantees will be provided with a monthly stipend of RMB 3,000 and RMB 3,500 for master’s degree students and PhD degree students, respectively.  

2.Tuition: Tuition will be waived. 

3.Health Insurance: A health insurance will be provided to the grantee by CSC for the entire duration of his/her scholarship. 

4.Accommodation: A free accommodation will be provided to a grantee in the International Dormitory ofthe University for the entire duration of the scholarship. 



Since 2019, applicants should make two online applications: one on the CSC website and the other at NJU’s China International Student Service System, and then post a hard copy of their application materials to the Institute for International Students, NJU. The specific procedure is as follows.  

1. Register and apply at the CSC website ( After filling in the online application form (for Agency No., please fill in “10284”; for Programme Type, please choose “B”), please click the submit  button and print out the application form.  

2. Register and apply at NJU’s China International Student Service System ( ). After filling in the online application form (for the programme type, please choose “CSC Scholarship”), please click the submit  button, print out the application form, and sign on it.  

3. Post a hard copy of the following documents to the scholarship coordinator (address below) of Nanjing University before the deadline. The submitted documents will not be returned.  

    1) Printed CSC Scholarship Application Form;   

    2) Printed Application Form for Foreign Students to NJU with a signature;  

    3) Two original copies of the academic transcripts (an English translation is also required if the transcripts are neither in Chinese nor in English);  

    4) Two  copies  of the certificate of your highest diploma (an English translation is required if the diploma is neither in Chinese nor in English);  

    5) Two recommendation letters from the professors of the school you last attended;   

    6) Copy of the new HSK test certificate;   

    7) Detailed proposal for study and research in China;  

    8) List of papers published in professional or scientific journals & copies of representative papers or abstracts of articles (no more than 3 copies);   

    9) Medical certificate(南京大学外国人体格检查记录.doc);  

    10) Copy of the first page of your passport;  

    11) Applicants for the PhD programs also need to supply the abstract of their master-program's graduation dissertation.  


 ※ The above documents must be written in Chinese or English. Any document written in any other language must be attached with a notarized English or Chinese translation.

 ※ The documents should be arranged in order, and please do not attach them with glue or staples.

 ※ We suggest you use DHL, FedEx or UPS to post your application materials from abroad, and SF EXPRESS ( 顺丰速运), if you are sending them in China. If you chose any other express companies, including EMS, there would be a very high possibility that your documents couldn’t be received.   

 ※ From September 2013,Nanjing University provides courses taught in English on several PhD programs of some science fields. Applicants who do not speak Chinese could also apply for the scholarship if they master English proficiently. In this case, the applicants should provide the score copy of IELTS (requirement: at least 6.5 points) or TOEFL (requirement: at least 90 points for new TOEFL). We regret that we would refuse your application without any notice if you don ’t meet the English language requirement mentioned above.   

 ※ Applications are accepted from January 1st 2019 to March 15th 2019, and the hardcopies of the application documents should also be posted before Mar. 15. Notification of accepted applicants will be posted on the official website of the Institute for International Students, Nanjing University in June 2019. Admission notice and the JW201 form will be mailed in July.   

 ※ The school year starts at the beginning of September, 2019. You will find the specific date of registration on the admission notice.  


For further inquiries, please contact:  

 Ms. Zhong Qiaorui   

 Scholarship Coordinator  

 Institute for International Students  

 RM. 514 Zeng Xianzi Building,  

 18 Jinyin Street, Nanjing 210008, China  

 Tel. +86-25-83593586;  

 Fax: +86-25-83316747  


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