In order to strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the Chinese and people around the world and promote China’s exchange and cooperation with other countries in various fields, the Chinese government sets up scholarships for talented students and scholars to pursue higher education or conduct research in Chinese universities.

  1. Application Eligibility

To be eligible, an applicant must:

1. be a citizen of a country other than the PRC and in good health both mentally and physically;

2. be an academically excellent holder of high school diploma or its equivalent under the age of 25 when applying for an undergraduate program;

3. be an academically excellent holder of a Bachelors degree or its equivalent under the age of 35 when applying for a Masters program;

4. be an academically excellent holder of a Masters degree or its equivalent under the age of 40 when applying for a doctoral program;

5. be a holder of a high school diploma (or higher) under the age of 45 when applying for a general scholar program;

6. be a masters degree holder or an associate professor (or above) under the age of 50 when applying for a senior scholar program;

7. have passed the HSK (Level 3) when applying for a Chinese-taught undergraduate or general scholar program (excluding Chinese language majors);

8. have passed the HSK (Level 3) when applying for a Chinese-taught senior scholar program;

9. have passed the HSK (Level 4) when applying for a Chinese-taught postgraduate program;

10. meet the admission requirements of BLCU in terms of language proficiencywhen applying for a program taught in a language other than Chinese.

11. not simultaneously receive other types of Chinese government scholarships.

II. Supporting Categories, Duration

1.Supporting Categories

Chinese Government Scholarship programs sponsor undergraduates, postgraduates, general and senior scholars.

  1. Duration

The Chinese Government Scholarship covers both major study and Chinese language (preparatory) study. The language courses last one year, whereas the duration of the scholarship for major study conforms to that as required.

III. Scholarship Coverage

1. Tuition fees;

2. Free university dormitory or accommodation subsidy;

3. Stipend:

  Undergraduates: CNY 2,500 per month;

 Master’s students/general scholars: CNY 3,000 per month;

 Doctoral students/senior scholars: CNY 3,500 per month.

4. Comprehensive medical insurance:

       CNY 800 per person per year;

       CNY 400 per person (for programs lasting less than six months)

IV.Application Process

1. An applicant shall identify the preferred scholarship program and designated major; (References for major catalogs of degree programs: Attachment1.BLCU 2024 Undergraduate Major Catalog and Admission Requirements for CGS;Attachment 2. BLCU 2024 Master’s Major Catalog for CGS;Attachment 3. BLCU 2024Doctoral Major Catalog for CGS);

2. An applicant shall fill in the application information online via BLCU Application System ( the pre-admission notice issued by the university.

(Note: [1]Applicants for pre-admission notice are not required to pay application fees. Please select Offline Payment in the system and upload Attachment 4. CGS Type A payment-free proof. [2]The pre-admission letter will be issued by email. If you do not receive a response within 3-5 working days after applying, please consult with us

3. An applicant shall reach an application receiving agency (usually Chinese embassy or consulate of your home country)for a recommendation;

4. An applicant shall fill in and submit the Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship online via the Chinese Government Scholarship Information System (;

5.The application receiving agency shall submit the recommended candidates list and their application documents;

6.The CSC will notify BLCU to examine applicants’ eligibility and academic performance before finalizing the short-list candidates;

7.The CSC will notify the admission results to the application receiving agency that will subsequently have the applicant informed.

V. Application Documents

1. Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship (filled in online);

2. A scanned copy of the Passport Information Page. An applicant shall submit a clear scanned copy of the information page of his/her passport that will not expire on or before March 1, 2024. Renew the passport if the requirement is not met.

3. Diploma and certificate of highest education (notarized photocopy). An applicant who is a current university student shall submit the certificate of expected graduation or student status issued by his/her university, and submit the official graduation certificate before registration.

4. Academic transcripts.

5.Certificate of language proficiency. For Chinese proficiency, other language proficiency, interview and other requirements, please inquire: (applicants for undergraduate programs) (applicants for master’s and doctoral programs)

6. Admission documents. When applying for a postgraduate program or for academic education as a general or senior scholar, an applicant shall provide the pre-admission letter issued by the university (admission documents will serve as a priority of admission in granting the Chinese Government Scholarship);

  1. A study or research plan written in Chinese or in English (no less than 200 words/characters for undergraduates; no less than 500 words/characters for scholars; no less than 1000 words/characters for postgraduates);

  2. Recommendation letters. An applicant for an undergraduate program must submit one letter of recommendation from teacher; An applicant for a postgraduate program or for academic education as a senior scholar shall submit two recommendation letters in Chinese or in English from professors or associate professors;

  3. An applicant for doctoral program shall submit a supervisor’s pre-acceptance letter (refer to Attachment 5. BLCU doctoral supervisor’s pre-acceptance letter template);

  4. An applicant under the age of 18 shall submit the legal documents of his/her legal guardian(s) in China;(refer to Attachment 6.Required Guardianship documents )

  5. An applicant to study in China for more than six months shall submit a photocopy of the Foreigner Physical Examination Form (the original document, printed by Chinese quarantine authorities, shall be filled in in English and kept by the applicant). The medical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital, or a sealed photograph of the applicant are invalid. Medical examination results are valid for only six months;(refer to Attachment 7. Foreigner physical examination form template);

  6. An applicant shall submit a valid Certificate of Non-Criminal Record (or Police Clearance Certificate) issued by the local public security (such as the police station), usually issued within six months prior to the submission date of the application.


  1. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English shall be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English;

  2. If the applicant’s Chinese proficiency does not meet the admission requirements:

the applicant for Chinese-taught undergraduate program(excluding Chinese language majors) needs to pass the HSK (Level 3) to add one year of Chinese language (preparatory) study;

the applicant for Chinese-taught master’s degree program needs to pass the HSK (Level 4) to add one year of Chinese language study;

VI. Other Tips

  1. Scholarship holders must complete the registration according to the schedule specified by the school. Scholarship will not be retained for those who fail to register for no reason before the deadline and they will be disqualified for admission.

  2. An applicant who is a current university student shall submit the certificate of expected graduation or student status issued by his/her university.If admitted, student must submit the official graduation certificate before registration. The scholarship will be suspended or canceled for those who fail to provide them.

  3. BLCU will review all the application materials of Chinese government scholarship upon registration. Please be sure to bring the original graduation certificate and other important materials. If there is any violation of regulations and disciplines such as material falsification, the admission qualification will be cancelled, and the situation will be reported to CSC for further processing. Students shall bear all the consequences.

  4. Scholarship holders must participate in the scholarship annual review according to the regulations. The scholarship will be suspended or canceled for those who fail to pass the review.

  5. In principle, the scholarship holders shall not change the admitted institution, the major and duration of study.

VII. Contact Information

Address: Room 102, Comprehensive Building, International Admissions Office, Beijing Language and Culture University, 15 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing, P.R. China.

Postal code: 100083

Tel: 86-10-82303951

Fax: 0086-10-82303087

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  1. Attachment1.BLCU 2024 Undergraduate Major Catalog and Admission Requirements for CGS.xls

  2. Attachment2.BLCU 2024 Master’s Major Catalog for CGS.xls

  3. Attachment3.BLCU 2024 Doctoral Major Catalog for CGS.xls

  4. Attachment4.CGS Type A payment-free voucher.jpg

  5. Attachment5.BLCU doctoral supervisor’s pre-acceptance letter template.docx

  6. Attachment6.Required Guardianship documents.pdf

  7. Attachment7.Foreigner physical examination form template.docx