Enrollment procedures and requirements for HSK winner scholarship program
HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) is a standardized Chinese governmental proficiency test to measure the proficiency of Chinese for non-native speakers. Since established in 1991, it has been held in China and abroad regularly each year.
With the deepening of China's reform and the extension of the international cultural exchange, the number of the people learning Chinese is on the rise. In order to encourage the examinees with excellent performance in the test and help them to fulfill their wish to further their study in China, the Chinese government specially established the HSK Winner Scholarship Program so as to sponsor the winners to study courses as Chinese literature, history, philosophy and economics. The China Scholarship Council (hereinafter referred to as the CSC) is entrusted by the Ministry of Education of China to take charge of the applications for and management of the scholarship. The CSC welcomes youths with deep interest in Chinese language and culture from all over the world to study in China.
The duration and details of the Scholarship
The duration of the HSK Winner Scholarship Program lasts for one year
Winners are entitled to free tuition, free lodging, free teaching materials and free medical care.
Winners are entitled to the same amount of living allowance as the general scholars of Chinese government scholarship (the current amount of living llowance is RMB 800 Yuan per month).
The scholarship winner shall bear their own expenses for international trip.
Qualifications of the candidates
Candidates must be of non-Chinese nationality.
Candidates' mother tongues are not Chinese.
Candidates must have obtained the Certificate of Chinese Proficiency.
Candidate must have obtained academic credentials higher than secondary schools, and must be healthy and under age of 45.
The Secretariat of the CSC, on the basis of the "List of the Candidates of the HSK Winners" provided by the State Commission of the Chinese Proficiency Test, will provide the Application Form for HSK Winner Scholarship Program to the HSK winners via the Chinese Embassy or Consulate.
The candidates of the scholarship must direct send the filled out application form and other materials to the secretariat of the CSC by May the 15th. The materials must be attached with the address, fax and telephone number of the candidates.
Enrollment, Visa Application and Registration
If the application is approved, the secretariat of the CSC will directly send the candidates the Admission Notice and Visa Application Form for Foreigners Wishing to Study in China (JW201).
Scholarship winner shall apply for the Student (X) Visa to the Chinese Embassy or Consulate with the above materials, and directly register at the institution of higher learning between September 1st and 5th in person.
If, for whatever reason, the candidates cannot come to China at the set academic year, the scholarship will be canceled and cannot be extended.
The Address, telephone and fax number of the CSC
Address: CHINA SCHOLARSHIP COUNCIL (CSC)
No.160 Fuxingmennei Dajie, Beijing P.R. China
Post Code: 100031
Tel: 86-10-66413253, 66413255