2017/2018 Chinese Government Scholarship

In order to further strengthen the mutual understanding and friendship between the peoples of China and Uganda, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China invites qualified citizens of Uganda to apply for the 2017/2018 Chinese Government Scholarship.



The Chinese Government has been providing scholarships for Ugandan students to study in Chinese higher education institutions since 1980s. The Ministry of Education of China formulates Chinese Government Scholarship, and entrusts China Scholarship Council (CSC) to handle the enrollment of international students.


For the academic year of 2017/2018, Chinese Government Scholarship will provide full scholarships for Ugandan students who wish to study in China for Bachelor, Master or Doctoral Degrees. The Scholarship will cover the fees for tuition, basic learning materials, accommodation, living allowance, outpatient medical service and comprehensive medical insurance, and international airfare for the first trip to China and returning trip after completion of study.


Program Categories, Duration and Language of Instruction:

Program Categories

Major Study

(academic year)

Chinese Language

(Preparatory Study)

Duration of Scholarship

(academic year)













Undergraduate scholarship recipients must register for Chinese-taught credit courses. Graduate and non-degree scholarship students can register for either the Chinese-taught program or the English-taught program if applicable. Program Search (By visiting http://www.csc.edu.cn/studyinchina or http://www.campuschina.org) can help you find the program and university you're interested in.



-      Be a citizen to a country other than the People's Republic of China, and be in good health;

-      Be a high school graduate under the age of 25 when applying for undergraduate programs;

-      Be a bachelor's degree holder under the age of 35 when applying for master's programs;

-      Be a master's degree holder under the age of 40 when applying for doctoral programs;

-      Be under the age of 45 and have completed at least two years of undergraduate study when applying for general scholar programs;

-      Be a master's degree holder or an associate professor (or above) under the age of 50 when applying for senior scholar programs.


Application Package Documents:

Applicants must provide the following full package of application documents (in duplicate) to the Chinese Embassy in Uganda before March 27, 2017. Application materials will not be returned regardless of the result of application.

a)    Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship (in Chinese or English)

b)    Notarized highest diploma (photocopy): Prospective diploma winners must submit official proof of student status by their current school. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.

c)    Academic transcripts: Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.

d)    A Study Plan or Research Proposal in Chinese or English. (A minimum of 200 words for undergraduates, 500 words for non-degree students, and 800 words for postgraduates.)

e)    Recommendation letters: Applicants for graduate programs or senior scholar programs must submit two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English from professors or associate professors.

f)     Applicants for music studies are requested to submit a CD of their own works. Applicants for fine arts programs must submit a CD of their own works which include two sketches, two color paintings and two other works.

g)    Applicants under the age of 18 should submit the valid documents of their legal guardians in China.

h)    Applicants planning to stay in China for more than 6 months must submit a photocopy of the Foreigner Physical Examination Form completed in English (the original copy should be kept by the applicant. The form designed by the Chinese quarantine authority can be downloaded from http://www.csc.edu.cn/studyinchina. The physical 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 applicants are invalid. Please select the appropriate time to take physical examination as the result is valid for only 6 months)

i)     Applicants with Admission Letter from designated universities should enclose the letter in the application package.

j)     Applicants with valid HSK Certificate should enclose it in the application package.


Instructions of the Chinese Government Scholarship Information System

Step 1: Visit http://www.cse.edu.cn/studyinchina or www.campuschina.org and click "Application Online for International Students".

Step 2: Read "Tips for online application" carefully before clicking "NEXT" to the registration page.

Step 3: Log in with your user name and password. For new user, please click "Create an account" for registration

Step 4: Fill in the correct Program Category and Agency Number. An Agency Number represents a specific application receiving agency and a correct choose of Program Category is necessary before filling in the Agency Number. Please make sure you fill it in correctly, otherwise you will not be able to continue your online application or your application will not be accepted.

Your "Program Category" is: Type A and "Agency Number" is 8001. Once the correct "Agency Number" is entered, the name of the agency will automatically emerge.

Step 5: Fill in the Online Application Form and Upload Supporting Documents truly, correctly and completely following the steps listed on the left of the page.

Applicants are required to select a discipline before choosing their majors. Please refer to the Disciplines Index, which could be downloaded from Help, if you have any doubt about the disciplines and majors.

Step 6: Check each part of your Application carefully before submitting it. Click Submit to submit your Application.

Step 7: You can make changes to your application by clicking Withdraw and Edit the Application on the top of the page. But make sure to submit it again by clicking submit after finishing all the changes. Otherwise, the retrieved application will become invalid and your new application will not be received either.

Step 8: Download the completed Application Form by clicking Print and Application Form and print two hard copies.

Step 9: Prepare other supporting documents as required and send the full package of application documents (in duplicate) to the dispatching authorities.

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Only Chinese and English are accepted for the online application.



Qualified applications will be sent to universities for placement. Based on various factors, such as the host university's teaching capacity, study length and applicants' criteria, CSC reserves the right to make necessary adjustments or changes to the candidate's host university, field of study, supporting categories and duration of scholarship. Applications enclosed with the Pre-admission Letter will be sent to the universities who issued that Letter for placement confirmation.


Admission & Registration:

Scholarship winners will get the admission package from the Chinese Embassy in August, 2017, and must register at the host university before the deadline which is usually September, 2017.


All application documents must be addressed or hand delivered to:

Embassy of China

Plot 37, Malcolm X Avenue, Kololo, Kampala

P.O. Box 4106


Closing date: March 27, 2017


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