Chinese Government Scholarship

As one of the key universities directly under the Ministry of Education of China, DHU has been appointed to accept international students with Chinese Government Scholarship (hereinafter referred to as CSC) from 1954. Each year, DHU accepts about 100 Chinese Government Scholarship students from all over the world to pursue undergraduate (bachelor’s) or postgraduate (master’s or doctoral) degrees or study as visiting scholars in degree programs and Chinese language programs.



1. Chinese Government Scholarship (CSC) – Bilateral Program, etc.


China Scholarship Council, entrusted by the Ministry of Education of China, is responsible for the enrollment and administration of Chinese Government Scholarship programs. Programs listed below are applicable to certain target prospective students. For more information, please refer to


CSC - Regular   Programs (partial)

Target Prospective Students

Application Receiving Agency

Bilateral Program

Bachelor, Master and PhD applicants, Visiting Scholar

dispatching authorities in your home country

(e.g. Chinese Embassy)  

Great Wall Program

General and Advanced Scholar

National Commissions for UNESCO in your home country

EU Program

Bachelor, Master and PhD applicants, Visiting  Scholar

Office for Education and Culture, Mission of P.R.   China to the European Union

AUN Program

Masterand PhD applicants

AUN Secretariat

PIF program

Bachelor, Master and PhD applicants, Visiting Scholar

Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Secretariat


* When to apply: generally from the beginning of January to the beginning of April; for the exact dates, please consult the accordingly receiving agency listed above.


* Final result announcement: the accordingly receiving agency listed above will contact the applicants directly for the final result.


* Where to apply: apply to the designated dispatching authorities for overseas study of your home country, e.g., Chinese Embassy or Consulates, NOT TO Donghua University. Please visit for application guide and consult the application receiving agency for related information and final results.


* How to receive a Pre-admission Letter from DHU:

First, check if DHU offers the academic program you plan to learn. If there is, send a simple inquiry email to,


1). For those who apply for Chinese language program as a general scholar: use “Pre-admission Letter for Chinese Study” as the subject of your email to DHU, and then follow the instructions from DHU.


 2). For those who apply for degree programs, including “Pre-admission Letter” in the subject of your email and the academic program you plan to learn in the content. Then you will receive the Application Form of Pre-admission Letter. Complete this application form and email it back with the complete electronic application materials required. Please be aware that it takes at least two weeks to receive the result during the semester. If DHU agrees to accept you, the pre-admission letter will be issued and sent to you by email.




2. Chinese Government Scholarship (CSC) - Chinese University Program


More details, please refer to:


* Applicable Programs:

(1) Master’s degree programs except International Business (MIB)

(2) Doctoral degree programs


* Full Scholarship Coverage:

(1) a waiver of tuition fee

(2) free on-campus dormitory accommodation

(3) monthly stipend (master's programs: CNY 3000; doctoral programs: CNY3500)

(4) Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Protection Scheme for International Students in China


* Schooling & Duration:

(1) Master’s degree programs: 2.5 to 3 years (might be extended for 1-year Chinese language study)

(2) Doctoral degree programs: 4 years (might be extended for 1-year Chinese language study)

The actual scholarship duration is subject to the information on Admission Notice, which cannot be extended in general.


* Applicant Eligibility

(1) Be a non-Chinese citizen in good health.

(2) Not be an enrolled degree student in Chinese universities at the time of application.

(3) Be a master’s degree holder under the age of 40 when applying for doctoral programs.

(4) Be a bachelor’s degree holder under the age of 35 when applying for master’s programs.

(5) Be excellent in academic and extra-curricular performance and yet not be rewarded any other scholarships offered by government, institutes or organizations in China.

* Application Deadline: March. 31 (fall intake only)

* How to apply: apply directly to DHU:

(1) Check first if DHU offers the academic program you plan to learn as well as whether it is covered by CSC scholarships or not.

(2) Before apply to DHU, one has to complete CSC online application at in order to save your information in the scholarships application database.

(3) Then, complete the following steps to accomplish your application to DHU: 1). Fill DHU’s online application at, 2). Submit the hard copies of the complete application materials required, and 3). Pay the application fee.