【CGS】Chinese Government Scholarship: China Link Scholarship Program


Chinese Government Scholarship (CGS)

China Link Scholarship Program


Program Introduction

In order to deepen the academic friendship and mutual understanding between Chinese and foreign young generation, and to build a platform for the international exchanges and cooperation of young talents, China Scholarship Council (CSC) has established the China Link Scholarship Program for international students and faculties hoping to engage in academic and research activities in China.


Program Scheme

1. Funding Categories:

    - General scholar: applicable to current undergraduates or master students

    - Senior scholar: applicable to current Ph.D students or faculties

2. Duration: 1-12 months. Study in China will start no later than August 31, 2025

3.Instruction Language: English or Chinese, depending on the program provided by Donghua University.

4. Study/Research Fields: all disciplines other than Chinese language study.

5. Funding: Full scholarship during ones stay in China: a waiver of tuition fee, medical insurance fee, and on-campus dorm fee. Monthly stipend: CNY3,000-general scholars; CNY3,500-senior scholars.



1. Be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China and be in good health, both mentally and physically.

2. Be enrolled as a full-time student or employed as a full-time academic staff at CSC’s foreign partner universities (Foreign University List.xlsxat the time of application and throughout their proposed stay in China.

3. Be under 45 years of age when applying for general scholars. Be under 50 years of age when applying for senior scholars.


Application and Scholarship Recommendation

1. Applicants are suggested to first contact DHU professors or research groups for initial acceptance, or alternatively contact DHU International Student Office via iso@dhu.edu.cn. Then online application to Donghua University should be submitted by the applicants under the guidance from International Student Office before one of the following three application deadlines: June 15, 2024, September 15, 2024, or December 15, 2024. (Required materials for DHU online application are listed below)

3. DHU will review the applications again. The International Student Office will issue a Pre-admission Letter to the applicant who pass the review, and guide the applicant how to submit the online scholarship application to CSC. 

4. CSC will decide whether to grant the scholarship to the applicant or not, and this result will be announced to DHU professors or research groups as well as the applicant through DHU International Student Office.

Required Application Materials

I.  All uploaded electronic documents must be scanned pieces of the original. Except for the ID photo, colored scan in PDF format of the documents is recommended.

II.  Original documents not in the language of Chinese or English must be translated into Chinese or English, then be notarized, and uploaded together with the original ones.

-- Mandatory:

1. Passport (and visa) Page: A clear copy of your valid passport with your name, photo, date of birth, place of birth, date of issue and date of expiry. The passport should have at least 6-month validity. All visa pages are required if you have been to or if you are currently in China.

2. Certificate of Highest Education: an enrollment letter or employment letter issued by your current university, with the official seal or signature on.

3. Transcripts of Highest Education: the transcripts of all grades/semesters of your highest education. A description of grading scales along with the transcript sheets is highly recommended to be attached.

4. Study Plan: Personal Statement (general scholar applicants) or Research Proposal (senior scholar applicants) written in the teaching language of the program you apply for, at least 500 words.

5. Physical Examination Record for Foreigner:      

· Applicants planning to stay in China for more than 6 months must submit a photocopy of the Foreigner Physical Examination Form completed in English or Chinese. 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.

· Applicants staying in China less than 6 months could upload a personal health statement instead.

6. Non-criminal records report:

· Applicants planning to stay in China for more than 6 months must submit a photocopy of the non-criminal records report issued by the public authority at current residency. usually issued within six months prior to the submission date of the application.

· Applicants staying in China less than 6 months could upload a non-criminal records statement instead.

-- Optional:

1. Papers or Articles Published

2. Language Proficiency Certificate

3. Other Supporting Documents

4. Curriculum Vitae