Chinese University Program Scholarships for International Students 2025

Applications are currently been accepted for the Fully Funded Chinese Government – Chinese University Program (CUP) Scholarships for International Students 2025. Chinese Government Scholarship-Chinese University Program is a fully-funded scholarship established by the Ministry of Education to support Chinese universities to enroll outstanding international students for postgraduate studies in China.

About the Scholarship: 

Chinese University Program is a full scholarship for designated Chinese universities and certain provincial education offices in specific provinces or autonomous regions to recruit outstanding international students for graduate studies in China. It only supports graduate students.

Level/Field of study:

The scholarships are available for pursuing the Masters and Doctorate programme in the field of Public Administration, Public Health and International Communications

Host Nationality:

The scholarship is hosted by China.

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Eligible Nationality:

The scholarship is open to international students that are non-Chinese citizens.

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Scholarship Benefits:

The Chinese University Program provides a full scholarship which covers tuition waiver, accommodation, stipend, and comprehensive medical insurance. Please refer to Introduction to CGS—Coverage and Standard for details of each item.

Scholarship Number:

The number of offers differs according to the different scholarships.


The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Applicants must be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China, and be in good health
  • The requirements for applicants’ degree and age are that applicants must:
  • be a bachelor’s degree holder under the age of 35 when applying for the master’s programs;
  • be a master’s degreeholder under the age of 40 when applying for the doctoral programs.

Application Procedure: 

  • Step 1 – Apply to the designated Chinese universities undertaking this program.
  • Step 2 – Complete the online application procedure at CGS Information System (Visit or and click “Application Online” to log in), submit online the completed Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship, and print a hard copy. Please consult your target university for the Instructions of the CGS Information System and Agency Number.
  • Step 3 – Submit all your application documents to your target university before the deadline.
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You need to apply between early January and early April. Please consult the Chinese universities for the specific deadline of each year.

Application Deadline:

15th April (Annually). This scholarship is currently unavailable. However, we shall keep you posted on the new date.

Learn more about the Chinese Government Scholarship

Important Notes: Only applications of recommended candidates from designated Chinese universities will be considered by CSC.

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