The Chinese Government/African Union Scholarships for Young Africans, 

The Chinese government in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC), has encouraged young Africans to participate in the The Chinese Government/African Union Scholarships. The scholarships cover to study any course of the students’ choice in any Chinese university.

The Government of the People’s Republic of China has made scholarship offers to the African Union Commission, through the Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology, to enable African students to study in China in the 2025/2025 Academic Year.

The Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology of the African Union Commission has the role of coordinating AU programs in education and human resource development; science, technology and innovation, and youth empowerment.

The African Union’s Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology provides technical support to Member states in the development and implementation of policies and programs towards harmonization, intra-African collaboration and experience sharing, as well as quality assurance in these fields, a contribution to the attainment of the AU vision of integration, peace, and prosperity of Africa.

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The Scholarships are tenable in the specific universities and particular courses as listed below. Eligible applicants are now encouraged to apply.

Level/Field of Study

The scholarship is for masters students in several disciplines and courses  – from management, social work, international communications to public health, public administration, accounting, environmental management, and others. Please see the full list in the various university links (pdf) under the ‘Participating Institutions’ above.

Host Nationality

The scholarship is to be taken in CHINA in the listed universities below.

Eligible Nationality

Citizens of African countries ONLY

Scholarship benefits

The scholarship will cover the cost related to teaching and the administration of the university and the living expenses of the students from the fund of the foreign aid, supervising the thesis.

The cost related to teaching includes tuition, teaching materials, field trips, and study tours. The basic living expenses include accommodation, living allowances, the one-time settlement fee, and medical insurance. Of which, the 3000 RMB settlement fee will be given to the students at once.

The living allowances (36000 RMB/year for Master students and 42000RMB/year for Doctor students) will be given to the students every month. All the other funds will be managed by the university or Chinese

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Eligibility For The The Chinese Government/African Union Scholarships for Young Africans

The scholarships are open to all African nationals who meet the Admission requirements below. The language of instruction shall be English.

Admission Requirements:

Candidates applying for Masters programs must fulfill the following:

  • Undergraduate degree from a recognized university with at least a second-class upper or its equivalent in a relevant field
  • Maximum of 32 years
  • Fluency in English as it is the teaching language

The candidate may be willing to undergo a written or oral examination after pre-selection

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
It will cover the entire duration of the scholarships

Method of Application For The The Chinese Government/African Union Scholarships for Young Africans

Applications must be submitted with a cover letter stating motivation and how the qualification will enable you to serve the continent.

Applications must also be accompanied by the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae including education, work experience, and publications if any
  • Certified copies of relevant certificates, transcripts and personal details page of national passport (at least 6 months validity)
  • Clear, colored passport photograph (3*4)
  • Recommendations from two academic referees, one professional referee
  • Health certificate

All applicants must apply directly through the University website and in addition, apply for the scholarship through the Chinese Government Website and send copies by email for scholarship nomination to Olaleye Matthew Adewumi – [email protected] and copied to Hilda Muhu – [email protected].

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Application Deadline:  May 07, 2025 to June 29, 2025

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