Introduction: Established by the Ministry of Education of China and implemented by China Scholarship Council. It provides 7 programs targeting different backgrounds and covers a wide variety of academic programs including but not limited to business, economics, management, education, arts, history, literature, and engineering at all levels.
Application: Usually starts from early January to the end of April
Admission: Announce by the end of July from application agency
Benefits: Free full or partial tuition, accommodation, and provide living allowance
Duration: 4-7 years for Undergraduate students, 2-5 years for Master's students, 3-6 years for Doctoral students (Preparatory Study of Chinese Language. which is about 1-2 years may be required depending on the major)
Introduction: Varied by provinces/cities
Application: Usually starts at the beginning of the year
Admission: Depends by provinces/cities
Benefits: Usually free full or partial tuition and accommodation, may provide monthly payout
Duration: Length of the program or year round
Qualified candidates: Requests are similar to government scholarship
Introduction: Launched by Confucius Institute Headquarters in 2009 to better facilitate Chinese language promotion and Chinese cultural transmission in the world. It has supported nearly 30,000 students who comes from 168 countries until 2015.
Application: Regular programs start in Spring or Fall; Short-term programs are usually in Summer or Winter. At least three months in advance for applicants from Confucius Institutes.
Admission: Announced within 45 working days after validating the materials.
Benefits: Full coverage on tuition fee, accommodation fee, living allowance and comprehensive medical insurance expenses
Duration: varies from 4 weeks to 3 years depending on the program
Each school has different policy. The college scholarship usually exempts from full or part tuition fee as well as on-campus accommodation fee.
There are many other scholarships as well. Such as Excellent International Student Scholarship, International Student Leader Scholarship and some scholarships from non-profit organizations.