China Scholarships for International Graduate Students 2010

The Graduate Student Scholarships, supported by the Chinese Scholarship Council(CSC), are provided for prospective international students to study for Master or Doctoral Degrees in top universities in China thus to expand student exchanges and academic collaborations between Chinese Universities and their overseas partnership institutions.

China Agricultural University(CAU) is among the list of the top universities supported by CSC to directly recruit the scholarship students from the academic year of 2008.

I. Basic Information and Duration of the Scholarships Program

1. Up to 25 scholarship students will be accepted to China Agricultural University for the 2010-2011 academic year (normally the academic year in China starts from September).

2. The Graduate Student scholarships only support the students who apply to be fully registered as graduate students (Master or Doctoral students) in CAU.

3. Duration:

The duration of the scholarship for all programs is the same as the normal length of the specific graduate programs in CAU. (Please check the Catalog of graduate Programs for International Students of CAU in the appendix)

If the courses for doctoral and master degree students could not be conducted in English, applicants who are non-Chinese speakers are generally required to take Remedial Chinese language courses for 1 year before their major studies. The one-year Chinese language study is also covered by the scholarship.

Note:

Duration for scholarship specified at the time of admission can NOT be extended in principle

II. Application

Applicants should submit written application materials directly to Office of International Relations in China Agricultural University.

The deadline for the materials to arrive at CAU is before January 5, 2010 for the academic year starting from Fall, 2010.

III. Eligibility

1. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens in good health.

2. Applicants are not studying in Chinese universities.

3. Education background and age limit:

    - Applicants for master degree studies must have bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35.
    - Applicants for Doctoral degree studies must have master’s degree and be under the age of 40.

IV. Details of the Scholarship

Full scholarship:

    - Exempt from registration fee, tuition fee, fee for laboratory experiment, fee for internship, fee for basic learning materials and accommodation on campus;
    - Living allowance;
    - One-off settlement subsidy after registration;
    - Fee for outpatient medical service, Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Benefit Plan for International Students in China.
    Note: 1) Costs of the laboratory experiment or internship that beyond the university’s arrangements should be afforded by the student himself.
    2) Fee for basic learning materials covers the necessary learning materials prescribed by the host institution, and other materials shall be self afforded.
    3) Monthly living allowance is paid to the students by the host institution at the following rates (CNY Yuan per month):
    - Master degree students: CNY 1,700 Yuan
    - Doctoral degree students: CNY 2,000 Yuan

Scholarship students shall get their monthly living allowance from the date of registration. New students who register before 15th (15th included) of the registration month will get the full amount of the living allowance of that month, and those who register after 15th will get half amount. The graduates will be given a living allowance for another 15 days after the graduation time set by the university. The allowance will be terminated from the next month after students suspend their studies, drop school or complete schooling from the university. Monthly living allowance covers school holidays. Scholarship students who do not get the monthly living allowance during holidays can get that upon return on campus. The allowance will be suspended for one month if students do not register on time without permission from the university in advance, leave for non-health reasons or are absent from the university over a month.

Further Scholarship Information and Application (doc)