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2021 Chinese Government Scholarship – Nanjing University Postgraduate Program

Chinese Government Scholarship is a scholarship set up by the Chinese government to facilitate students and scholars from all over the world to conduct their study and research at Chinese universities. The scholarship aims to increase the mutual understanding and friendship,to develop the communication and cooperation between China and the rest of the world in the field of education, technology, culture and economics. 

Nanjing University was founded in 1902, is well-known for its strong academic portfolio and outstanding professors. In fact, Nanjing University is one of the top 5 universities in China under the direct supervision of the Chinese Ministry of Education. 

Nanjing University is located in the heart of a historical city: Nanjing. It is surrounded by beautiful scenery, it has a picturesque environment and accessible transportation. Today’s NJU consists of 4 campuses: Gulou, Pukou, Xianlin and Suzhou. Up to now, over 30 schools and departments have been developed at Nanjing University. Currently, it hosts over 30,000 students, offering about 80 undergraduate programs, over 170 master’s programs and more than  60 doctoral programs. Nanjing University adopts a credit system, and after acquiring the total number of credits for the degree and successfully passing the oral defence of the Graduation Paper, the students can apply for graduation.

STUDENT TYPE:  Master’s and doctoral students


专业列表 List of Majors.pdf


1. Applicants should be non-Chinese citizens and be healthy both physically and mentally. 

2. Academic background and age limit:  

Applicants for a master’s degree must have acquired their bachelor’s degrees, and should not be older than 35. 

Applicants for a doctoral degree must have acquired their master’s degrees, and should not be older than 40.

※ For the graduates to obtain their degrees in 2021, they should submit a pre-graduation certificate to guarantee that they have the competence to complete their study and acquire the degree by July of 2021.  

3. Language requirements:  


   Admission requirement:    

   Natural sciences, engineering & medicine: new HSK level 4; 

   Liberal arts, social sciences & business: new HSK level 5. 

   Graduation requirement:

   Natural sciences, engineering & medicine: new HSK level 5; 

   Liberal arts, social sciences & business:  new HSK level 6. 


   Admission requirement: IELTS 6.0/TOEFL 85/Duolingo 100

   Graduation requirement: new HSK level 3.

※ Applicants who do not meet the above requirements will not be accepted.

※ Students who have been granted other Chinese scholarships or funding (2021-2022) are not eligible for this scholarship.  


The study duration is 2-3 years for master’s students, and 4 years for PhD students.


Scholarship students who study on full time at Nanjing University should obey the rules and regulations of the school, as well as the Codes for International Students at Nanjing University. The study, research, and thesis writing should be finished at the university. No long-distance education is permitted (except it’s in the pandemic). Transferring school is not allowed either. Principally, students are not allowed to leave school, including visiting parents, referring to learning materials or doing an internship during the school year unless during the vacations. If there is an emergency, students can leave school with the permission notice of their advisors and departments along with the approval of the Chinese Scholarship Council. If a student violates the related regulations or leaves the university during the school year without any permission, his or her scholarship shall be suspended or even cancelled. 

According to the regulations of the Chinese Scholarship Council, all the scholarship students should take part in the annual assessment and evaluation of the scholarship qualification. The time for assessment and evaluation is from March to May every year. After the assessment, those who are qualified can keep their scholarships, while the scholarships of those who failed the assessment will be suspended or even cancelled. 


1. Allowance: In the scholarship duration, a monthly stipend of RMB 3,000 and RMB 3,500 will be provided for the master’s and doctoral students, respectively.  

2. Tuition: Tuition will be waived. 

3. Health Insurance: An insurance fee of RMB 800/year will be offered to the students in the scholarship duration, and they will be required to purchase the insurance accordingly.

4. Lodging: Free lodging in the international dormitory of the university will be provided for the students in the entire duration of the scholarship. 


Applicants should make two online applications: one on the CSC website and the other at NJU’s China International Student Service System. The specific procedure is as follows.  

1. Register and apply at the CSC website ( After filling in the online application form (for Agency No., please fill in “10284”; for Programme Type, please choose “B”), please click the “submit ” button and download the application form.  

2. Register and apply at NJU’s China International Student Service System: (For the program type, please choose “CSC Scholarship”.) The following documents will need to be uploaded.

       1) CSC Scholarship Application Form;   

       2)Academic transcripts;  

       3) Certificate of your highest diploma;

       4) Two recommendation letters from the professors of the school you last attended;   

       5) New HSK test certificate (for the Chinese-taught programs) or IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo test result (for the English-taught programs);   

       6) Detailed proposal for study and research in China;  

       7) List of papers published in professional or scientific journals & representative papers or abstracts of articles (optional);   

       8) Physical examination report (南京大学外国人体格检查记录.doc);  

       9) First page of your passport;  

       10) Certificate of non-criminal record;

       11) Applicants for the PhD programs also need to supply the abstract of their master’s program’s graduation dissertation.  

※ If one of the original documents is neither written in Chinese nor in English, please also submit a notarized Chinese or English translation.

※ The applicants are responsible for the accuracy and authenticity of the submitted information and documents. If any dishonesty or falsification was found, the application would be invalid.

※ The application duration is from Jan. 1, 2021 to Mar. 31, 2021. Nanjing University will inform the applicants of the application progress via system message or email promptly, and will post the admission notice and JW201 form to the new students after receiving the confirmed list of final awardees from the CSC. (Affected by the pandemic, the announcement of the final admission result may be delayed, and we will keep the applicants updated.)

※ The school year starts at the beginning of September 2021. You will find the specific date of registration on the admission notice. (If some of the students couldn’t come to NJU on time due to the pandemic, the university would arrange an online registration, details about which would be informed in advance.)

※ When coming to NJU to register, the new students will be required to bring the admission notice, JW201 form, physical examination report, original highest diploma, etc. for the qualification review. (If the original copy is neither written in Chinese nor in English, a notarized Chinese or English translation will need to be submitted.) The scholarship of those who didn’t pass the review would be cancelled.

For further inquiries, please contact:  

 Ms. Zhong Qiaorui   

 Scholarship Coordinator  

 Institute for International Students  

 RM. 514 Zeng Xianzi Building,  

 18 Jinyin Street, Nanjing 210008, China  

 Tel.: +86-25-83593586  

 Fax: +86-25-83316747  



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