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  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Restrictions: W&M applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
In order to promote the mutual understanding and cooperation between China and other countries, the Chinese government has set up a series of scholarship programs to sponsor international students and scholars to study and conduct research at Chinese universities. For more detailed information about the scholarship, please refer to the 2017 Chinese Scholarship Guide.pdf. Students are encouraged to discuss the Chinese university options with faculty in the Chinese Studies department.

The application for the Chinese Government Scholarship is now open. Interested students should complete the Global Education Office (GEO) online application by February 15. In order to receive the scholarship, students must be nominated by GEO. After nomination, selected students must submit additional application materials to GEO by March 10. GEO will submit the corresponding application documents to the receiving agency no later than March 15th, 2017.

For more information about the scholarship, please refer to 
To be eligible, applicants must
  • be a US citizen in good health.
  • have one year of college level Chinese
  • be studying abroad for the 2017/2018 academic year or 2018 spring semester 
  • be a high school graduate under the age of 25 when applying for undergraduate programs
Note: The eligibility requirements are set by the Chinese government and not W&M.  

Preference will be given to students that
  • are majoring in Chinese 
  • are rising sophomores or juniors
Frequently Asked Questions

Application Documents (in duplicate):
  1. Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship(in Chinese or English).
  2. Notarized highest diploma (photocopy): Prospective diploma winners must submit official proof of student status by their current school. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.
  3. Academic transcripts: Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.
  4. A Study Plan or Research Proposal in Chinese or English. (A minimum of 200 words for undergraduates, 500 words for non-degree students, and 800 words for postgraduates.)
  5. Recommendation letters: Applicants for graduate programs or senior scholar programs must submit two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English from
  6. Applicants for music studies are requested to submit a CD of their own works. Applicants for fine arts programs must submit a CD of their own works which include two sketches, two color paintings and two other works.
  7. Applicants under the age of 18 should submit the valid documents of their legal guardians in China.
  8. Applicants planning to stay in China for more than 6 months must submit a photocopy of the Foreigner Physical Examination Form completed in English (the original copy should be kept by the applicant. The form designed by the Chinese quarantine authority can be downloaded from The physical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. Please select the appropriate time to take physical examination as the result is valid for only 6 months.
  9. Applicants with Admission Letter from designated universities should enclose the letter in the application package.
  10. Applicants with valid HSK Certificate should enclose it in the application package
NOTE: The above documents should be bound on top left corner (in duplicate). No application documents will be returned.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.