Chinese Government Scholarships


(Applications open 1 January 2017 and close 1 March 2017)


The Chinese Government has set up a range of scholarship programs to sponsor international students, teachers and scholars to study and conduct research in Chinese universities. The enrolment and administration of these programs is carried out by the China Scholarship Council on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of Education. Australians submit their applications via the Chinese Embassy in Australia (Canberra).

The scholarships are available for Chinese language study, degrees studies (Bachelor, Master and PhD) and academic research. In some cases undergraduate students undertake one to two years of Chinese language preparatory study before completing a full degree at a Chinese university.

A full scholarship covers tuition, free on-campus accommodation or subsidised off-campus accommodation, a living allowance and comprehensive medical insurance. Partial scholarships are also available.

Important: Applications are now open. Applicants need to provide extensive supporting documentation – please allow enough time to do this before the deadline.


Eligibility requirements vary widely depending upon the program of study. Further details can be found at:

Introduction to Chinese Government Scholarships

2017/2018 Scholarship Timeline

Eligibility and required documentation Application.pdf

(Note the document in the above link shows a closing date of 1 April, 2017 – please disregard this, applications must be submitted to the Chinese Embassy by 1 March, 2017.)

Where to study

More than 270 designated Chinese institutions offer a wide variety of academic programs for scholarship recipients in Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Economics, Legal Studies, Management, Education, History, Literature, Philosophy, and Fine Arts. Applicants are encouraged to consider Zhejiang University in Hangzhou – the Confucius Institute at UWA’s partner university based in Western Australia’s Sister State of Zhejiang Province.

Participating Universities

Registration and Application:

Please click the link below and use Agency Code for the Chinese Embassy in Australia: 0363