Many people have almost the same understanding of scholarships, and getting a scholarship at a university proves more or less that you have achieved some academic success. This time we interviewed an international student, Sam, giving you a detailed introduction to what scholarships are in China.
Q1: Hi, Sam. Nice to meet you. Can you introduce yourself and tell me what is a scholarship?
A: Hi! Nice to meet you too.I am an international student studying pharmacy. I come from the United States and have studied in China for two years. I have a good impression of China. When it comes to scholarships, there are special scholarship programs for foreign students in China, and the amount is quite large. If you want to get a scholarship, first you must have a good grade, and there is no doubt about it. Secondly, you have to maintain a good relationship with classmates, teachers especially head teachers.
Q2: Do you think it is difficult to get a scholarship in China?
A: It is not too difficult for me. I am very interested in pharmacy. The Chinese curriculum is not difficult and the teachers are also very good. My academic performance is very good. At the same time, I also actively help my classmates and teachers, making a close relationship with them. In short, remember the above, it is not difficult for international students to receive scholarships in China.
I believe that through the above interview, You should have a certain understanding of the scholarship for international students in China. In fact, what Sam said is correct. As long as you have achieved good academic grades and maintain close relationships with classmates and teachers, you can easily get scholarships. Now, Let me officially introduce the scholarship.
What is the official definition of Scholarship？
A scholarship is a financial support awarded to a student, based on academic achievement or other criteria that may include financial need, for the purpose of schooling. There are various types of scholarships–the two most common being merit-based scholarships and need-based scholarships. The donor or department funding the scholarship sets the criteria for recipient selection, and the grantor specifically defines how the money is to be applied. The funds are used to defray the costs of tuition, books, room, board and other expenses directly tied to a student's educational cost through the university.
What are the Chinese scholarships for international students？
As an international student, you must concern the Chinese Scholarship Program for International Students.
There are over 50, 000 scholarships for foreign students each year in China, and Scholarships normally include full tuition fees for the program, accommodation, and monthly living expenses. There are a number of different scholarships each year in China.
The main scholarship is the China Government Scholarship which is open until the end of January each year and only for the September intake. China Government Scholarship for international students is also called Distinguished foreign students scholarship" project.
In order to encourage and fund students with excellent academic qualifications completing the undergraduate education or over undergraduate education in China and getting the admission of high-level academic, or outstanding students with master degree or doctor degree to completed their studies, the Chinese Ministry of Education has established "Distinguished foreign students scholarship" project. The National Scholarship Fund Management Committee is responsible for accepting applications, organizing evaluations, and managing student affairs in China.
The principle of selection of "Distinguished foreign students scholarship": individual application, school recommendation, expert selection, and preferential approval. The purpose of the selection work is open, fair and just.
Most importantly, in addition to this scholarship, different Chinese universities have different scholarship programs for international students. Even universities in different regions have different regional scholarships for international students, which is undoubtedly good news. Therefore, when applying for a Chinese university, you can also inquire about regional international student scholarship programs in addition to the scholarship programs established within the university.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS OF SCHOLARSHIPS
OK, now that you have known the Chinese scholarships for international students, you must ask how can I get the scholarship. Next I will tell you the details.
The application process for many scholarships takes quite a long time and application deadlines finish early. As soon as you know what you are going to study, you should start with the preparation straight away.
There are thousands of scholarships out there as well as other types of funding like grants, prizes, studentships, competitions, fellowships and many others. Luckily not all of them are just dependent on your grades. Whether you come from a certain country, whether you study a specific subject and whether you are a member of a religious organisation can qualify you for a financial support for your studies!
If you have made sure you have picked the right scholarship, it is time to prepare your application. Most of the time you will need to prepare the following documents:
Letters of recommendation (work/academic)
Language certificate (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS)
Highest degree certificate & transcripts (notarized)
Physical examination form
Non criminal record
Although the amount and policy of Chinese scholarships are different at different times, studying in China is definitely a worthwhile choice. Find more information about Chinese Scholarships, please contact us on Scholarshipchina.com！