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Chinese Government Scholarships Program

date:2016-05-17 09:00:24

  1. Application to Peking University

Please visit the Peking University online application system at http://www.studyatpku.com and register for an account. Select “Degree Programs Application” on the first page that appears, and click “Next” to enter the following page where master’s program applicants shall choose “Chinese Government Scholarship Candidates (Master’s Degree Program)”, and doctoral program applicants shall choose “Chinese Government Scholarship Candidates (PhD Program)”. To further identify the programs, please pay attention to the information below:

  1. For the master’s program, Major is “Public Administration”; Research Field is “National Development”; Teaching Language is “English”;
  2. For the doctoral program, Major is “Theoretical Economics”; Research Field is “National Development”; Teaching Language is “English”.

After filling in all the required information online, an application form will be created. Print out the form, insert a hand-written name and date, and then post a photo on it.

  1. Application to Chinese Scholarship Council

Please visit the online application system of the Chinese Scholarship Council at http://laihua.csc.edu.cn, and register for an account. Select the program “Chinese Government Scholarship”, fill in all the required information, and an application form will be created. Print out the form, insert a hand-written name and date, and then post a photo on it. To complete the form successfully, please note the following information:

  1. The agency number of Peking University is 10001;
  2. For the master’s program, Discipline is “Management”, Major is “Public Administration”;
  3. For the doctoral program, Discipline is “Economics”, Major is “Theoretical Economics”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Application Materials
 

Documents

Requirements

Original copy

Photocopy

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PKU Application Form

Please visit http://www.studyatpku.com, fill in the application form, print it out, sign, date, and post a photo on it.

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Chinese Government Scholarship Application Form

http://laihua.csc.edu.cn

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Visit the website, fill in the application form, print it out, sign, date, and post a photo on it.

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Degrees

An original copy and a photocopy need to be prepared for each degree.

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Official Transcripts

Transcripts must list all courses taken and all scores obtained.

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Personal Statement

Personal statement must be written in English and be some 1000 words in length. It shall cover such essential elements as applicant’s academic background, work experience, achievements, and future career plans. A research plan to be executed during the applicant’s study at Peking University should also be included.

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CV

In English.

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Recommendation Letters

Two recommendation letters are required: one by a superior in the institution where the applicant works; the other by a professor who knows the applicant well.

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English Language Proficiency Test Results

Applicants who are not native English speakers or whose undergraduate education was not conducted in English shall provide TOEFL or IELTS test scores.

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Physical Examination Form

The health form shall be issued within one month before the submission of application, showing that the applicant is in good physical condition, doesn’t carry any infectious disease which may have a serious impact on public health or fall into any of the health situations prohibited by China’s Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Laws and Regulations.

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Photocopy of a Valid Passport

The passport must be a personal regular passport.

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All successful candidates must enter China and register with Peking University using the same passport as used for applying for the program.

 

  1. Application Submission
  1. Submit all the application materials listed in the above table in both hard copy and scanned copy to the Economic and Commercial Counselor’s Office of the Chinese Embassy. Hard copy must include both the original copy and the photocopy, as indicated in the table. For emails and addresses of the Economic and Commercial Counselor’s Offices, please visit http://www.china-aibo.cn.
  2. Submit a written request to the Economic and Commercial Counselor’s Office of the Chinese Embassy for an official recommendation letter and clearly state:
    1. whether the applicant is willing to be considered for the master’s program if the doctoral program is already full;
    2. whether the applicant is willing to be considered for a similar program at other universities if the programs at ISSACD are already full. 
    3. Other special requests, if any.

Attention:

  1. All the documents to be submitted should be in Chinese or English. Otherwise, a notarized copy in Chinese or English is required.
  2. An original copy of degrees, transcripts and language certificates must be presented for on-site verification at the Economic and Commercial Counselor’s Office of the Chinese Embassy.
  3. Applicants will get back all the hard-copy materials, both original copies and photocopies from the Economic and Commercial Counselor’s Office of the Chinese Embassy. If admitted, they must take the documents to China and submit them to the Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development during registration in early September.
  4. None of the materials submitted to the Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development will be returned. For important documents such as degrees and transcripts, a stamped copy issued by the institution where the applicant received his/her degrees will be accepted in place of the original copy. In this case, the original copy must be presented for on-site verification.
  1. Application Deadlines

The application deadline for the master’s program is May 31, 2016. The application deadline for the doctoral program is May 15, 2016.

  1. Interview and Admission

An on-campus interview is required for doctoral candidates before they are admitted. After an initial round of selection, successful candidates will be invited to visit China and attend a seminar for seven days scheduled from late May to early June, during which time interviews will take place. The trip will be organized and funded by the Ministry of Commerce of China. Successful candidates shall receive a notice after May 15, 2016 from the Economic and Commercial Counselor’s Office regarding details of the trip.

No interviews are required for master’s candidates. Doctoral candidates are allowed to switch their application to the master’s program on a voluntary basis.

The Admissions Committee of the Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development will conduct interviews and make final admission decisions based on applicants’ materials and interview performance.

Admission letters will be sent by the end of June 2016. They will include other necessary documents for visa processing.

No explanation will be provided, regardless of the admission result.

  1. Registration

Registration will take place in early September 2016. The exact date will be specified in the admission letter. Students must abide by Peking University’s regulations and register by the designated date.

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