MOFCOM Scholarship is set up by Ministry of Commerce of People’s Republic of China to further strengthen the communication and cooperation between China and other countries as well as to develop talents for developing countries. Starting from 2015, MOFCOM Scholarship mainly sponsors the young and the middle-aged talents from recipient countries to pursue their postgraduate degree education in China and entrusts China Scholarship Council to administer the Scholarship.
I. Supporting categories, duration of scholarship and instruction language
MOFCOM Scholarship supports Master’s program for 2-3 years or PhD program for 3-4 years. Scholarship winners must register for English-taught program if such program is available. When only Chinese-taught program is available, students should take Chinese language training courses for one to two years before moving on to their degree study.
II. Where & When to Apply
The Economic and Commercial Counselor’s Office （ECCO） of the Chinese Embassy in your country will be open for application until 30th April 2016.
To be eligible, applicants must:
-be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China, and be in good health;
-be a bachelor’s degree holder when applying for master’s program;
-be a master’s degree holder when applying for doctoral program;
-be under the age of 45 when applying;
-have sufficient English or Chinese proficiency which meets the academic requirements of the program. English: IETS 6.0 or above, Chinese: HSK level 4 （score180） or above, or other evidence which indicates your English or Chinese proficiency is adequate.
IV. Scholarship Coverage
3000RMB per month per master student,
3500RMB per month per PhD student;
-one-time round-trip international air tickets
V. Application Documents （written in Chinese or English）
1. Application Form for MOFCOM Scholarship;
Ensure you have both submitted it online and printed the hard copy via www.csc.edu.cn/laihua or www.campuschina.org
For more application instructions, please check Attachment I.
2. Photocopy of highest diploma;
3. Photocopy of academic transcripts;
4. A Study Plan or Research Proposal with a minimum of 400 words;
5. Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form;
6. Photocopy of English or Chinese proficiency;
7. Photocopy of a valid passport.
Application documents （two sets of hardcopies） should be true and complete, and sent to ECCO of the Chinese Embassy before 30th April, 2016. No application documents will be returned regardless of the scholarship result.
Each applicant can choose one same major in three universities out of the 26 designated universities as their desired option. CSC will place each applicant in one university only based on their desired option and universities’ requirements.
VII. Admission & Registration
Scholarship winners will get the admission package from ECCO of the Chinese Embassy by the end of August, 2016, and must register at the host university before the deadline which is usually September, 2016.
Instructions of the CSC Online Application System
for MOFCOM Scholarship
Step 1: Visit http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua or www.campuschina.org and click “Application Online for International Students”.
Step 2: Read “Tips for online application” carefully before clicking “NEXT” to the registration page.
Step 3: After registration, log in with your user name and password. Click “Application Forms”and choose “MOFCOM Scholarship”.
Step 4: Put 00010 as your Agency Number.
Step 5: Please fill all the required information truly, correctly and completely following the navigation bars on the left of the page.
Applicants are required to s elect a discipline before choosing their majors. Please refer to the Disciplines Index, which could be downloaded from Help, if you have any doubt about the disciplines and majors.
Step 6: After completing the application form, please click “Preview” and check your Application Form carefully before submitting it. Click “Confirmation of Submit” in the upper right corner to submit your Application Form.
Step 7: Download the completed Application Form by clicking “Download Application”and print two hard copies.
Step 8: Prepare other supporting documents as required and send the full package of application documents （two sets of hardcopies） to the Economic and Commercial Counsellor’s Office （ECCO） of the Chinese Embassy.
Step 9: You can make changes to your application by clicking Retrieve Application on the left of the page. But you have to make sure to submit it again by clicking Confirmation of Submit after finishing all the changes. Otherwise, the retrieved application will become invalid and your new application will not be accepted either.
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Only Chinese and English are accepted for the online application.