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2016/2017 Chinese Government Scholarship Application

The 2016/2017 Chinese Government Scholarship Application is now open for application. Online application and the corresponding application documents should be submitted to Cultural Office, Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Malaysia no later than March 25th, 2016.

I. Scholarship Introduction:

Chinese Government Scholarship-Bilateral Program (Malaysia)

-10 Places for general/senior scholar programs;

-50 Places for general or senior scholar/undergraduate/master's/doctoral programs

*During the 18th ASEAN-China summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Nov. 21, 2015, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang made a commitment that China will increase the number of government scholarships for ASEAN countries by 1,000 on the basis of existing scholarships in the next three years. Thus, China offers 50 newly-added scholarships for Malaysia in 2016. Please apply under Chinese Government Scholarship-Bilateral Program.

II. Eligibility: Chinese Government Scholarship-Bilateral Program

To be eligible, applicants must

-be a citizen of a country other than the P. R. China, and be in good health.

-be a high school graduate under the age of 25 when applying for undergraduate programs;

-be a bachelor's degree holder under the age of 35 when applying for master's programs;

-be a master's degree holder under the age of 40 when applying for doctoral programs;

-be under the age of 45 and have completed at least two years of undergraduate study when applying for general scholar programs;

-be a master's degree holder or an associate professor (or above) under the age of 50 when applying for senior scholar programs.

III. Application Documents: ( in duplicate, Chinese or English)

1. Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship. (Only English or Chinese are accepted for the online application. The Application Form will be created automatically after the correct filling. Check IV. Instructions of the online application for tips)

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 Chines 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 professors or associate professors.

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: http://csc.edu.cn/laihua; http://camuchina.org or the attachment.

-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; Applicants with Residence Permit for Foreigner in the People's Republic of China should also submit valid Foreigner Physical Examination Form.

9. Applicants with Admission Letter from designated universities should enclose the letter in the application package.

10. applicants with valid HSK Certificate, which is not mandatory, 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. The incomplete application document will

neither be evaluated, nor be accepted.

IV. Instructions of the online application:

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. Choose Chinese Government Scholarship as your scholarship type unless you are applying for other Cooperation Program Scholarship.

Step 4. Fill in the correct Agency Number: 4581.

An Agency Number represents a specific application receiving agency. It is listed in the first blank under the "PERSONAL DATA". Please make sure you fill in it correctly, otherwise you will not be able to continue your online application or your online application will not be accepted.

Step 5. Fill in the Online Application Form truly, correctly and completely following the steps listed on the left of the page.

Applicants are required to select 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. Click Preview and check your Application Form carefully before submitting it. Click Confirmation of Submit 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 (in duplicate) to Cultural Office, Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Malaysia, 229, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Step 9. You can make changes to your application by clicking Retrieve Application on the left page. But 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 received either.

Note: Only Chinese and English are accepted for the online application.

Please use Internet Explorer (6.0 or 7.0). Menu selection junctions may not work in other browsers.

V. Time frames:

February 2016 to March 25th 2016 Applicants submit their online application (our Agency Number is 4581), contact their favorite Chinese universities, and send all paper documents (in duplicate) to Cultural Office, Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Malaysia, 229, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.

March 1st to April 1st 2016 After reviewing all application documents, the Cultural Office sends Award Letters to qualified candidates for Chinese Government Scholarship (applicants who are not on the list of candidates will not get noticed).

April 1st to April 20th 2016 Candidates can contact their favorite Chinese universities with the Award Letter, and send pre-admission letters (once available from the target universities) to the Cultural Office.

Note: The Pre-admission Letter from a Chinese university is not a necessary application material. Applications enclosed with the Pre-admission Letter will be sent directly to the host universities for placement confirmation. Applications without the Pre-admission Letter will be sent to universities to go through admission procedure. For applicants without the Pre-admission Letter, Chinese Scholarship Council cannot assure the host university will be one of the preferences of institution, since the capacity of the universities and the eligibility of the applicants will also be considered.

April 20th to April 30th 2016 The Cultural Office sends all applications to Chinese Scholarship Council for final review.

May 1st to July 31th 2016 Chinese Scholarship Council confirm the candidates' applications; Scholarship winners get everything ready for studying in China.

VI. Contact

Email : edu_malaysia@sina.com

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