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 Canberra.

Scholarships are available to these groups:

  • Chinese-language students
  • university students (bachelor, masters and PhD)
  • academic researchers.

Find out more about Chinese Government scholarships.

Scope of the scholarships

A full scholarship includes:

  • tuition
  • on-campus accommodation (free)
  • subsidised off-campus accommodation
  • a living allowance
  • comprehensive medical insurance.

Partial scholarships are also available.

Chinese host institutes

Applicants are encouraged to consider VU’s partner university in Beijing, UIBE.

More than 270 designated Chinese institutions offer a wide variety of academic programs for scholarship recipients the following disciplines:

  • science
  • engineering
  • agriculture
  • medicine
  • economics
  • legal studies
  • management
  • education
  • history
  • literature
  • philosophy
  • fine arts.

Eligibility & applications

Requirements vary widely depending upon the program of study.

Find out more about eligibility and required documentation

Online applications

  1. Read the application information.
  2. Go to the scholarships website
  3. Login with the Agency Code for the Chinese Embassy in Australia: 0363.