China Scholarship Council is a non-profit institution affiated with the Ministry of Education of China. It is a national organization to support Chinese citizens to study abroad and foreign citizens to study in China.
It is financed by the state’s special apropriations. Also accepts donations from individuals, enterprises and social organizations, etc.
In 2016, 3000 PhD students to pursue degrees abroad ( Chinese citizens). 5500 visiting hD student (PhD students in Chinese universities and research institutions).
CSC has announced 2018 guide for Chinese citizens to study abroad under CSC sponsorship:
It contains 6 chapters:
Chapter 1 introduces that 32,500 Chinese citizens in total will be sponsored next year to study or research abroad. The number of sponsored students on PhD level is increased to 9500, including degree seeking students and visiting PhD students. This chapter also introduces eligible candidates, visiting periods and main CSC programs.
Chapter 2 cites the priority list of majors and professional fields supported by Chinese government policy.
Chapter 3 is general content of CSC scholarship.
Chapter 4 lists application requirements.
Chapter 5 states selection principles & methods, and the timeline of application and selection (http://apply.csc.edu.cn).
Chapter 6 is regulations about assigning and managing studying-abroad citizens.
NOTE: Detailed prospectus and guideline of 2019 CSC scholarship program will be posted on CSC’s official website at www.csc.edu.cn by the end of the year.