The program provides full or partial scholarships in accordance with the education cooperation and exchange agreements or consensus reached by the Chinese government and the governments, institutions and universities of other nations.


It sponsors undergraduates, postgraduates, doctoral students, general and senior scholars.

Scholarship Coverage

Tuition fees, on campus accommodation, monthly stipend and comprehensive medical insurance.


1. No tuition fees;

2. Free dormitory;

3. Stipend:

Undergraduates: CNY 2,500 per month

Master’s students/general scholars: CNY 3,000 per month

Doctoral students/senior scholars: CNY 3,500 per month
4. Comprehensive medical insurance: CNY 800 per person per year; CNY 400 per person (for programs lasting less than six months)

Time Open to Application

Usually from early January to early April. An applicant shall check with the dispatching department of their home countries for specific time.


1. Be a citizen of a country other than the PRC and in good health both mentally and physically;

2. Be an academically excellent holder of high school diploma or its equivalent under the age of 25 when applying for an undergraduate program;

Be an academically excellent holder of a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent under the age of 35 when applying for a Master’s program;

Be an academically excellent holder of a Master’s degree or its equivalent under the age of 40 when applying for a doctoral program;

Be a holder of a high school diploma (or higher) under the age of 45 when applying for a general scholar program;

Be a master’s degree holder or an associate professor (or above) under the age of 50 when applying for a senior scholar program.

How to Apply

An applicant shall apply to the government departments responsible for dispatching international students, relevant institutions, and the Chinese embassy (consulate general) in the host country, and fill in Hohai University as the first choice. The university does not accept applications directly, but can send pre-admission notices to eligible candidates.

Application Documents

1. Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship (filled in online);

2. A scanned copy of the Passport Information Page. An applicant shall submit a clear scanned copy of the information page of his/her passport that will not expire on or before March 1, 2023. Renew the passport if the requirement is not met;

3. Diploma and certificate of highest education (notarized photocopy). An applicant who is a current university student shall submit the certificate of expected graduation or student status issued by his/her university;

4. Academic transcripts. Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English shall be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English;

5. Certificate of language proficiency. When applying for a Chinese-taught program, an applicant shall provide a valid HSK score report that meets the program’s language ability requirements. When applying for a program taught in a language other than Chinese, an applicant shall provide a certificate of proficiency in the language as required by the designated university;

6. Admission documents. When applying for a postgraduate program or for academic education as a general or senior scholar, an applicant shall provide the pre-admission notice issued by Hohai University;

7. A study or research plan in China. (no less than 200 words/characters for undergraduates; no less than 500 words/characters for scholars; no less than 800 words/characters for postgraduates) written in Chinese or in English;

8. Recommendation letters. An applicant for a postgraduate program or for academic education as a senior scholar shall submit two recommendation letters in Chinese or in English from professors or associate professors;

9. An applicant under the age of 18 shall submit the legal documents of his/her legal guardian(s) in China;

10. An applicant to study in China for more than six months shall submit a photocopy of the Foreigner Physical Examination Form (the original document, printed by Chinese quarantine authorities, shall be filled in English and kept by the applicant). The medical 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 applicant are invalid. Medical examination results are valid for only six months;

11. Certificate of Non-Criminal Record. An applicant shall submit a valid Certificate of Non-Criminal Record issued by the local public security, usually issued within six months prior to the submission date of the application.

Review and Admission

The China Scholarship Council will organize designated universities and experts concerned to examine applicants’ eligibility and academic performance before finalizing the short-list candidates, and send the admission documents to the Chinese embassy (or consulate general) in the host country, which will then forward them to the international student dispatching department or students themselves.


An annual review system is employed for the Chinese Government Scholarship, and the review results serve as the basis for the continuation of the Chinese Government Scholarship.

Reference Site

  • 河海大学官方微信
  • 河海大学国际教育 学院官方微信