2023/2024 Chinese Government Scholarship Application Now Open
2022-11-23 07:54

The 2023/2024 Chinese Government Scholarship is now open for application. The Chinese Embassy in Fiji is authorized to be responsible for the Scholarship enrollment of Fijian students. Online application (www.campuschina.org) should be submitted no later than January 31,2023.

  • Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must

- be a citizen of the Republic of Fiji, and be in good health both mentally and physically.

- 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 a high school graduate (at least) under the age of 45 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.

- have acquired the Chinese proficiency of HSK Level 3 when applying for Chinese-taught undergraduate or general scholar programs (studying Chinese language are exempted);

- have acquired the Chinese proficiency of HSK Level 3 when applying for Chinese-taught senior scholar programs;

- have acquired the Chinese proficiency of HSK Level 4 when applying for Chinese-taught master’s or doctoral programs;

- meet the admission requirements of the applied universities in terms of academic ability, language proficiency and other relevant criterial.

  • Application Documents

a) Application Form (in Chinese or English): The Application Form will be created automatically after the correct filling through Chinese Government Scholarship Information System (CGSIS). Instructions of the online application is in the next chapter.

b) Scanned Copy of 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, 2024. If the validity of the current passport does not meet the requirement, please apply for a new passport before submitting the application. An applicant who failsto apply for a passport before submitting their applications due to objective reasonsmay submit valid documentation or documentary evidence that carries information about the full English name, sex, nationality and date of birth of the applicant upon the approval of the Embassy.

c) 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. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.

d) Academic Transcripts: Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.

e) Language Qualification Certificates. Applicants for Chinese-taught programs must submit valid HSK reports in accordance with the corresponding Chinese proficiency requirements. Applicants for other language-taught programs shall provide relevant language proficiency certificates according to the universities’ requirements, like IELTS or TOFEL report.

f) Admission Documents. To apply for master’s and doctoral degree or as general and senior scholars, applicants shall provide admission documents issued by the applied universities. Admission documents include admission notice, pre-admission letter, invitation from professors and etc. Applicants with admission documents will obtain the priority in winning the Chinese Government Scholarship.

g) A Study Plan or Research Proposal in Chinese or English. (A minimum of 200 words for undergraduates, 500 words for non-degree students, and 800 words for postgraduates.)

h) 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.

i) Example of Art. To apply for art or design related majors, applicants could submit their own works through “Example of Art/Other Supporting Documents” in the CGSIS. Applicants could also provide such materials to the applied universities directly in other ways.

j) Applicants still under the age of 18 before enrolling in September 2023, should submit the valid documents of their legal guardians in China. Those applicants could fill in the “Contact in China” through CGSIS. If he/she doesn’t have any contact person or organization in China ,he/she may contact with and fill in the Fijian Embassy in China.

k) Applicants planning to stay in China for more than 6 months must submit a photocopy of the attached Foreigner Physical Examination Form completed in English (the original copy should be kept by the applicant. The form is designed by the Chinese quarantine authority and can be obtained from the dispatching authority. ) 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 takephysical examination as the result is valid for only 6 months.

l) Non-criminal record report. The applicant shall submit a valid certificate of Non-Criminal Record issued by the local public security authority, usually issued within 6 months prior to the submission date of the application. When filling in the ‘Section C’ of police clearance application standard form, his/her police clearance receiver’s postal and email address could be filled with Chinese Embassy in Fiji , 183 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Nasese, Suva and wukun6cn@gmail.com

  • Instructions for Chinese Government Scholarship Information System (CGSIS)

Please carefully read and follow the instructions in applying for the scholarship.

Step1: Visit “CSC Study in China” website and click “Scholarship Applications for Students” at http://www.campuschina.org

Register an account through “CREAT AN ACCOUNT” and login with your account.

  • Step 2: Input Personal Details. Click “Application Online” and then click “Edit Personal Details” to finish inputting personal details by filling in all the information, verifying and saving the information. After the completion of this section, return to the previous page by clicking “Finish” and start filling in your application information.

  • Step 3: Select the correct “Program Category”. 

    Please select Program Category “Type A”

  • Step 4: Input the correct Agency Number. 

    Your Agency Number is 2421.

Program Category and Agency Number are directly matched, both are mandatory for online application. After inputting agency number, the matched agency name will automatically show on the page. Application processing authorities will not receive your online application if the program category or agency number are not correct.

  • Step 5: Input Application Information

Please continue to the fill in the section of “Language Proficiency and Study Plan”. You could choose and fill in three preferred Institutes.

When applicants of “Type A” application choose the “Preferences of Institutes”, system will automatically match the available universities according to the selected “ Student Category, Preferred teaching language”. With any inquiry concerning the available majors of each university, please visit the following website at http://www.campuschina.org/universities/index.html

(There are nearly 300 universities available, please study the universities and make your choices carefully.)

Catalog of Discipline Field, First -level Discipline, Specialty” is available from the “Help”, applicants could download the file to identify the relation between Discipline and Major.

Then upload “Supporting Documents” as requested, click “Submit” to complete the application.

Check each part of your application carefully before submission. Please make sure that all the information and uploaded documents are valid and accurate.

Attention: Once submitted, amendment cannot be made on “Personal Details” and “Application Information”. Before the application being processed by the processing authorities, applicant can revoke the submitted application by clicking “Withdraw” and edit the application. After revoking the application, applicant must submit at second time after re-editing, or the application will not be processed. Once the application is processed, application cannot be revoked.

Please use Firefox or Internet Explorer (11.0). For applicants using the Internet Explorer, please close the “compatible view mode” function ahead of editing. Please fill in all application information in Chinese or English.

  • Step 6:Click “Print the Application Form” and download the form.

  • Step 7: Send the application form to the Liaison Officer of Chinese Embassy in Fiji.

Send your application form to Ms. WU Kun at wukun6cn@gmail.com. In your email,please also answer the following two questions:

  1. Which program of the Chinese Government Scholarship do you prefer, the Bilateral Program or the Unilateral Program.

  2. Whether you accept the adjustment of the Program.

The Bilateral Program and the Unilateral Program both provide tuition waiver, free accommodation, stipend and comprehensive medical insurance. The difference between them is that, the Unilateral Program will cover the air ticket when the recipient first come to China and the return ticket after his/her graduation, meanwhile the Bilateral Program doesn’t cover the airfare. There are limited seats for each Program,the selection choice should be made cautiously.

  • Reminder

All uploaded supporting documents must be clear, authentic and valid. Applicants are recommended to use professional device to scan the relevant documents. Applicants shall bear the consequences caused by unclear or unidentifiable uploaded materials. The applications are all completed online as required,the embassy will no longer accept paper mailing materials.

Answers of the Program Selection (Bilateral or Unilateral Program and whether to accept adjustment of Program) must be provided in your email.

Please kindly read the above instructions and attached FAQs carefully. For any other inquiries, please contact Ms. WU Kun at wukun6cn@gmail.com

China Scholarship Council never entrust any individual or intermediary agent to process Chinese Government Scholarship applicants. Kindly remind that all applicants to directly submit your scholarship applicants through official dispatching authorities, avoiding being deceived. The website (http://www.campuschina.org) is the only official website that China Scholarship Council publishing Study in China information, please do not trust information from any other portals or sources.

  • Time Frames

- November 23, 2022 to January 31 , 2023

Applicants submit their online application.

- February 1to 28 ,2023

The Chinese Embassy in Fiji will examine the application forms and supporting documents and then duly carry out interview. After that, the Embassy will send all recommended applications to China Scholarship Council for review.

- Late July or early August,2023

China Scholarship Council confirm the candidates’ application and send admission letters to the Embassy. Scholarship winners will get Email notice to get the admission letter and JW201 visa form at the Embassy and prepare for the further studying.


Appendix1Foreigner Physical Examination Form.pdf

Appendix2FAQs on Chinese Government Scholarship.pdf