Scholarships Merit-based
Chongqing Municipal Government

Chinese Government Scholarship Type A - Bilateral Program

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3500 CNY
15 Mar 2025
Application deadline


Bilateral Program includes a full or partial scholarship established by MOE in accordance with educational exchange agreements or consensus between Chinese government and the governments and institutions of other countries.


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



Full/Partial Scholarship + up to CNY3,500 per mont

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction
  • accommodation
  • health
  • other


The Bilateral Program supports undergraduate students, graduate students, general scholars, and senior scholars, covers both major study and Chinese language (preparatory) study. The language courses last one year, whereas the duration of the scholarship for major study conforms to that as required. Applicants could consult the Chinese embassy or consulate in their country for specific enrollment categories.


Applicable programmes


The Bilateral Program provides both full scholarships and partial scholarships.

Full Scholarship covers tuition, accommodation fee, comprehensive medical insurance, and stipend (Undergraduates: CNY2,500 per month;

Master’s students/general scholars: CNY3,000 per month;

Doctoral students/senior scholars: CNY3,500 per month).

Partial scholarship includes parts of Full Scholarship.


  • Applicants must be a Non-Chinese citizen, and in good physical and mental health.

Educational background and age requirements:

  • Undergraduate’s degree applicants shall be an academically excellent holder of high school diploma and be under the age of 25.
  • Master’s degree applicants shall be an academically excellent holder of a bachelor’s degree holder and under the age of 35.
  • Ph.D. degree applicants shall be an academically excellent holder of a Master’s degree holder and under the age of 40.
  • General scholar programs applicants shall hold a high school diploma (or higher) and be under the age of 45.
  • Senior scholar programs applicants shall be a master’s degree holder or an associate professor (or above) and under the age of 50.

Language proficiency requirements:

  • Applicants for English-taught programs and whose native language is not English need to provide score report of English language proficiency test (a score above IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL Internet-based 80 or equivalent), or a certificate from former university proving that the previous degree is taught in English, or a certificate indicating the applicants have studied in an English-speaking country for more than one year;

Scholarship requirements







Study experience required

High school


Under 50


Application deadline

15 Mar 2025

Create and activate an account in CQU’s online application system. Fill in the application form and upload required supporting documents (shall be the colored scanned copy), and submit the application.

Send an email, indicate the subject: Application No. in CQU’s online application system+ CSC Bilateral Program + Pre-admission Notice. (It is incredibly important to not overlook this step.)

CQU will issue a pre-admission notice to applicants who pass the university’s review. 

Applicants contact the relevant dispatching authorities to obtain a recommendation for the Chinese government scholarship.

Complete the online application procedure at CGS Information Management System for International Students, fill in the CSC Application Form online, upload the application materials and submit application. Select “Chongqing University” as Application Institution Ⅰ.

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