The Youth of Excellence Scheme of China Program is implemented by the China Scholarship Council in order to train global governance talents with a broad international viewpoint, superior comprehensive quality, excellent leadership, and a multicultural foundation. The Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China will award scholarships to seven leading Chinese universities for the admission of students from underdeveloped nations.
Eligibility Requirements for China Masters Scholarship’s Youth of Excellence Program.
Physically and mentally fit; under 45 years old (born after September 1, 1977).
A bachelor’s degree or higher, at least three years of work experience, and some educational or professional experience in a field related to the program sought for.
Working for the government, a firm, or a research center, and being a Section Director or Chief of Office, a senior manager, or excellent in scientific researches.
Good English language proficiency, able to follow English-taught courses well. Minimum requirements for reference: IELTS （Academic） total score 6.0, or TOEFL Internet score 80.
Having a strong development potential in his/her career, and willing to promote the mutual cooperation and exchanges between China and his/her home country.
Students who are now studying in China or already winners of Chinese Government Scholarship are not allowed to apply. Note: More details about each program can be found in the corresponding university’s recruitment prospectus.
Please contact the Embassies or universities for the specific deadlines for 2023 applications.
Eligible Countries: Developing countries
To be taken at (Universities/Country): China
Number of Awardees: 200
Value of Scholarship:
1. One-year Program: Total Amount: 200,800 RMB per year for each student, covering:
- Exempted fees: registration fees, tuition fees, laboratory experiment fees, internship fees, and fees for basic learning materials.
- On-campus accommodation.
- Living Allowance （96,000 RMB per year for each student）.
- One-off settlement subsidy after registration （3,000 RMB for each student）.
- Comprehensive medical insurance.
- A one-way air ticket to China upon registration and a one-way air ticket back from China to the student’s home country after completion of the study.
2. Two-year Program （1+1 studies）
Scholarship for the first academic year is the same as One-year Program. In the second academic year, students will do their thesis back in their home countries and the dissertation defense in China, while the scholarship will only cover one round-trip ticket for dissertation defense.
Duration of Scholarship: The programs duration will be one year or two years. Academic year from September, 2023
Method of Application: Applicants should log on to the Chinese Government Scholarship System for online application and submit application materials before April 30, 2023.
Applicants should have received a pre-admission letter from one of 72 subprograms at least when they apply. When applying online, choose “Type A” for “Scholarship Type”. The agency code is 1563, and applicants need to find “Youth of Excellence Scheme of China”.
Application Deadline: 30th April 2023.