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Chinese Government's MOFCOM Scholarship, 2024-2025
Thursday, May 30, 2024

Chinese Government’s MOFCOM Scholarship, 2024-2025

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 LEVEL : Masters, PhD, Research
 FUNDING : Fully Funded
 OPEN TO : All
 PLACE : China
STATUS : 1 Days left

Applications for the Chinese Government’s MOFCOM Scholarship are currently being accepted. Created by the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People’s Republic of China, the program aims to sponsor young and middle-aged talents from recipient countries to pursue their postgraduate degree education in China.

MOFCOM scholarships are fully funded and provide the necessary funding to selected students during their study period. The program is available for candidates to pursue a Master’s degree or PhD degree at one of the partner institutions in China.

Candidates will be able to study in a wide range of fields of study available at partner institutions for the program. The MOFCOM (Ministry of Commerce – China) Scholarship wish to further strengthen the communication and cooperation between China and other countries as well as to develop talents for developing countries.

Program Details

  • Host Institutions: Please check the full list below.
  • Field of Study: International Relations, Public Administration, Engineering Management, Management Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Journalism and Communication, Chinese Economy, Science in Finance, Chinese Law, Educational Leadership, Advanced Learning Technology, Contemporary China, Ecological Environment Protection and Management, World Economy and China, Chinese Philosophy, Logistics Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Technology, Electrical Engineering, International Trade and more.
  • Number of awards: Not specified.
  • Duration: MOFCOM Scholarship supports Master’s program for 2-3 years or PhD program for 3 years.
  • Eligible countries: Open to all Nationalities (non-Chinese citizens).

Chinese Government’s MOFCOM Scholarship Benefits

The MOFCOM scholarship is fully funded and will provide winners with the following benefits:

  1. Students are exempt from tuition fees, teaching material fees, research and survey fees, allowance of English-taught programs, dissertation guidance fee;
  2. Free on-campus accommodation;
  3. Monthly stipend:
    • 36000 RMB per year for Master’s degree students,
    • 42000 RMB per year for PhD degree student;
  4. One-off resettlement fee: 3000 RMB per person;
  5. Free medical insurance for international students;
  6. One-time round-trip international airfare for all the students (First time fly to China after enrollment, and Fly back to the home country while graduation), and a maximum of ‘n-1’ (‘n’ is for the length of schooling year which is set while the student was enrolled by the program, ‘n’ is less than or equal to three) round-trip international airfares for home visits (one time per year set at the end of an academic year);
  7. The annual review is compulsory for all students. Those who pass the review may continue to enjoy full Scholarships in the next year.
  8. Other expenses shall be managed and used by the Ministry of Commerce or the universities as a whole, and shall not be distributed to students. The Ministry of Commerce only provides students with financial assistance within their enrolled academic duration. Students who postpone their graduation will not receive the continuing sponsorship.

Universities That Host MOFCOM Scholarship students

The list below contains the names of universities that can host MOFCOM Scholarship winners.

  1. Peking University
  2. Tsinghua University
  3. Renmin University of China
  4. Beijing Normal University
  5. Beijing Jiaotong University
  6. University of International Business and Economics
  7. Beihang University
  8. Nankai University
  9. Tianjin University
  10. Jilin University
  11. Fudan University
  12. Shanghai Jiaotong University
  13. Tongji University
  14. East China Normal University
  15. Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
  16. Nanjing University
  17. Zhejiang University
  18. Xiamen University
  19. Shandong University
  20. Wuhan University
  21. Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  22. Wuhan University of Technology
  23. Sun Yat-sen University
  24. Southwest Jiaotong University
  25. Xi’an Jiaotong University
  26. Harbin Institute of Technology.

Chinese Government’s MOFCOM Scholarship Eligibility

To apply for this Asia scholarships program, applicants must be:

  • a citizen of a developing country other than the People’s Republic of China, and under the age of 45 (born after September 1, 1979);
  • healthy physically and mentally with a physical examination report issued by a local public hospital, and not having any disease or situation listed below:
    1. Diseases prohibited by Chinese Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Laws and Regulations;
    2. Other severe chronic diseases like high blood pressure, cardio-cerebrovascular disease, diabetes, psychological diseases, or other infectious diseases which may harm public health;
    3. In recovery period after major surgery or acute disease attacks;
    4. Severe physically challenged;
    5. Pregnancy.
  • with at least three years working experience;
  • a bachelor’s degree holder when applying for a master’s program or a master’s degree holder when applying for a doctoral program;
  • incumbents with a relevant educational background or working experience to the applied program are preferred;
  • public officials of division level and above (or corresponding level) in government sectors, or senior management staff of organizations and enterprises, or academic backbones of universities and research institutions;
  • sufficient in English which meets the academic requirements of the program (equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 80 and above level);
  • with the potential of professional development, and is committed to promoting friendly exchanges and cooperation between the host country and China;
  • neither studying in China nor being admitted to other scholarship programs provided by the Chinese government.

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Application instructions

Eligible applicants who would like to apply for this government scholarship should follow steps below:

  1. Click on the apply button below;
  2. Read “Tips for online application” carefully before clicking ‘NEXT’ on the registration page.
  3. Log in with your username and password. For new users, please click ‘Create an account for registration.
  4. Fill in the correct Program Category and Agency Number. The Program Category is: Type A and the Agency Number is: 00010. Once the correct ‘Agency Number’ is entered, the name of the agency will automatically emerge.
  5. Fill in the online application form and upload Supporting Documents.
  6. Check each part of your application carefully before submitting it. Click Submit to submit your Application.
  7. You can make changes to your application by clicking Withdraw and Edit the Application at the top of the page and resubmit it again
  8. Download the completed application form by clicking Print the Application Form and print two hard copies.

Required Documents

  1. Photocopy of highest diploma;
  2. Photocopy of academic transcripts;
  3. A Study Plan or Research Proposal, plus a resume including the educational background and working experience after high school;
  4. Two recommendation letters, including one from current employer and one from an academic perspective;
  5. Photocopy of the Foreign Physical Examination Form;
  6. Photocopy of the English proficiency certificate;
  7. Photocopy of a valid passport;
  8. 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.

Submission Offline

  • The applicants shall obtain approval and recommendation from the relevant department of the host country before applying for this scholarship.
  • For the applicants whose host government allows them to submit the application directly to the Embassy of China, please obtain permission or a recommendation letter from the host government which states that the applicant has been approved to study in China, and submit the original documents of the letter and other above-mentioned application documents to the Economic and Commercial Counselor’s Office (ECCO) of Chinese Embassy in the host country. The scanned copies of the documents is needed as well. For emails and addresses of the Economic and Commercial Counsellor’s Offices, please visit http://www.china-aibo.cn.
  • The responsible department of the host government shall submit a written request to the ECCO of the Chinese Embassy for an official recommendation letter and clearly state:
    • Whether the applicant is willing to be considered for a similar program at other universities if the applied programs could not accept the applicant.
    • Other special requests if any.

The ECCO of the Chinese Embassy in your country should be open for application until . However, the application deadline may vary per receiving institution. For more details, please refer to the CSC Scholarship Application Tips and Tricks and visit the official page. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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  1. I have master degree graduated at a university of engineering from Hunan University of china by mofcom sponsored and now I want apply PhD. My question is can I apply this year mofcom scholarship?

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  4. Hii guys. Did anyone get the CSC (type-B) scholarship for master china MOFCOM programs from china foriegn Affairs University? My status on CSC portal is still IN PROGRESS and University portal is showing “Waiting for preliminary admission” Could you please tell me guys, what does it mean?

  5. I want to apply online for my PHD program in chine in MOFCOM program. Please, how could you help me in providing the information and the online scholarship form.

  6. Good day i am Arun Mansaray i am from Sierra Leone i want to know when Mofcom for 2023 will be out timeline for application thanks

  7. Hi I’m Joseph Lore from Kenya ??.
    I would like to know when application for MOFCOM 2023 will be open.

    Kind regards.

  8. Hello
    God bless the Chinese government for this wonderful offer. I am from Sierra Leone, ready to apply for the MOFCOM scholarship 2023. Please when is the application for 2023? Thanks

      1. Good afternoon, I have just filled my application for Chinese Government Scholarship. I am in FREETOWN. I am doing the medicals tomorrow and will submit the final on Friday. Am I not late? Thank you.


  10. when the results for MOFCOM Scholarship 2021 masters application will be announced?
    Applicant from Sudan

  11. We got communicationlate when you have already closed system can you open we apply here I. ke ya

  12. Hi
    Do I have to apply for a place at the universities at the same time as applying for the scholarship or the other application will come after?

  13. i am HAWORU LULE JOSEPH, a South Sudanese by nationality and is ready to apply for the scholarships.can you inform me about how to apply.

    waiting from your end.

  14. Good after noon ? I am from Ethiopia and I am planning to apply the china fully funded scholarship for the studding years of 2021-2022 ,next I should try to submit my application documents .

    Reply to me !!

  15. Hi, am planning to admit this scholarship next near , by then(start studding time sep.2022) i will have two and half years work experience so can i submit my paper and try? also during i was studding Chinese in college i was also working part time in a Chinese company so total is almost 3 years! should i try to submit next year ?

  16. Good afternoon:

    Do you know if this scholarship is also for European countries like Spain? Thank you so much in advance

    1. We are not sure, but we think this scholarship is mostly for students from developing countries. You may ask the Chinese embassy in your country to be sure.

      1. I’m Haggai Gondwe working as an Aquaculture Research Officer in the Department of Fisheries based at National Aquaculture Research Development Centre in Kitwe, ZAMBIA.
        I applied applied for the International masters degree program in Environmental management and sustainable development at your reputable and prestigious University.
        I would like to know when the selection process of the application with the Institution will done. Have been trying to check on my application with the the University on the status, it’s still saying in PROCESS.
        Kindly advise and provide me with information regarding the same.


  17. hi i am bereket andemeskel from Eritrea I get the admission letter on 29/08/2019 but I went to know how I can get flight air ticket and when must be I arrive at the southwest jiaotong university

  18. I am one of the applicant who did applied for Mofcom Scholarship 2019 and I am living in Eritrea East Africa. I would to know when was the admission letter be arrive I know I get acceptable by the southwest jiaotong universtiy but i am waiting for the admission ?

  19. Hi? I just wanted to know when the results for mofcom masters application will be announced. I happen to be one of the applicants from Zambia.

  20. Hello,
    I am one of the applicant who did applied for Mofcom Scholarship 2019 and I am living in Sierra Leone West Africa. I would to know when would the results be published?

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