Wednesday, April 08, 2020

UNESCO CSC Great Wall Scholarship 2020/2021

UNESCO CSC Great Wall Scholarship
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LEVEL: Masters, PhD, Research
FUNDING: Full Scholarship
OPEN TO: Specific countries
PLACE: China
STATUS: Closed

The 2020/2021 UNESCO CSC Great Wall Scholarship for international students is now open. The Great Wall Program have been established by the Chinese Ministry of Education (MOE) for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to sponsor students and scholars in developing countries to study and conduct research in China.

The Great Wall Program is a full funded scholarship that is open for foreign citizens to study in China in a wide range of study fields available at participating universities.

UNESCO CSC Great Wall Scholarship Details

  • Host Institution(s): Full list of eligible Chinese universities here.
  • Field: Available fields at the university.
  • Number of awards: Seventy-five (75).
  • Duration: One year.
  • Eligible countries: Open to citizens of following countries:

AFRICA – 46 Member States: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

ASIA AND THE PACIFIC – 38 Member States: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Palau, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Viet Nam.

ARAB STATES – 13 Member States: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Yemen.

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBEAN – 26 Member States: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Venezuela.

EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA – 12 Member States: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Ukraine.

UNESCO CSC Great Wall Scholarship Benefits

The Great Wall Program is for a duration of one year and provides a full scholarship which covers:

  • tuition waiver,
  • accommodation,
  • Monthly stipends
    • General Scholars: CNY 3 000
    • Senior Scholars : CNY 3 500
  • comprehensive medical insurance.

UNESCO covers:

  • one round trip international travel to and from China;
  • monthly pocket allowance of US$ 80, and
  • a termination allowance of US$ 200 to cover excess luggage charges at time of return to home country.

UNESCO CSC Great Wall Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for the UNESCO CSC Great Wall Scholarship, applicants must satisfy following criteria:

  • be a citizen of one of the countries listed above, and be in good health
  • applying for General Scholar programs must not be older than the age of forty-five (45) and have completed at least two years of Undergraduate study; and
  • Those who are applying for Senior Scholar programmes must be a Master’s degree holder or an associate professor (or above) and not older than the age of fifty (50).
  • English proficiency is required.
  • Be in good health, both mentally and physically.

You may also be eligible for the:

  1. Estonian Government Scholarship For Short Courses;
  2. Government Of Flanders Master Mind Scholarships;
  3. International Excellence Scholarship At London Brunel University;
  4. TaiwanICDF International Higher Education Scholarship;
  5. Tuition Free American Degrees At University Of The People.

Application instructions

Eligible applicants who want to apply for the UNESCO CSC Great Wall Scholarship must follow steps below:

Step 1: Read carefully the Announcement letter, especially the attached ANNEX II, to understand the requirements for eligible candidatures and the procedures for the submission of application.

Step 2: Contact the National Commission for UNESCO of your country to enquire the application procedures at national level. Click here for contact information on UNESCO National Commissions.

Step 3: Prepare your application documents (in English or Chinese) properly according to the requirements prescribed in ANNEX II.

Step 4: Submit your application to the National Commission for UNESCO of your country.

Step 5: As soon as you are informed by the National Commission for UNESCO of your country that you are nominated as a candidate for this programme, you should complete the online application and submit all the supporting documents on the online application system of China Scholarship Council. Click here to see the instructions for your online application.

Note: Hard copies of application documents are no longer required and it is mandatory for each nominated candidate to submit his/her application in the online application system. Candidates should mention their serial number of online application when their applications are submitted to UNESCO. Any application without online registration will not be considered.

Step 6: Letters of nomination and copies of China Scholarship Council online Application Forms together with photocopies of valid ordinary passports should be submitted to UNESCO by National Commissions by 25 March 2020 at the latest.

Applicants are encouraged to contact in advance with their target Chinese universities and apply for the pre-admission. For the applicants who have received the pre-admission letters from by the time of submission, please attach the letters in your supporting documents. For more details on the UNESCO CSC Great Wall Scholarship, please read the CSC Scholarship Application Tips and Tricks and visit the official page.

One Comment

  1. Hello!

    I am Boryana Kraleva from Bulgaria. Am I able to apply for this scholarship? I would like to study Master’s degree in China.


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