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2018/2019 Chinese Government Scholarship Application

The 2018/2019 Chinese Government Scholarship is now open for application. Please note that online application is the only channel this year. Besides, all applicants are also kindly requested to send all the documents (in hard copy, which will be used for future reference) to the Chinese Embassy in Malawi for reference no later than March 16th, 2018. For more information, please refer to or

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must

- be a citizen of a country other than the People's Republic of China, and be in good health.

- 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 under the age of 45 and have completed at least two years of undergraduate study 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.

Application Documents

a) Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship (in Chinese or English).

b) Notarized highest diploma: Prospective diploma winners must submit official proof of

student status by their current school. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.

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

d) 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.)

e) 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.

f) Applicants for music studies are requested to submit their own works. Applicants for fine arts programs must submit their own works which include two sketches, two color paintings and two other works.

g) Applicants under the age of 18 should submit the valid documents of their legal guardians in China.

h) Applicants planning to stay in China for more than 6 months must submit a photocopy of the Foreigner Physical Examination Form (should be done in Kamuzu Central Hospital, Mzuzu Central Hospital or Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, the original copy should be kept by the applicant) completed in English. The form designed by the Chinese quarantine authority can be downloaded from or 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 take physical examination as the result is valid for only 6 months.

Please submit the following documents if applicable

i) Pre-admission Letter from Chinese Government Scholarship universities.

j) Language qualification certificate. e.g., HSK certificates, IELTS or TOFEL report.

NOTE: The online application should be done before 16 March 2018. The above documents (in hard copy) should be bound on top left corner, with Serial Number (assigned by the system when applying online) on top right corner, and arrive at the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Malawi (Area 13/188, Lilongwe) before 16 March 2018. Application materials will not be returned regardless of the result of application.

Before applying online, please read the instruction carefully as follows:

Instructions of the Chinese Government Scholarship Information System

Step 1: Visit or and click "Scholarship Application Online for International Students".

Step 2: Read "Tips for online application" carefully before clicking "NEXT" to the registration page.

Step 3: Log in with your user name and password. For new user, please click "Create an account" for registration. Creating an account with Gmail or Yahoo email address may cause failure of receiving verification email from the application system. Thus, you are suggested to use other email address for the registration.

Step 4: Fill in the correct Program Category and Agency Number. An Agency Number represents a specific application receiving agency and a correct choose of Program Category is necessary before filling in the Agency Number. Please make sure you fill it in correctly, otherwise you will not be able to continue your online application or your application will not be accepted.

Your 'Program Category' is : Type A and 'Agency Number' is: 4541. Once the correct 'Agency Number' is entered, the name of the agency will automatically emerge.

Step 5: Fill in the Online Application Form and Upload Supporting Documents truly, correctly and completely following the steps listed on the left of the page.

Applicants are required to select a discipline before choosing their majors. Please refer to the Disciplines Index, which could be downloaded from Help, if you have any doubt about the disciplines and majors.

Step 6: Check each part of your Application carefully before submitting it. Click "Submit" to submit your Application. The submitted documents will be the only reference for the applied universities to confirm the admission.

Step 7: You can make changes to your application by clicking "Withdraw and Edit the Application" on the top of the page. But make sure to submit it again by clicking "Submit" after finishing all the changes. Otherwise, the retrieved application will become invalid and your new application will not be received either.

Step 8: You can download and print the completed Application Form by clicking "Print the Application Form".

Step 9: Send all the documents (in hard copy) to the Chinese Embassy in Malawi (Area 13/188, Lilongwe).

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Only Chinese and English are accepted for the online application.


Approval and Notification:

1. The Chinese Embassy will assess all the application documents online only and organize shortlisted interviews for competent applicants. 

2. China Scholarship Council (CSC) will assess the application documents and CSC reserves the right to make necessary adjustments on the proposed institution, majors, etc.

3. CSC will send the Admission Notice and other relevant documents to candidates through the Chinese Embassy by 30 July 2018.

For more information, please refer to or contact:

Mr. Cui Jianfeng

Education Officer, Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Malawi



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