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Chinese Government Scholarship Program 2019/2020


The 2019/2020 Chinese Government Scholarship is now open for application. Please note that online application is the only channel. For more information, please refer to or The closing date for receiving online application is Sunday, 10 March 2019

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must

-be a citizen of Malawi 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 must submit a photocopy of the Foreigner Physical Examination Form (should be done in Kamuzu Central Hospitals, Mzuzu Central Hospital or Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, the original copy should be kept by the applicant and will be checked when entering China) completed in English. The form designed by the Chinese quarantine authority can be downloaded from our website (as attached at the end of this web page). 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.

i)Language qualification certificate if applicable. e.g.: HSK certificates, IELTS or TOFEL report. Written and spoken fluency in Chinese is an advantage.


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 for Students".

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

Step 3:t 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. For all the Malawian applicants, the  'Program Category is : Type A and 'Agency Number is:4541. Once the correct 'Agency Number is entered, the full name of the agency will automatically emerge. ( An Agency Number represents a specific application receiving agency and a correct Identification 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. )

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.

Please use Firefox or Internet Explorer (11.0). Menu selection functions may not work in other browsers.

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. The 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 2019.


For more information, please refer to, or or contact:

Mr. Cui Jianfeng and Ms. Gou Aimin from Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Malawi

by E-mail:

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