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Chinese Government Scholarship for South African Students 2023

The scholarship is offered for undergraduate (Bachelors) in the identified scarce skills, postgraduate (Masters or PhD) or non-degree Chinese language studies. Bachelor’s degree scholarships are taught in 
Chinese and will only be awarded to applicants who already have the required level of Chinese proficiency (HSK 5 or above). Preference is given to applications for postgraduate studies.

About Chinese Government

Chinese Government Scholarship—Chinese University Program is a scholarship established by Ministry of Education (MOE) to support Chinese universities in specific provinces or autonomous regions to recruit outstanding international students for graduate studies in China. MOE authorized USTC to recruit full-time master and doctoral students under the Chinese Government Scholarship since 2008. ... continue reading

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Chinese Government Scholarship

Application Deadline30 Jan 2023
Country to studyChina, South Africa
TypeCollege School
SponsorChinese Government
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of Chinese Government Scholarship

The Chinese Government provides the following:

  • Chinese language studies Tuition
  • Accommodation
  • Stipend
  • Medical Insurance

The South African Government provides the following (subject to the availability of funds):
–    One return economy airfare;
–    Quarterly stipend;
–    Once-off settlement allowance;
–    Research funding (postgraduate only)
–   Visa costs;
–   Compulsory orientation programme before departure

Successful scholarship applicants will be required to sign a contract and return to South Africa upon 
completion of studies

Requirements for Chinese Government Scholarship Qualification

  • South African citizens in good health (medical check will be required for successful applicants);
  • Strong academic record with a minimum 65% average in previous studies;
  • Availability to study in China from September 2023;
  • Demonstrated interest in China and commitment to the development of South Africa;
  • Applications in all fields of study except medicine will be considered;
  • Applicants must meet the minimum academic requirements for entry into a similar programme at a South African university.
  • Bachelor’s applicants must have HSK 4 level language certificate and be willing to study in Chinese, applications without a HSK level 4 language certificate will be automatically disqualified.


Application Deadline

January 30, 2023

How to Apply

Complete the DHET application form and email it with all supporting documents to [email protected] by 30 Jan 2023.

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