OAS Partnerships Program for Education and Training (PAEC)


CHINA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

SCHOLARSHIPS 2015





Please note that the China Scholarship Council’s scholarship application site will be available nightly from 8:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The China Scholarship Council apologies for any inconvenience caused to you.

Are you interested in applying for a scholarship to conduct your studies in China?

The Government of China, through the Ministry of Education of China (MOE), in cooperation with the OAS Department of Human Development and Education, is offering partial scholarships to citizens of OAS member states to pursue studies in China, in any field of study available to international students, starting in September 2015. The China Scholarship Council (CSC) is responsible for the enrollment of international students and carries out the routine management of Chinese Government Scholarship Programs.

Announcement OAS-China 2015

12 Additional Scholarships to be Awarded under the 2015 OAS/China Scholarship Program

In addition to the 15 scholarships initially awarded under this Program, the Government of the People’s Republic of China recently announced that a further 12 eligible candidates will receive scholarships under the OAS/China Scholarship Program, bringing the total to twenty-seven (27) for 2015.

In 2009 the OAS and the Government of China entered into partnership to offer 5 scholarship opportunities annually to citizens of the Americas under the OAS Partnerships Program for Education and Training (PAEC). This number has increased to 15 per year, and 70 students from the across the Hemisphere have benefitted from the Program to date. This generous move by the Government of China to offer a total of 27 scholarships in 2015 is the second largest number of scholarships to be offered through the OAS/China Program since the inception of the Program.

The scholarships, offered to citizens of the 34 OAS member states, cover registration, tuition, books and study materials, accommodation, subsistence, medical insurance and local transportation for the duration of the scholarship period in China.

To see the full list of selected scholarship recipients for 2015, please click here. The call for applications for the 2016 cycle will be launched in January 2016.




SUMMARY OF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM OPEN/CLOSE +-


PROGRAMS:

Chinese language training, undergraduate and graduate programs in Chinese universities accepting international students

MODALITY:

Onsite in China

LANGUAGE:

Chinese and/or English

DEADLINES:

Scholarship: April 15th, 2015

DURATION:

1 to 5 years, based on category of applicants

BENEFITS:

Registration, Tuition and Books, and Study Materials; Accommodation; Subsistence; Medical Insurance; and Local Transportation


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CATEGORIES OF APPLICANTS AND DURATION OF SCHOLARSHIP OPEN/CLOSE +-


Categories of Applicants

Duration of Studies

Duration of Remedial Chinese Language Training

Duration of Scholarship*

 

Academic Years

Bachelor’s degree students

4-5

1-2 college preparatory courses

4-7

Master’s degree students

2-3

1-2

2-5

Doctoral degree students

3-4

1-2

3-6

Chinese language students

1-2

none

Up to 2

General scholars

1

1

Up to 2

Senior scholars

1

1

Up to 2


* Duration of scholarship specified at the time of admission CANNOT be extended in principle.


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GENERAL REQUIREMENTS OPEN/CLOSE +-


Applicants must:

  • Be Non-Chinese citizen
  • Be citizens or permanent residents of an OAS Member State
  • Be in good health to successfully undertake and finish the program of study
  • Return to their countries of origin and reside there for at least two years upon completion of the program of study in China.

Education background and age limit:

  • Undergraduate: Applicants must have senior high school diploma with good academic performance and be under the age of 25.
  • Graduate: Applicants must have bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35.
  • Doctorate: Applicants must have master’s degree and be under the age of 40.
  • Chinese Language Study: Applicants must have senior high school diploma and be under the age of 35.
  • General scholar candidates must have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies and be under the age of 45, and may study all majors except the Chinese language.
  • Senior scholar candidates must have master’s degree or above, or hold academic titles of associate professor or above, and be under the age of 50.


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LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT OPEN/CLOSE +-


It is strongly recommended that all applicants have a good command of the English language.

Chinese higher education institutions generally use Chinese as instructional language. Applicants with no command of Chinese language are required to take Chinese language courses (sponsored by the scholarship) for 1-2 years before beginning their main course of study:

1-2 years for Undergraduate programs instructed in Chinese. (must pass the examinations after the college preparatory courses so they start their university studies)

1 year for applicants who apply for studies in science, engineering, agriculture, medicine (western medicine), economics, management and law.

2 years for applicants who apply for studies in literature, history, philosophy, and medicine (traditional Chinese medicine, Chinese herb medicine)

Some courses set for general scholars, senior scholars and postgraduate students can be conducted in English. Please refer to the Directory of Chinese Higher Education Institutions.

Note: Students are not permitted, in principle, to change their subjects, institutions or the duration of study specified in the Admission Notice and Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW201).


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DOCUMENTS NEEDED TO APPLY OPEN/CLOSE +-


1. Complete and Submit:
A. Chinese Government Application Form
B. OAS/China Scholarship application
Upload a copy of the following documents where indicated in the OAS China Scholarship Application Form:

  • Highest diploma obtained (notarized photocopy).
  • School Transcripts
  • A study or research plan in Chinese or in English (no less than 200 words for undergraduates, no less than 500 words for scholars). Detailed research plan (additional paper can be attached) is required for graduate studies applicants or scholars for advanced studies.
  • Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English by professors or associate professors or current or previous employer. Applicants who apply while currently pursuing studies in China for master or doctoral degree studies must submit the Admission Notice or Invitation Letter issued by the targeted university.
  • Applicants for music programs are requested to submit one CD recording of the applicants’ own work. Applicants for fine arts programs must submit one CD recording of the applicants’ own work (including two sketches, two color paintings and two other works).
  • Applicants under the age of 18 should submit the legal documents of their legal guardians in China.
  • Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (issued by Chinese quarantine authority and only for those whose period of studies in China lasts up to six months) filled in English.


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SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS OPEN/CLOSE +-


  1. The applicants shall apply through the Chinese Government Scholarship application system (online application).
  2. The applicants shall apply to the OAS through the OAS Fellowship Management System (online application).
  3. The applicants shall mail all documents to the OAS no later than April 15th, 2015
  4. Applicants may refer to the relevant authorities for details. Application materials will not be returned regardless of the outcome of the application process.


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IMPORTANT DATES OPEN/CLOSE +-


April 15th 2015 Scholarship Application Deadline
April 2015 Pre-selection of candidates by OAS
April - June 2015 Final Selection of candidates by CSC and OAS
June 2015 Announcement of Scholarship Recipients
September 2015 Start of study program in China

Two copies of each application document should reach the OAS no later than April 15th, 2015 at:
Organization of American States
Department of Human Development and Education
1889 F Street, N.W., 7th floor
Washington, DC 20006
Att.: OAS-China Scholarships


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INFORMATION AND QUESTIONS

All pertinent information is available at China Scholarship Council website: http://en.csc.edu.cn/

For information about eligible universities and programs visit:
http://www.sino-education.org/cmt.doc & http://en.csc.edu.cn/Laihua/programsearchen.aspx  
(only programs marked with *)

For further information or assistance regarding the Chinese Scholarship application form, please contact: Mrs. Xiaofang Yu at aliciayu2011@hotmail.com.

If you have any questions about the OAS/China Scholarship application form, please contact: Miguel Duncan at mduncan@oas.org or nduncan@oas.org.

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