1. The Chinese government scholarships are divided into full scholarships and partial scholarships.
2. Contents of the Chinese government scholarships:
-Free from registration fees, tuitions, experiment fees, fieldwork fees, basic teaching materials fees and lodging fees;
-Free medical service same as Chinese students;
-Living expenses in the scholarship and one-off settlement allowances;
-Hard-seat train tickets (hard sleepers for all-night trains) from the entry city to the city where the accepting school is, from the city of the school where the recipient is going to take on further Chinese studies to the city of the school where the recipient is going to study for his or her major, and from the city of the school where he or she graduates from to the exit city;
-The international travel fees of the scholarship recipients are, in principle, borne by the employers, and will be arranged otherwise according to agreements, if any.
3. Following is detailed standards of living expenses in the scholarships and one-off settlement allowances:
-Living expenses for undergraduate students are 800 yuan per person every month;
-Living expenses for Master Degree students are 1,100 yuan per person every month;
-Living expenses for Ph.D students are l,400 yuan per person every month;
-Living expenses for learners of the Chinese language are 800 yuan per person (1,l00 yuan per person every month for those who are second year college graduates or above);
-Living expenses for Visiting Students are 1,l00 yuan per person every month;
-Living expenses for Senior Visiting Students are 1,400 yuan per person every month.
Recipients of the above scholarships whose study terms last one school year are given 600 yuan of one-off resettlement allowances per person when the school opens; those whose study term is less than one year are given 300 yuan of one-off resettlement allowances per person when the school opens.
The partial scholarships cover one or several items of the above full scholarships.
The Great Wall scholarships are the same as the full scholarships for Visiting Students and Senior Visiting Students.
The excellent student scholarships are the same as the full scholarships for postgraduate or Ph.D students.
The HSK winner scholarships are the same as the full scholarships for learners of the Chinese language.
The Chinese culture research program is free from registration, research, lodging, and emergency medical services, and offers 3,000 yum of research subsidies per person every month, 750 yum of one-off allowances for books and reference materials, and 1,000 yuan of one-off allowances for academic tours.
The short-term program for teachers of Chinese is free from registration, tuition, lodging, and emergency medical services, and offers 2,000 yuan of one-off allowances for living expenses; those taking part in group teaching tours are free from lodging and transportation, and are given 650 yuan of food allowances per person.
The Chinese government will adjust the scholarship standards at irregular intervals. For more information, please check the CSC-made admission guidebook of the Chinese government scholarships for International students in China.
(Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange October 18, 2006)