Haksewui Post time 2014-10-25 20:03:12

Learning Chinese at a Chinese University

Hello People!
I have got one question : I really wanted to learn Mandarin at a university in China but the tuition fee is kind of high for non-Chinese citizens.

I wanted to ask whether it is possible to acquire a scholarship just to learn Chinese. I only found scholarships for studying in Chinese and Bachelor/Master degrees. But that is not what I am looking for.

My family is not earning that much to pay the tuition fee and living cost at the same time. That's why I was wondering whether there is a scholarship for only learning Mandarin at a university for foreign students.
If so : Could you provide me with links?
Thanks for your help ! Feel free to comment !

LoneAcorn Post time 2014-10-26 20:07:42

There are various Chinese government scholarship programs available. Below is a list of some of them.

1. Chinese Language (preparatory) Study under Bilateral Program
    Duration: 1-2 years
    Type of scholarship: full or partial
    Where to inquire: your home country's education department, certain universities, Chinese Embassy or Consulate
    Link: China Scholarship Council official website www.campuschina.org

2. CHINA/UNESCO - Great Wall Fellowship Program
    Type of scholarship: full
    Availability: only available to applicants who come to study as general scholars and senior scholars
    Where to inquire: National Commissions for UNESCO

3. Study in Asia Scholarship Program
     Type of scholarship: full
     Available for Asian students and general/senior scholars within Asia.
     Where to inquire: Chinese diplomatic missions in your home country

4. China/AUN Scholarship Program
    Type of scholarship: full
    Available for students, teachers and scholars from ASEAN member countries.
    Where to inquire: ASEAN Secretariat

5. China/Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Scholarship Program
    Type of scholarship: full
    Available for students from relevant Pacific Island countries.
    Where to inquire: PIF Secretariat

6. Confucius Institute Scholarships for One-Academic-Year or One-Semester Students
    Type of scholarship: full, monthly living allowances provided
    Where to inquire: Confucius Institute in your home country
    Link: http://www.csc.edu.cn/studyinchina/scholarshipdetailen.aspx?cid=218&id=2728

7. China/World Meteorological Organization Program
    Type of scholarship: partial
    Where to inquire: World Meteorological Organization.

8.  British Council China Scholarship, if you're in UK
     Type of scholarship: full
     Where to inquire:  British Council China or China Scholarship Council (CSC)

9. University Scholarships
    Type of scholarships: full or partial
    Where to inquire: various Chinese universities
    Link: www.csc.edu.cn/laihua/scholarshiplisten.aspx?cid=106
or inquire directly through the official website of the university of your choice.

Taking into consideration your financial constraints, try to choose a university in the southern part of China as cost of living is less expensive as compared to say those in Beijing or Shanghai. Also, many people in these big cities speak English which could be a disadvantage if you really want to get immersed.
Other factors: level of HSK and score, educational attainment and grades, age, health, etc.

Hope this helps.


Haksewui Post time 2014-10-27 01:05:40

LoneAcorn Post time: 2014-10-26 20:07 static/image/common/back.gif
There are various Chinese government scholarship programs available. Below is a list of some of them ...

Thank you very much LoneAcorn , I will go through and and see if there is anything I can do ;-)

thomasinchina Post time 2014-11-10 23:23:45

You might want to check schools as well, I've heard the price range can be lower like 6000 RMB for a semester...
The only question left : are these courses good enough?

In anycase, the confucius institute is a good alternative

Haksewui Post time 2014-11-16 04:47:38

thomasinchina Post time: 2014-11-10 23:23 static/image/common/back.gif
You might want to check schools as well, I've heard the price range can be lower like 6000 RMB for a ...

Yea I already considered going to confucius institute classes but I am not quite sure what kind of prices are going to be there and how efficient it is

Zipper1724 Post time 2014-11-16 06:14:46

I assume u r in china. the best way to learn is to listen n to speak.
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