2014/2015 Chinese Government Scholarship-PIF Program

Chinese Government Scholarship—PIF Program is a full scholarship established by MOE to encourage students from Pacific island countries to study and research in China.

Program Categories, Duration and Language of Instruction

Program Categories

Major Study

(academic year)

Chinese language (preparatory) study

(academic year)

Duration of


(academic year)

Undergraduate programs


up to 2


Master’s programs


up to 2


Doctoral programs


up to 2


General scholar programs

up to 1

up to 1

up to 2

Senior scholar programs

up to 1

up to 1

up to 2

a. This program supports undergraduate programs, master’s programs, doctoral programs, general scholar programs and senior scholar programs.

b. All the undergraduate programs, most graduate programs and most non-degree programs are instructed in Chinese. Certain universities offer English-taught programs for postgraduates, general scholars and senior scholars. For detailed program description, please checkDirectory of the Chinese Institutions Admitting International Students under Chinese Government Scholarship or

c. The scholarship duration specified in the Admission Letter, covering major study and Chinese language (preparatory) study, cannot be extended in general.

Scholarship Coverage

-a waiver of fee for registration, tuition, laboratory experiments, internship, and basic textbooks;

-free on-campus dormitory accommodation;

-monthly living allowance;

-one-off settlement subsidy after registration for new students;

-outpatient medical service, Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Protection Scheme for international students in China;

-one-off inter-city travel reimbursement;

-a one-way air ticket (economy class) to China upon registration, and a one-way air ticket (economy class) back from China to their home countries after completion of their studies.

Application Receiving Agency and Deadline

The applicants should apply to Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Secretariat between January and early April each year.


To be eligible, applicants must:

-be a citizen of a PIF member country, 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 Procedure

a. Applicants consult the PIF Secretariat for the details and requirements of PIF Program and submit the application as required.

b. Once recommended by the PIF Secretariat, candidates shall contact the target university for Admission Letter.

c. Recommended candidates must finish the online application procedure atCSC Online Application System for International Students. Please go click Application Online for International Students, complete the required information, submit the completedApplication Form for Chinese Government Scholarshiponline and print a hard copy.

e. A package of complete application documents must be submitted to the PIF Secretariat before the deadline. (Please checkApplication Documentsfor the detailed checklist.)

f. CSC does not accept any individual application other than the recommended applications from the PIF Secretariat. Candidates with Admission Letter will be placed in the host university; those without Admission Letter should follow CSC’s placement.

PleaseNOTEapplicants should consult the PIF Secretariat for the instructions of CSC Online Application System for International Students and Agency Number.

Application Documents (in duplicate)

a. Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship(in Chinese or English)

b.Notarized highest diploma (photocopy):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 Proposalin 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 studies 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 a CD of their own works. Applicants for fine arts programs must submit a CD of 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 planning to stay in China for more than 6 months must submit a photocopy of theForeigner Physical Examination Formcompleted in English (the original copy should be kept by the applicant. The form designed by the Chinese quarantine authority can be downloaded from The physical examinations must cover all the items listed in theForeigner 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. Applicants with Admission Letter from designated universities should enclose the letter in the application package.

j. Applicants with valid HSK Certificate should enclose it in the application package.

NOTE: The above documents should be bound on top left corner (in duplicate) and must be forwarded to CSC via the PIF Secretariat before April 30th. No application documents will be returned.

Approval and Notification

a. Recommended application documents from the PIF Secretariat will be reviewed by CSC. The applications will be regarded as invalid if the application documents fail to meet the requirements or the applicants are ineligible.

b. Qualified applications will be forwarded to universities for recruitment. CSC reserves the right to make necessary adjustments on the university options, specialties, program categories and duration of study. CSC will forward their nominations to universities for recruitment approval. The application enclosed with Admission Letter will be forwarded directly to the host university which granted the Letter.

c. Scholarship applicants accepted by Chinese universities will be officially awarded the Chinese Government Scholarship with the approval from CSC. Each applicant can only be granted one scholarship program.

d. CSC will send, before July 31st, theList of Scholarship Winners, Admission LetterandVisa Application Form for Study in China (JW201)to the PIF Secretariat, who will forward the documents to the scholarship winners.

e. Students are not permitted, in general, to apply to change their specialties, host universities or the duration of study as specified in the Admission Letter once they agree to accept the scholarship.

f. If applicants fail to register before the deadline for registration, their scholarship will not be reserved.

Contact Information

Mr. Filipe Jitoko, Ms. Glynis Miller (Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat)

Tel: +679-3312600, 3220211, 3220214

Fax: +679-3220221, 3220282



Address: Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Private Mail Bag, Suva, Fiji

Minglun Campus:

85 Minglun Street, Kaifeng 475001, P.R. China

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