The 2022/2023 application phase of the Shanghai Government Scholarship for international students is now open. The scholarships is open for undergraduate, masters and doctoral degree programmes in Shanghai.
The scholarship seeks to attract outstanding and smart students and scholars from various countries of the world and to further promote international cooperation and exchanges in Shanghai education.
The programme is divided into categories A and B. A-type scholarship is a fully-funded scholarship to include tuition, accommodation, living expenses and comprehensive medical insurance during the scholarship period while the B-type scholarship is a partial scholarship that will cover tuition and comprehensive medical insurance.
Shanghai Government Scholarship Details:
For the purpose of constructing the science and technology innovation center with global influence, promoting the international cooperation and communication, and attracting more outstanding prospective international students to study in Shanghai, Shanghai Municipal People’s Government has set up “Shanghai Government Scholarship for International Students” (hereinafter referred to SGS) since 2006.
It is established to fund distinctive prospective international students to study in higher educational institutions in Shanghai.
Shanghai Government Scholarship Requirements:
To be considered for the IMES, you must:
(1) Applicant must be a non-Chinese citizen in good health.
(2) Age and education background:
Applicant applying for undergraduate programs, should obtain a high school degree or above and be no more than 25 years old; for master’s programs, applicant should have a bachelor degree or above and be no more than 35 years old; for PhD programs, applicant should have a master’s degree or above with academic research ability, and be no more than 40 years old.
Applicant applying for the pre-college program should obtain a high school degree under the age of 23 years old, with a letter of pre-admission of undergraduate program from a Shanghai university.
(3) Outstanding in academic performance.
(4) Language proficiency:
Generally, applicant should achieve Chinese level of HSK4 and meet the language requirements of the applied university and program.
Meeting entry requirements of the applied university and program.
6) Applicant that has received any other scholarships offered by Chinese government or organizations is not entitled to apply SGS.
Shanghai Government Scholarship Duration and Reward:
• It offers Monthly Stipends
• It offers Health Insurance
• It is a fully funded Scholarship
• It provides Accommodation
For the entire period of studies
Universities will guide the scholarship recipients with visa application, registration and other relevant procedures.
In principle, universities will offer accommodations to SGS students in their first year of study.
Universities will make comprehensive evaluations on SGS students’ academic performance, attitude, attendance and conduct every year. Students evaluated as qualified are entitled to get the scholarship in the following year. Those who fail the evaluation will be suspended or deprived of the scholarship for the following year.
The result of evaluation will be announced and report to the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission.
Shanghai Municipal Education Commission and universities will organize activities such as ‘Experiencing China’ and ‘Studying in Shanghai’ for international students, especially SGS students, helping them further understand the society and culture in Shanghai and China.
Method of Application
You’re to log into http://apply.study.shmec.gov.cn (Study in Shanghai website), where you will find information on universities, courses, application periods, and procedures.
• You can apply for the scholarship on the website. The duration is between February to April.
Shanghai Government Scholarship has two funding options for the prospective recipients. The recipients while applying for the scholarship are to choose the one they prefer between the fully funded and partially funded options. Whether the fully funded or the partially funded, what’s important is to many students is the quality education the Program promises.
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