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Chinese Government Scholarship for South Africans 2017 – 2018
March 14, 2017 Bursaries

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP

The Chinese Government are awarding scholarship opportunities for postgraduate or Chinese language study South African students to study in China

Scholarships will be awarded to students in the following qualification levels: Bachelors degree, Masters degree, PhD, Advanced Studies and Chinese language.
PhD students: all fields of study
Other students: preference will be given to postgraduate students and those studying in the following fields:

  • Engineering Maritime Studies
  • Environment and Climate change
  • Biotechnology
  • Space science and technology
  • Nuclear and renewable energy
  • Natural and physical sciences
  • Chinese language studies
  • Telecommunication
  • Statistics

 

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen
  • Strong academic record
  • Good physical and mental health
  • Willing and able to study in China from September 2017
  • Shown an interest in China
  • Committed to the development of South Africa
  • Meet the minimum criteria to enter into the selected programme in China and a similar programme in South African
  • Bachelor’s degree applicant: must have completed a HSK Level 4 certificate: proficient in Chinese

Visit http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua/programsearchen.aspx to find out which programmes and institutions are available for this scholarship.

HOW TO APPLY

The application process is comprised of 2 parts:
1) Download and complete the Chinese-Government-Scholarship-Application-Form (pdf).
Email the completed application form to Internationalscholarships@dhet.gov.za with “Chinese Scholarship Application, [Your surname]” in the subject line.

Please attach the following supporting documentation to your email:
Chinese language studies (non-degree students):

  • Passport/ receipt of passport application (copy)
  • Matric certificate or equivalent (certified copy)
  • Degree certificate (if applicable) (certified copy)
  • 1 x recommendation letter from a teacher or employer (signed and on a letterhead)
  • Official letter of acceptance from Chinese institution or evidence of application (copy)

Bachelor’s degree students:

  • Passport/ receipt of passport application (copy)
  • Matric certificate or equivalent (certified copy)
  • 1 x recommendation letter from a teacher or employer (signed and on a letterhead)
  • Official letter of acceptance from Chinese institution or evidence of application (copy)
  • Level 4 or higher HSK certificate (copy)

Postgraduate students (PhD/ Master’s/ Post-doc):

  • Passport/ receipt of passport application (copy)
  • Bachelor’s/ Master’s/ Honour’s degree certificate (where applicable) (certified copy)
  • 2 x recommendation letters from a professors or senior lecturers (signed and on a letterhead)
  • Official letter of acceptance from Chinese institution or evidence of application (copy)
  • Research proposal outline (between 2 and 4 pages)

2) Shortlisted candidates must complete the CSC online application, available at http://laihua.csc.edu.cn, as well as complete a medical examination form. Candidates will be notified if they have been shortlisted.

CLOSING DATE

22 March 2017.

CONTACT

For any bursary queries, please contact:
Department of Higher Education and Training: International Scholarships
Tel: 012 312 5287
Email: internationalscholarships@dhet.gov.za

Visit The DHET International Scholarships website (http://www.internationalscholarships.dhet.gov.za/CHINESE%20GOVERNMENT%20SCHOLARSHIPS.html) for:
-Information about living and studying in Hungary
-List of available programmes and institutions



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