The 2022/2023 application phase of the Shanghai Government Scholarship for international students is now open. The scholarships are open for undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in Shanghai.
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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 program 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.
For the purpose of constructing the science and technology innovation center with global influence, promoting 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.
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To be considered for the IMES, you must:
(1) Applicant must be a non-Chinese citizen in good health.
(2) Age and education background:
Applicants applying for undergraduate programs, should obtain a high school degree or above and be no more than 25 years old; for master’s programs, the applicant should have a bachelor’s degree or above and be no more than 35 years old; for Ph.D. programs, the applicant should have a master’s degree or above with academic research ability, and be no more than 40 years old.
Applicants 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 the undergraduate program from a Shanghai university.
(3) Outstanding in academic performance.
(4) Language proficiency:
Generally, the applicant should achieve the Chinese level of HSK4 and meet the language requirements of the applied university and program.
(5) Meeting entry requirements of the applied university and program.
(6) Applicant that has received any other scholarships offered by the Chinese government or organizations is not entitled to apply SGS.
Scholarship Duration and Reward
- Full Scholarship
- Monthly Stipends
- Health Insurance
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 the evaluation will be announced and reported 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.
How To Apply
Applicants can check the Study in Shanghai website, which provides information on universities, courses, application periods, and procedures.
Applicants can apply for the scholarship on the website. The application period is generally from February to April. The date and procedure of application may differ each year, please refer to the official websites of those universities.
The Application Deadline is Not Specified