China/UNESCO--the Great Wall Fellowship scheme is a full scholarship scheme set up by the Ministry of Education of China for candidates recommended by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). China Scholarship Council (hereinafter referred to as CSC) administers the recruitment and the daily management of the scheme.
Categories of Applicants and Duration of Scholarship
This scheme only sponsors general scholars and senior scholars to study in China. Candidates who are enrolled to be taught in Chinese are required to have one year remedial Chinese courses prior to the major studies, consequently the total scholarship duration is one year Chinese courses plus one year major study. If the major courses can be conducted in English, remedial Chinese study may be skipped, the scholarship will only last for one year.
Applicants should apply to the National Commission for UNESCO in their home country. The time for application is from the beginning of January to the begining of April.
Details of the Scholarship
The applicants must fill in and provide the following materials truly and correctly.
The headquarters of UNESCO shall submit the above materials to CSC by April 30th 2004. CSC does not accept individual applications.
Selection of Institutions and Specialty
Applicants may choose 3 institutions and 1 specialty as personal preference from the Chinese institutions designated by the Ministry of Education of China. Please check the Directory of the Chinese Institutions Admitting International Students under Chinese Government Scholarship Programme or the website of CSC (http://www.csc.edu.cn) for details. Applicants are required to fill in their preferences of institutions and specialty strictly within the ones listed in the Directory. A specified study or research plan is highly required.
Approval and Notification
CSC will review all the application materials it receives from the appointed authorities and CSC is authorized to make necessary adjustments on the applied institutions, specialties and duration of study. The qualified applications will be forwarded to different institutions and the final decision whether to admit the applicants or not will be made by them. If the applicant has been in touch with or accepted by an institution (listed in the Directory) prior to application, the applicant is requested to enclose the relevant admission letters for the reference of the host institution.
The application will be seen as invalid and will not be processed if the applicants are not qualified or the application materials are inconsistent with the recruitment regulations or are incomplete. Finalized placements, specialties and duration of studies are in principle not to be changed.
Scholarship applicants accepted by Chinese institutions will be officially confirmed as Chinese Government Scholarship students with endorsement from the Ministry of Education of China.
CSC will send the List of Enrolled Students, Admission Notice and Visa Application Form for Study In China (JW201) to the headquarter of UNESCO by July 31, 2003 so as to have these documents forwarded to the students.
Official Address of China Scholarship Council
Address: No. 160 Fuxingmennei Street, Beijing 100031, P.R.China
Tel: 0086-10-66413253, 66413132
Published: Wednesday, January 12, 2005
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