2024 Chinese Government Scholarship- Silk Road Program


Chinese Government Scholarship-Silk Road Program is a full scholarship established by Ministry of Education of Chinato support Chinese universities to attract outstanding international students from "Belt and Road" countries to study in China.According to the relevant rules of Ministry of Education,Zhongnan University of Economics and Law(ZUEL)has formulated the application procedures for admission to the Chinese Government Scholarship - Silk Road Program. Details are as follows:

I. Eligibility

  1. An applicant must be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of Chinaboth mentally and physically;

  2. An applicantmust be the “Belt and Road” countries nationality which accredited by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China;

  3. The requirements for applicants’ degree and age are that applicants must:

-be a Bachelor's degree holder under the age of 35 when applying for the Master’s program;

-be a Master’s degree holder under the age of 40 when applying for the Doctoral program.

  1. An applicantmust Not be holding any other scholarship.

II. Majors, Supporting Categories and Duration




Teaching Language



4 years


Business Administration


2 years



  1. Tuition waiver;

  2. Campus accommodation;

  3. Stipend in China: Master’s students CNY 3,000 per month, Doctoral students CNY 3,500 per month;

  4. Foreign Students Comprehensive Medical Insurance.

IV.Application Procedure

1.An applicant shall visit CSC Online Application System (https://studyinchina.csc.edu.cn/#/login) to register account and submit the application form. (Choose Type B, fill in the ZUEL agency code 10520).

2.An applicant shall log in the International Student Online Service System of ZUEL (http://iesmis.zuel.edu.cn/member/login.do), fill in the application form online (choose program of ‘Chinese Government Scholarship’) and submit the required application documents before the deadline.

V.Application Documents

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

  2. Copy of Passport Home Page: Applicant shall submit a clear scanned copy of his/her ordinary passport with validity later than March 1st, 2025.If the validity of the current passport does not meet the requirement, please apply for a new passport before submitting the application;

  3. Notarized highest diploma: Prospective diploma winners shall submit official proof of student status by their current school. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English shall be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations;

  4. Academic transcripts (from the undergraduate program onwards): Copies of academic records from first to last semester during the undergraduate, graduate (if any), and doctoral programs (if any) shall be provided. These transcripts shall be issued and sealed by the attending university’s academic affairs office, graduate school, or student management department. They can be in Chinese or English, but must be attached with notarized English translations if they are in foreign languages other than English;

  5. A Study Plan proposal written in Chinese or English: The content shall include basic information of the applicant, personal statement, existing research results, research objectives and specific study plans (more than 1,000 words) and post-graduation plans (Appendix 1:Study Plan for International Student Applicants.docx); 

  6. Recommendation letters: Two letters of recommendation (written only in Chinese or English) from professors or associate professors shall be submitted. These letters shall describe the applicant’s objectives of learning in China, comprehensive abilities, and evaluation of future growthas well as the cooperation between the supervisors or the exchange between universities both in China and abroad (signature and contact information are necessary);

  7. Language qualification certificate: Applicants should submit TOEFL: 80 ,IELTS: 6.0. or the certificate of previous degree program which is taught in English;

  8. A photocopy of the Foreigner Physical Examination Form completed in English (the original copy shall be kept by the applicant). The form is designed by the Chinese quarantine authority and can be obtained from the dispatching authority. The physical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner 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 a physical examination as the result is valid for only 6 months(Appendix 2:Physical Examination Form.doc);

  9. Non-criminal record report. The applicant shall submit a valid certificate of Non-Criminal Record issued by the local public security authority, usually issued within 6 months prior to the submission date of the application;

  10. Fresh graduates currently in China should submit the photocopy of the residence permit page and a proof of school performance from the current school;

  11. Other additional documents (e.g. certificate of work or internship, award, publications);

  12. Self-introduction video. Contents include :(1) Self-introduction; (2) Understanding of China; (3) Study plan in China. Formats: AVI, Move, MP4. The file should be within 50Mb and less than 180 seconds in length according to the teaching language of the applied major.


  1. All uploaded supporting documents must be clear, authentic and valid. Applicants are recommended to use professional device to scan the relevant documents. Applicants will be responsible forany consequences caused by unclear or unidentifiable uploaded materials;

  2. ZUEL does Not accept any paper materials;

  3. Admission documents will be sent to the permanent address written on the application form. Please ensure that the contact information is valid and accurate. The mailing address with P.O.Box is NOT accepted;

  4. Please bring the originals of all the above-mentioned documents when you register. Those who provide a prospective diploma certificateMUST bring the original official graduation certificate for verification;

  5. Please contact ZUEL directly, ZUEL does NOT entrust any individual or agent for enrollment.

VI.Application Deadline

May 15th , 2024

VII.Admission and Notification

  1. ZUEL will review all the application documents;

  2. CSC will review eligibility and qualifications of candidates nominated by ZUEL, and decide the final list of scholarship winners;

  3. ZUEL will inform and send the admission documents (Admission Letter and Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW201)) to scholarship recipients.


  1. The result of 2024 Chinese Government Scholarship-Silk Road Program will be announced on the website ofInternational Education School (http://ies.zuel.edu.cn/main.htm). The official Wechat account will also release the results. Please keep following the updates of thewebsite and Wechat account as well;

  2. Scholarship recipientsshould go through the registration procedures on the date stipulated by the university. Those who fail to register after the deadline without approval will be regarded as giving up their student status automatically, and their scholarship qualification will be automatically canceled.If the application documents of the scholarship recipients are inaccurate or concealed,their admission qualification and scholarship will be canceled after verification;

  3. Scholarship recipients MUST participate in annual scholarship evaluation. Scholarship holders who fail to meet the requirements will have their scholarship canceled;

  4. Chinese Government Scholarship students are NOT allowed to enjoyother scholarships at the same time(excluding various one-time awards) established by Chinese governments at all levels and the admission institutions. Once discovered, their eligibility for Chinese government scholarships will be canceled and the received Chinese government scholarship must be returned. For those who deliberately conceal their funding situation, except for disqualification, they areNOTallowed to apply for Chinese government scholarships for three years.

IX. Contact Information

Address: International Education School, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law 182# Nanhu Avenue, East Lake High-tech Development Zone, Wuhan City, Hubei Province P.R.China, 430073

Contact person: Miss Gan,Miss.Zhang

Tel: 0086-27-88387760

E-mail: admissions@zuel.edu.cn


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