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2023/2024 Chinese Government Scholarship Application Now Open
2023-01-05 08:00

The 2023/2024 Chinese Government Scholarship is now open for application. The Chinese Embassy in Tonga is authorized to be responsible for the Scholarship enrollment of Tongan students. Online application(http://www.campuschina.org)should be submitted no later than Friday, February 10, 2023.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must

- be a citizen of the Kingdom of Tonga, and be in good health both mentally and physically.

- be a high school graduate under the age of 25 when applying for undergraduate programs;

- be a bachelor’s degree holder under the age of 35 when applying for master’s programs;

- be a master’s degree holder under the age of 40 when applying for doctoral programs;

- be a high school graduate (at least) under the age of 45 when applying for general scholar programs;

- be a master’s degree holder or an associate professor (or above) under the age of 50 when applying for senior scholar programs.

- have acquired the Chinese proficiency of HSK Level 3 when applying for Chinese-taught undergraduate or general scholar programs (studying Chinese language is exempted);

- have acquired the Chinese proficiency of HSK Level 3 when applying for Chinese-taught senior scholar programs;

- have acquired the Chinese proficiency of HSK Level 4 when applying for Chinese-taught master’s or doctoral programs;

- meet the admission requirements of the applied universities in terms of academic ability, language proficiency and other relevant cafeterias.

Application Documents

a) Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship (in Chinese or English): The Application Form will be created automatically after the correct filling through the Chinese Government Scholarship Information System (CGSIS). Instructions of the online application is attached hereafter.

b) Copy of Passport Home Page: Applicant shall submit a clear scanned copy of his/her ordinary passport with validity later than March 1, 2024.

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

d) Academic transcripts: Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.

e) Language qualification certificates. Applicants for Chinese-taught programs must submit valid HSK reports in accordance with the corresponding Chinese proficiency requirements. Applicants for other language-taught programs shall provide relevant language proficiency certificates according to the universities’ requirements, like IELTS or TOEFL report.

f) Admission documents. To apply for master’s and doctoral degrees or as general and senior scholars, applicants shall provide admission documents issued by the applied universities. Admission documents include admission notice, pre-admission letter, invitation from professors and etc. Applicants with admission documents will obtain priority in winning the Chinese Government Scholarship.

g) A Study Plan or Research Proposal in Chinese or English. (A minimum of 200 words for undergraduates, 500 words for non-degree students, and 800 words for postgraduates.)

h) Recommendation letters: Applicants for graduate programs or senior scholar programs must submit two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English from professors or associate professors.

i) Example of Art. To apply for art or design related majors, applicants could submit their own works through “Example of Art/Other Supporting Documents” in the system. Applicants could also provide such materials to the applied universities directly in other ways.

j) Applicants under the age of 18 should submit the valid documents of their legal guardians in China.

k) Applicants planning to stay in China for more than 6 months must submit a photocopy of the Foreigner Physical Examination Form completed in English (the original copy should 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 physical examination as the result is valid for only 6 months.

l) 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

Instructions for Chinese Government Scholarship Information System (CGSIS)

-For Applicants

Please carefully read and follow the instructions in applying for the scholarship.

Step1: Visit the “CSC Study in China” website and click “Scholarship Applications for Students” at http://www.campuschina.org

Register an account through [CREAT AN ACCOUNT] and login with your account.

Step 2: Input Personal Details. Click “Application Online” and then click “Edit Personal Details” to finish inputting personal details by filling in all the information, verifying and saving the information. After the completion of this section, return to the previous page by clicking “Finish” and start filling in your application information.

Step 3: Select the correct “Program Category”. 

Please select Program Category “Type A”

Step 4: Input the correct Agency Number. 

Your Agency Number is 7761.

Program Category and Agency Number are directly matched, both are mandatory for online application. After inputting agency number, the matched agency name will automatically show on the page. Application processing authorities will not receive your online application if the program category or agency number is not correct.

Step 5: Input Application Information

Please continue to fill in the section of “Language Proficiency and Study Plan”. You could choose and fill in three preferred Institutes.

When applicants of “Type A” application choose the “Preferences of Institutes”, the system will automatically match the available universities according to the selected “Student Category, Preferred teaching language”. With any inquiry concerning the available majors of each university, please visit the following website at http://www.campuschina.org/universities/index.html

(*There are nearly 300 universities available, please study the universities and make your choices carefully.)

Catalog of Discipline Field, First-level Discipline, Specialty” is available from the “Help”, applicants could download the file to identify the relation between Discipline and Major.

Then upload “Supporting Documents” as requested, click “Submit” to complete the application.

Check each part of your application carefully before submission. Please make sure that all the information and uploaded documents are valid and accurate.

Attention: Once submitted, amendment cannot be made to “Personal Details” and “Application Information”. Before the application is processed by the processing authorities, the applicant can revoke the submitted application by clicking “Withdraw” and edit the application. After revoking the application, the applicant must submit a second time after re-editing, or the application will not be processed. Once the application is processed, it cannot be revoked.

Step 6:Click “Print the Application Form” and download the form.

Step 7: Send the application form to the Chinese Embassy in Tonga.

Send your application form to Mr. XIONG Zhe at xz9410@gmail.com.


Please use Firefox or Internet Explorer (11.0). For applicants using Internet Explorer, please close the “compatible view mode” function ahead of editing. Please fill in all application information in Chinese or English.

All uploaded supporting documents must be clear, authentic and valid. Applicants are recommended to use professional device to scan the relevant documents. Applicants shall bear the consequences caused by unclear or unidentifiable uploaded materials. The applications are all completed online as required, the Embassy will no longer accept paper mailing materials.

Please kindly read the above instructions and attached FAQs carefully. For any other inquiries, please contact Mr. XIONG Zhe at xz9410@gmail.com.

China Scholarship Council never entrusts any individual or intermediary agent to process Chinese Government Scholarship applicants. Kindly remind that all applicants to directly submit your scholarship applicants through official dispatching authorities, to avoid being deceived. The website (http://www.campuschina.org) is the only official website that China Scholarship Council publishes Study in China information, please do not trust information from any other portals or sources.

Time Frames

- From now to February 10, 2023

Applicants submit their online application.

- February 1to 28, 2023

The Chinese Embassy in Tonga will examine the application forms and supporting documents and then duly carry out interview. After that, the Embassy will send all recommended applications to China Scholarship Council for review.

- Late July or early August 2023

China Scholarship Council will confirm the candidates’ applications and send admission letters to the Embassy. Scholarship winners will get an email notice to get the admission letter and JW201 visa form at the Embassy and prepare for further studying.


Appendix 1 Foreigner Physical Examination Form.pdf

Appendix 2 FAQs on Chinese Government Scholarship.pdf

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