INTERNATIONAL

China Scholarship Program

China Institute

China Scholarship Council (CSC) Program

For the past 14 years, more than 40 California State University, Northridge (CSUN) students have received full scholarships from the China Scholarship Council (CSC) to live and study at top universities in China for one or more academic years, including the following institutions.

Peking University, Qinghua University, People's University, Beijing Film Academy, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Central Theatre Academy, Shanghai Fudan University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai University, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Shanghai Donghua University, Sichuan University, Tianjin Foreign Language University, Northeast Normal University, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Central China University of Science and Technology, Central China Normal University, and Southwest Jiaotong University

Several students have conducted graduate studies on extended scholarships. The awards, funded by the Chinese government, cover all tuition and living expenses, allowing CSUN graduate and undergraduate students from all disciplines the opportunity to experience a year in China.

Requirements

All applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Class level: sophomore, junior, senior and graduate students are welcome to apply to the program.
  • Language requirement: at least one semester or one summer course in Chinese language. Private tutoring will be considered.
  • GPA requirement: Applicants must have a campus GPA of 3.0 at the time of application.

Application Process

Application deadline for 2014-2015 awards: Feb. 20, 2014.

Please note that there are two additional important deadlines listed below that you must follow.

Please adhere to the following steps:

  • Please contact Besnike Saitoski of the International and Exchange Student Center (IESC) at besnike.saitoski@csun.edu to obtain an application, which may also be found at Application and Supporting Documents. Please note that the program application and all accompanying documents must be submitted to the International and Exchange Student Center by the February 20 deadline.
  • Please contact Weimin Sun at Weimin.sun@csun.edu and/or Justine Su at zsu@csun.edu for additional program information.
  • After the review of your application, you will be invited for an interview by the China Institute Committee in the third week of February.
  • If the committee recommends you to the program, your information will be forwarded to the Chinese Consulate General Education Section and China Scholarship Council for further review. To proceed with this step, you will be required to complete the application form for the Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarships and a Foreigner Physical Exam Form. You must submit these completed forms to Besnike Saitoski at the IESC by March 18.
  • You must also complete an online application by March 20.
  • Final decisions on awards will be announced late in the spring or early in the summer of 2014. Notifications will be sent directly to applicants by the Chinese government.

You will be invited to write stories on your life and study experiences in China during your study. Selected stories will be published in the China Institute Newsletters and CSUN's Daily Sundial. This will contribute to the recognition of your achievements as well as publicizing the scholarship program to other CSUN students and graduates.

Upon your return from China, awardees will be expected to make a formal presentation to the campus on their experiences in China as part of the China Institute Lecture Series. Please contact Justine Su, Director of China Institute at zsu@csun.edu for further information with this regard.

Contacts

Application information: Besnike Saitoski at besnike.saitoski@csun.edu.

Program information: Weimin Sun at Weimin.sun@csun.edu and/or Justine Su at zsu@csun.edu.

Visit the China Scholarship Council website for general information.

Read stories by CSUN CSC award recipients in China Institute Newsletters.