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A full scholarship is available for international students through the Shanghai Government Scholarship 2022-2023. Anyone graduating with a master’s or higher, regardless of country of origin, will be eligible to apply and under normal circumstances receive up to CNY3500 per month, covering most university tuition fees as well as accommodation and living expenses – amongst other things,

“The Shanghai Government Scholarship (SGS) is open to international students seeking to study at higher education institutions in Shanghai, China for the 2021-2022 academic year.” The SGS was founded in 2006 with the aim of developing international student education in Shanghai and attracting more and more brilliant international students.

Studying in China is a great way to broaden your horizons and experience something new & SGS has provided scholarships to students from all over the globe. If you’re interested in studying in Shanghai, there are hundreds of courses available from a wide variety of disciplines including literature, medicine, engineering, and economics.

Two Shanghai tuition assistance programs are available. The first option is the 250,000 yuan scholarship and the second one is the 60,000 yuan scholarship. The government offers housing for both options but in the case of type A, it also offers a comprehensive health plan and an extra monthly 48,000 yuan allowance. In type B’s case, it offers partial assistance with living expenses (48,000 Yuan per month).

About Shanghai Government Scholarship 2022

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate, Masters, Ph.D.
  • Institutions(s): Shanghai Universities (Check the list below)
  • Study in: China
  • Courses Offered: Philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, management, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, and fine arts.
  • Program Period: 4 to 5 years for bachelor’s degrees, 2 to 3 years for master’s degrees, and 3 to 4 years for doctoral degrees
  • Deadline: Each year between January and June

A list of Shanghai’s universities

NoUniversitiesWeb Site
1Fudan Universityhttp://iso.fudan.edu.cn
2Shanghai Jiao Tong Universityhttp://isc.sjtu.edu.cn
3Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicinehttp://www.shsmu.edu.cn/iso
4Tongji Universityhttp://study.tongji.edu.cn
5East China Normal Universityhttp://lxs.ecnu.edu.cn/EN
6East China University of Science and Technologyhttp://ies.ecust.edu.cn/en
7Shanghai International Studies Universityhttp://www.oisa.shisu.edu.cn
8Donghua Universityhttp://english.dhu.edu.cn
9Shanghai University of Finance and Economicshttp://ices.sufe.edu.cn
10Shanghai Universityhttp://www.apply.shu.edu.cn
11University of Shanghai for Science and Technologyhttp://iso.usst.edu.cn
12Shanghai Maritime Universityhttp://en.shmtu.edu.cn
13Shanghai Conservatory of Musichttp://www.shcmusic.edu.cn
14Shanghai Theatre Academyhttp://www.sta.edu.cn
15Shanghai University of Sporthttp://cice.sus.edu.cn
16East China University of Political Science and Lawhttp://www.ecupl.edu.cn
17Shanghai Ocean Universityhttp://admissions.shou.edu. cn/en/en?c=index
18Shanghai University of Electric Powerhttp://fao.shiep.edu.cn/en
19Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicinehttp://iec.shutcm.edu.cn/en
20Shanghai Normal Universityhttp://iao.shnu.edu.cn
21Shanghai University of International Business and Economicshttp://www.suibe.edu.cn/sis
22Shanghai university of Engineering Sciencehttp://chinese.sues.edu.cn
23Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Financehttp://en.lixin.edu.cn/web/ home.aspx
24Shanghai Polytechnic Universityhttp://lxs.sspu.edu.cn
25Shanghai Dianji Universityhttp://guojijl.sdju.edu.cn
26Shanghai Institute of Technologyhttp://inter.sit.edu.cn/s/56/t/ 263/p/1/c/2504/list.htm
27Shanghai Business Schoolhttp://www.sbs.edu.cn/en_01
28Shanghai University of Political Science and Lawhttp://int.shupl.edu.cn/ english/main.psp
29Sanda Universityhttp://www.sandau.edu.cn/ english/main.htm
30Shanghai Jian Qiao Universityhttp://www.iidc.gench.edu.cn
31Shanghai University of Medicine & Health Scienceshttp://www.sumhs.edu.cn
32NYU Shanghaihttps://shanghai.nyu.edu
33China Europe International Business Schoolhttp://en.ceibs.edu
34Shanghai Academy of Social Scienceshttp://yjs.sass.org.cn

Scholarship Coverage

Scholarships offered by the Shanghai Government Scholarship SGS include:

Type A (Full Scholarship)

  • Students are exempt from the full tuition fee.
  • On-campus accommodations
  • Insurance coverage that is comprehensive
  • Living Expenses:
    1. CNY3500: Doctoral program
    2. CNY3000 is the graduate program
    3. CNY2500: Undergraduate program

Type B (Partial Scholarship)

  • The school provides comprehensive medical insurance and is exempt from tuition fees.

Shanghai Government Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

The following requirements must be met in order to qualify for the Shanghai Government Scholarship:

  • Required Languages: Applicants should have a Chinese proficiency level of HSK4 and meet the language requirements of the applied university.
  • Eligible Countries: All countries except China.
  • Non-Chinese citizens in good health are required.
  • Candidates for the pre-college program must have a high school diploma and be under 23 years old.
  • A high school diploma and a minimum age of 25 are requirements for the bachelor’s degree program.
  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35 to qualify for the master’s program.
  • Candidates for the doctoral degree program must hold a master’s degree and be under the age of 40.
  • Academically outstanding.
  • Meeting the admission requirements of the applied university and program.
  • A candidate who has received any other scholarship offered by the Chinese government or organizations is not eligible to apply to SGS.

How do I apply for the Shanghai Government Scholarship?

To apply for the Shanghai Government Scholarship, please follow these steps:

  • You can register and apply online at http://study.edu.sh.gov.cn/en/ise.html. Complete the online application and download the application form.
  • An applicant should register and apply online on the university’s website (a list of universities is provided above). Apply online and pay the application fee (if applicable).
  • The application form can be downloaded and printed after you submit the online application. Send two hard copies of the application documents (1 set of originals and 1 set of photocopies) to the university where you have applied.
  • Documents required in general:
    1. Application Form at http://study.edu.sh.gov.cn/en/ise.html
    2. Transcripts (notarized photocopies): Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by notarized translations into Chinese or English.
    3. (Notarized photocopy of highest diploma):
    4. Copy of health certificate and blood test. Make sure you have your original documents with you when entering China.
    5. Passport photocopy, including all Chinese visa pages.
    6. Certificates of achievement from your high school (not mandatory).
    7. A letter of guarantee from a guardian is required for applicants under 18.
  • You might miss some IMPORTANT INFORMATION if you don’t check your email regularly and make sure your email address is accurate.
  • Both in your application account and on the International Students’ Office website, the result of your application will be announced.
  • To register, admitted students must bring their original graduation certificates and diplomas on the dates specified in their admission letter. Students who fail to provide the appropriate certificates will have their enrollment cancelled.

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