Scholarships Merit-based
Chongqing Municipal Government

Chinese Government Scholarship Type B - Silk Road Program

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Multiple disciplines
3500 CNY
10 Apr 2025
Application deadline


Chinese Government Scholarship “Silk Road Program” is a full scholarship program set up by China’s Ministry of Education since 2017 to support Chinese universities to recruit young students from Belt & Road countries.


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



Full tuition waiver + up to 3,500 RMB per month

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction
  • living expenses
  • accommodation
  • health
  • other


Chongqing University, one of the designated universities, welcomes outstanding international students from “Belt and Road” countries to pursue Master’s or Ph.D. degrees under this program.

Applicable programmes


Full scholarship

Exempt from tuition fee;

Provide free on-campus accommodation;

Provide comprehensive medical insurance;

Monthly living allowance: 3,000 RMB/month for Master’s degree students; 3,500 RMB/month for Ph.D. degree students.


  • The Applicant must be a foreign citizen from the Belt and Road countries, in good physical and mental health, with excellent subject background, professional competence and development potential.
  • Applicants are required to attain a minimum score of 3 on a 4-point scale, or 80 on a 100-point scale in academic performance.
  • Applicants should not be holding any other scholarships.

Education and Age Requirements:

  • Applicants applying for a Master degree should hold a Bachelor diploma and be under the age of 35;
  • Applicants applying for a PhD degree should hold a Master diploma and be under the age of 40.

Language proficiency requirements:

  • Applicants whose native language is not English need to provide score report of English language proficiency test (a score above IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL Internet-based 80 or equivalent), or a certificate from former university that the previous degree is taught in English, or a certificate indicating the applicants have studied in an English-speaking country for more than one year.

Scholarship requirements


Multiple disciplines





Study experience required

High school


Under 40


Application deadline

10 Apr 2025

1. Visit “CSC Study in China” website and click “Scholarship Application for Students”.

Register an account through [CREATE AN ACCOUNT] and log in with your account. Choose program Type B. The agency number of Chongqing University is 10611.

2. CQU online application.

Create and activate an account in CQU’s online application system.

Fill in the application form and upload required supporting documents. Pay the application fee (400 RMB, non-refundable) online and submit the application. Applicants can pay through:

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