HEC announces Chinese Government Scholarship Program 2022-23 (with stipend)

The Chinese Scholarship Council is offering Pakistani students and scholars a chance to study and conduct research in Chinese Universities.

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has announced scholarships for studies in China for the session 2022-23. Reports state that this move will enhance educational cooperation between China and Pakistan.

About the Scholarship

The Chinese Scholarship Council is offering Pakistani students and scholars a chance to study and conduct research in Chinese Universities. The programs offered under the scholarship are Undergraduate/Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral/Ph.D. Interested applicants can apply now to get a scholarship in their respective fields. Fields of study offered by designated Chinese universities include: 

  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Agriculture
  • Medicine
  • Economics
  • Legal Studies
  • Management
  • Education
  • History
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Fine Arts

Benefits Provided by the Scholarship

Tuition Funds: The host university will cover significant tuition funds under the scholarship program. It may cover education, administration, health insurance, and expenditures to support student activities.

Accommodation: Under the scholarship program, students will be allowed to stay at the university dormitory for free, or an accommodation subsidy will be provided to each awardee.

Stipend: A monthly stipend will be given to scholarship students as per China Government Scholarship Programme:

  • Undergraduate students: CNY 2,500 per month (Min)
  • Master’s students: CNY 3,000 per month (Min)
  • Ph.D. students: CNY 3,500 per month (Min)

Travel Expenditure: Travel expenditures will be borne by the scholarship winners themselves. HEC will take no financial responsibility in this matter.

Eligibility Criteria of the Scholarship

  1. Applicants must be Pakistani/AJ&K nationals. Dual nationality holders are not eligible to apply.
  2. Applicants must be in good health.
  3. Applicants with incomplete degrees on the closing date of application are not allowed to apply.
  4. Applicants for the undergraduate/bachelor’s program must have intermediate/A-level/FA-FSC (12 years) of education and be under the age of 25 at the time of application.
  5. Applicants for the Master’s program must have a Bachelor’s degree (16 years) and be under the age of 35 at the time of application.
  6. Applicants for Ph.D./Doctoral program must have a Master’s degree MS/MPhil (17/18 years) and be under the age of 40 years at the time of application.
  7. Meet the application requirement as prescribed on the China Scholarship Council website & portal.
  8. Meet the admission requirements of the applied universities in terms of academic ability, language proficiency, and other relevant criteria.
  9. Applicants may not be in receipt of any other types of scholarship currently.

How to Apply for the Scholarship?

Note: All the information provided in the online application and attached documents must be complete, true, and correct.

  1. Apply online at: http://eportal.hec.gov.pk/ . Deposit Rs. 1000/- through bank deposit slip in HEC online Account No. 17427900133401 at Habib Bank Limited, Shalimar Recording Company Branch, H-9, Islamabad and upload the same slip on the HEC portal for successful submission of HEC online application form. The fee can be deposited in HEC online account from any HBL branch in Pakistan.
  2. After successfully submitting the application at the HEC portal, retain a printed copy application form signed by yourself.
  3. Submit online application at CSC web portal at http://www.campuschina.org/ or http://www.csc.edu.cn through program Type: A and Agency No.5861. Download submitted copy of complete application form from Chinese Scholarship Council portal, print & retain a signed copy with yourself.
  4. For additional instruction about the Chinese Govt. scholarship program, please visit the website of the Chinese Embassy http://pk.chineseembassy.org/eng/zbgx/cultureservice/202111/t20211112_10447623.htm or download Instructions for Chinese Government Scholarship and fill the Chinese Govt. Scholarship online application form on CSC portal carefully.
  5. Submission of online applications at the CSC & HEC portal is mandatory. In case of non-submission of form on any of the above two portals, the candidature will not be considered.

Required Documents

  1. Copy of signed application form of HEC along with original fee submission receipt/deposit slip of bank in separate spiral binding. No other document is to be attached with HEC application form except the deposit slip.
  2. Copy of signed application form of CSC application portal along with the following document;
  3. Attested copies of all educational documents, one photocopy of CNIC/B-form, Domicile, IBCC equivalency certificate (if applicable), and HEC equivalency if applicable.
  4. A study plan or research proposal (200 words for Bachelors, 800 words for Masters & 1500 words for Ph.D.), copies of any research publication & achievements (Ph.D. only), language proficiency certificate or IELTS/TOEFL/HSK score (where applicable), copy of valid ordinary passport till March 01, 2023 (first two pages).
  5. Photocopy of the Physical Examination Record (attached) for foreigners should be completed in English. (The applicant should keep the original copy.) The physical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Physical Examination Record, including basic blood test reports for foreigners as per China’s Govt. policy.
  6. The forms with incomplete records or without the attending physician’s signature, the official stamp of the hospital, or a sealed photograph of the applicant are invalid. Please select the appropriate time to take a physical examination as a result is valid for only 6 months.
  7. Non-criminal Record (Police Clearance Certificate) not older than six months before the application deadline.
  8. Only Ph.D. & Master’s candidates may submit two original recommendation/reference letters written by professors or associate professors of the previous institution. If applicants have already got provisional acceptance from professors at Chinese Universities, please provide the respective Professor/Potential Supervisor recommendation/reference letter as one of the two recommendation/reference letters (attached here).
  9. Apply to the target universities for a pre-admission letter (optional) for Master & Ph.D. before submitting the online application if available. HEC/CSC cannot guarantee the enrollment of your target university if no pre-admission notice is acquired from the applicant. Applicants for Master & Ph.D. with admission documents will obtain priority in winning the Chinese Govt. Scholarships.
  1. In case of employment, a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the applicant’s employer will be required.

For more information on the Chinese Government Scholarship Programme, click here.

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