China-Link Scholarship

January 10, 2022

In partnership with the China Scholarship Council (CSC), the Scholarship supports full-time students, faculty, and academic staff who are citizens of countries other than the People's Republic of China to undertake a period of non-degree purpose study or scientific research. The rewarded students will receive up to full tuition, housing, living expenses, and medical insurance during their proposed stay while studying and conducting research at the host institutions in China.

The Scholarship aims to restore two-way mobility between scholars and students and reinforce long-term research collaborations between China and the United States. Scholarship opportunities will be available for talented students and academic staff from foreign universities to undertake a period of non-degree purpose study or scientific research at their Chinese partner universities. The academic visit could be conducted by an individual or as a group of people with a mixture of both students and faculties, and started at any time throughout the academic year 2022/23.


  • Citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China;
  • Register as a full-time student or employed as full-time academic staff at the home university by the time of application and throughout the proposed stay in China;
  • Meet relevant academic and language requirements of the Chinese host university.


Study/Research Fields

  • All disciplines other than Chinese language study.



    • One to twelve months

    Successful applicant will receive a full scholarship from CSC during their stay in China, including:

    • Tuition fee (if applied)
    • Free on-campus accommodation
    • Monthly stipend of CNY 3,000
    • Comprehensive medical insurance


    • Valid passport bio page
    • Pre-admission letter/invitation issued by the Chinese host university
    • Highest education diploma and transcripts
    • Study plan or research Proposal
    • Foreigners Physical Examination Form (sample form provided by CSC)



    • Language qualification certificate (HSK certificates, etc.)
    • List of publications within 3 years


    Working Language

    • The working language of the proposed academic visit in China should be clarified in the pre-admission letter/invitation issued by the Chinese host universities.

    March 2022

    • Participating universities provide a full name list of scholarship nominees to CSC
    • Candidates complete CSC online application via

    April 2022

    • External review of applications organized by CSC

    May 2022

    • CSC send admission documents to participating universities

    September 2022

    • Scholarship awardees set off to Chinese host university
    • List of 289 universities and institutions:
    • List of degree/non-degree programs and instruction language:


    Should you have any questions or are interested to learn more, please contact us at [email protected]