What kinds of visa should I apply for?
The Chinese government issues different kinds ofvisasto foreigners wishing to enter China according to their stated purposes of visit. The visas are marked Chinese phonetic letters of D, Z, X, F, L, G or C; those for foreign students are X or F.
Foreigners coming to China to study for a period of 6 months or more should apply for an X-visa. Those studying for less than 6 months may apply for F-visa. The application form should be submitted together with the Admission Notice and the JW201 or 202 Form issued by a Chinese college or university. A physical examination is required for those applying for an X-visa.
The F-visa is valid for a stay in China of 3-6 months from your date of entry. Your F-visa can be renewed several times but your total time staying in China should not exceed one year.
Students holding X-visa and wishing to leave and re-enter China (including trips to Hong Kong and Macao) during their studies, must apply for a re-entry visa at the Public Security Bureau at least 7 days before you leave.
How to apply for scholarships granted by the Chinese government?
All applicants can apply to the relevant student dispatching authorities, the Chinese embassy, or consulate general in their home countries. The time to apply is normally between the beginning of January and the beginning of April. The China Scholarship Council does not handle any individual applications.
How to apply to study if you are a self-financed, international student?
Applicants can apply to the CSC through relevant institutions of higher learning and non-governmental groups; the applicants can directly to the CSS’s Secretariat or can directly contact the university you want to go.
What is the application procedure?
Interested students have to prepare the application package, including the $100 non-refundable application fee, an official transcript(s) from all high schools attended, a completed application form, two academic references (one from a teacher who knows your academic performance and your potential to study abroad and the other from an academic advisor), Visa materials, an essay on your international experience and plans for study abroad, and any other materials that may be required by the particular university you wish to attend. Your application will not be reviewed until we receive all of these materials. It is the student’s responsibility to apply as early as possible in order to be able to matriculate on schedule.