Thursday, February 21, 2019

[Bachelor, Master, and PHD Degree] UNESCO/People's Republic of China (The Great Wall) Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme 2019-2020, China (Fully Funded)

The Government of the People's Republic of China has placed at the disposal of UNESCO for the academic year 2019-2020 seventy-five (75) fellowships for advanced studies at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. These fellowships are for the benefit of developing Member States in Africa, Asia–Pacific, Latin America, Europe and North America and Arab region.

Tenable at a selected number of Chinese universities, these fellowships are intended for scholars who plan to pursue advanced studies or undertake individual research with periodic guidance from the assigned supervisor in China for a duration of one year. Selected candidates will undertake their studies in the host universities as visiting scholars. Most of the study programmes will be conducted in English. Selected candidates will undertake their studies in the host universities as visiting scholars. In exceptional cases, candidates may be required to study Chinese language before taking up research or studying in their fields of interest.

Twenty-five (25) of the 75 fellowships are especially intended for candidatures from the Teacher Training Institutions supported by UNESCO-CFIT Project in the 10 African countries to pursue an Advanced Training Programme for Education Administrators and Teacher Educators at East China Normal University.

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  • Tuition waiver,
  • Monthly stipends: CNY 3 000 (three thousand Chinese yuan) for Général Scholars, or CNY 3 500 (three thousand five hundred Chinese yuan) for Senior Scholars to cover méats and pocket expense;
  • Accommodation**: free university dormitory or accommodation subsidy;
**lf thé host university requires students to live on campus, thé university will accommodate scholarship students in university dormitory (usually twin room); if thé host university permits thé students to live off-campus, thé university will provide monthly or quarterly accommodation subsidy as standard stipulated below:
Général scholars: CNY 700 per month;
Senior scholars: CNY 1000 per month.
  • Comprehensive Médical Insurance*** and Protection Scheme for International Students in China.
***Fellows will need to cover a certain percentage of personal expenses. Fellows should carefully refer to thé policy terms and conditions provided by thé insurance company when claiming for compensations. In most cases, thé insurance company will request relevant documents and invoices. Any daims without eligible proofs witl be rejected.
  • one round trip international travel to and from China;
  • monthly pocket allowance of US$ 80 (eighty US dollars), and
  • a termination allowance of US$ 200 (two hundred US dollars) to cover excess luggage charges at time of return to home country.
IMPORTANT: No allowance will be granted for financing or lodging any spouse or dépendent of thé fellows

Programmes of Study:
Please visit the official web page of China Scholarship Council (CSC) for the fields of proposed studies at the selected chinese universities:

  • Applicants applying for General Scholar programs must not be older than the age of forty-five (45) and have completed at least two years of undergraduate study; and those who applying for Senior Scholar programmes must be a master’s degree holder or an associate professor (or above) and not older than the age of fifty (50).
  • English proficiency is required.
  • Be in good health, both mentally and physically.

How to Apply:
  • Step 1:
    Read carefully the Announcement letter, especially the attached ANNEX II, for UNESCO/China Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme 2019-2020 to understand the requirements for eligible candidatures and the procedures for the submission of application.
  • Step 2:
    Contact the National Commission for UNESCO of your country to enquire the application procedures at national level. Click here for the information to contact the National Commissions for UNESCO.
    Applicants are encouraged to contact in advance with their target Chinese universities and apply for the pre-admission. For the applicants who have received the pre-admission letters from by the time of submission, please attach the letters in your supporting documents.
  • Step 3:
    Prepare your application documents (in English or Chinese) properly according to the requirements prescribed in ANNEX II.
  • Step 4:
    Submit your application to the National Commission for UNESCO of your country.
    • NOTE: As National Commission for UNESCO of the invited countries will select and transmit the applications of nominated candidates to UNESCO Paris Headquarter by 15 March 2019 at the latest, applicants are advised to submit their application to the National Commissions as early as possible.
  • Step 5:
    As soon as You are informed by the National Commission for UNESCO of your country that you are nominated as a candidate for this programme, you should complete the online application and submit all the supporting documents on the online application system of China Scholarship Council ( Click here to see the instructions for your online application.
    • Note: Hard copies of application documents are no longer required and it is mandatory for each nominated candidate to submit his/her application in the online application system. Candidates should mention their serial number of online application when their applications are submitted to UNESCO. Any application without online registration will not be considered.
  • Step 6:
    Your online application form, along with the endorsement letter from the National Commission for UNESCO of your country and all your application documents should be submitted to Mr Stoyan Bantchev, Chief of the Participation Programme and Fellowships Section by e-mail:, with a copy to and, by 15 March 2019 at the latest.

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