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Application Forms: Chinese Government Scholarship 2016 for South African Students
February 23, 2016 Bursary

The Chinese Government is offering scholarships for South African students to study at Chinese institutions starting in the 2016/17 academic year.

The scholarship may be awarded for undergraduate (Bachelors) in the identified scarce skills, postgraduate (Masters or PhD) or non-degree Chinese language studies. Preference is given to applications for postgraduate studies.

Criteria and Eligibility

– South African citizens in good health with a strong academic record.
– Available to study in China from September 2016 (no extensions will be allowed).
– Demonstrated interest in China and commitment to the development of South Africa.
– Applications from all qualified candidates in any field will be accepted, but priority will be given to applications for postgraduate studies, previously disadvantaged applicants and applicants in the following fields:

  • Biotechnology
  • Chinese language studies
  • Climate change
  • Engineering sciences
  • Human and social dynamics
  • Management
  • Maritime Studies
  • Natural and physical sciences
  • Nuclear and renewable energy
  • Space science and technology
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunication

All students must meet the minimum academic requirements for entry into a similar programme at a South African university.

Guidelines for education requirements and age limits:

  • Chinese language studies (non-degree) – National Senior Certificate (or equivalent) with a university entrance pass (a minimum of 60% average is recommended) – (Under 35)
  • Doctoral degree – Master’s degree (a minimum of 65% average is recommended) – (Under 40)
  • Master’s degree – Bachelor’s degree (honours) (a minimum of 65% average is recommended) – (Under 35)
  • Bachelor’s degree – National Senior Certificate (or equivalent) with a university entrance pass (a minimum of 60% average is recommended) – (Under 25)

The Chinese Government provides the following:

  • Registration and tuition,
  • Shared accommodation in the international dormitory on campus,
  • Living allowance
  • Medical insurance

The South African Government provides the following (subject to the availability of funds):

  • One return economy airfare
  • Monthly living allowance equivalent to R2,000
  • Once-off settlement allowance equivalent to R3,000

Successful scholarship applicants will be required to sign a contract and return to South Africa upon completion of studies.

How to apply

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Applications close on 11 March 2016. Click here to apply

Enquiries: phone: 012 312 5287 or email: internationalscholarships@dhet.gov.za




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