China Link Scholarship Program

Ⅰ. Program Introduction

In order to deepen the academic friendship and mutual understanding between Chinese and foreign young generation, and to build a platform for the international exchanges and cooperation of young talents, China Scholarship Council (CSC) has established the China Link Scholarship Program for international students and faculties hoping to engage in academic and research activities in China.

We welcome outstanding students and scholars from all over the world to apply for the China Link program to carry out research exchanges at Hainan University!

Ⅱ. Program Scheme

1. Funding Categories
General scholar: applicable to current undergraduates or master students.
Senior scholar: applicable to current Ph. D students or faculties.
2. Duration

1-12 months
Start study in China no later than August 31, 2025.  
3. Working Language
English or Chinese, depending on the program provided by Hainan University.
4. Study/Research Fields:
All disciplines other than Chinese language study.

5. The application deadline is divided into three batches i.e. June 30, 2024, September 30, 2024 and December 30, 2024.

Ⅲ. Funding
Successful applicants will receive a full scholarship from CSC during their stay in China, including a tuition waiver, free on-campus accommodation, comprehensive medical insurance and monthly stipend (CNY 3,000 for general scholars; CNY 3,500 for senior scholars).

IV. Eligibility

1. Applicants should be non-Chinese citizen, in good physical and mental condition, with good academic performance and conduct; Be obligated to observe Chinese laws and university’s regulations, respect Chinese culture and customs, and fulfill all the conditions of Chinese Entry-exit.

2. Be under 45 years of age when applying for general scholars.
  Be under 50 years of age when applying for senior scholars.

3. Language Requirements:

●Applicants for Chinese-taught programs are required to obtain an HSK Band 4 with scores above 180 when applying;

●Applicants for English-taught programs are required to obtain one of the following English tests: a score of 560 or above (paper-based test) or 78 or above (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) , or a minimum overall band of 6.0 IELTSwhen applying.  

Condition of exemption of submitting English level certificates: English-speaking students (Countries with English as native language or official language).

V. Application Procedure  

Please carefully read the instructions before applying for the scholarship

Step1-Complete the online application procedure at CGS Information System

Visit “CSC Study in China” website and click “Scholarship Application for  Students” at

Register an account through [CREATE AN ACCOUNT] and log in with your account.

Step 2-Input Personal Details.

     Click “Edit Personal Details” and finish inputting  personal details by filling in all the information, verifying and saving the information.  After the completion of this section, return to the previous page by clicking “Finish”  and start filling in your application information.

Step 3-Select the correct “Program Category”  .

     Please select Program Category   “Type B”  , click   “New Application”  , and start filling in the application information.

Step 4-Input the correct “Agency Number ( The agency number of Hainan University is 10589 )”  .

     Program Category  and  Agency Number  are directly matched, both are mandatory for online application.

After inputting the agency number, the matched agency name will automatically show on the page. As  Program Category  and  Agency Number  are directly matched, application processing authorities will not receive your online application if the program category or agency number is not correct.

Step 5-Input Application Information

     Next, please move on to the section of “Language Proficiency and Study Plan” and upload “Supporting Documents” as requested, then click “Submit” to complete the application. Check each part of your application carefully before submission. Please make sure that all the information and uploaded documents are valid and accurate. “Type B” applicants can apply for only one institution. Applicants are advised to fill in the university that has offered a pre-admission letter to increase the chances of getting admitted.

Step 6-Once submitted, amendments cannot be made on “Personal Details” and “Application Information”

      Before the application is processed by the processing authorities, applicants can revoke the submitted application by clicking “Withdraw” and edit the application. After revoking the application, applicants must submit it again after re-editing, or the application will not be processed. Once the application is processed, the application cannot be revoked.

Step 7- Click “Print the Application Form” and download the form.

Step 8-Submit scholarship application under the requirements of the dispatching authorities (or application processing agency).

Scholarship-awarded universities shall not entrust any individual or intermediary agent to process Chinese Government Scholarship applications. All designated institutions shall inform applicants of accessing relevant information on the official website of the China Scholarship Council (   ).


·Please use Firefox or Internet Explorer (11.0).

·For applicants using Internet Explorer, please close the “compatible view mode” function ahead of editing.

·Please fill in all application information in Chinese or English.

Step 9-Applicants must submit the scan copies and complete the University online application system at before Deadlines.

VI. Application Documents

1. Application Form for the Chinese Government Scholarship &Application Form for Foreign Students to HNUBoth the forms should be completed in the application system.

The links are : and ) .

2. Valid Copy of Passport Home Page. If the validity of the applicant’s current passport does not meet the requirement (meaning the passport expires before September 2025), please apply for a new passport before submitting the application.

3. Notarized highest diploma attained & Academic Transcripts; if the applicant is a campus student, he has to submit an official pre-graduation certificate showing their student status and stating expected graduation date, the original certificate should be provided after admission. If the applicant is an employer, he has to submit a Certificate of Incumbency issued by the unit or company which he’s working for.

4. Academic transcripts. Copies of academic records from first to last semester during the undergraduate, graduate (if any), and doctoral programs (if any) shall be provided. These transcripts shall be issued and sealed by the attending university’s academic affairs office, graduate school, or student management department. They can be in Chinese or English, but must be attached with notarized English translations if they are in foreign languages other than English.

5. Proof of Chinese or English proficiency. A valid HSK certificate (Applicants for Chinese-taught programs), or a valid IELTS or TOEFL certificate (Applicants for English-taught programs) .

6. Pre-admission documents.  

(1)Pre-admission documents issued by the Chinese university of preference,  including an official admission letter, a pre-admission letter, or an invitation letter from a prospective supervisor recognized by the department of international students admission  at Chinese universities. The pre-admission letter or official invitation letter shall be  printed on the special-purpose letter of the desired Chinese university and issued and  sealed by the university’s international students admission office;  

(2)The enrollment letter or invitation letter shall contain the following information (in Chinese or English):

a. Applicant information: full name, nationality, date of birth, name of the university last attended, and others;

b. Academic status in China: graduate student or doctoral student;

c. Projected time of staying in China. The study timeline shall be made clear, and the time of enrollment shall be no earlier   than September 2023;

d. Information of the applicant’s Chinese supervisor (if any);

e. Descriptions of the applicant’s studies or research in China;

f. Language taught in courses (Chinese or English);

g. The supervisor-issued invitation letter shall be sealed by the department of International students admission and accompanied by the signature and contact information of the head of the department.

7. A study plan proposal. A study plan written in Chinese or English shall contain more than 500 characters or words.

8. Recommendation letters. Two letters of recommendation (written only in Chinese or English) from professors or associate professors shall be submitted. These letters shall  describe the applicant’s objectives of learning in China, comprehensive abilities, and  evaluation of future growth, as well as the cooperation between the supervisors or the exchange between universities both in China and abroad.  

9. A photocopy of the Foreigner Physical Examination Form completed in English (the original copy shall be kept by the applicant). The form is designed by the Chinese quarantine authority and can be obtained from the dispatching authority. The physical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital, or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. Please select the appropriate time to take a physical examination as the result is valid for only 6 months.

10. Non-criminal record report. The applicant shall submit a valid certificate of Non-Criminal Record issued by the local public security authority, usually issued within 6 months prior to the submission date of the application.

11. Foreigners who’s working in China must provide a copy of valid Visa or residence permit and official employment proof.

12. CV (including publication list if available).


1.Uploaded supporting documents must be clear, authentic and valid. Applicants are recommended to use a professional device to scan the relevant documents. Applicants shall bear the consequences caused by unclear or unidentifiable uploaded materials.

2.Application materials which do not meet the above requirements will be regarded as invalid and will not be accepted.

3.Applicants must fill in the system truthfully in Chinese or in English. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.

4.The office will not send email to every applicants, Please contact us if you need confirmation.

5.Admission information is subject to the latest announcements on the official website 

VII. Scholarship Confirmation

1. Hainan University will review the application documents and conducts decide the nominated candidates.

2. Hainan University will deliver materials of applicants who pass the HNU review to CSC and wait for the final admission results approved from CSC (the exact date is decided by CSC).

3. Hainan University will email digital Admission Notice and Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW201) to scholarship winners.

4. Registration: specified in the Letter of Admission.

5. Scholarship recipients shall not change their host university, field of study, or duration of study unless they give up the grant.

Contact Information

Add: International Student Office,

School of International Education, Hainan University,

No.58 Renmin Avenue,Meilan, Haikou, Hainan Province, 570228, P. R. China

Contact Staff: Mr. Cui, Ms. Zhou, Miss Li


Tel: 0086-898-66291354/ 0086-898-66291348



  • Add:Hainan University, No. 58, Renmin Avenue, Haikou, HainanProvince, 570228, P.R. China
  • Tel:0898-66291354(Enrollment consultation) 0898-66291348、0898-66263581(Fax)
  • Copyright © School of International Education, Hainan University 
  • WeChat