China Scholarship Council Scholarships

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PR China Scholarships for Chinese Students: August 2021 Intake
Admissions and Scholarships Selection Procedure under the MoU Between China Scholarship Council (CSC), Ministry Of Education, P.R.China and the Asian Institute Of Technology (AIT).

Under the CSC-AIT Scholarship Program, CSC will offer annually 10 scholarships covering, as prescribed by the Chinese Central Government, pure tuition fee, registration fee and research fee, living stipend (health insurance included) and a return international airfare to China by the most economical route, as well as visa application fee.

Entry Criteria

  1. Candidates will be citizens and permanent residents of the People’s Republic of China at the time of application;
  2. Candidates must not be currently working or studying abroad;
  3. The awardees must return to China upon their completion of their studies and/or research;
  4. Candidates are encouraged to obtain information about admission requirement and admission procedure directly from AIT. Doctoral candidates must receive a written confirmation from AIT that an AIT faculty member is available and willing to supervise them.
  5. Candidates should be intending to pursue study/research in one of the priority academic areas identified by AIT and CSC. However, applicants to other study/research areas will also be considered. The academic areas are also subject to the availability of relevant programs of study at AIT.
  6. Candidate should satisfy the selection criteria set out by CSC by completing the CSC Application Form and the CSC Employer Reference Form at

2. The Timetable for August 2021

  1. By February 15, AIT will provide CSC its students online application link, a list of all required documents for application and keep CSC informed with the deadline for applications.
  2. March 18-22, CSC will make an announcement to all relevant universities/institutes of China about this Program and present them the CSC eligible criteria for CSC Scholarship and the AIT application forms.
  3. April 15-21, all applicants submit their applications online and send the required documents to CSC.
  4. By 15 May, CSC will send by post mail to AIT a list of applicants who meet the requirements together with their application documents; Hence AIT can receive all documents from CSC before the AIT deadline for application.
  5. By 16 May, AIT will go through all application documents and keep CSC informed with the final results by 21 May, together with the Offer Letter for all qualified applicants.
  6. 30 May,  AIT will process the visa letter for the selected CSC applicants from Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), Thailand and expected to get the visa letter by 26th July.
  7.  August, selected applicants by CSC and AIT should arrive at AIT for orientation and necessary procedures; for the doctoral applicants, they can also be enrolled in January’s semester.
  8. July 28 – August 2, Arrival / Pre-registration.
  9. 4 August, Institute Wide Registration/ New Student’s Orientation.
  10. 8 August, Classes begin.
  11. 19 August, Last day for adding or dropping courses.
  12. 10 September, AIT will provide formal invoices for tuition fee and registration fee to CSC through the First Secretary (Education) of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Thailand while the latter will remit all the corresponding tuition and registration fees to the bank account of AIT.
    Student will be advised to register in the Embassy of China within 10 days since arrival at AIT.


The funding for each PHD program awardee will be up to 48 months.
The funding for each Master degree program awardee will be up to 24 months.

Application Deadline

Deadline for follow up of applications and requirements is 31 March 2021


China Scholarship Council (CSC)

  • MA Li
    Project Officer
    Division European, Asian and African Affairs
    China Scholarship Council
    Level 13, A3 Building, No. 9 Chegongzhuang Avenue
    Beijing 100044, P.R. China
    Fax: +Fax: +86-10-66093581

Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

  • Dr. Tenzin Rabgyal
    Admission and Scholarships Office
    Asian Institute of Technology
    P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang
    Pathumthani 12120, Thailand
    Fax: +66(2)524-5069
  • Danielle Duan
    Senior Program Officer
    Office of International Affairs
    Asian Institute of Technology
    P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang
    Pathumthani 12120, Thailand