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Chinese Government Scholarship for Master’s and Doctoral Programs

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In a bid to promote mutual understanding, cooperation and exchanges in various fields between China and other countries, the Chinese government has set up a series of scholarship programs to sponsor international students, teachers and scholars to study and conduct research in Chinese universities. China Scholarship Council (CSC), entrusted by the Ministry of Education of People’s Republic of China (MOE), is responsible for the enrollment and administration of these Chinese Government Scholarship programs.

China University of Petroleum is one of the universities approved by MOE to admit all types of Chinese Government Scholarship students.

Scholarship Type: Full Scholarship

Scholarship Coverage

Tuition waiver


Free on-campus living

Master’s degree students-double room

Doctoral degree students-single room

Off-campus living subsidy

Master’s degree students-CNY 8,400/year

Doctoral degree students- CNY 12,000/year


Master’s degree students-CNY 36,000/year

Doctoral degree students-CNY 42,000/year

Comprehensive medical insurance

CNY 800/year

Supporting Categories & Scholarship Duration

Supporting Categories

Supporting Programs

Instruction Language

Study Duration

Scholarship Duration

Master’s students

1.Oil and Natural Gas Engineering

2.Geological Resource and Geological Engineering

3.Chemical Engineering and Technology


3 years

3 years

Doctoral students

1.Oil and Gas Field Development Engineering

2.Oil and Gas Well Engineering

3.Geological Resources and Geological Engineering

4.Chemical Engineering and Technology


4 years

4-5 years

Bachelor’s degree applicants should take one-year preparatory and Chinese language courses in a MOE-designated university and pass the required tests before starting major studies at UPC. Applicants with HSK 4 certificates can be exempted from the one year preparatory and Chinese language courses. Please NOTE that HSK results are valid for only 2 years.

Criteria & Eligibility

(1) Applicant must be a non-Chinese citizen and be in good health.

(2) Applicant must be a bachelor’s degree holder under the age of 35 when applying for the master’s programs.

(3) Applicant must be a master’s degree holder under the age of 40 when applying for the doctoral programs.

Application Time: Between 1 January and 15 April

Application Procedures

(1) Register via the Chinese Government Scholarship Online Application System for International Students(, choose Type B(our agency number 10425), complete online information and submit.

(2) Upload all the required application documents to the online application system. Application documents are not required to be mailed to the Admissions Office of College of International Education. 

(3) Successful candidates will receive the Admission Notice and the Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW201) usually in July or August.

(4) Students should log into the UPC International Student Online Application System (, register a Chinese Government Scholarship applicant account, fill in their personal information and upload the required application documents.

(5) Students should apply for a study visa (X1-visa) in the Chinese Embassy/Consulate in their countries with the Admission Notice and JW201, and register with the College of International Education in due time.

Application Documents

(1) Notarized highest diploma and transcripts. Applicants that have not graduated should provide a study certificate/pre-graduation certificate. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached together with notarized translations in Chinese or English.

(2) Research Proposal/Study Plan in China with a minimum of 800 words in Chinese/English Download

(3) Two recommendation letters from professors/associate professors in Chinese/English

(4) Foreigner Physical Examination Form (photocopy) Download

The physical examinations must cover all of the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete forms or forms without the signature of the attending physician, or the official stamp of the hospital, or a sealed photograph of the applicant are considered as invalid. Please carefully plan your physical examination schedule as the results are valid for only 6 months.

(5) Passport photocopy

(6) Language proficiency certificate

(7) Non-criminal record

(8) Supporting documents such as publications and awards (if available)


Admissions Office

College of International Education

China University of Petroleum (East China)

Address: 66 Changjiang West Road, Qingdao West Coast New Area, Shandong, China

Postcode: 266580

Tel: +86-532-86983201/86981298