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Name of the Organization : Department of Higher Education and Training
Announcement : Chinese Government Scholarship – 2017/18
Applicable For: South African students
Head Office : Pretoria
Deadline: 22 March 2017

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About the scholarship :

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Programme outline :
** The Chinese Government is offering scholarships for South African students to study at Chinese institutions from September 2017.

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** The scholarship may be awarded for postgraduate (Masters, PhD or Post-doc) or non-degree Chinese language studies.
** Bachelor’s degree scholarships are taught in Chinese and will only be awarded to applicants who already have the required level of Chinese proficiency (HSK 4 or above).
** Preference is given to applicants for postgraduate studies.

Degree level :
** Bachelor’s (only for those already proficient in Chinese) Master’s
** PhD
** Chinese language
** Advanced Studies

Who can apply :
** South African citizens in good health with a strong academic record.
** Available to study in China from September 2017.
** Demonstrated interest in China and commitment to the development of South Africa.
** Applications for PhD studies are open to all fields of study.

For other levels of study, preference will be given to postgraduates and applications in the following fields :
** Biotechnology
** Chinese language studies
** Environment and Climate change
** Engineering 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.

** All bachelor’s applicant must have a HSK Level 4 certificate in order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship.
** It is the responsibility of each candidate to do research into available programmes, institutions and programme-specific entrance criteria.
** The programmes and institutions available under this scholarship are listed at
** Further details on eligibility and criteria are in the attached document.

Application process :
The application process is two-fold :
** Complete the DHET application form Application form and email it with all supporting documents to Internationalscholarships AT by 22 March 2017.

** Shortlisted candidate will be required to complete the CSC online application which can be downloaded on and submit a completed medical examination form (medical tests to be done at applicants own cost).
** Only candidates who are notified that they are shortlisted need to submit these forms.
** Applications may be submitted by email and must reach the DHET by the deadline of 22 March 2017.

Note :
By email:
Subject : Chinese Scholarship Application, [Your surname] Internationalscholarships AT
** If attachments exceed 3MB, they will not be received. Please contact us regarding an alternative means to submit.

Enquiries: email: Internationalscholarships AT
** All applications received by the DHET will be acknowledged by email within 2 working days. Please follow up if you do not receive an email acknowledgement.

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