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UNESCO/People’s Republic of China (The Great Wall) Fellowships

Last date to apply

20 April 2017

About UNESCO/People’s Republic of China (The Great Wall) fellowships

UNESCO/People’s Republic of China (The Great Wall) fellowships programme is co-sponsored by UNESCO for the academic year of 2017-18. UNESCO/People’s Republic of China (The Great Wall) fellowships conducted by Government of the People’s Republic of China and co-sponsored by UNESCO. The Fellowship provide seventy-five (75) fellowships for advanced studies at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

UNESCO/People's Republic of China Scholarship is a one-year program mostly to be conducted in English. However, in some exceptional cases, candidates may be required to study the Chinese language before taking up research/study in their fields of interest. The Application process has been started and the last date to apply is 20 May 2017. 

The list of the member states invited to submit candidature under UNESCO/People’s Republic of China (The Great Wall) co-sponsored Fellowships programme are as follows: 

Member States

 No. of candidatures invited

Africa

46 member states

Asia and the Pacific

39 member states

The Arab States

13 member states

Latin America and the Caribean

26 member states

Europe and North America

12 member states

  • Type of Scholarship: Fully Paid
  • Number of Awards: 75
  • Country of study: China
  • Course Commencement: September 2017

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UNESCO/People’s Republic of China (The Great Wall) fellowships Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both  
Region Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Arab States, Latin America and the Caribean, Europe and North America
Class/ Age Not more than 45 years of age
Details
  • Candidates must hold at least the Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent, or the Master Degree/above when applying
  • The candidates must have English proficiency
  • The candidates must be in good health, both physically and mentally.

UNESCO/People’s Republic of China (The Great Wall) fellowships Reward

Facilities offered by Government of the People’s Republic of China are as follows:

  • Monthly Living Allowance: Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY) 3000 for general scholars; CNY 3500 for senior scholars 
  • Tuition Waiver
  • Accommodation:
    • Free University dormitory or accommodation subsidy.
    • If the host university required students to live on campus, then it will accommodate scholarship students in university dormitory usually twin room
    • If the host university permits students to live off campus, the university will provide monthly/ quarterly/ accommodation subsidy
      • Subsidy in Accommodation : The Undergraduate, master’s students, and the general scholars will get CNY 700 per month. The Doctoral students and senior scholars will get CNY 1000 per month.
  • Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Protection Scheme for International students in China.

Facilities offered by UNESCO are as follows:

  • Airfare: One round-trip international travel to and from China
  • Monthly allowance: A monthly pocket allowance of USD 150
  • A termination allowance: A termination allowance of USD 200 to cover excess luggage charges at the time of fellows’ return to their home country in addition to the living allowance granted by the Government of the People’s Republic of China.

It is to be noted that no allowance to finance or lodge married couples or family members will be granted.

UNESCO/People’s Republic of China (The Great Wall) fellowships Application form and Process

To apply for UNESCO/ People’s Republic of China (The Great Wall) fellowship international students have to fill both the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) online application form and Chinese University Form. However, the letter of admission in a Chinese University is not mandatory. 

Click Here Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) Online application form

Click Here for Application form for Chinese University (not mandatory)

The candidates need to specify 3 possible host institutions in China indicating one field of study as a personal preference.

Documents to be enclosed to Application Form: The application must be endorsed by the relevant Government Body (The National Commission or Permanent Delegation). 

  • 3 Photographs.
  • Notarized photocopies of Diplomas and certificates, and school-certified transcripts of complete academic records. (The documents must be translated in English).
  • Pre-admission Letter from designated Chinese University (if available);
  • Recommendation letter: Two Letters of recommendation by professors or associates familiar with the work of the candidate
  • A study or research proposal containing no less than 400 words (in English) of the post-graduate study to be undertaken during the candidate’s stay in China
  • Foreigner Physical Examination form to be completed, stamped and or signed
  • English proficiency certificate stamped and/or signed.

Submission of the UNESCO Fellowship Application Form


The complete Application Form must be duly endorsed by the relevant Government body (the National Commission or Permanent Delegation) and relevant documents must be sent to the following address. Please ensure that the letter of Nomination is prepared in English and must be sent to:

Mr Stoyan Bantchev,
The Chief of the Participation Programme and Fellowships Section 
UNESCO 7 Place de Fontenoy 75352 
Paris 07 SP 13

An advance copy of the application together with all documents should be sent as earlier as possible by email to s.bantchev@unesco.org; l.ndobo@unesco.org and v.lopy@unesco.org).

UNESCO/People’s Republic of China (The Great Wall) fellowships Selection Process

The National Commissions of the selected fellows will be duly informed by UNESCO. The UNESCO and the Chinese authorities will select seventy-five most qualified candidates.

  • The successful Candidates will be informed in the month of July 2017. The candidates who are not contacted in July 2017, should consider that their application has not been selected. 

UNESCO/People’s Republic of China (The Great Wall) fellowships Contact Details

The Chief of the Participation Programme and Fellowships Section 
UNESCO 7 Place de Fontenoy 75352 
Paris 07 SP 13

Phone No. +33 (0)1 45 68 10 00

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