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HEC CSC Scholarships 2021

China Scholarship Council CSC has announced fully funded scholarships to Pakistani students for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate education in China through HEC. The Chinese government and Higher Education Commission HEC is offering HEC CSC scholarships 2021 to Pakistani students for Bachelors, Masters and PhDs. Programs in China.

HEC Chinese Scholarships are available for 289 designated Chinese universities. It is one of the leading universities in China offering a wide range of educational programs in science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, economics, legal sciences, management, education, history, literature, philosophy, and the arts for scholarship recipients at all levels. Are

Note: For undergraduate students, the medium of studies will be the Chinese language throughout the degree program after a preparatory course of Chinese Language for one year. 

Students, teachers, and scholars desirous to avail Chinese Government Scholarship are required to undertake a Chinese language course.


Chinese Government Scholarship covers both major study and Chinese language (preparatory) study. The table below illustrates the duration of each program.

Supporting Categories Major Study (including preparatory years)

( year)

Chinese Language

(preparatory study year)

Undergraduate students 4-5 1-2
Master’s students 2-3 1-2
Doctoral students 3-4 1-2

HEC Chinese Government CSC Scholarship Covers: 

  • Full Tuition fee
  • Accommodation:
  • Monthly Stipend: Undergraduate students: CNY 2,500 per month;
  • Master’s students/general scholars: CNY 3,000 per month;
  • Doctoral students/senior scholars: CNY 3,500 per month.
  • Travel Expenditure:

Eligibility criteria for HEC Chinese Government CSC Scholarships

  • Pakistani / AJK National
  • Bachelor Programs: years of schooling (FA/ Fsc or equivalent A-level) under the age of 25 years
  • For Master’s Programs: Must be a bachelor’s degree holder under the age of 35 years.
  • For Ph.D. Programs: A master’s degree holder under the age of 40 years

List of Mandatory Documents:

  • Degrees and Transcripts:
  • Recommendation Letters:
  • IELTS or HSK Certificates:
  • Physical Medical Examination:
  • Study Plan / Research Proposal / Motivation letter:
  • Passport:
  • Picture:
  • Police Clearance Certificate:

List of Other Supporting Documents: Not Mandatory But Plus Point:

  • After online submission of applications, HEC will ask through email to only shortlisted candidates to submit two sets of the following attested documents stapled in spiral binding separately with HEC online application form as under:
  • Copies of applicant and father’s/Guardian’s CNIC.
  • Copy of applicant’s Domicile.
  • Copy of HEC online submitted form.
  • All educational degrees & transcripts from matric to last terminal degree attested by HEC & IBCC.
  • Chinese online application form
  • Pre-admission letter from Chinese Government Scholarship Universities (Not mandatory)
  • Language qualification certificate. e.g., HSK certificates, IELTS or TOFEL report (Not mandatory)
  • A photocopy of valid passport information page.
  • Two recommendation letters in original. (for Masters & Ph.D. only)
  • Two recent passport-size photographs.
  • Two copies of the applicant’s statement of purpose.
  • Health/fitness certificates designed by the Chinese quarantine authority can be downloaded from here. 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.
  • Non-criminal record from police Department.
  • In the case of employment, a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the applicant’s employer will be required from shortlisted candidates.
  • Certified English Translations of supporting documents (i.e. certificates, testimonials, transcripts) must be submitted for documents that are not in English.
  • Hard Copies of the applications are not required at this stage. By-hand or incomplete applications shall NOT be entertained in any case.
  • Note: Applicants who don’t have valid passports are advised to apply and get it before February 2022 as it is mandatory to upload a copy of the passport at the CSC portal. 

Application Procedure for HEC CSC Scholarships 2022:

  • No manual or incomplete applications on e-portal will be entertained. All applicants must apply online on the HEC portal and in Chinese Universities.
  • HEC will shortlist eligible applicants on the basis of merit & the number of scholarship slots allocated for Pakistani students.
  • In case of submitting false information at any stage, HEC reserves the right to cancel and debar for all future scholarships as well as impose a penalty, as decided by HEC.
  • Only apply online before the deadline of 03 January 2022DO NOT send hard copies of application forms or any other documents to HEC at this stage of the application process.
  • It is the sole responsibility of the student(s) applying for any professional degree (viz. Medical, Engineering, Agriculture, etc.) to first get confirmed its accreditation from the respective Councils i.e. Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC), Agriculture Council, & Nursing Council, etc.
  • To apply at Chinese web portal please click the link or
  • For detailed instructions about the Chinese Govt. Scholarship and applying procedure please follow the link and fill the Chinese online application carefully.
  • Submit Fees of Rs.300/- in favor of HEC through HBL online facility. A separate bank Account No. 17427900133401 at HBL, H-9 Branch Islamabad is being maintained for online transfer of fee to HEC from any HBL branch across the country.
  • Hard Copies of the applications are not required at this stage. By-hand or incomplete applications shall NOT be entertained in any case.​Important Note

    Kindly note that HEC would forward nominations from Pakistan after shortlisting of potential candidates on merit through a test OR interview OR both. The decision of HEC will be final and binding. The Last Date for online application on the HEC portal is on or before 03 January 2022.


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