The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Republic of Botswana invites qualified citizens of Botswana to apply for the 2019/2020 Chinese Government Scholarship. Online application and the corresponding application documents should be submitted to the Chinese Embassy no later than 1st March 2019. For more information, please refer to www.csc.edu.cn/studyinchina, www.campuschina.org or bw.chineseembassy.org/eng/.



In order to further deepen the education cooperation between China and Botswana, as well as to strengthen the mutual understanding and friendship between our two peoples, the Chinese Government has been providing scholarships for Botswana students to study in Chinese higher education institutions since 1980’s. The Ministry of Education of China (MOE) formulates MOE Scholarship Program, and entrusts China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the Chinese Embassy to implement the enrollment of international students.

For the academic year of 2019/2020, which starts from this September, the Chinese Government Scholarship will provide full scholarships for Botswana students who wish to study in China for undergraduate, master or doctoral degrees, general scholars and senior scholars, of which applications higher than undergraduate degree are preferred. The scholarship will cover the fees for tuition, basic learning materials, accommodation, living allowance, outpatient medical service and comprehensive medical insurance. Please note that the international travel costs shall be borne by the scholarship recipients.


Program Categories, Duration and Language of Instruction:

Program Categories  Major Study(academic year)  Chinese Language (preparatory) Study(academic year)  Duration of Scholarship (academic year)

Undergraduate                       4-5                                                               1-2                                                                               4-7

Master                                    2-3                                                               1-2                                                                               2-5

Doctor                                    3-4                                                               1-2                                                                               3-6

General scholar                     Up to 1                                                         Up to 1                                                                        Up to 2

Senior scholar                       Up to 1                                                         Up to 1                                                                         Up to 2

Undergraduate scholarship recipients must register for Chinese-taught credit courses. Graduate and non-degree scholarship students can register for either the Chinese-taught program or the English-taught program if applicable. Program search by visiting www.csc.edu.cn/studyinchina or www.campuschina.org can help you find the program and university you are interested in.



-Applicants must be Botswana citizens in good health.

-Applicants for undergraduate programs must have senior high school certificate with good academic performance and be under the age of 25.

-Applicants for master degree programs must have undergraduate’s degree and be under the age of 35.

-Applicants for doctoral degree programs must have master’s degree and be under the age of 40.

-Applicants for general scholar programs must have completed at least two years of undergraduate study and be under the age of 45.

-Applicants for senior scholar programs must have master’s degree or hold an academic title of associate professor (or above), and be under the age of 50.


Application Documents:

Applicants must submit the following package of application documents to the Chinese Embassy in Botswana by 1st March, 2019. The documents should be bound on top left corner. No application documents will be returned.

(1) Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship. Applicants should first fill in the application form on the Chinese Government Scholarship Information System (please refer to the Instructions of the Chinese Government Scholarship Information System) and print it out.

(2) Notarized highest diploma. Prospective diploma winners must submit official proof of student status by their current school.

(3) Academic transcripts. Applicants for undergraduate studies are required to provide certified copy of senior high school transcripts. Applicants for other categories of studies also need to provide relevant certified copy of academic transcripts.

(4) A study plan or research proposal. A minimum of 200 words for undergraduates, 500 words for non-degree scholars, and 800 words for postgraduates. Detailed research plan is required for postgraduates or scholars for advanced studies.

(5) Recommendation letters. Applicants for graduate programs or senior scholar programs must submit two letters of recommendation from professors or associate professors.

(6) Applicants for music programs are requested to submit electronic copy of their own works. Applicants for fine arts programs must submit electronic copy of their own works including two sketches, two color paintings and two other works.

(7) Applicants under the age of 18 should submit the valid documents of their legal guardians in China.

(8) Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Applicants must submit a photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form completed in English (the original copy should be kept by the applicant). The Foreigner Physical Examination Form designed by the Chinese quarantine authority can be downloaded from www.csc.edu.cn/studyinchina or www.campuschina.org. The physical examinations must cover all the items listed in the 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 submit the following documents if applicable:

(9) Pre-admission Letter from Chinese Government Scholarship universities.

(10) Language qualification certificate. e.g., HSK certificates, IELTS or TOFEL report.


Instructions of the Chinese Government Scholarship Information System:

Step 1: Visit www.csc.edu.cn/laihua or www.campuschina.org and click “Scholarship Application for Students”.

Step 2: Log in with your user name and password. For new user, please click “Create an Account” for registration. Creating an account with Gmail or Yahoo email address may cause failure of receiving verification email from the application system. Thus, you are suggested to use other email address for the registration.

Step 3: Read the instructions carefully before clicking “Application online”.

Step 4: Fill in the correct Program Category and Agency Number. Your “Program Category” is Type A and “Agency Number” is 0721. Once the correct “Agency Number” is entered, the name of the agency will automatically emerge. Please make sure you fill it in correctly, otherwise you will not be able to continue your online application or your application will not be accepted.

Step 5: Fill in the Online Application Form and Upload Supporting Documents truly, correctly and completely following the steps listed on the left of the page. Applicants are required to select a discipline before choosing their majors. Please refer to the Disciplines Index, which could be downloaded from Help, if you have any doubt about the disciplines and majors.

Step 6: Check each part of your Application carefully before submitting it. Click “Submit” to submit your Application. The submitted documents will be the only reference for the applied universities to confirm the admission.

Step 7: You can make changes to your application by clicking “Withdraw and edit the Application” on the top of the page. But make sure to submit it again by clicking “Submit” after finishing all the changes. Otherwise, the retrieved application will become invalid and your new application will not be received.

Step 8: Download and print the completed application form by clicking “Print the application form”.

Step 9: Send the paper application form and other supporting documents to the Chinese Embassy in Botswana by 1st March 2019.

·Please use Firefox or Internet Explorer (11.0). Menu selection functions may not work in other browsers.

·Only Chinese and English are accepted for the online application.


Admission & Registration:

Scholarship winners will usually get the admission package documents from the Chinese Embassy by the end of July 2019, and must register at the host university before the deadline which is usually September 2019.


The full package of application documents must be addressed or hand delivered to:

Chinese Embassy in Botswana

Plot 3096 North Ring Road

P.O. Box 1031, Gaborone


Closing date: 1st March, 2019


For further information, please check:




or contact:


Embassy of the People’s Republic of China

Gaborone, Botswana

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