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Vice-Chancellor's China Scholarship Scheme

In recognition of the outstanding talent of our Chinese students, we offer a range of highly prestigious international scholarships designed to attract and reward the best students.

Our China Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme will award 33 scholarships of £5,000 to outstanding students enrolling on one of our postgraduate taught programmes.

The GAOKAO Scholarship Scheme will also award three scholarships of £5,000 to exceptional students enrolling onto our undergraduate programmes directly after studying the 2020 GAOKAO.

Students enrolling onto an undergraduate programme who have not studied the GAOKAO may be eligible for a £2,000 award.

Postgraduate awards

To be eligible for a China Postgraduate Scholarship you must:

  • be a Chinese national when your academic application is made and be classed an international fee paying student
  • have a bachelor’s degree awarded or to be awarded by a Project 211, Project 985 or Double First Class Project University
  • have met the academic and English language requirement (IELTS/TOEFL) and have accepted an unconditional offer by the 18 September 2020
  • be self-financed (tuition fees are being paid by you or your parents)
  • pay your deposit within two weeks of being informed that you are in receipt of an award.

Further terms and conditions apply, please see our terms and conditions document for full details.

How to apply

To apply for the China Postgraduate Scholarship, you must submit the following documents to internationalscholarships@cardiff.ac.uk by midnight (GMT) 30 April 2020:

  • Completed scholarship application form
  • 7th term transcript or completed degree transcript
  • A personal statement no longer than 500 words explaining how you are an outstanding candidate for the scholarship.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is 30 April 2020.

Applications will be assessed shortly after this date with scholarships awarded to students with the highest overall scores. Successful candidates will be notified by 29 May 2020.

GAOKAO awards

The GAOKAO Scholarship Scheme will award three scholarships of £5,000 to exceptional students with the highest GAOKAO scores enrolling onto our undergraduate programmes.

To be eligible for a China GAOKAO Scholarship you must:

  • have sat the GAOKAO exam in 2020
  • have met or exceeded the academic and English language requirement (IELTS/TOEFL) within your offer by the 31 August 2020
  • have confirmed Cardiff University as your firm choice and be holding an unconditional offer by 31 August, or the deadline set within UCAS Track, whichever is earlier.
  • be self-financed (tuition fees are being paid by you or your parents)

Further terms and conditions apply, please see our terms and conditions document for full details.

How to apply

To apply for the China GAOKAO Scholarship, you must submit the following documents to internationalscholarships@cardiff.ac.uk by midnight (GMT) 31 July 2020:

  • A completed GAOKAO scholarship application form
  • GAOKAO final grades
  • A personal statement no longer than 500 words explaining how you are an outstanding candidate for the scholarship.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is midnight (GMT) 31 July 2020. Applications will be assessed shortly after this date with scholarships awarded to students with the highest overall scores.

Terms and conditions

Qualifying recipients of the Vice Chancellor’s China Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme and GAOKAO Scholarship Scheme will receive the award in the form of a tuition fee discount. No cash alternative is available, and the award cannot be used in place of any required deposit.

The scholarships are only awarded to full-time, international fee paying students who will be based on the Cardiff campus and begin their studies in September 2020. The award cannot be used for any other year of entry and cannot be combined with any other scholarships or bursaries provided by Cardiff University.

The scholarship is not open to students who are in receipt of funding from external bodies such as local Government, charities or private organisations.

You must be able to satisfy all financial requirements as part of your visa application for study in the UK. You should not be solely relying on receiving a scholarship to meet the UKVI financial requirements.

Read more about UKVI’s financial requirements for visa applications.

Contact

For more information about our Vice-Chancellor's China International Scholarships please contact:

International Office