According to fresh figures published by the Ministry of Education in view of the recent resentment of alleged bias towards international students in Chinese universities, government floating for international students increased by more than 20% last year in China.
The Ministry said, ‘there is a need to improve the “quality” of foreign students in some institutions’.
Between 2012 and 2019, the funds allocated to foreign students exceeded the scholarship, rising from 1.55 billion yuan ($ 225 million) to 3.92 billion yuan this year.
In 2018, 63,000 international students received Chinese government scholarship, which was 12.8% of the total number of foreign students in China.
According to a representative of the ministry, China has signed student exchange agreements with more than 180 countries.
Funding from the Ministry of Education mostly takes the form of scholarships paid to the universities attended by foreign scholars. The money is an allowance for living expenses received directly by the scholars.
Earlier this month, Shandong University reported on the practice of handing over many local women “buddies” to male international students, in which some people were instigated on Chinese social media as partisan towards foreigners.
On July 12, the University apologized for the students who took part in the buddy program for “lack of strict investigation” and “unfair choice”.
State-backed Global Times reported that angry women over the program which encourages students of Shandong University to do wrong online attacks as well as to harass on the campus.
The Ministry of Education said in a statement that it would “crackdown on illegal situations” involving foreign students, even as it continues to see foreign students in China as a way to grow the “international influence of China’s education and promote mutual understanding and friendship between Chinese people and foreigners.”
Best China Scholarships for International Students
ECNU Full and Partial Confucius Institute funding for Non-Chinese Students in China, 2019
The Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) is happy to announce “Confucius Institute Scholarship” (CIS) at East China Normal University (ECNU) for the year 2019. These are available for Non-Chinese citizens. The Confucius Institute provides the full and partial program.
Application Deadline: September 20, 2019
Full Tuition USTC Fellowship for International Students in China, 2019
USTC program is open for international students to study at the University of Science and Technology of China. The studentships are available for pursuing undergraduate and graduate program. The award will give free tuition, monthly living allowance, free housing arranged by USTC, comprehensive Medical Insurance and a stipend.
Application Deadline: September 1, 2019
WISS Outstanding Achievement partial awards in China, 2019
Want to get a scholarship? Here is an opportunity for you. Western International School of Shanghai is offering Outstanding Achievement partial awards in China. The studentship will provide the educational fund for your studies.
Application Deadline: Applications are open
Award: Educational fund
JSU Presidential Scholarships for International Students in China, 2019
Applications are open for JSU Presidential Scholarships for the 2019 spring intake. These opportunities are available for international students. The studentship will provide the PhDs: full tuition and accommodation, masters: 20,000 CNY on tuition every year, bachelors: 10,000 CNY on tuition in the first year, students from America & Europe: 10,000 CNY/year on tuition.
Application Deadline: August 10, 2019
Award: 20,000, 10,000, 10,000
Zhejiang University Confucius Institute funding for International Students in China, 2019
Sparkling Non-Chinese citizens are invited to apply for the Confucius Institute funding for International Students at the Zhejiang University in China. The studentship will provide full coverage on tuition fee, accommodation fee, living allowance, and comprehensive medical insurance expenses.
Application Deadline: November 20, 2019
Award: Tuition fee