Chinese Government Scholarships

The Scholarships are set up and directed by the Agreement between China Scholarship Council (CSC), Ministry of Education, China and the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).

The CSC Scholarships include the tuition fee, registration fee and research fee, the visa application fee, a living stipend (health insurance included), and one return international airfare to China by the most economical route.
The funding for each PhD program awardee will be up to 48 months.
The funding for each Master’s degree program awardee will be up to 24 months.
CSC and AIT support the following areas of study with priority: Engineering, Technology, and Management.

Entry Criteria

  1. Applicants must be citizens and permanent residents of the People’s Republic of China at the time of application;
  2. Applicants must not be currently working or studying abroad;
  3. The scholarship awardees must return to China upon the completion of their studies and/or research;
  4. Applicants are encouraged to obtain information about AIT’s admissions requirement and admissions procedure. All Applicants should submit their application for AIT programs and obtain a non-conditional or a conditional admissions letter. Doctoral applicants must receive a written confirmation from AIT that an AIT faculty member is available and willing to supervise them;
  5. All academic areas of AIT are eligible for consideration.
  6. Applicants must satisfy the selection criteria set out by CSC at https://www.csc.edu.cn/chuguo and strictly follow the schedule of the application, by completing the CSC Application Form and the CSC Employer Reference Form before 31 March every year.

2. The Timetable for August 2021

  1. January – March, students should learn about the selection criteria and procedure of the CSC scholarship from the CSC website: https://www.csc.edu.cn/chuguo and about AIT’s academic programs and admissions criteria from the AIT website: https://www.ait.ac.th/admissions/; doctoral program applicants should obtain a written confirmation from AIT that an AIT faculty member is available and willing to supervise them; master’s program applicants are encouraged to obtain an admissions letter from AIT through online application.
  2. 10 – 31 March, all applicants should submit their on-line applications in the CSC portal http://apply.csc.edu.cn/ doctoral applicants must submit a written admissions letter issued by AIT;
  3. 3 April, CSC will send AIT a list of applicants who meet the criteria together with their documents; .
  4. By 20 April, AIT will accept applications from the applicants on the list of CSC and issue an admissions letter and send to CSC if they are qualified;
  5. 20 April – May, CSC will evaluate all qualified applicants for the scholarship; CSC and AIT will confirm the final result together;
  6. By 31 May, CSC will announce the scholarship awardees and send AIT the name list along with their documents.
  7. In June, AIT will process the files for visa application for the successful applicants from Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), Thailand and expect to receive the files by 26 July.
  8. In August, the scholarship awardees will arrive at AIT for orientation and necessary procedures; the latest time of postponing enrollment will be the next Spring (January) Semester on the condition that both CSC and AIT receive and approve the request.
  9. July 28 - August 2, Arrival / Pre-registration.
  10. 4 August, Institute Wide Registration/ New Student Orientation. Student will be advised to report her/ his arrival at the Embassy of China within 10 days after reaching AIT.
  11. 8 August, Classes begin..
  12. 19 August, Last day for adding or dropping courses.
  13. 10 September, AIT will provide invoices of the tuition fee and registration fee to remit to the bank account of AIT. Monthly stipend and research fee will be remitted to the awardees’ personal bank accounts.

Duration

The funding for each PHD program awardee will be up to 48 months.
The funding for each Master degree program awardee will be up to 24 months.

Further Inquiries

For further enquiries on AIT Admissions Requirements and Procedures, applicant can visit the AIT Admissions website. They may also contact the following address:

Admissions and Scholarships Unit
Asian Institute of Technology
P.O. Box 4, KlongLuang
Pathumthani 12120
THAILAND
(662) 524 5024, 31-33

 admissions@ait.ac.th

 

Contact

China Scholarship Council (CSC)

  • MA Li
    Project Officer
    Division European, Asian and African Affairs
    China Scholarship Council
    Level 13, A3 Building, No. 9 Chegongzhuang Avenue
    Beijing 100044, P.R. China
    ouyafei5@csc.edu.cn
    +86-10-66093572
    Fax: +Fax: +86-10-66093581

Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

  • Dr. Tenzin Rabgyal
    Coordinator
    Admission and Scholarships Office
    Asian Institute of Technology
    P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang
    Pathumthani 12120, Thailand
    tenzin@ait.ac.th
    +66(2)524-5024
    Fax: +66(2)524-5069
  • Danielle Duan
    Senior Program Officer
    Office of International Affairs
    Asian Institute of Technology
    P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang
    Pathumthani 12120, Thailand
    danielleduan@ait.ac.th
    +66(2)524-5041