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Government of China MOFCOM Scholarship 2023 for Developing Countries (Masters & PhD)


MOFCOM Scholarship is set up by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China to strengthen further the communication and cooperation between China and other countries and develop talents for developing countries. Starting in 2015, MOFCOM Scholarship mainly sponsors young and middle-aged talents from recipient countries to pursue their postgraduate education in China and entrusts the China Scholarship Council to administer the Scholarship.


  • Students are exempt from tuition fees, teaching material fees, research and survey fees, allowance of English-taught programs, dissertation guidance fees;

  • Free on-campus accommodation;

  • Monthly stipend:

    • 36000RMB per year per master's student,

    • 42000RMB per year per Ph.D. student;

  • One-off resettlement fee: 3000RMB per person;

  • Free medical insurance for international students;

  • One-time round-trip international airfare for all the students (First time fly to China after enrollment, and Fly back to the home country while graduation), and a maximum of “n-1” (“n” is for the length of schooling year, which is set while the program enrolled the student, “n” is less than or equal to three) round-trip international airfares for home visits (one time per year set at the end of an academic year);

  • The annual review is compulsory for all students. Those who pass the examination may continue to enjoy full scholarships in the next year.


  • -be a citizen of a developing country other than the People’s Republic of China and under the age of 45 (born after September 1, 1974);

  • -be healthy physically and mentally with a physical examination report issued by a local public hospital, and not having any disease or situation listed below:

    • a) Diseases prohibited by Chinese Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Laws and Regulations

    • b) Other severe chronic diseases like high blood pressure, cardio-cerebrovascular disease, diabetes; psychological diseases; or other infectious diseases which may harm public health

    • c) In the recovery period after major surgery or acute disease attacks

    • d) Severely physically challenged

    • e) Pregnancy

  • -with at least three years of working experience;

  • -be a bachelor’s degree holder when applying for a master’s program & be a master’s degree holder when applying for a doctoral program;

  • -be incumbents with a relevant educational background or working experience to the applied program are preferred;

  • -be public officials of division level and above (or corresponding level) in government sectors, or senior management staff of organizations and enterprises, or academic backbones of universities and research institutions;

  • -be sufficient in English which meets the academic requirements of the program, be equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 80 and above level;

  • -be with the potential for professional development and is committed to promoting friendly exchanges and cooperation between the host country and China;


May 31st 2023

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