2023 Central South University High Level Graduate Student Program

2023 Central South University High Level Graduate Student Program

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Central South University (CSU) is situated in Changsha, a famous historical and cultural city in Hunan, China, and covers an area of 2,760,000 m2, with its campuses distributed on the east and west of Xiangjiang River. Backed by the majestic Yuelu Mountain and facing the grand Xiangjiang River, CSU has pleasing scenery and is ideal for study and research.

2023 Central South University High Level Graduate Student Program

Application Time

From now to February 15, 2023.

Supporting categories, majors, and program language

Scholarship Coverage

Full scholarship includes tuition fees, on-campus accommodation, medical insurance fees, and monthly living stipends (CNY 3000 per master student and CNY 3500 per doctoral student).

Application requirements

Primary demands

1. Excellent Non-Chinese graduates with good academic performance, good health, and no criminal record.

2. Less than 35 years old for Master’s degree study; Less than 40 years old for Doctoral degree study.

3. Not have been funded by any organizations or institutions (Must have a statement).

Language Eligibility

  • 4. Applicants in clinical medicine programs should provide a minimum score of 260 in HSK4, or have taken a Chinese-taught degree program.
  • Other Chinese-taught program applicants should provide a minimum score of 260 in HSK4.
  • Other English-taught program applicants should obtain a minimum score of 6 in IELTS or 85 in TOEFL.

Those who meet one of the following conditions can apply for a language test result waiver:

  • Applicants whose first language or the official language of the country is Chinese or English.
  • Applicants who have taken a degree program taught in Chinese or English.

5. Applicants must have a strong academic background and scientific & innovative abilities.

Application Procedure

Online application in the CSU application system

This is a MUST step, applicants who don’t complete this step won’t be considered. All reviews will be conducted on this website.

Register and log in to the CSU international student online system https://csu.17gz.org/member/login.do, select Chinese Government Scholarship and submit the application.

Online application on the CSC system

The CSC Online Application is available at http://studyinchina.csc.edu.cn/#/login). Select the program category in Type B. Agency number of Central South University: 10533. Fill in the information, submit it online and print the application form. System instruction: 图片[3]-2023 Central South University High Level Graduate Student Program-China Scholarship - Study in ChinaInstructions for CGSIS.pd

Submit application online materials to Central South University. (CSC do not accept application materials)

2023 Central South University High Level Graduate Student Program
Central South University

Please submit the application materials to both systems, the required application materials are:

Photocopy of Passport Home Page.

If the validity of the applicant’s current passport does not meet the requirement (meaning the passport expires before September 2023), please apply for a new passport before submitting the application;

Certificate of the Highest Academic Degree

(Notarized photocopy in Chinese or English). If the applicant is a final year student of the current degree period, please prove the pre-graduate certificate.

Academic transcripts

(from the undergraduate program onwards). Copies of academic records from the first to last semester during the undergraduate, graduate (if any), and doctoral programs (if any) shall be provided.

These transcripts shall be issued and sealed by the attending university’s academic affairs office, graduate school, or student management department. They can be in Chinese or English, but must be attached with notarized English translations if they are in foreign languages other than English;

Language qualification certificates

  • Applicants for Chinese-taught programs must submit valid HSK reports in accordance with the corresponding Chinese proficiency requirements.
  • Applicants for English-taught programs shall provide valid IELTS or TOEFL reports.
  • Applicants who apply for Clinical Medicine majors should provide HSK scores or other certificates that prove their Chinese language level.

A study plan proposal

A study plan written in Chinese or English shall contain more than 1,000 characters or words. Please specify the previous research background, research achievements, prospective research field, research plan, etc. The proposal of a doctoral student shall be signed by the applicant’s Chinese supervisor;

Personal statement video

Please explain your education and research background, and show your research potential & ability. The video length should be around 1 minute. The video size should be no larger than 40MB and the video format should be MP4


Two letters of recommendation

Written only in Chinese or English from professors or associate professors shall be submitted. These letters shall describe the applicant’s objectives for learning in China, comprehensive abilities, and evaluation of future growth. The issue date should be after September 1, 2022;

Acceptance Letter

Mandatory, please see format at 图片[5]-2023 Central South University High Level Graduate Student Program-China Scholarship - Study in ChinaAcceptance Letter.docx, contact info: 图片[3]-2023 Central South University High Level Graduate Student Program-China Scholarship - Study in ChinaCSU_Prof_s_contact.pdf

Published papers information (optional)

Foreigner Physical Examination Form and copies of blood test reports

The applicant must do all examines listed on 图片[3]-2023 Central South University High Level Graduate Student Program-China Scholarship - Study in ChinaPhysical Examination Record.pdf. The form will be regarded as invalid if a photo missing, examines not completed, no stamp, no signature from the doctor or hospital. The form must be filled in Chinese or English.

The examination date must be after September 1, 2022. Please bring the original copy to the university if the student has been admitted.

Non-criminal record report

The applicant shall submit a valid certificate of Non-Criminal Record issued by the local public security authority after September 1, 2022.

Other supporting materials (Rewards, certificates, etc.).

A personal statement

The document prove that the applicant has not been funded by any other organizations or institutions(please see format at 图片[5]-2023 Central South University High Level Graduate Student Program-China Scholarship - Study in ChinaPersonal Statement.docx

Reminder: Uploaded supporting documents must be clear, authentic, and valid. Applicants are recommended to use a professional device to scan the relevant documents. Applicants shall bear the consequences caused by unclear or unidentifiable uploaded materials.

Submit the Fee

When the applicants pass the primary review, please pay the application and review fee of CNY 500 on the unified payment platform of CSU according to the email (WeChat, Alipay, and UnionPay are available);

Please complete the application and review the fee payment within ONE week, otherwise, the application cannot continue. If you fail to pass the primary review, NO NEED to pay the fee.

Academic Review

Relevant schools will conduct an academic review for applicants to comprehensively examine their academic background, scientific research ability, or innovation potential.

Final Review

According to the materials and the application situation, the students will be reviewed for final admission results, please pay attention to the CSC online application system and CSU online application system.

Material submission and Result Release

CSU will recommend student lists to CSC. The final admission will be decided by CSC.


  • For students who fail to obtain the CSC scholarship, CSU will send the Admission based on the students’ condition. Please check your scholarship type based on the Admission Notice!
  • Due to the limited application time, please pay attention to the application system and emails continuously. All information will be updated on CSU online application system. If there is a message, please reply in time.

Enrollment and Notification

1. Admission Notice and visa application form will normally be sent before July 31, 2023. The exact delivery time is pending due to the reviewing procedure.

2. Due to the adjustment of the CSC admission policy, students recommended by the university to CSC may not be finally admitted as Chinese government scholarship students. Please refer to the Admission Notice for the final admission scholarship.

3. CSC students should not have other scholarships from Chinese local government and universities at the same time. Once found, the students’ CSC qualification will be canceled and the students should return all scholarships obtained. Those who deliberately conceal their financial assistance, in addition to disqualification, will not be allowed to apply for Chinese government scholarships within three years.

Visit chinascholarship.net to get more necessary and interesting information!

4. Registration time is the beginning of September annually and the exact time is specified on the Admission Notice. Students must register within the time period listed on the Admission Notice. If the students cannot come to campus because of the pandemic, please follow the online registration procedure. Those who fail to register within the prescribed time will be canceled admission.

5. Scholarship students cannot change the university, major, or study duration.

6. Regardless of admission results, the application fee and material are non-refundable.

7. Please don’t apply to CSC and CSU scholarship programs at the same time.

Annual Review​

All scholarship students shall have the scholarship annual review based on academic and daily performance during the previous year, and students will continue to enjoy the scholarship after passing the review. Otherwise, the scholarship will be suspended or canceled.


Address: School of International Education, Central South University, Changsha city, Hunan Province, P.R. China

Tel: +86-731-88836392 (for non-medical programs), 82650391(for medical programs)

Fax: +86-731-88836737

Email: csc@csu.edu.cn


https://intl.csu.edu.cn/zwb.htm   (Chinese)

https://intl.csu.edu.cn/  (English)

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