Shanghai Government Scholarship for International Students

Shanghai University is happy to invite applications for the Shanghai Government Scholarship for International Bachelors, Masters and PhD Students 2019-2020, eligible persons are by this notice charged to hurry and apply for this Fully Funded program in China.

With its establishment in 2006, the Shanghai Municipal Government Scholarship aims to enhance the development of international student education in Shanghai and encourage more and more outstanding international students and scholars to universities in Shanghai.

The Shanghai Government Scholarship (SGS 2019-2020) is part of the Social Responsibilities of the government to fund fees for International Students in China. Get the best of Undergraduate, Masters, Ph.D. Education and other vital information.

What You Need To Know About The Shanghai Government Scholarship

This scholarship, provided by Shanghai government for international students studying in Shanghai, is in two types: A, B.

Type A, exclusively for those who study for Undergraduate, Master’s or Doctoral degrees and undergraduate preparatory courses. It is also a full scholarship, including tuition, free accommodation, accident insurance, living allowance.

However, Type B, only for those who study for degrees, is partial scholarship, only including tuition accident insurance.

Scholarship Benefits

Successful applicants for the two types of Shanghai Government scholarships receive the following :

Full Scholarship

  • A waiver of tuition fee
  • free on-campus dormitory accommodation
  • Stipend: Bachelor: RMB 1100/ month; Master: RMB 1700/ month; PhD: RMB 2100/ month
  • Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Protection Scheme for International Students in China.

Partial Scholarship

  • a waiver of tuition fee
  • Free on-campus dormitory accommodation
  • Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Protection Scheme for International Students in China

Eligibility for the Shanghai Government Scholarship

To qualify for this Shanghai Municipal Government Scholarship for international students, the applicant must:

  • Be a non-Chinese citizen in good health.
  • Not be an enrolled degree student in Chinese universities at the time of application.
  • Be a high school graduate under the age of 25 when applying for the undergraduate programs;
  • For the doctoral programs, be a master’s degree holder under the age of 40 when applying for it.
  • Be a bachelor’s degree holder under the age of 35 when applying for master’s programs.
  • Be excellent in academic and extra-curricular performance and yet not be rewarded any other scholarships offered by the Chinese government
  • In addition, meet the corresponding language level requirements:
  • The applicant’s general Chinese proficiency test (HSK) should at least reach the new level 4 (a new Chinese proficiency test certificate is required). At the same time, it should meet the language requirements for the language of instruction in the applicant institution and professional regulations.
  • Meet the conditions for applying for institutions and professional regulations.
  • Also, not all other scholarships of the Chinese government have been obtained at the same time.

Level/Field of Study

The scholarship is open to students to pursue a degree in their chosen field in any of the following programs:
Bachelor’s degree programs.
Master’s degree programs (except MBA and MTCSOL*) Note: MBA is short for Master of Business Administration;
MTCSOL refers to Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages.
Doctoral degree programs.

Host Nationality

Shanghai Government Scholarship is taken and hosted in China. Check out world scholarship forum international scholarship category.

Eligible Nationality

Shanghai Government Scholarship is available to international students from any country (EXCEPT China). You can also check our scholarship by country category for more scholarship updates.

Why You Should Apply For Shanghai Government Scholarship?

According to the latest QS Best Student Cities Ranking, Shanghai is among the world’s top 40 cities for international students to study in.

In addition, Shanghai is one of the biggest cities in the world and shook the world with its development in recent times as it is competing with other cities of the world which have been instituted since ages.

Are you an eligible applicant? We encourage you to apply for the 2019-2020 Shanghai Government Scholarship (SGS 2019-2020).

Sponsorship Duration

Schooling and duration are as follows:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Program: 4 to 5 years
  • Master’s degree programs: 2 to 3 years
  • Doctoral degree programs: 3 to 4 years

However, the actual scholarship duration is subject to the information on the Admission Notice, which cannot be extended in general.


How to Apply for Shanghai Government Scholarship 2019-2020

Step 1: Complete the online application procedure at SGS Online Application System

Step 2: Log in to the “Study in Shanghai” website and apply directly to the school or major to be enrolled.

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For Shanghai University Application:
  • Complete the online application procedure at Shanghai University online application
  • Furthermore, complete the online payment for the non-refundable application fee RMB 500.
The East China Normal University Application:
  • Visit the scholarship Link at
  • Applicant should register and apply online through Submit an online application and pay the application fee.

List of Institution For The Shanghai Foreign Student Government Scholarships

No.Institution nameUniversitiesWebsite / Web Site
1Fudan UniversityFudan University
2Shanghai Jiaotong UniversityShanghai Jiao Tong University
3Shanghai Jiaotong University School of MedicineShanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
4Tongji UniversityTongji University
5East China Normal UniversityEast China Normal University
6East China University of Science and TechnologyEast China University of Science and Technology
7Shanghai International Studies UniversityShanghai International Studies UniversityHttp://
8Donghua UniversityDonghua UniversityHttp://
9Shanghai University of Finance and EconomicsShanghai University of Finance and Economics
10Shanghai UniversityShanghai University
11Shanghai University of TechnologyThe University of Shanghai for Science and TechnologyHttp://
12Shanghai Maritime UniversityShanghai Maritime University
13Shanghai Conservatory of MusicShanghai Conservatory of MusicHttp://
14Shanghai Theatre AcademyShanghai Theatre AcademyHttp://
15Shanghai Institute of Physical EducationShanghai University of SportHttp://
16East China University of Political Science and LawEast China University of Political Science and Law
17Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Ocean UniversityHttp://
18Shanghai Electric Power CollegeShanghai University of Electric Power
19Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese MedicineShanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
20Shanghai Normal UniversityShanghai Normal UniversityHttp://
21Shanghai University of International Business and EconomicsShanghai University of International Business and Economics
22Shanghai University of Engineering and TechnologyShanghai University of Engineering Science
23Shanghai Lixin Accounting and Finance CollegeShanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance
24Shanghai Second Polytechnic UniversityShanghai Polytechnic UniversityHttp://
25Shanghai Electric InstituteShanghai Tianjin University
26Shanghai University of Applied SciencesShanghai Institute of Technology
27Shanghai Business SchoolShanghai Business School
28Shanghai School of Political Science and LawShanghai University of Political Science and Law
29Shanghai Shanda CollegeSanda University
30Shanghai Jianqiao CollegeShanghai Jian Qiao University
31Shanghai Health Medical CollegeShanghai University of Medicine & Health Sciences
32Shanghai New York UniversityNYU ShanghaiHttps://
33China Europe International Business SchoolChina Europe International Business School
34Shanghai Academy of Social SciencesShanghai Academy of Social Sciences

Shanghai Government Scholarship 2019-2020 Application Deadlines

The application deadline varies among the schools. However, the application time is generally 2-4 months per year, but the annual application time and process of each institution may be adjusted, subject to the information published by the institutions on their admissions website.

Shanghai University

Applications are currently being accepted from the present time till April yearly (fall intake only)