China Scholarship Council
The China Scholarship Council (Chinese: 国家留学基金管理委员会; pinyin: Guójiā Liúxué Jījīn Guǎnlǐ Wěiyuánhuì, CSC) is the Chinese Ministry of Education's non-profit organization that provides support for international academic exchange with China and is the primary vehicle through which the Chinese government awards scholarships. CSC provides both funding for Chinese citizens and residents to study abroad, and for foreign students and scholars to study in China. The agency predominantly provides scholarships to individuals, including in batches allocated to specific foreign universities.There are 11 types of scholarship programs
The CSC funds approximately 65,000 Chinese students studying abroad in a given year, and the same number of international students in China. About 26,000 Chinese students in the United States are receiving funding from the CSC. According to a 2020 report by the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission, certain CSC scholarships require that recipients "support the leadership of the Communist Party and the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics; love the motherland; have a sense of responsibility to serve the country, society, and the people; and to have a correct world view, outlook on life, and values system."
Among its largest or most well-known scholarship programs, the CSC manages the Chinese government award for outstanding self finance students abroad, which funds about five hundred students each year; and the National Construction High-Level University Postgraduate Program scholarship, which funds about 10,000 graduate students each year. Both scholarships are designed to encourage Chinese students to return home after completing their studies.
The CSC's elite-track funding mechanism for foreign exchange is the International Cooperative Program for Innovative Talents (ICPIT) program, which funds hundreds of special training programs arising from collaborations between top Chinese and international institutions.
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