Chinese government award for outstanding self finance students abroad
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About the award
The Chinese government award for outstanding self-financed students abroad was established by the China Scholarship Council in 2003. The worldwide recipients are chosen annually based on a record of outstanding accomplishments in any discipline. This award is considered the highest award given by Chinese government to graduate students studying outside China, who do not receive financial support from Chinese government. To date, the recipients include students from 33 countries, including United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Australia and Canada.
The number of Chinese students leaving China to study abroad is more than half a million each year, making this prestigious award highly competitive. Currently, 500 students are awarded yearly. Among them, 10 extraordinary prizes are given to the top awardees with a $10000 cash award and a certificate; the rest are awarded with a one-time $6000 cash award and a certificate.
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