Acceptance of China Scholarship Council Students


Acceptance of China Scholarship Council students

The following details the procedures for the acceptance by Okayama University of China Council Scholarship students「国家公派研究生項目」through the Okayama University China Scholarship Council system.

1.Partner universities (as of October 1, 2017)

Northeast Normal University ;
Zhengzhou University ;
BeiHang University;
Tongji university;
Jilin university;
Inner Mongolia University;
Nanchang University Medical College;
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering;
Zhejiang University, Faculty of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering;
Peking University Law School;
Peking University School of Stomatology;
Fudan University;
College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Zhejiang University;
Peking University, Faculty of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering;
Xiamen University Medical College;
Central University of Finance and Economics School of Economics;
Peking University Health Science Center;
Peking University Shougang Hospital;
Sichuan University, Faculty of Chemistry;
Xi'an Jiaotong University;
School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Shaanxi Normal University;
Institute of transplantation, Tongji Hospital, Huazhong University of Science and Technology;
College of Economics Management,Land Management College of Huazhong Agricultural University;
College of Economics,Zhejiang University;
Department of Chinese Language and Literature Fudan University;
Peking University Health Science Center;
Department of Chemistry Renmin University of China ;


(1) Application Period: from October to end of November

Informal consent by the prospective supervisor is required before application.
Please find a prospective supervisor under whom you would like to pursuit your research by
searching this site: (
When you find a potential professor, contact them to receive their approval of your

(2) Application guideline and forms

 ・ Aplication guideline 2017
 ・ form1
 ・ form2
 ・ form3
 ・ form4
 ・ form5

(3)Inquiries about application should be directed to the Center for Global Partnerships and Education

 Postal Address: Center for Global Partnerships and Education, Okayama University
               2-1-1 Tsushima-naka, Okayama JAPAN, 700-8530


(1) 1-3 students are accepted
(2) Date of Entry;

  Spring Admission: April 1
  Fall Admission: October 1

(3) Enrollment Program / Acceptance Period

(1)Doctoral Students (PhD-degree seeking Course) / Standard duration of the course at host graduate school (3 or 4 years)
(2)Special Research Students (Non-degree Course under a professor’s supervision) / 6 to 12 months

(4) Participating Graduate Schools
Graduate Schools (Doctoral Course)
Examination / Screening
Humanities and Social Sciences Oral examination. Details will be announced to the applicants directly.
Natural Science and Technology Details will be announced to the applicants directly.
Environmental and Life Science Details will be announced to the applicants directly.
Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences Details will be announced to the applicants directly.
(5) Eligibility

(1)Applicants must be enrolled in a university that is designated by the Chinese Government as a High-level University and which has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding with Okayama University.
(2)Applicants must be recommended by the university prescribed above and should be a candidate for a scholarship from the China Scholarship Council.
(3)Applicants must possess sufficient foreign language proficiency as detailed below to understand educational and research instructions they receive:
 the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N2 and above conducted by the Japan Educational Exchanges and Services;
 or the TOEFL iBT 61 and above conducted by the English Educational Testing Service

※Applicants for Graduate School of Medicine,Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences must be satisfied one of the followings. Please submit one of the followings
●Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT):Grade N2 (2 in old score)or higher
●Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):Score of 500*/173**/61*** or higher
 *Paper based test
 **Computer based test
 ***Internet based test (iBT)
●Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC):Score of 590 or higher
●International English Language Testing System (IELTS):Score of 5.5 or higher

(6) Application Documents (please confirm what is required)

(1)Application Form (form1)
(2)Letter of Recommendation from the university president or the dean of the Graduate School (form2)
(3)Doctoral Student program: Certificate of expected completion
Special Research Student program: Certificate of Enrollment with expected date of completion (form3)
(4)Study / Research Proposal (form4)
(5)Letter of Recommendation from the supervising professor at the home university (form5)
(6)Academic transcripts from undergraduate level
(7)Certificate of Japanese/English language proficiency
(8)A copy of the applicant’s passport or other official identification document issued by the Chinese government. A copy must include the name, the day of birth, and the photo.

*All documents must be written either in Japanese or English

(7) Selection and Announcement

Applicants are selected based on the above mentioned documents (and if required written and / or oral examination). A “Letter of Acceptance” will be sent to successful applicants by the middle of January however applicants who have not been selected by the China Scholarship Council may not enrol.

(8) Fees

International students participating in the China Scholarship Council at Okayama University are exempted from paying examination fees, entrance fees, and tuition fees.