Measures of Annual Review of Chinese Government Scholarship Status
Article 1. In accordance with the relevant regulations on the management of Chinese Government Scholarship, to reinforce the management of Chinese Government Scholarship and to bring its benefits and effects into full play, the following measures are formulated specifically to carry out Annual Review of the Chinese Government Scholarship Status (hereinafter referred to as Annual Review)
Article 2. Annual Review refers to the comprehensive assessment system which the international students studying in China under Chinese Government Scholarship Programmes (hereinafter referred to as the scholarship students) shall go through annually. It will decide whether they are qualified to continue enjoying or to renew the scholarship.
Article 3. The Ministry of Education of China entrusts China Scholarship Council (hereinafter referred to as CSC) to take charge of the organization and implementation of Annual Review.
The Administrations for education in provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities shall be responsible for the relative coordination work of Annual Review in the institutions.
The institutions are entitled to give Annual Review to their own scholarship students.
Article 4. The scholarship students who have studied in China for more than one year or who have finished their planned study programmes and wish to extend their scholarship should go through Annual Review.
Article 5. The details of Annual Review include:
1) performances (including the examination or checkup results of all courses in the first term and the general performances in the second term of this academic year),
2) attitude towards study, attendance,
3) conducts, rewards and punishments received.
Article 6. According to the teaching and the student status management, the institutions shall set up the specific methods and different standards for Annual Review. Accordingly, the institution will assess whether the students are qualified to continue enjoying or to renew the scholarship, and then put forward their results either qualified or unqualified, and proposals on whether to provide, suspend or terminate the scholarship.
According to the assessments and suggestions of the institutions, CSC will make the final decision whether to continuously provide, suspend or terminate the scholarship.
Article 7. The scholarship will be suspended for one year if the students:
1) fail to go up to the next grade or degrade due to the poor examination results; or
2) have not obtained the required credits on the elective courses in two consecutive years; or
3) have been kept in school but placed under surveillance.
The students whose scholarships are suspended, from the beginning of next academic year, will not enjoy the scholarships any more. However, they can apply to continue their studies as self-financed students or ask for exemption of certain fees according to the regulations of the institutions. Before the period of suspension is over, those involved can apply to go through Annual Review of that year. If they pass the review and get the approval from CSC, they can renew their scholarship from the next academic year.
Article 8. The scholarship will be terminated if the students:
1) are compelled to flunk out or dismissed from the institution; or
2) fail twice in Annual Review during the studies in China; or
3) refuse to take Annual Review without persuasive reasons.
Those who have their scholarship terminated will not enjoy the scholarships from the day of proclamation and cannot renew their scholarships any more.
Article 9. Procedures of Annual Review:
1) Scholarship students should apply for and fill out correctly the Form for Annual Review of Chinese Government Scholarship Status (hereinafter referred to as the Form), which are printed by CSC, in conformity to the time and requirements set by the institutions and submit the Form completed to the institutions before the deadline.
2) In accordance with the requirements and standards of Annual Review, the institutions, after filling the suggestions of Annual Review into the Form, shall send the report on Annual Review, the name-list of the scholarship students who have passed and the forms of those who have failed in the Annual Review to CSC before May 31st. The report should also be sent to the Administrations for education in provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities.
3) Annual Review of those who require to be transferred to another institution (including students taking remedial Chinese language courses) should be processed by the previous institution, which is responsible for passing the materials and results of Annual Review to the target institution.
4) CSC will notify the relevant institutions and the Administrations for education in provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities of the final results of Annual Review before June 15th. The institutions shall inform the scholarship students of the decisions made and shall notify the embassy of the dispatching country or dispatching organization about the students whose scholarships have been suspended or terminated after the Annual Review.
The Measures will take effect from the day of proclamation.
August 9, 2023
August 4, 2023
July 27, 2023