Shanghai is one of the world best global financial center and a world cosmopolitan city, and this is one of the major reasons for international students to choose it as their preferred destination for study. The students will get a chance a chance to experience uniqueness, culture, and history, where western civilization meets traditional Chinese culture. The prestigious SGS is announced and is now accepting applications from the international students for pre-college, bachelor, masters and Ph.D. programs.


  • Country:  China
  • Institution: There are thirty-four (34) universities which are accepting international students under Shanghai Government Scholarship (SGS).
  • Sponsored By:  Shanghai Government
  • Course level: 
  • Course Duration:
    • One year for pre-college program
    • Two-three years for graduate program
    • Three years for doctoral students
    • Four years of undergraduate program
    • Five years of undergraduate program in medicine studies

Fields OF Study

Fields of study is divided into three different categories.

Classification 1: Philosophy, Economics, Law, Education, Literature, History, and Management

Classification 2: Science, Engineering, and Agriculture

Classification 3: Medicine and Art.

Scholarship Value

  1. Coverage
  2. Standard (RMB/person/year)
  3. The Shanghai Government Scholarships (SGS) is divided into 2 types
    • Type A: tuition, expenses for accommodation and living, and medical insurance;
    • Type B: tuition and medical insurance.


  • Language Proficiency:
    • Generally, applicants should achieve a Chinese level of HSK4 and meet the language requirement of the university applied to join.
  • Students that have won the Chinese Government Scholarship or any scholarship offered by other organizations are not entitled to apply SGS.
  • Age and Education Background:
    • For the Undergraduate Programs
      • Student must have high school degree or above
      • Age Limit: 25 Years
    • For the graduate programs
      • Students must have bachelor degree or above
      • Age Limit: 35 Years
    • For the Doctoral Programs (Ph.D.)
      • Students must have a master degree or above with academic research ability
      • Age Limit: 40 Years
    • For the pre-college program
      • Students must have a high school degree
      • Age Limit: 23 Years
      • And with a letter of pre-admission of the undergraduate program by a Shanghai university.

Application Deadline

  • Apply before 31 Dec 2017

Note: If you have any questions or face problem in the process of using the online system,  please call (021)62821085(Monday to Friday 10:00am—5:00pm), or mail to

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