Q1. How to apply for Chinese Government Scholarship to study in Huazhong Agricultural University?
1) Submit application materials to the Chinese embassy or the dispatching authorities for overseas study of your home country.Applicants should fill in the form with Huazhong Agricultural University as Target University. To specify the application period and procedure, please contact the Chinese embassy or the dispatching authorities for overseas study of your home country；After obtaining approval Award Letter for Chinese Government Scholarship, applicants can apply for a pre-admission notice to International Student Admissions Office of Huazhong Agricultural University. Please refer to the website: http://ic.hzau.edu.cn/SCHOLARSHIPS/Chinese_Government_Scholarship_Bilateral_Program/Pre_admission_Letter.htm to get more details about specific procedure of obtaining pre-admission notice.
2) Apply for Chinese Government Scholarship through International Student Admissions Office of Huazhong Agricultural University, but this program only accepts Master and PhD students. About the application procedure, please refer to website: http://ic.hzau.edu.cn/SCHOLARSHIPS/Chinese_Government_Scholarship_University_Postgr/How_to_Apply.htm
Q2. What is the application and enrollment time for Chinese Government Scholarship?
A: The application period is in the annual spring semester, usually from December 1 to March 31 of the next year; Open only once a year. Enrollment time is at the beginning of September each year. The qualification of the Scholarship winner will be cancelled if you cannot register on time for personal reasons.
Q3. Which website do I need to apply for Chinese Government Scholarship? What is the application procedure? What do I need to be aware of when I prepare application materials?
A: Please apply on both “Chinese Government Scholarship online application system” (https://studyinchina.csc.edu.cn/#/register) and “Huazhong Agricultural University online application system” (https://hzau.at0086.cn/StuApplication/Login.aspx). The online application system of Huazhong Agricultural University is opened on 1st December every year. The application procedure and materials are available on the International College website: http://ic.hzau.edu.cn/ADMISSIONS1/APPLICATION/How_to_Apply.htm. Applicants must carefully prepare the application materials as required to ensure the authenticity, accuracy and completeness of the materials. Huazhong Agricultural University will refuse applications for those who provide fake or falsified application documents. At the same time, Huazhong Agricultural University will verify all of the original application materials and certificates of applicants who have been admitted by Huazhong Agricultural University. If the documents were found forged, admission qualification will be cancelled, and applicants are required to immediately return home. Return travel expenses shall be borne by themselves, andHuazhong Agricultural University will not accept any application from them in the next five years.
Q4. What should I pay attention to when I fill out the "Chinese Government Scholarship Application Form"?
A: Applicants should choose correct student category which they are going to study in "student category" column, rather than the acquired degree; Personal information on the application form (including name, gender, nationality, date of birth, passport number) must be the exact same as the information on passport. If the applicant has no passport or their passport will expire, after replacing new passport, please fill in relevant information on online application system on time. Otherwise, the admission notice and visa application form (JW201 or JW202) will be missing some information or display false information, and may cause the Chinese embassy to deny visa approval.
Q5. Do I need to pay an application fee?
A: No need.
Q6. Because I graduated this year, I cannot provide proof of highest degree: What should I do?
A: Please submit pre-graduation certificate or study certificate which is issued by university related authorities (teaching administration department, postgraduate school). If admitted, applicant must provide the original graduation certificate and degree certificate. If applicant cannot provide the original certificate or the certificate provided does not pass validation, admission qualification will be cancelled, and the resulting international traveling expenses shall be borne by applicant.
Q7. Why do I need to provide the acceptance letter of supervisor from Huazhong Agricultural University with other application materials? How can I obtain it?
A: It helps to build good communication between applicants and supervisors when they contact with supervisors by themselves, to achieve two-way choice between teachers and students. You can go to our website to find supervisors’ information (http://ic.hzau.edu.cn/ADMISSIONS1/PROGRAMS__SUPERVISORS1.htm).
Q8. Is there any specific format or content requirements for a professor's acceptance letter and recommendation letters from the applicant's school?
A: Acceptance letter must be consistent with our website templates. Templates can be downloaded from website: http://ic.hzau.edu.cn/ADMISSIONS1/DOWNLOAD.htm. Recommendation letters should be provided by an associate professor (or equivalent to associate professor) or above in the field of study, and you can use the other template.
Q9. If I have two or more professor acceptance letters, do I need to send all of them with other application materials?
A: No, you don’t. A copy of the application materials can only attach an acceptance letter from one professor. Our university doesn’t agree with the applicant who contacts many professors at the same time, but if the applicant obtains several acceptance letters from professors, please only choose one attached with the application materials; At the same time, we require that the applicant has to explain the situation to other professors who issue the acceptance letters, and receive their understanding and agreement, otherwise we will deal with it seriously after enrollment.
Q10. Why were the college and major on admission notice not fully consistent with the one I applied for?
A: The minority applicants will experience this kind of circumstance. This is mainly due to the different divisions of disciplines in different countries, and the major name is not unified, so please communicate fully with supervisor, and specify your research field you are interested in, and ask supervisor to fill in the acceptance letter clearly to prevent unnecessary trouble later. The proposed major and supervisor on acceptance letter will be the final label. Once the admission notice has been issued, your major or supervisor cannot be changed.
Q11. The online application needs to an Emergency Contact Person in China, May I use the contact information of a family member via my country?
A: No, you cannot. You should fill in the contact information of your one relative in China. If you do not have any relative in China, please fill in the Emergency Contact information of your embassy in China. The International Student Admissions Office or related staff members of HZAU may not be used as ‘Emergency Contact Person in China‘.
Q12. Is it necessary to fill in the information of father and mother?
A: Yes, it is very necessary. Please be sure to fill in their valid contact information, including phone number, email, in case we need to contact your parents in some special circumstances.
Q13. I am currently studying in a Chinese university supported by Chinese Government Scholarship: If I want to continue my studies and pursue a postgraduate degree, can I apply for Chinese Government Scholarship?
A: Yes, you can. More information please check the admission guide .
Q14. Can every program of HZAU be taught in English or only partial programs?
A: Only partial programs can be taught in English. For detailed information, please carefully refer to our annually updated program catalogue.
Q15. How to choose learning language? What are separate requirements for choosing Chinese as learning language or English? Can I change learning language?
A: Applicants choosing Chinese as learning language should reach the level of HSK5; HSK6 is better. If any applicant temporarily cannot reach our university requirements, we suggest firstly to learn Chinese until you meet our university requirements, and then you can apply for major study in our university. If a non-native English speaker chooses English as learning language, in principle, the level of English should reach TOEFL (IBT 80)or IELTS 6.0 or higher.
Q16. I will apply for Chinese Government Scholarship-University Postgraduate program by Huazhong Agricultural University. Meanwhile, could I apply for Chinese Government Scholarship by the Chinese embassy or the dispatching authorities for overseas study of my home country?
A: You should apply for only one, to avoid the waste of a scholarship place. If you have been awarded scholarship by the Chinese embassy or the dispatching authorities for overseas study of your home country, please be sure to let us know.
Q17. How can I submit application documents?
A: Please apply online via the website and submit the softcopies of application documents. The application system: https://studyinchina.csc.edu.cn/#/register (CSC application website) and https://hzau.at0086.cn/StuApplication/Login.aspx (HZAU application website). Please notice that HZAU institution code is 10504. Hardcopies will not be acceptable this year.
Q18. If I apply for Chinese Government Scholarship by the Chinese embassy or the dispatching authorities for overseas study of my home country, do I need submit application documents to Huazhong Agricultural University?
A: No, you do not need. Please send your application documents to the Chinese embassy or the dispatching authorities for overseas study of your home country.
Q19. Is it important to fill in the email, current address, permanent address and phone number in application system?
A: Very important. Email is the most commonly used channel to communicate with applicant. Admissions office informs a lot of important information to applicants by email, so applicants must fill in the valid and usually checked email box. Admissions office often sends some confirmation information to applicants by email. If it does not get effective feedback within the prescribed time from applicants, it will be deemed to have automatically abandoned. The information including current address, permanent address and phone number is used for sending admission documents. Admission documents are important for applying for visa and enrollment, so applicants must provide detailed, clear and valid address and phone number. Current address and permanent address are allowed to be the same.
Q20. How to know the admission result?
A: Applicants who apply for Chinese Government Scholarship by the Chinese embassy or the dispatching authorities for overseas study of their home country can query the admission result by departments where accepts your application.
Applicants who apply for Chinese Government Scholarship directly by Huazhong Agricultural University can receive admission results by website (http://ic.hzau.edu.cn/) and email. Winner lists will be announced at two different times; once in the middle of July and again in the end of July. Please check the website and your personal email frequently.