[photopress:Chinesestudent.jpg,full,alignright]From next year the China Scholarship Council (CSC) will start the Government-Sponsored Overseas Students Five-Year Program. With this scheme about 5,000 students will be sent by the government to study abroad every year.
The policy is an attempt to encourage students going overseas to return to make a contribution when they finish their studies. Students who apply for the subsidies sign an agreement with the government promising they’ll return.
Those who can access such subsidies will vary from college to college based on the majors to be studied. Students covered by the program include PhD candidates and those covered under the PhD Dissertation Research Program. Once approved, the state will compensate for round trip costs and college living expenses.
The candidates will be chosen from three sources.
Those sent by the state under the current CSC study programs.
Those who go abroad through cooperation programs between Chinese and US universities.
Individual students who choose colleges by themselves and apply for and obtain the agreement from US colleges on tuition waiver.