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UNESCO / The Great Wall, China Fellowships Programme 2018-2019

UNESCO / The Great Wall, China Fellowships Programme 2018-2019. Notification for UNESCO/People’s Republic of China (The Great Wall) Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme 2018-2019. Check out all the details below:

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With a view to promoting the human resource development and capacity building of developing countries and to enhancing international exchanges in the field of education, culture, communication, science and technology and the friendship among peoples of the world, the Government of the People’s Republic of China has placed at the disposal of UNESCO for the academic year 2018-2019, under the co-sponsorship with UNESCO, seventy-five (75) fellowships for advanced studies at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. These fellowships are for the benefit of developing Member States in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Europe and Arab region (please see the list of invited Member States in ANNEX I)

Tenable at a selected number of Chinese universities, these fellowships are intended for
students and scholars who plan to pursue advanced studies or undertake individual research with periodic guidance from the assigned supervisors in China for a duration of one year. Twenty (20) of the seventy-five (75) fellowships are especially intended for candidates recommended by the Teacher Training Institutions supported by UNESCO-China Fund-inTrust (CFIT) Project in the 10 African countries to undertake an Advanced Training Programme for pre- and in-service teachers, teacher educators and trainers at East China Normal University. Most of the study programmes will be conducted in English. In exceptional cases, candidates may be required to study Chinese language before taking up research or studying in their fields of interest.

Selected candidates will undertake their studies in the host universities as visiting scholars. Extension or repeated award of fellowships will be impossible under the same UNESCO fellowships programme. Therefore, selected candidates who intend to continue their studies or pursue degrees will need to seek other types of funding after the completion of this oneyear fellowship. See more details on the webpage at UNESCO’s official website (http://www.unesco.org/new/en/fellowships/programmes/unescopeoples-republic-of-chinathe-great-wall-co-sponsored-fellowships-programme) and the website of Chinese Scholarships Council (http://www.csc.edu.cn/studyinchina/).

Field of Studies At Selected Universities:

Please visit the official webpage of China Scholarship Council (CSC) for the available
fields of studies in selected Chinese universities:


(i) Applicants applying for General Scholar Programmes must not be older than the age of forty-five (45) and have completed at least two years of undergraduate study; and those who apply for Senior Scholar Programmes must be a master’s degree holder or an associate professor (or above) and not older than the age of fifty (50).
(ii) English proficiency is required.
(iii) Be in good health, both mentally and physically.

Procedures for the Submission of Applications:

Only the applications endorsed by the relevant Government body (the National
Commission for UNESCO) are receivable by UNESCO.

Eligible applicants, after receiving the endorsement of the National Commissions for
UNESCO of their home countries, must submit their applications in the online application system on the official website of China Scholarship Council (http://www.csc.edu.cn/studyinchina/noticeen.html) by 25 March 2018 at the latest with the following mandatory documents:

(i) Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship in Chinese or English (the form can be generated and downloaded directly after completing the online application)
(ii) Notarized photocopies of highest diploma: Prospective diploma winners must submit official proof of student status notarized by their current schools. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translation.
(iii) Academic transcripts: transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translation.
(iv) A Study Plan or Research Proposal (at least 500 words in Chinese or English) for the study or research to be undertaken in China.
(v) Two Recommendation Letters: Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English from the professors or associate professors familiar with the work of the applicants.
(vi) The form of Certificate of Language Proficiency stamped and/or signed by a competent authority to prove the applicant has sufficient language knowledge to attend the courses of study. (See the form of Certificate of Language Proficiency in the annexes)
(vii) A photocopy of Foreign Physical Examination Form completed in English (the applicant should keep the original copy). The physical examination must cover all the items listed in the Foreign Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph, or those without the signature of the applicants are invalid. Please select the appropriate time to take physical examination, as the result is valid for 6 month. (See Foreign Physical
Examination Form in the annexes)

Applicants shall also submit the following documents if applicable

(viii) Pre-admission Letter from designated Chinese university.
(ix) Valid language qualification certificate (e.g. HSK certificate, IELTS or TOEFL
(x) Applicants for music studies are requested to submit a CD of their own works.
Applicants for fine arts programmes must submit a CD of their own works, which
include two sketches, two color paintings, and two other works.
(xi) Applicants under the age of 18 should submit the valid documents of their legal
guardians in China

Applicants must submit all the mandatory documents mentioned above in the online
application system (Program Category: Type A; Agency Number: 00001).

Submission of Candidatures:

Letters of nomination, and the application documents should be sent to Mr Stoyan Bantchev, Chief of the Participation Programme and Fellowships Section by e-mail
(s.bantchev@unesco.org), with b.qin@unesco.org and v.lopy@unesco.org in copy by
25 March 2018 at the latest.

Each invited Member States can submit two (2) candidatures at the maximum for
General/Senior Scholar programmes, and one of them should be woman.

Since twenty (20) of the seventy-five (75) fellowships are especially intended for the
candidates applying for CFIT Advanced Teacher Training Programme, each participating country of UNESCO-CFIT Project can submit four (4) candidatures at the maximum (2 candidatures for regular general/senior scholar programmes, and another 2 candidates from the Teacher Training Institutions supported by UNESCO-CFIT Porject). Among the four submitted candidatures, two must be women.

Hard copies of application documents are not required any more from this year and it is mandatory for each nominated candidate to submit his/her application in the online application system. The corresponding Serial Number of online applications should be indicated when the candidatures are submitted to UNESCO.

Candidates who do not fulfil the requirement mentioned above, or submit incomplete application or submit documents after the deadline will lose their eligibility in the selection.

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For any other inquriry, please contact b.qin(at)unesco.org.

Deadline for submission : 25 March 2018 

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