The MIT-China Scholarship Council (CSC) Graduate Fellowship program is accepting applications for academic year 2012-2013 fellowship support. Applications to participate in the MIT-CSC Fellowship Program should be submitted by candidates directly to the CSC. (Applicants to MIT may also voluntary indicate this fellowship on the MIT application as a potential source of graduate funding; however, they must also submit directly to the CSC.)
Eligibility: Incoming1st year graduate students accepted to an MIT graduate program to pursue a terminal master’s degree or doctoral degree and who are citizens of the People’s Republic of China. There are no disciplinary restrictions. Masters students currently enrolled at MIT (hence, residing in the U.S.) and newly accepted to doctoral programs at MIT are eligible to apply and will be excused from an in-person interview (1st round application window). The 2nd round application window is open only to those currently not abroad (i.e. MIT Master’s degree candidates applying to MIT doctoral programs are not eligible).
Financial Award Details: The MIT-CSC Fellowship Program provides fellowships consisting of funding which covers: (i) a standard stipend, (ii) full tuition, (iii) international round-trip airfare, and (iv) appropriate fees. For CSC Fellows who are pursuing a terminal master’s degree, the CSC Funding Period shall be one year (12 months) of full support. For CSC Fellows who are pursuing a doctoral-track degree, the CSC Funding Period shall be two years (24 months) of full support.
Application Procedure: There are two separate rounds for application submission for 2012 (timeline detailed below). During the application window the online application platform will open and after the closing date, it will end. The candidate applies at:
The candidate registers as a user and fills in the online form completely, and the application form will be automatically generated. An in-person interview will generally be required for those not abroad. An offer letter of admission to an MIT graduate program will be required to complete the fellowship application.
March 1- 20, 2012:1st Application Window. MIT applicants are strongly advised to apply for the MIT-CSC Fellowship during the 1st application window because 2nd round applicants may not have the same chance of funding as 1st round applicants. MIT applicants who intend to apply to the MIT-CSC Fellowship program and have not received offer letters by March 1, 2012 should contact Mr. Mei Bing, Project Officer at the China Scholarship Council, to alert him of their status:
Mr. Mei Bing
Project Officer, Division of American & Oceanian Affairs
China Scholarship Council
Level 13, Building A3, No. 9 Chegongzhuang Avenue
Tel: 0086-10-6609 3916
Fax: 0086-10-6609 3945
April 14, 2012: A number of graduate programs will not send out offer letters notifying applicants of admission until mid-March or early April. In order that incoming students in these programs have the opportunity to participate in the first round application review, we have negotiated with the CSC an extension of submission of the offer letter until April 14, 2012. However, the online application must still be submitted between March 1 – March 20, 2012. E-mail communication can be taken as sufficient proof of acceptance to an MIT graduate program if a hard copy letter has not been provided yet. Offer letters should be sent to Mr. Mei Bing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 20 – 30, 2012: The 2nd application window is open only to those currently not abroad (i.e. MIT Master’s degree candidates applying to MIT doctoral programs are not eligible).
May 2012: First round notification date. The CSC will notify the 1st round awardees that they have been awarded the MIT-CSC fellowship.
July 2012: Second round notification date. The CSC will notify the 2nd round awardees that they have been awarded the MIT-CSC fellowship.
September 2012: Funding disbursement begins.