HEC Chinese Government Scholarships News 2024


​​The deadline to submit online application on HEC portal www.scholarship.hec.gov.pk under learning opportunities abroad is Thursday, 28th December 2023.

Only those applicants are considered under Chinese Government Scholarship Program 2024-25 who have already a valid HAT or USAT score (score obtained after January 01, 2022). Applicant must submit valid score on HEC portal during application submission for consideration.

To submit online application on China Scholarship Council's portal under category A (agency No. 5861), please visit Campuschina.org or https://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua​

With a view to enhance educational cooperation between China and Pakistan, the Chinese Scholarship Council, Govt. of China is offering Pakistani students/scholars to study and conduct research in Chinese Universities. On behalf of Govt. of Pakistan, HEC is nominating agency for these scholarships in the academic year 2024-25.

China Scholarship Council (CSC), entrusted by the Ministry of Education, People's Republic of China, is responsible for the enrollment and the administration of Chinese Government Scholarship Program. Qualified applicants can apply for scholarship for Undergraduate/Bachelors, Masters & Doctoral/PhD programs in respective field of studies.

Designated Chinese Universities offer a wide variety of academic programs in Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Economics, Legal Studies, Management, Education, History, Literature, Philosophy and Fine Arts etc. for scholarship recipients at all levels.


Chinese Government Scholarship Program sponsor international students, teachers, and scholars to undertake degree studies (Undergraduate, Masters & PhD) including preparatory Chinese language studies for one year in some degree programs.

Supporting CategoriesMajor Study (including preparatory years)

Chinese Language (Preparatory study ye​ar*)

Undergraduate students4-51-2
Masters students2-31-2
Doctoral students3-41-2

* Preparatory Chinese language study year is mandatory for Undergraduate programs however can be exempted for the candidate with already having Chinese Proficiency of HSK level 3 (validity period: 2 years). For Masters and PhD, Chinese and English taught programs are offered widely in Chinese Universities for Pakistani students.​

  1. ​​Applicants must be Pakistani/AJ&K national. Dual nationality holders are not eligible to apply.
  2. Applicants must be in good health.
  3. Applicants with incomplete degrees on closing date of application are not allowed to apply.  
  4. Applicants for Undergraduate/Bachelors program must have intermediate/A-level/FA-FSC (12 years) of education and be under the age of 25 at the time of application.
  5. Applicants for Masters program must have a Bachelors degree (16 years) and be under the age of 35 at the time of application.
  6. Applicants for PhD/Doctoral program must have a Masters degree MS/MPhil (17/18 years) and be under the age of 40 years at the time of application.
  7. Meet the application requirement as prescribed on China Scholarship Council website & portal.
  8. Meet the admission requirements of the applied universities in terms of academic eligibility, language proficiency and other relevant criteria.
  9. Applicants may not be in receipt of any other types of scholarship currently.
  10. All applicants are required to provide HAT or USAT test score. Applicant must have obtained a minimum score of 50 out of 100 in HAT or USAT test. Those applicants who have taken HAT or USAT test on or after January 01, 2022 may upload the test result on HEC portal for consideration.​​Without providing minimum HAT or USAT test score (50 out of 100), applications will not be considered for further process.​


Tuition Funds. Tuition funds will be comprehensively used by the host university. It may cover education, administration costs, health insurance and expenditures to support student activities.

Accommodation: Free university dormitory or accommodation subsidy to each awardee.

Stipend: As per China Govt. Scholarship Program subject to change.

Undergraduate students: CNY 2,500 per month (Min)

Masters students: CNY 3,000 per month (Min)

PhD students: CNY 3,500 per month (Min)

Travel Expenditure:

Travel expenditure would be borne by the scholarship winners themselves. HEC will have no financial liability.​


​​​All the information provided in online application and attached documents must be complete, true, and correct.

  1. Apply online at: http://scholarship.hec.gov.pk/ after registering and filling your profile, please select "Learning Opportunities Abroad". After submission of the application, get its printed copy to be signed by the applicant. HEC online application portal shall close on Thursday, December 28, 2023 (23:59 PM Pakistan Standard Time).
  2. Before applying, kindly update your HEC profile with latest email/cell number & updated information. You are advised to complete and submit your application as soon as possible, as the online application system will be very busy in the days leading up to the application deadline. After successful submission of the application at HEC portal, retain printed copy application form signed by yourself.
  3. Submit online application at CSC web portal at http://www.campuschina.org/ or https://www.csc.edu.cn/through program Type: A and Agency No.5861. Download submitted copy of complete application form from Chinese Scholarship Council portal, print & retain a signed copy with yourself.
  4. For additional instruction about Chinese Govt. scholarship program, download Instructions for Chinese Government Scholarship​ and fill the Chinese Govt. Scholarship online application form on CSC portal.
  5. Submission of online applications at CSC & HEC portal are mandatory. In case of non-submission of form on any of the above two portals, candidature will not be considered.

Note: Hard Copies of the applications are not required at this stage. By-hand or incomplete/saved applications on portal will NOT be entertained in any case.

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