Youth of Excellence Scholarship of China 2024 for International Students


The Youth of Excellence Scheme of China Program 2024 is a prestigious full scholarship initiative by the Chinese Government, aimed at training global governance talents. It offers Master’s degree education in English to 200 international students under 45 years, especially targeting government officials, senior managers, and university administrators. This article serves as a comprehensive guide for prospective international students, detailing the program’s offerings, eligibility criteria, application process, and timeline.

Why Consider China for Studies in 2024?

China, a country known for its rich cultural heritage and rapid economic growth, is also becoming a hub for international education. Recognizing the importance of global governance and multicultural understanding, the Chinese Government has introduced the Youth of Excellence Scheme of China Program under the China Scholarship Council for 2024. This initiative aims to develop talents with an international perspective, superior quality, outstanding leadership skills, and a diverse cultural background.

Eligibility Criteria for Youth of Excellence Scholarship 2024

To be eligible for this Chinese scholarship program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Nationality: Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens.
    • Age Limit: Applicants should be under the age of 45.
    • Educational Qualifications: Applicants must hold at least a bachelor’s degree.
    • Work Experience: A minimum of three years of work experience is required. Preference is given to applicants with professional experience related to the proposed field of study.
    • Health Requirements: Applicants must be in good physical and mental health.
    • Professional Background: The scheme targets specific professional backgrounds, including:
      • Government officials at the division chief level or equivalent and above.
      • Senior managers in institutions or enterprises.
      • Administrators in universities or scientific research institutions.
      • Individuals with relevant employment or internship experience in international organizations.
    • Language Proficiency: Since the teaching language is English, proficiency in English is expected.
    • Additional University-specific Requirements: Some universities might have additional criteria for pre-admission. It’s important to check these specific requirements for the university you are applying to.
    • Restrictions on Receiving Other Scholarships: Applicants should not have received or been promised any other Chinese government scholarships

How to Apply for Youth of Excellence Scheme of China Scholarship?

Here’s a step-by-step guide to the application process for the Youth of Excellence Scheme of China Program 2024:

Step 1: Check Eligibility


Ensure you meet the criteria: Non-Chinese citizen, under 45 years, holding a bachelor’s degree or higher, with at least three years of work experience.

Step 2: Prepare Required Documents


Gather necessary documents, such as academic transcripts, proof of work experience, a copy of your passport, health certificate, and recommendations.

Step 3: Obtain a Pre-Admission Letter from Participating Chinese University

Apply to one of the participating Chinese universities to get a pre-admission letter.


Step 4: Submit Your Online Application

    • Access the Chinese Government Scholarship System at
    • Create an account and log in.
    • Complete the application form for the Youth of Excellence Scheme (select “Type A” for “Scholarship Type”).
    • Upload all required documents.

Step 5: Submit Application

    • Carefully review your application for accuracy.
    • Apply online before the application deadline, April 15, 2024.

Step 6: Application Review

After submission, your application will undergo a preliminary review by the China Scholarship Council and the panel of experts will conduct a secondary review.

Step 7: Wait for the Announcement


The final enrollment decision will be announced after the expert review. Keep an eye on the official website or your email for notifications.

Step 8: Submit Your Chinese Visa Application

Once accepted, apply for a student visa at the nearest Chinese embassy or consulate and make travel and accommodation arrangements.

Step 9: Commencement of Studies

Arrive in China, complete university registration in September 2024, and start your academic journey.

Dr. Philip Morgan

(Associate Editor) Dr. Philip Morgan is a postdoctoral fellow and lead author at He earned his Master's and Ph.D. from Stanford before pursuing research in the U.S. on a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship. Leveraging his diverse academic background, Dr. Morgan creates informative articles on scholarships, internships, and fellowships for international students. His expertise and passion empower students to achieve their academic goals through international education opportunities.

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