Most state-funded Chinese students return after study abroad

15:20, December 06, 2010      

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From 1996, when the China Scholarship Council (CSC) was established, to 2009, China funded a total of more than 78,500 students for overseas study, of whom nearly 98 percent have returned after completing their studies.

During the 2011 National Overseas Study Scholarship Selection Conference held in Hefei, the capital of east-central China's Anhui Province, CSC's Secretary-General Liu Jinghui reported on the work of sending students to study abroad in 2010 and announced the plan for the 2011 overseas study scholarship selection.

China has adopted the principles of individual applications, expert panel review, fair competition, contract signing and breach of contract claims in managing the overseas study scholarship selection since 1996 and has achieved remarkable progress in establishing a sound, flexible and balanced scholarship management and selection system. The number of students China sent abroad at the government's expenses increased from less than 2,000 in 1996 to a record high of 12,769 in 2009.

China offered overseas study scholarships to 78,500 students from 1996 to 2009, among whom 45,553 should return to China after completing their studies under contracts, and nearly 98 percent, or 44,555, did return. A total of 13,021 applicants were granted the scholarship from Jan. 1 to Nov. 30, 2010, with 5,958, or nearly 46 percent of the total, being doctorate students.

By People's Daily Online


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