How to Win CSC Scholarship Through Category A


It is bit easy to get Chinese Government Scholarship on CSC Scholarship via Nominating Agency Through Category A. What you need is to have right guidance about application procedure.This could fully help you out in understanding the steps required to fill the form and being eligible to study in China on CSC scholarship. The below mentioned outline of the article that can solve your all questions regarding application procedure.

Introduction About CSC

CSC Scholarship is awarded and offered by Chinese Scholarship Council to International Students in Chinese universities affiliated with CSC. These Scholarships are awarded through agencies like Chinese Government Scholarship through University and the Chinese Embassy in other countries which may have diplomatic relations with China.

Moreover, the no of Universities are 274 which are offering this fully funded            scholarship. The admission process is generally started from December to April every year. The last date to apply vary from university to university in Chinese Scholarships. It is recommended to mark up the Calendar for each university

 CSC Scholarship Categories

  • CSC Scholarship Category A

You may go for this Category if you wish to apply through Chinese Embassy. In this blog we will only deal with this category step by step, since the nominating agency is HEC on behalf of Govt. of Pakistan for these Scholarships in the academic year 2021-2022.

And note that this same procedure will hold true for nominating agencies of those countries which have diplomatic relations with China but the Agency number will vary from country to Country. We will see in the following procedure to apply through nominating agency.

  • CSC Scholarship Category B

You may select this category B if you wish to apply Via University. you can apply in 3 Universities through this category according to new rules set by Chinese Scholarship Council.

  • CSC Scholarship Category C

This category C can be selected when you apply through other sources. Since you have come to know the difference between the categories. let’s follow step by step to apply online through category A.

How to Apply In CSC Scholarship via Nominating Agency through Category A

Also Read: If you want to apply via University through Category B

Note: To make things clear and simple for new scholars we are using images and filling the form with dummy variables.

  • Fill a CSC Online application form through CSC student login

Step 1:  Fill a CSC Online Application form through CSC student login: that is visit or Since you are a new user. It is important to create an account in order to fill the online form. Or  if you already hold an account then simply sign and apply. Once you have signed in, you will see Instructions for Chinese Government Scholarship Information System (CGSIS). It is important to read the instructions very carefully to get an idea. If once you go through the instructions then start application by clicking “Application Online”

CSC Scholarship

  • Input Personal Details

Now you will see main part of the application, you have to start your application by editing your personal details. You cannot move to other part of the application unless you complete your personal details. So click on the blue color “Edit Personal Details “ button in order to run your application step by step and smoothly.



Alright, once you click the Edit personal Details. On the next page you will see and find separate categories of Personal Information, Education and Employment History and other Contacts under this category of Personal Details. Let’s fill the Personal Information with dummy variables followed by Education and Employment History and other contacts respectively.

Since you have provided your personal information before to move on to next step, it is mandatory to give your authentic email and Skype No so that they may easily contact you and can reach you regarding application process if any.

Now just verify the information you have provided is correct, if yes then save it. The next page followed by personal information is about Education and Employment History, let’s fill it.

Note that After filling the Education and Employment History and other Contacts (if you have someone in the China just fill the box otherwise leave it empty and just save it)

CSC ( Chinese Scholarship Council )

  •  Input Application Information via Category A

Also Read: If you want to Apply via University through Category B

Now, the most important part of the application is to input application information and you have three categories in it. Category A, Category B, and Category C.

Since we are applying through nominating agency which may be the Higher Education Commission of any country. Here we are considering the nominating agency is HEC on behalf of Govt. of Pakistan for these Scholarships in the academic year 2021-2022. So we will select category A.

CSC ( Chinese Scholarship Council )

Click on the “Type A Application” button and you are taken to the next page of “Language Proficiency and Study Plan” the most important part of the application.

This part of the application requires Agency No, since you are applying through nominating agency, HEC, on behalf of Govt. of Pakistan and the Agency No is 5861.

Every country has their own Agency No and if the scholar of that particular country wants to pursue his studies in China. He may only need to put the agency no of his country which his nominating agency is providing him, except to it this whole procedure of applying online will hold true/same.

This part of the application allows scholar to select his three preferred universities where he may wish to pursue his graduation, master or PhD.

CSC ( Chiese Scholarship Council )

  • Upload Supporting Documents

When once everything is verified then just save it. The last part of the application requires you to upload the documents.

However, if one may fail to upload the required documents it may lead to automatic rejection. One must carefully look out for possible documents if missing.

If documents are available then one must upload clear, authentic and valid scan copy of each document required on the portal.

How to Apply at HEC Portal For CSC Scholarship

  • Fill HEC Online Application form through HEC student portal

Sign up and login at Since you are a new user. It is important to create an account in order to fill the online form. Or if you already hold an account then simply sign and apply. When you sign in and apply. You may see following image.

HEC Scholarship

  • Fill Input Personal Details and Set up Profile

In this step, you need to give your personal details & you are supposed to update your profile regarding your education, contact, employment history, if any & so on. In the end upload supporting documents. If you didn’t update and complete your profile it would  cause problem while applying for particular scholarship. Thus, you must  first  set up your profile and at least complete personal details, education, contact information and uploading required documents which is must. Therfore click on my profile and start to edit.

  • Apply via Scholarship and Grants

Once you have edited your profile, now stage is setup to apply through scholarship and grants for learning opportunities abroad where you can not only apply for this scholarship, XJTU but also those scholarships which come under category of learning opportunities abroad like CSC scholarship, Azerbaijan Government Scholarship, Common Wealth Scholarship and many more. These Scholarships are offered every year and are required to submit online application at HEC portal as nominating agency through this procedure. However, if you want to avail this opportunity than simply set up the reminder for theses scholarships. Below image tells how to apply via scholarships and grants.

HEC Scholarship

  • Application Details

When you open application form  then you need to fill up required field according to your preference and click next which will take you to the next page of “Application details”  and this application details also require you to fill the required field

Research Proposal and statement of Purpose play an important role in the scholarship. The latter is important for those who want to pursue their masters and they must write it well and  it doesn’t matter if they don’t have research proposal  but the former and the latter one are important and matter a lot for PhD scholar.

When you do so, click next and it will further take you to the next page of “Application Details”. And this time it is nothing but to tick either of them if you possess or hold any distinction otherwise unchecked to them and move to the last part of the undertaking by clicking next.

  • Undertaking & Submission of Application

So in the end you have reached to the Undertaking, the last part of the application. You have to enter deposit slip number which you paid through draft of 500 in any branch of HBL bank with account no 123456789101112. You need to upload this same deposit slip in the document portion by taking snapshot and don’t forget to check the undertaking.You must review your application and once you have reviewed then simply submit it.

HEC Scholarship


It seems bit difficult and time consuming when you look out at the application process of CSC scholarship but once you start filling your application by following this article it would hardly take half an hour to go through application process. this process will make you eligible scholar which may help you to hunt this CSC scholarship.


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