UNESCO/People’s Republic of China – The Great Wall Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme 2012 – 2013

With a view to promoting international exchanges in the field of education, culture, communication, science and technology, and to enhancing friendship among peoples of the world, the Government of the People’s Republic of China has placed at the disposal of UNESCO for the academic year 2012-2013, under the  co-sponsorship of UNESCO,  twenty five (25)  fellowships for advanced studies at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. These fellowships are for the benefit of developing Member States in Africa, Asia and the Pacific and certain countries in the Arab States .

Deadline: 30 March 2012




(i.) Hold at least the equivalent of the Master’s Degree/above or the Bachelor’s Degree;
(ii.) English proficiency is required;
(iii.) Be not more than 45 years of age; and
(iv.) Be in good health, both physically and mentally


All applications should be endorsed by the relevant Government body (the National Commission or Permanent Delegation) and must be made in English with the following attachments:

(i.) Application form for China/UNESCO The Great Wall Fellowship (copy attached) in
(ii.) 3 photographs;
(iii.) Notarized photocopies of diplomas and certificates, and school-certified transcripts of complete academic records (translated in English when applicable), in triplicate;
(iv.) Copy of the university’s invitation letter, for those students who have been admitted in advance by a Chinese university, in triplicate;
(v.) Two letters of recommendation (in English) by professors or associate professors familiar with the work of the candidate, in triplicate;
(vi.) A  study or  research proposal containing no less than 400 words (in English) of the postgraduate study to be undertaken during the candidate’s stay in China, in triplicate;
(vii.) Foreigner Physical Examination form to be completed and communicated to UNESCO by 15 March 2012 (copy attached), in triplicate; and
(viii.) English language proficiency certificate, in triplicate.

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