Chinese Government Scholarship Scheme for the 2018/2019

HIGHER EDUCATION LOANS AND SCHOLARSHIPS BOARD

CHINESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Zambian nationals that meet the minimum requirements outlined here below to contest for Fifteen (15) scholarships under the Chinese Government Scholarship Scheme for the 2018/2019 Academic Year.



Available are:

  • One (01) PhD
  • Two (02) Masters in any science related meld and
  • Twelve (12) undergraduates in the following fields of study: Agriculture. Nuclear Physics and Technology, Architecture, Electrical Engineering Pharmacy and Economics.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants should:

  • Be Zambian citizens with Green National Registation Cards (NRC)

Undergraduate Applicants:

  • Be School Leavers who completed Grade 12 in 2016 and 2017
  • Have Grades 1-3 in English, Mathematics and subjects relevant to the intended field of study
  • Be of maximum age 24 years by September 2018

Master’s Applicants:

  • Hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree; and
  • Be of maximum age 34 years by September 2018

PhD Applicants

  • Hold a relevant Master’s degree; and
  • Be of maximum age 39 years by September 2018



CONDITIONS OF THE SCHOLARSHIP

Candidates should meet own cost towards:

  1. Expenses to and from the Airport;
  2. Any short fall not adequately covered by the scholarship.

DURATION

This is dependent on the programme to be pursued, however, all include 1 year of Chinese language (5 to 7 years for Undergraduates; 2 to 3 years for Masters and PhD).

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Applicano should submit:

  • A typed application letter responding to the advert, clearly stating the field of study desired, age and mobile phone number for easy communication;
  • Curriculum Vitae, Certified Photocopies of Educational Certificates, Transcript/Statement of results, NRC, eight (8) colour passport sized photos and colour photocopy of pages 2 and 3 of the passport;
  • Applicants under the age of 18 should submit consent letters from their parents/guardians;
  • One letter of recommendation from secondary school (undergraduate)
  • A study plan or synopsis of summarized details of the preferred course and how the intended course of study will enhance one’s contribution to Zambia’s development (200 words for undergraduates and 400 words for Masters applicants)
  • Employer’s Recommendation be granted leave to take up offers if selected (for Masters and PHD)

It is a requirement by the host country that all nominated candidates undergo comprehensive  medical examinations including the HIV test.

Nominated candidates must note that last-minute withdrawals will attract serious sanctions from the Loans Board which may include being blacklisted.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Director
Higher Education Loans and Scholarships Board
P.O. Box 50464
LUSAKA

or

Hand delivered to:

Room 21 (Registry)
Maxwell House, Annex Building
Los Angeles Boulevard, Longacres
LUSAKA

Closing date: Friday 9th March, 2018

For any clarification, contact us on telephone: +260-211-50726, 250796 Lusaka.

Note:

  1. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Any applicant who would not hear from us by Monday 30th April 2018 should consider his/her application as unsuccessful;
  2. Students currently on GovemmentsponsorshipatUNZA or CBU should notapply;
  3. Applicants should apply only in one program of study.

Ireen Nayame Chirwa (Mrs)

Acting Director
HIGHER EDUCATION LOANS AND SCHOLARSHIPS BOARD

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