Study at Southwest University
CQ Mayor Scholarship


       In order to strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the Chinese people and people from the rest of the world, the Chongqing Municipal Government offers a variety of scholarship programs to sponsor international students and scholars to undertake studies and research in Chongqing institutions of higher education. Southwest University is designated to offer a wide variety of academic programs for the year.

Scholarship Applicants

The scholarship is setting for international students with outstanding academic achievements who pursue master degree and doctoral degree in high education institutions and Universities in Chongqing.  

Scholarship Categories

A.       The First prize of scholarship: 

1.       CNY 35,000/year for Doctoral Degree Program students.

2.       CNY 30,000/year for Master's Degree Program students.

A.       The Second prize of scholarship:                        

1.       CNY 20,000/year for doctoral degree program students.

2.       CNY 15,000/year for master's degree program students

Scholarship Eligibility

A.       Non-Chinese citizen in with good mental and physical health.

B.        Meeting SWU enrollment requirements:                                                                                 

1.       Applicants for Master Program have to be younger than35 years old.

2.       Applicants for Doctoral Program have to be younger than 40 years old.

A.       GPA 3.0 out of 4.0 above and 80 out of 100 above.

B.        Chinese-taught Programs:

1.       Applicants for  Master Degree must achieve HSK 5 180 and above.

2.       Applicants for Doctoral Degree must achieve HSK 5 200 and above.


1)      Applicants who are unable to meet the Language proficiency requirements for Chinese-taught. He/she should take Chinese courses until meet the requirements which is not covered by scholarship. Then the applicant is qualified to apply degree program and scholarship.

2)      We do not provide English taught for Bachelor Degree.

C.        English-taught Programs:

1.       Applicants for Master Degree need achieve IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL iBT 80.

2.       Applicants for Doctoral Degree need achieve IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL iBT 85.

D.       Not sponsored by any other scholarships.

NoteLanguage requirements could be waived for applicants who come from English Speaking country.  

Degree and Major

A.       Master Program:

1.       English Taught Programs (Please Click)   

B.        Doctoral Program:

1.       English Taught Programs (Please Click)   

Online Application and Admission Procedures:

A.       Log onto the website: and finish register.

B.        Download the Physical Examination Form for Foreigners, complete it and take physical examination at a local public hospital. All sections must be completed and the form must include one certificate photo with a seal or stamp that covering the margin of it, signature of the physician and the official stamp of the medical service. The record is valid for 6 months.

C.        Log onto the online application system again, and fill the information and application documents as required.

D.       Confirm all information and submit.

E.       Getting the final approval from Chongqing Municipal Government Scholarship Council, Southwest University announces the name list of the successful applicants on the website of, and notifies them by emails  

F.        After received the pre-admission notice via email, admitted applicants must deposit application fee of CNY 500 to Southwest University’s bank account before deadline.

G.      “Admission Notice” and “Visa Application for Study in China” (JW202 form) are to be mailed to applicants admitted by the end of June every year;

Application Documents

A.       Photocopies of the highest diploma, graduation certificate or diploma certificate attained. University students or employed applicants should provide proof of pre-graduate certificate or employment certificate. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.

B.        Transcripts of the previous academic record with grading system. Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.

C.        An 800 word study plan (Bachelor degree applicant) or research plan (Master’s and Doctoral degree applicant).

D.       Master and PhD applicants need provide two recommendation letters from professors or associate professors. Bachelor applicants need provide two recommendation letters from their teachers. The letter should have the signature, contact information and official stamp.

E.        Language proficiency certificates: Photocopy of HSK certificate or other certificates of Chinese proficiency or IELTS/net-based TOFEL certificate or other certificates of English proficiency (if any).

F.        Published academic papers or other academic achievements (original or photocopy, if any).

G.       Physical Examination Form for Foreigners (The applicant should keep the original for future visa applications).

H.       Lasted photos (white background, passport size).

I.         Photocopy of valid passport.


1)        For music or fine arts applicants, please submit two works by CD.

2)        For English-taught programs applicants, please finish all the materials in English.

Application Deadline

The deadline will be June 30 in each year, please submit online application before deadline.

Housing Information

A.       Double Bedroom5000 CNY/Person/Semester9000 CNY/Person/Yea.  

B.        Single Bedroom 7000 CNY/Person/Semester12000 CNY/Person/Year.  

Note: International College can assist students in renting rooms on or off campus.

Bank account information

Beneficiary: Southwest University  

Name of the bank: Bank of China, Chongqing Beibei branch  

Bank account number: 0000 1102 0510 3057  

Bank code: BKCHCNBJ59A  

Address of the bank: Beibei District, Chongqing, P. R. China  

Zip Code: 400700  

Contact Information

International Students Admission Office, Southwest University  

Address: No. 2 Tiansheng Road, Beibei District Chongqing, P. R. China  

Zip Code: 400715  

Tel: +86-23-68367823, +86-23-68367027  

Application website: