Study at Southwest University
SWU President Scholarship


In order to strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the people of China and the rest of the world, Southwest University offers the president scholarship to sponsor international students and scholars to undertake studies and research.

Scholarship Categories

A. Scholarship for Bachelor's degree students

B. Scholarship for Master's degree students

C. Scholarship for Doctoral degree students

Scholarship Types

A.       Type A Scholarship

B.        Type B Scholarship

Scholarship Coverage

A.       Type A Scholarship covers registration and tuition fees (including experiment and internship expenses), medical insurance and monthly living allowance (CNY1100 for Bachelor's degree students, CNY1400 for Master's degree students and CNY1700 for Doctoral degree students).

B.        Type B Scholarship covers registration and tuition fees (including experiment and internship expenses) and medical insurance.

Note: Students are required to pay the Application Fee and Housing payments.

Scholarship Duration & Annual Assessment

A.       Generally, scholarship holders are eligible for the following scholarships according to their study duration: 4 years for Bachelor's degree students, 2-3 years for Master's degree students, 3 years for Doctoral degree students.

B.       According to relevant regulations, there is a comprehensive assessment of the scholarship holder's performance during the previous academic year to determine whether the scholarship holder is qualified to continue receiving the scholarship in each month of May.

Scholarship Eligibility

A.       Non-Chinese citizen along the Belt and Road with good mental and physical health.

B.        Education background and within the following age limits.

1.       Applicants for Bachelor's degree studies must have graduated from senior high school and be under the age of 30.

2.       Applicants for Master's degree studies must have Bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35.

3.       Applicants for Doctoral degree studies must have Master’s degree and be under the age of 40.

C.        Not sponsored by any other scholarships.

GPA and Language Requirement for Degree Programs

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

B.       Chinese-taught Programs:

1.       Bachelor Degree requires HSK 4 180 and above.

2.       Master Degree requires HSK 5 180 and above.

3.      Doctoral Degree requires 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.

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

Application Procedures

A.     Online Application

1.         Log onto the website: and finish register.

2.         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.

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

4.         Confirm all information and submit.

5.         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.

B.  Evaluation and Admission

1.         SWU would evaluate all applicants’ document monthly, we will let applicants know the results via email.

2.         SWU will send all freshmen’s offers and JW202 forms before July 15 by each batches.

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 photo (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 form, recommendation letter, study plan etc.) .

Application Deadline

The deadline will be from March 1 to June 15 in each year, please submit online application before deadline.

Housing Information

A.       Double-bedroom at the international students’ dormitory (shared by two): CNY 5000/semester/person, CNY 9000/year/person.

B.        Single-bedroom at the international students’ dormitory: CNY 7000/semester, CNY 12000/year.

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

Southwest University Bank Account

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, 400715, P. R. China

Zip code400715

Tel: +86-23-68366001

Application website: