Application for the 2021-2022 ACADEMIC YEAR

To be eligible to apply to the China Oxford Scholarship Fund post-graduate awards programme for the 2021-2022 academic year, a student must be a Chinese citizen with a valid PRC passport, SAR Hong Kong passport or SAR Macau passport. An applicant must also be ordinarily resident in the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong or Macau and must have an official offer or official conditional offer to study for a postgraduate degree from the University of Oxford at the time of application.  Students who are already studying at the University of Oxford are also eligible to apply. However, preference is given to those who will begin their first year of graduate studies at Oxford.

Before applying, it is important to read  the following 2021 FAQ  information document which covers the most commonly asked questions. 

We will accept applications starting on Friday  1st January 2021 to  Thursday 15th April 2021.  Applications sent by post must be received by the 15th April at the Hong Kong address noted on the form. This is not a postmark date deadline.

Alternatively, if applicants wish to submit their applications online,  they must do so by Thursday 15th April midnight 24:00 Hong Kong time. 


Online applicants must submit only 2 PDF files.

The first PDF file must consist of:

  • The  completed and signed application form
  • Personal statement
  • Official offer letter from the University of Oxford                                        

This means  these forms and documents must be combined  into a single PDF file no more than 5mb total  in file size. 

The second PDF file must consist of supporting documents such as:

  • Copies of your undergraduate transcripts
  • Awarded scholarships
  • Offers of financial assistance 

These documents must be combined into a single PDF file no more than 10mb total in file size.

Applications will be rejected if the PDF files are sent with:

  • Passcodes or security codes placed on the files
  • PDFs that exceed the file size limit
  • PDFs  sent via a URL  link
  • PDFs that require downloading from any kind of cloud storage.  

Online submissions must be sent to:

Please ensure that the email subject states your full name along with  Application 2021 after it.  For example:    Zhang Xiao Min  Application 2021 

All online and postal submissions are final.

The 2021-2022 Application Form is available for download here.

For any  queries,  you can contact us at