Preference is given to those who will be studying in the United Kingdom for the first time. The awards criteria are the following:

  1. Confirmed place at Oxford
  2. Academic excellence
  3. Financial need
  4. Personal qualities, achievements and leadership potential
  5. A commitment to contributing to China
  6. Sufficient command of the English language to fully benefit from an award

Selection of short-listed applicants will normally be notified in May and will be invited to interview with our Awards Panel in Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong or Oxford. Interviews take place from May to July depending on the location.

Successful candidates will be notified usually in August. Arrangements will be made normally  in September for their scholarship cheques to be held at their college at the University of Oxford. The China Oxford Scholarship Fund will contact award recipients and provide details for the collection of the award payment.