In order to further the development of international student education and recruit more international students to study in Shanghai, the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission set up the Shanghai Government Scholarship for International Students (SGS) in 2005. It offers funds to prospective international students applying for degree programs at universities in Shanghai. The details are as follows:

SGS categories: The SGS is divided into two categories:

SGS Class A (Full Scholarship)

Class A offers funds only to prospective students applying for degree programs. It includes exemption from tuition and accommodation fees; comprehensive medical insurance; monthly living expenses of RMB 3000 for master’s candidates and RMB 3500 for doctoral candidates.

SGS Class B (Partial Scholarship)

Class B offers funds to prospective  students applying for any degree programs. It includes the exemption from tuition fees; comprehensive medical insurance.

SGS annual review
● All scholarships are awarded for the normal duration of full-length degree programs, namely four years for undergraduate candidates, two or three years for master’s candidates, three years for doctoral candidates. Students who suspend their studies or fail to graduate within the normal period will not have their scholarship extended.
● The scholarship committee will perform a comprehensive annual review of scholarship recipients' academic records, learning attitude, performance, awards or punishment received. Students who fail to meet the requirements will have their scholarship status suspended or canceled.