<![CDATA[Chinese Government Scholarship to Sichuan University]]> http://www.gochengdoo.com <![CDATA[Chinese Government Scholarship to Sichuan University - Post by okhenshaw]]> http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/forums/thread/6384/chinese_government_scholarship_to_sichuan_university#27158
I got this scholarship from the Chinese Government to attend Sichuan University, and I'm really excited to move to Chengdu!

But surprise, surprise, the Chinese Embassy and Sichuan University have been less than helpful in giving me any information. I essentially know what day classes start, but very little else.

Anyone else on this scholarship or has been in the past? Have any advice on navigating the world's oldest bureaucracy?]]>
Fri, 10 Aug 2012 05:54:33 +0000 http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/forums/thread/6384/chinese_government_scholarship_to_sichuan_university#27158
<![CDATA[Chinese Government Scholarship to Sichuan University - Post by JT8900]]> http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/forums/thread/6384/chinese_government_scholarship_to_sichuan_university#27202
So.... yeah, essentially, not hearing anything is just typical China. Most of the officials at 川大 probably don't know much either until it stuff starts to actually happen.

From experience I can tell you that you're going to want to get here a week or two early to get settled in. You need a local phone number, I suggest China mobile for that as you can get a pay as you go sim card type deal, and you're going to need an ICBC bank account to receive your monthly stipend. Get the phone number first because you need it to register for the bank account. Once you get those squared away you need to go to the Public Security Bureau to get your x-visa converted to a residency permit, and if you're living off campus you need to go to the police station and register with them. That should be it for bureaucracy stuff.

I don't remember when it was, but sometime just before classes start you'll take a placement test to determine which level you'll be taking, although the results of the test are just a suggestion and in the end you have complete freedom to choose which level you go into. Personally I skipped a level between first and second semester and nobody said anything about it. They really don't care very much as long as they get their tuition money, though the instruction really is pretty good.

When you get here, go to the second floor of the West Student Apartments (not the dorms) and talk to the ladies in the overseas student office. They'll get you somewhat squared away. If you still need help, I'll be happy to pm you my number and I'll give whatever assistance I can.]]>
Wed, 15 Aug 2012 20:00:17 +0000 http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/forums/thread/6384/chinese_government_scholarship_to_sichuan_university#27202
<![CDATA[Chinese Government Scholarship to Sichuan University - Post by nkosi8]]> http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/forums/thread/6384/chinese_government_scholarship_to_sichuan_university#28214 Tue, 04 Dec 2012 18:41:30 +0000 http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/forums/thread/6384/chinese_government_scholarship_to_sichuan_university#28214 <![CDATA[Chinese Government Scholarship to Sichuan University - Post by alchymyst ]]> http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/forums/thread/6384/chinese_government_scholarship_to_sichuan_university#28270 http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua/scholarshipdetailen.aspx?cid=97&id=1422]]> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:34:37 +0000 http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/forums/thread/6384/chinese_government_scholarship_to_sichuan_university#28270 <![CDATA[Chinese Government Scholarship to Sichuan University - Post by liisha]]> http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/forums/thread/6384/chinese_government_scholarship_to_sichuan_university#28271 Tue, 11 Dec 2012 11:53:17 +0000 http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/forums/thread/6384/chinese_government_scholarship_to_sichuan_university#28271 <![CDATA[Chinese Government Scholarship to Sichuan University - Post by alchymyst ]]> http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/forums/thread/6384/chinese_government_scholarship_to_sichuan_university#28273 Tue, 11 Dec 2012 17:21:21 +0000 http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/forums/thread/6384/chinese_government_scholarship_to_sichuan_university#28273 <![CDATA[Chinese Government Scholarship to Sichuan University - Post by China_Newz]]> http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/forums/thread/6384/chinese_government_scholarship_to_sichuan_university#28280 Thu, 13 Dec 2012 07:21:06 +0000 http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/forums/thread/6384/chinese_government_scholarship_to_sichuan_university#28280