A Study Plan or Research Proposal states in details what you are going to do with the scholarship in China. It must include such information as the major you want to study in or the field of your research interest. It is of vital importance for those applicants for graduate studies or senior scholar programs, so please make sure your study plan or research proposal states those information as specific as possible
Study plan for Undergraduate applicants (no less than 800 words)
Reasons for your interest in the program you applied, including why you wish to study the program, your personal goals and ambitions and evidence of any previous activities or experiences (including voluntary activities) which demonstrates your commitment to those goals and ambitions.
Study/Research plan for Postgraduate applicants (no less than 800 words)
Reasons for your interest in the program you applied, including why you wish to study this program, research plan and research field which relate to your future study plan in China, working experience, academic papers and self achievement that you have achieved before. Your personal goals and ambitions and evidence of any previous activities or experiences (including voluntary activities) which demonstrates your commitment to those goals and ambitions, your future target and goals after graduation also have to be mentioned.
Try to include the following points
a) your reasons for wanting to study at your preferred host institution or country
b) how this institution or scholarship will help you achieve your study goals
c) how the knowledge and experience gained at your preferred host institution will impact and influence your plans for the future upon your return to your country
d) a brief description of any extra-curricular activities of which you are/ have been in charge.
Usually, a study plan refers to your future career goals. You could talk about what you plan to do with the knowledge you will gain from your proposed studies. Both short-term (within five years after completion of program) and long-term (after five years). Specifics are appreciated. Don’t use cliches like “life-long learning”.