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Application Guidelines for the 2017 Chinese Government Scholarship: Xiamen University, Postgraduate Programme.
The “Chinese Government Scholarship — University Postgraduate Programme”, a full scholarship set up by the Ministry of Education of China (MOE) in 2008, is aimed at promoting Chinese higher education brand on an international basis. Enrolment is managed directly by China’s key universities. As a key comprehensive university, Xiamen University undertakes the enrolment of international postgraduates under this government scholarship.
(1) Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens in good health.
(2) Applicants should meet either of the following eligibility requirements:
① not be a registered student in a Chinese university at the time of application;
② a current degree student in a Chinese university who wish to apply for the 2017 master’s or doctoral programs;
(3) Education background and age limit:
Applicants for master’s degree studies must have a bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35.
Applicants for doctoral degree studies must have a master’s degree and be under the age of 40.
- Duration of scholarship
- Scholarship availability: To be confirmed by Ministry of Education.
- Scholarship details
① Exemption from tuition fee;
② Accommodation on campus or providing off-campus accommodation monetary subsidy(undergraduate students/master’s students: CNY 700 per month; doctoral students (senior scholars): CNY 1000 per month);
③ Living allowance: RMB 3,000/month/person for master’s students; RMB 3,500 /month /person for doctoral students;
④ Comprehensive medical insurance;
⑤ International travel expenses: self-afforded.
- Application time: Feb. 1 to March 31, 2017
- Application procedures
Applicants are eligible for scholarship assessment only after they are admitted to the master’s or doctoral programme of Xiamen University. (Application guidelines for master’s programmes / doctoral programmes 2017 are available at http://admissions.xmu.edu.cn. )
(1)Applicants shall make online application at http://laihua.csc.edu.cn (Agency No. of Xiamen University at CSC: 10384) and download and print out the Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship and then sign the form.
(2)Applicants are required to make another online application at http://admissions.xmu.edu.cn/application.php and then download and print out theApplication Form for International Students generated upon successful online application.
(3)Submission of application documents:
Send by post to the XMU’s Admissions Office by 31st March 2017 the two forms and other required documents. Their hard-copy application documents should reach the Office before the deadline. When mailing application documents from mainland China, EMS mailing service is highly recommended as to ensure timely and efficient delivery of your package. (Postal address: Admissions Office of Xiamen University, Fujian Province, China 361005; Tel: +86 (0)592 2184792)
① Application Form for International Students, which should be completed in Chinese or English and then printed out after successful online application.
②Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship (in Chinese or English, in duplicate).
③Highest degree certificate (notarized copy in English or Chinese, in duplicate). Applicants for master’s programs should submit their bachelor’s degree certificate; those for doctoral programs should present both their bachelor’s and master’s degree certificates. Applicants who are currently studying at university should provide a study certificate and their highest degree certificate. Certificate in languages other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by notarized translation in Chinese or English.
Note: Applicants who have provided a study certificate should submit a notarized copy of their final degree to XMU’s Admissions Office before the specified registration date (Mid-September 2017); failure to do so will result in disqualification of enrollment.
④Academic transcripts. Applicants for master’s programs should submit their academic transcripts relating to bachelor’s studies; applicants for doctoral programs should submit their academic transcripts relating to bachelor’s and master’s studies. Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by notarized translation in Chinese or English.
⑤Study or research plan (minimum 1,000 words) in Chinese or English.
Note: When applicants intend to apply for more than one program, study plans tailored to each program should be submitted all at once.
⑥ Two Letters of Recommendation signed by professors or associate professors in Chinese or English
⑦A photocopy of Chinese (HSK) or English Proficiency Certificate or medium-of-instruction certificate.
⑧A photocopy of your valid passport.
Note: Among foreign citizens of Chinese origin, those who were residents of mainland China before their emigration should submit a scan copy of their Residence Cancellation Certificate and Certificate of Naturalization; those who were residents of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan should submit a photocopy of their old identification certificate.
⑨A photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (click to download), completed in Chinese or English. (The original is to be retained by the applicant.)
⑩A Statement of Financial Support (click to download) certifying that the applicant has sufficient funds to cover his or her tuition, accommodation and living expenses. It should be accompanied by an employment certificate or income certificate and a photocopy of the valid passport of the financial sponsor.
If applicants have published papers, the abstracts should be submitted on the application system and enclosed during submission of their hard-copy application documents.
Note:① Applicants are expected to submit a complete set of application materials. Incomplete application materials will be rejected. No application materials will be returned, regardless of the outcome of the application.
Applicants are expected to keep their phones open and check their email regularly as XMU’s Admissions Office will contact them when necessary.
Address: Admissions Office of Xiamen University, Fujian Province, P.R. China 361005
Tel: +86 (0)592 218 4792, 218 8375 Fax: +86 (0)592 218 0256