The 2018 Chinese Government Scholarship -Chinese University Program, Xiamen University


The 2018 Chinese Government Scholarship -Chinese University Program, Xiamen University

The Chinese Government Scholarship — Chinese University Program, 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 scholarship program.

The Sino-US Cultural Exchange Scholarship program is sponsored by the Ministry of Education of China to finance American students either for degree studies or for non-degree credits. The degree-study scholarship provides full funds for full-time American undergraduate, master’s or doctoral candidates admitted by the designated Chinese universities. The scholarship for non-degree credits is to encourage the establishment of exchange programmes, or expansion of existing ones, between the designated Chinese universities and their American counterparts. More information is available at Application Guidelines for the 2018 Sino-US Cultural Exchange 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 at a China’s university at the time of application;
② a graduating degree student at a China’s university who plan to apply for the 2018 entry into master’s or doctoral program;
(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.

Scholarship availability: To be confirmed by the 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 1,000 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.
7. Application time: Feb. 1 to March 31, 2018
8. 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 are available at ) 
(1)Applicants shall make online application at (Agency No. of Xiamen University: 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 and then download and print out the

Application 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 the two forms and other required documents.Their hard-copy application documents should reach the Office before the deadline.(Postal address: Admissions Office of Xiamen University, Fujian Province, China 361005; Tel: +86 (0)592 2184792)  
①Application 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 2018); failure to do so will result in disqualification of enrollment and scholarship.  
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.When applicants intend to apply for more than one program, study plans tailored to each program should be submitted all at once.
⑥Two 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 personal passport with a minimum of one year before its expiration.
Note: Among foreign citizens of Chinese origin, those who were residents of Chinese mainland 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.  
10.A photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (click to download), completed in Chinese or English. (The original is to be retained by the applicant.)  
11.A 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 financial sponsor’s valid passport.
12.If applicants have published papers, the abstracts should be submitted on the application system and enclosed during submission of their hard-copy application documents.
★Applicants are expected to keep their phones on and check their email and online application system account regularly as XMU’s Admissions Office will contact them when necessary. Applicants are expected to submit a complete set of application materials and will be held responsible for the authenticity of their documents. Incomplete or forged  application materials will be rejected. No application materials will be returned,  regardless of the outcome of the application.

Selection and notification

Applicants will be given priority consideration if they graduate from world-renowned universities, sister universities or are recommended by senior professors or experts. Scholarship decisions will be made on the basis of the applicants’ application documents, academic performance, overall merits, research achievements and supervisors’ comments.The final list of nominees will be submitted to China Scholarship Council for final approval.The result will be published on the website of the Admissions Office ( around July 2018.Scholarship awardees will be notified via email and their Admission Notice and Visa Application Form (JW201) will be sent out as soon as possible.  

Contact information

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  


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