Xiamen University Chinese Government Scholarships 2019

Application Guidelines for 2019 Chinese Government Scholarships-Chinese University Program

I. Introduction

The Chinese Government Scholarships-Chinese University Program, a full scholarship set up by China’s Ministry of Education in 2008, is aimed at promoting Chinese higher education brand on an international basis. Xiamen University is one of the prestigious universities designated to recruit international students to study in postgraduate degree programs under this scholarship scheme.

II. Eligibility

1. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens in good health.

2. Educational background and age limits (as of September 1, 2019):

(1) Master’s degree programs: hold a bachelor’s degree or above and be under the age of 35;

(2) Doctoral degree programs: hold a master’s degree or above and be under the age of 40.

3. Applicants who apply for Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) or programs of foreign language studies are not eligible.

III. Academic Programs: pending approval from China’s Ministry of Education.

Currently, the University offers a comprehensive range of postgraduate degree programs to international students.

1. English-medium postgraduate degree programs.

(1) English-medium master’s degree programs

College of HumanitiesChinese Philosophy
School of LawCivil and Commercial Law, International Law, Fiscal and Tax Law
Research School for Southeast Asian StudiesInternational Relations
Coastal and Ocean Management InstituteMarine Affairs
School of Information Science and TechnologyComputer Technology (Professional Degree)
College of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringChemical Engineering, Physical Chemistry
School of EconomicsInternational Trade, Regional Economics, Public Finance, Statistics
Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in EconomicsFinance, Financial Engineering, Quantitative Economics, Management Economics, Population, Resources and Environmental Economics, Industrial Economics, Labour Economics
Institute for Financial and Accounting StudiesAccounting, Finance

(2) English-medium doctoral degree programs

School of ManagementTechnical Economics and Management (Research Orientation: Energy Management and Policy), Management Science and Engineering
Institute for Financial and Accounting StudiesAccounting, Finance
School of EconomicsWestern Economics
Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in EconomicsFinance, Quantitative   Economics, Statistics
Gregory and Paula Chow Center for Economics ResearchWestern Economics, Quantitative Economics
School of LawInternational Law
Intellectual Property Research InstituteIntellectual Property Law
College of Foreign Languages and CulturesEnglish Language and Literature, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics in Foreign Languages
Research School for Southeast Asian StudiesWorld Economy, World History
Institute of EducationHigher Education
College of Physical Science and TechnologyCondensed Matter Physics
School of Aerospace EngineeringElectromechanical Engineering
School of Mathematical SciencesComputational Mathematics
School of Information Science and TechnologyComputer Science and Technology, Communication   and Information System, Signal and Information Processing
College of Electronic Science and TechnologyElectronic Science and Technology
College of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringAnalytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Chemical Biology, Energy Chemistry, Chemical Engineering
School of Life SciencesZoology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Hydrobiology, Cell Biology, Genetics
College of the Environment and EcologyEnvironmental Science, Environmental Management, Environmental Engineering, Ecology
Coastal and Ocean Management InstituteMarine Affairs
School of Pharmaceutical SciencesChemical Biology

2. Chinese-medium postgraduate degree programs.

Please refer to the Academic Programs section at https://admissions.xmu.edu.cn.


1. If the number of students admitted to the English-medium doctoral program of Management Science and Technology offered by the School of Management is less than five, the University will advise applicants to change their program choice.

2. For detailed information of the programs, and contact information of the supervisors participating in 2019 English-medium doctoral programs and the contact coordinators of the programs, please refer to the Programs in English section at https://admissions.xmu.edu.cn.

IV. Duration of Scholarships

1. Master’s degree programs: 2 or 3 years;

2. Doctoral degree programs: 4 years.


(1) For those who have not met the entry requirements of Chinese proficiency level and wish to take remedial Chinese courses before the major study, they should also present the HSK certificate when applying. For programs in the humanities, economics, management, law, arts and traditional Chinese medicine, a certificate of new HSK band 4 is required. For programs in sciences, engineering and medicine, a certificate of new HSK band 3 is required. Only by passing the required new HSK test within the first year and meeting the entry requirements of the relevant degree programs could they then start the major study. English-medium programs do not have Chinese proficiency requirements.

(2) Scholarships recipients’ academic performance will be assessed each year and only those achieving the required standard will have their scholarship renewed for the following year.

V. Scholarships Quota: To be determined.

VI. Scholarships Coverage

1. Tuition fee;

2. On-campus accommodation fee oroff-campus accommodation monetary subsidy (RMB 700/month for master’s programs; RMB 1,000/month for doctoral programs);

3. Living allowance (RMB 3,000/month for master’s programs; RMB 3,500/month for doctoral programs);

4. Comprehensive medical insurance.

Note: Other expenses for study in China, such as international travel expenses, cost of physical examination, security deposit for on-campus accommodation, and cost of course materials, should be borne by the scholarship recipients themselves.

VII. Application Period: February 1 to April 10, 2019.

VIII.Application Procedures

Application for the Scholarships will be considered only after the applicant has been admitted to Xiamen University.

Application guidelines for master’s degree programs:


Application guidelines for doctoral degree programs:


1. Applicants shall make online application at https://studyinchina.csc.edu.cn (Program Category: Type B; Agency No. of XMU: 10384) and print out the Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarships. The Scholarships Application Form should be completed in Chinese or English and signed by the applicant.

2. Applicants shall make another online application at http://application.xmu.edu.cn and upload the scan copy of Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarships. Paper copies are not required during the application period.


(1) 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.

(2) Applicants are expected to keep their phones on, check their email and online application account regularly as XMU’s Admissions Office will contact them when necessary.

IX. Selection and Notification

A comprehensive review will be conducted on applicant’s academic record, language proficiency, overall merits, research achievements and their prospective supervisor’s comments. The shortlisted candidates will be submitted to China Scholarship Council for final approval.

The final results will be published at https://admissions.xmu.edu.cn in late July or early August. Scholarships awardees will be notified via email. Admission Notices and Visa Application Forms for Study (JW201) will be sent out afterwards.

X. Contact Information

Admissions Office of Xiamen University

Add.: 422 South Siming Road, Xiamen, Fujian Province, China (Postcode: 361005)

Tel: +86 (0)592 2184792/2188375

Fax: +86 (0) 592 2180256

Email: admissions@xmu.edu.cn

Web: http://admissions.xmu.edu.cn

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