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XMU Scholarship

Date: 2018-02-26 Views:1482

Application Guidelines for the 2018 Xiamen University Scholarships for New International Students

1. Introduction

XMU itself offers scholarships to doctoral, master’s and undergraduate candidates. Scholarship awardees will have their tuitions covered (a maximum of 4 years for doctoral programmes, 2 or 3 years for master's programmes, 4 or 5 years for undergraduate programmes). Moreover, XMU provides monthly living allowances for outstanding master’s or doctoral candidates in accordance with the standards of Chinese Government Scholarships. The awardees' academic performance will be assessed each year and only those achieving the required standard will have their scholarship renewed for the following year.

2. Eligibility

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

② Educational background and age limits:

﹡Applicants for bachelor’s degree studies must have a high school diploma and be under the age of 25.

﹡Applicants for master's degree studies must have a bachelor's degree and be under the age of 40.

﹡Applicants for doctoral degree studies must have a master's degree and be under the age of 45.

3. Academic programmes

(1)English-medium undergraduate, master's and doctoral programmes

In order to enhance its internationalization, XMU has launched a variety of English-medium programmes at undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels for international students. These programmes are taught in English and aim to produce high-level international specialists with a solid professional foundation plus a good understanding of the Chinese society and culture. For more information, please see http://admissions.xmu.edu.cn/16884/list.htm.

(2)Chinese-medium undergraduate, master's and doctoral programmes

Most undergraduate, master's and doctoral programmes are taught in Chinese. More information about the academic programmes is available at http://admissions.xmu.edu.cn/

4. Duration of scholarship

Categories of applicantsDuration of study and scholarship
Undergraduate candidates4 or 5 years
Master"s candidates2 or 3 years
Doctoral candidates4 years


5. Scholarship availability: 24 (including 8 for doctoral candidates, 11 for master’s candidates and 5 for undergraduate candidates) 

6. Scholarship details

The University offers scholarships to doctoral, master's and undergraduate candidates.

The first-class scholarships for doctoral and master's candidates will have their tuition covered (a maximum of 4 years for doctoral programmes, 2 or 3 years for master's programmes) and offer monthly living allowance (RMB 3,500 for each doctoral student; RMB 3,000 for each master's student). Undergraduate candidates will not be provided with the first-class scholarship.

The second-class scholarships will have the awardees' tuition covered (a maximum of 4 years for doctoral programmes, 2 or 3 years for master's programmes, 4 or 5 years for undergraduate programmes). Scholarship details are as follows:

CategoriesFirst-class scholarshipsAvailabilitySecond-class scholarshipsAvailabilityTotal
Doctoral candidates• Tuition covered;3Tuition covered58
• Monthly living allowance: RMB 3,500 /person
Master"s candidates• Tuition covered;3Tuition covered811
• Monthly living allowance: RMB 3,000 /person
Undergraduate candidatesNoneNoneTuition covered55


★ The awardees’ academic performance will be assessed each year and only those achieving the required standard will have their scholarship renewed for the following year.

7. Application time: Feb. 1- April 30, 2018

8. Application procedures

Applicants are eligible for scholarship assessment only after they are admitted to the undergraduate, master's or doctoral programme of Xiamen University. (Application guidelines for undergraduate programmes / master’s programmes / doctoral programmes are available at http://admissions.xmu.edu.cn)

①Applicants are required to make online application at http://application.xmu.edu.cn/ and then download and print out the Application Form for International Students generated upon successful online application.

②Applicants fill in and print out the Application Form for XMU Scholarship (click to download). 

③Submission of application documents:

Send by post to XMU's Admissions Office the two forms and other required documents. Application documents should reach the Office before the above deadline. When mailing application documents from Chinese mainland, 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)

★ Applicants are expected to keep their phones open and check their email regularly as XMU's Admissions Office will contact them when necessary.

9. Selection and notification

Applicants for undergraduate programmes will be given priority if they apply with a high score in SAT, IB diploma, GCE A level test, or UEC test. Applicants for postgraduate programmes will be given priority consideration if they graduate from world-renowned universities, sister universities, or are recommended by senior professors or experts. A panel of experts at XMU will screen candidates for the scholarship and submit a list of nominees to university authorities for approval. Scholarship decisions will be made on the basis of the applicants’ application documents, academic performance, overall merits, research achievements and supervisors’ comments.

The result will be published on the website of the Admissions Office around Mid-June 2018. Scholarship awardees will be notified via email and their Admission Notice and Visa Application Form (JW202) will be sent out as soon as possible.

10. Contact information

Address: Admissions Office of Xiamen University

Tel: +86 (0)592 2184792 / 2188375       Fax: +86 (0)592 218 0256

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

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