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Application Guidelines for the 2018 Sino-US Cultural Exchange Scholarship

Date: 2017-12-08 - Views:54

Application Guidelines for the 2018 Sino-US Cultural Exchange Scholarship, Xiamen University

1. Introduction

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.

2. Eligibility

(1) Applicants must be American citizens in good health;

(2) Education background and age limit:  

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 35.

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

3. Academic programmes

(1) English-medium master's programmes. For details,  please visit http://admissions.xmu.edu.cn/en/show/84.html

Colleges/Schools Programmes Degree Awarded 
College of Humanities  Chinese Philosophy Master of Philosophy 
School of Law  Civil and Commercial Law Master of Law 
International Law
Fiscal and Tax Law
School of International Relations/Research School for Southeast Asian Studies International Relations Master of Law 
School of Economics  International Trade  Master of Economics 
Coastal and Ocean Management Institute Marine Affairs Master of Science 
College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering  Chemical Engineering Master of Engineering 
College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering  Physical Chemistry Master of Science
School of Information Science and Technology Computer Technology Master of Engineering
Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE) Finance Master of Economics
Financial Engineering
Western Economics
Quantitative Economics
Management Economics
Institute for Financial  and Accounting Studies Accounting Master of Management
Finance

Note: If the number of admitted students is less than five, the University will advise applicants to change their program choice. 

(2) English-medium doctoral programmesFor details, please visit http://admissions.xmu.edu.cn/en/show/85.html.

Colleges (Click to visit its website)

Doctoral programmes

College of Humanities

Chinese History, Anthropology

School of Economics

Western Economics

Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics

Finance, Quantitative Economics

School of Management

Technical Economics and Management (Specialty: Energy Management and Policy), Management Science and Engineering (Note: If the number of admitted students in this program is less than five, the University will advise applicants to change their program choice.)

Institute for Financial and Accounting Studies

Accounting, Finance

School of Law

International Law

South China Sea Institute

Law of the Sea

Intellectual Property Research Institute

Intellectual Property Law

College of Physical Science and Technology

Condensed Matter Physics

School of Aerospace Engineering

Electromechanical Engineering

School of Mathematical Sciences

Computational Mathematics

College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Chemical Biology, Energy Chemistry, Chemical Engineering

School of Information Science and Technology

Computer Science and Technology, Communication and Information System, Signal and Information Processing

College of Electronic Science and Technology

Electronic Science and Technology

School of Life Sciences

Zoology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Hydrobiology, Cell Biology, Genetics

College of the Environment and Ecology

Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Environmental Engineering, Ecology 

Coastal and Ocean Management Institute

Marine Affairs

School of International Relations/Research School for Southeast Asian Studies

World Economy, World History

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Chemical Biology

Institute of Education

Higher Education

Note: If the number of admitted students in the doctoral program of Management Science and Technology is less than five, the University will advise applicants to change their program choice.

Note: This scholarship is NOT available to students admitted into academic programs to study their native language or other languages except for Chinese language. 

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

Most programmes are taught in Chinese. More information is available at http://admissions.xmu.edu.cn/en/index.

4. Duration of scholarship

For those whose Chinese proficiency level have not met the requirements and wish to take remedial Chinese courses before major studies, they are expected to have obtained the new HSK certificate of band 4 for programs in the humanities, economics, management, law, arts and traditional Chinese medicine, or band 3 for programs in sciences, engineering and medicine. Only by passing the required new HSK test within the year could they start their major studies. English-medium programmes do not have Chinese proficiency requirements.

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

5. 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 2,500/month/person for undergraduates; 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.

6. Application deadline: Feb.1 to April 15, 2018   

7. Application procedures

Applicants are eligible for scholarship assessment after they are admitted to the undergraduate, master's or doctoral programme of Xiamen University. (Application guidelines for undergraduate / master’s programmes / doctoral programmes 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: 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 upload the required application documents. Please download and print out the Application Form for International Students generated upon successful online application.

(3) Submission of application documents: Send by post to XMU's Admissions Office by April 15, 2018 the two application forms and other required documents. 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 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.

8. Selection and notification

Applicants will be given priority consideration if they graduate from world-renowned universities, XMU's 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 (http://admissions.xmu.edu.cn) around July 2018. Scholarship awardees will be notified via email and their Admission Notice and Student Visa Application Form (JW201) will be sent out as soon as possible.
9. 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
Email: admissions@xmu.edu.cn         Web: http://admissions.xmu.edu.cn 

10. Application for the scholarship for non-degree credits 

The scholarship for non-degree credits in Xiamen University is mainly open to candidates from its sister universities in the U.S.  XMU’s Office of International Cooperation and Exchange is in charge of its operation.
Contact information:
Address: Office of International Cooperation and Exchange, Xiamen University, Fujian Province, P.R. China 361005
Tel: +86 (0)592 218 0195    Fax: +86 (0)592 218 0240
Email: ltj@xmu.edu.cn        Web: http://ice.xmu.edu.cn 
Coordinator: Ms. LIN Tengju