Chinese Govt Scholarship

Marine Scholarship

Date: 2018-03-03 Views:2620

Application Guidelines for the 2018 Chinese Government Marine Scholarship

1. Introduction 

In order to enhance international cooperation and exchange, to promote the ocean development in the region and around the world, the State Oceanic Administration of China and the Ministry of Education of China have jointly set up the Chinese Government Marine Scholarship to support outstanding students from the coastal countries or regions around the South China Sea, the Pacific and the Indian Oceans and African developing countries to study in China in a master's or doctoral program in oceanography or other related fields. China Scholarship Council (CSC) is in charge of the recruitment and management of the scholarship.

2. Eligibility

(1) The applicant should be a citizen of non-Chinese nationality in good health, from a coastal/island country of South China Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific and its surrounding island country, or an African developing country.

(2) The applicant should apply for the postgraduate program of ocean-related specialties. Applicants will be given priority if they are engaged in the ocean-related field.

(3) Education background and age limit:

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

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

3. Academic Programs

XMU has an exceptional team for research and teaching on the oceanography and ocean-related disciplines, being the birthplace of ocean studies and teaching in China. The discipline of Marine Science at XMU is a first-class national key discipline and has been chosen for inclusion in the Chinese Government’s Program of Building World-Class Disciplines. Its College of Ocean and Earth Science, College of Environment and Ecology, Coastal and Ocean Management Institute and South China Sea Institute have made achievements in the ocean-related scientific research and the cultivation of advanced professionals.

(1) Chinese-medium master's and doctoral programs

College/InstituteMaster"s programsDoctoral programs
College of Ocean and Earth SciencesPhysical Oceanography, Marine Biology, Marine Chemistry, Marine Physics, Marine Geology, Marine BiotechnologyPhysical Oceanography, Marine Biology, Marine Chemistry, Marine Physics, Marine Geology, Marine Biotechnology
College of the Environment and EcologyEnvironmental Science, Environmental Management, Environmental Engineering, EcologyEnvironmental Science, Environmental Management, Environmental Engineering, Ecology
Coastal and Ocean Management InstituteMarine AffairsMarine Affairs
South China Sea InstituteLaw of the SeaLaw of the Sea


(2) English-medium master's and doctoral programs

College/InstituteMaster"s programsDoctoral programs
College of the Environment and Ecology   Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Environmental Engineering, Ecology
Coastal and Ocean Management InstituteMarine AffairsMarine Affairs
South China Sea Institute    Law of the Sea


For more information, please visit the following websites:

College of Ocean and Earth Sciences: http://coe.xmu.edu.cn/

College of Environment and Ecology: http://cee.xmu.edu.cn/

Coastal and Ocean Management Institute: http://comi.xmu.edu.cn/cnindex.asp

South China Sea Institute: http://scsi.xmu.edu.cn/

4. Duration of Scholarship

Category of applicantDuration of study and scholarship
Master"s degree students2 or 3 years
Doctoral degree students4 years

★ For those whose Chinese proficiency level have not met the requirements and wish to take remedial Chinese courses before their major study, they are expected to have obtained the new HSK certificate of band 4 for programs in the law, or band 3 for programs in sciences and engineering. 

★ 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 Availability: 5 to 10  (to be confirmed).    

6. Scholarship Details

① Exemption from tuition fees,

② Accommodation on campus or providing off-campus accommodation monetary subsidy (undergraduate students / master’s students: CNY 700 per month; doctoral students: CNY 1,000 per month);

③ Living allowance: RMB 3,000 per month for master's students, and RMB 3,500 per month for doctoral students;

④ Comprehensive medical insurance;

⑤ International travel expenses: self-afforded by the student.

7. Application Time: Feb.1 – April 15, 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 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://application.xmu.edu.cn/ and upload all 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 the two forms and other required documents. Application documents should reach the Office before April 15, 2018. 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 will be given priority if they have work experience in ocean-related fields, or are recommended by senior professors or experts. Scholarship decisions will be made on the basis of the candidates' education background, work experience, academic performance, overall qualifications, research achievements and their supervisors' opinions. A list of scholarship nominees will be submitted to the State Oceanic Administration of China and China Scholarship Council for final approval. Final decisions for the scholarship will be made in July 2018 and the results will be published on the website of the Admissions Office. Scholarship awardees will be notified via email and their Admission Notice and Visa Application Form (JW201) will be sent out as soon as possible.

10. Contact Information

Address: Admissions Office of Xiamen University, Fujian Province, P.R. China 361005

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

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

Top