Xiamen University Scholarships for Bsc., MSc. and PhD. International Students To Study In China

Xiamen University Scholarships for Bsc., MSc. and PhD. International Students To Study In China

The Xiamen University (XMU) in China offers scholarships to doctoral, master’s and undergraduate candidates, in the Xiamen University Scholarships.

Scholarship awardees will have their tuitions covered (a maximum of 3-4 years for doctoral programmes, 2-3 years for master’s programmes, 4-5 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 successful recipients’ academic performance will be assessed each year and only those achieving the required standard will have their scholarship renewed for the following year.

Xiamen University Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Any field
Course Level: Undergraduate, Graduate (masters, phd)
Provider: Xiamen University
Country to Study in: China

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.

Selection criteria:
Scholarship assessment will be on the basis of application documents, applicant’s academic performance and overall quality, and their supervisor’s opinions.

Applicants for undergraduate programmes will be given priority if they apply with a high score in SAT, IB diploma, GCE A level test, or UCE 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.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries (EXCEPT China)

Participating Institutions
Xiamen University, Fujian Province, P. R. China

Fields of study
All undergraduate, master’s and doctoral academic programmes are available in both the English language and Chinese language. The English-medium undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programmes are as follows:

English-medium undergraduate programmes
Colleges/Schools Programmes Degree awarded
School of Economics Economics Bachelor of Economics
Medical School Clinical Medicine(MBBS) Bachelor of Medicine


English-medium master’s programmes
Colleges/Schools Programmes Degree awarded
School of Humanities Chinese Philosophy Master of Philosophy
School of Law Civil and Commercial Law Master of Law
College of International Relations 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
Physical Chemistry Master of Science
School of Information Science and Technology Computer Science and Technology Master of Engineering
The Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics Finance Master of Economics
Financial Engineering Master of Economics
Western Economics Master of Economics
Quantitative Economics Master of Economics
Management Economics Master of Economics
Institute for Financial & Accounting Studies Finance Master of Management
Accounting Master of Management


English-medium doctoral programmes
Colleges/Schools Programmes
College of Humanities Archaeology, Chinese History, World History, Anthropology, Chinese Philosophy
School of Management Accounting, Financial Management, Enterprise Management, Management Science and Engineering, Technology Economics and Management, Marketing
School of Economics Statistics, World Economy, International Trade, Energy Economics
Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics Western Economics, Finance, Quantitative Economics, Statistics, Labor Economics, Regional Economics
School of Law International Law
Intellectual Property Research Institute Intellectual Property Law
College of Foreign Languages and Cultures English Language and Literature
School of Physics and Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Electromechanical Engineering, Condensed Matter Physics, Radio Physics, Electromagnetic Field and Microwave Technology
School of Mathematical Sciences Basic Mathematics, Computational Mathematics, Probability & Mathematical Statistics
School of Information Science and Technology Computer Science and Technology, Communication & Information System
College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Chemistry and Physics of Polymers, Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Technique, Biological and Chemical Engineering, Industrial Catalysis
College of Materials Materials Physics and Chemistry
School of Life Sciences Zoology , Biochemistry and Molecular Biology , Hydrobiology, Cell Biology, Genetics
College of Ocean and Earth Sciences Physical Oceanography, Marine Biology, Marine Chemistry, Marine Physics, Marine Geology, Marine Biotechnology
College of Environment and Ecology Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Environmental Engineering, Ecology
School of International Relations World Economy, Theory of Political Science, International Relations, World History
Institute of Education Higher Education, Educational Economy and Management
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Chemical Biology
Institute of Financial and Accounting Studies Accounting, Finance

Number of awards
Up to 24 (including 8 for doctoral candidates, 11 for master’s candidates and 5 for undergraduate candidates)

Sponsorship duration
The maximum duration for the awarded scholarships are as follows:

  • Undergraduate (i.e. Bachelor’s degree) students: 4-5 years
  • Master’s degree students: 2-3 years
  • Doctoral degree students: 3-4 years

It is important to note that 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.

Scholarship benefits
The scholarship will cover FULL tuition fees for doctoral, master’s and undergraduate programmes. It will also provide monthly living allowance for outstanding master’s or doctoral candidates.

The first-class scholarship for doctoral and master’s candidates will have their tuition fees covered, and also offer monthly living allowance (RMB 2,000 per month for each doctoral student; RMB 1,700 per month for each master’s student). Bachelor’s candidates will not be provided with the first-class scholarship.

The second-class scholarship for undergraduate, master’s and doctoral candidates will have the awardees’ tuition fees ONLY covered for the entire duration of programme.

See official website (link to it is below) for more information.

Method of Application
Applicants are eligible for scholarship assessment only after they are admitted to the undergraduate, master’s or doctoral programme of Xiamen University.

Applying to the scholarship entails:

  1. Applicants are required to make an online application first, AND then download and print the Application Form for International Students generated after successful online application.
  2. Applicants can now fill out and print the “Application Form for XMU Scholarship” found on the official website.
  3. Submission of application documents: Send by post to XMU Admissions Office the two forms and other required documents by 30 April. (Postal address: Admissions Office of Xiamen University, Fujian Province, China 361005; Tel: +86 (0)592 2184792).

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for detailed information and also to access / download the “Application Form for XMU Scholarship” so as to apply for this scholarship.

The application period begins February 1 and ends on the April 30, 2016.

The result is expected to be out in early to mid June and will be published on the website of the Admissions Office (see link below). Awardees will be notified via email and their certificate of award will be sent out as soon as possible.

Application Deadline: 30 April 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application
More University Scholarship Information(XU main Scholarships page)


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