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.
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.
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.
Citizens of ALL countries (EXCEPT China)
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|
|School of Economics||Economics||Bachelor of Economics|
|Medical School||Clinical Medicine(MBBS)||Bachelor of Medicine|
|English-medium master’s programmes|
|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|
|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)
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.
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:
- 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.
- Applicants can now fill out and print the “Application Form for XMU Scholarship” found on the official website.
- 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