The Xiamen Scholarship is to support students and Chinese language teachers worldwide to study or do research in Chinese language and culture.
Xiamen University was one of the first institutions to develop overseas education, with the foundation of overseas correspondence education in the 1950s, followed by the recruitment of international students with Chinese government scholarships from 1981 onwards. To date, Xiamen University has hosted over 20,000 overseas correspondence students and over 10,000 foreign students from more than 100 countries. Xiamen University is among the first universities affiliated to Ministry of Education of China to accept Chinese Government Scholarship students and Confucius Scholarship students. The University has enrolled over 3000 Confucius Institute Scholarship students since 2008.
Xiamen University New International Students Scholarships
XMU offers scholarships to doctoral, master’s and undergraduate candidates. Scholarship awardees will have their tuition 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.
Read the Application Guide to Xiamen University New International Students Scholarships for 2021. Applicants can apply directly to Xiamen University's Admission Office between February 1 and April 30 each year.
Scholarships supported by Confucius Institute headquarters
1. International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship
This scholarship is administered by the Center For Language Education And Cooperation (CLEC) with a view to encouraging students and Chinese language teachers from all over the world to study or do research in Chinese language and culture.
The scholarship is offered to applicants for the programmes of Chinese language and Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL). Holders of this scholarship are exempt from tuition and are given subsidies for accommodation, food, medical and insurance costs.
Read the Application Guide for International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship 2021. and find out how to apply.
2. China Study Plan Scholarships (Full scholarship)
The Plan consists of the Joint PhD Fellowship and the PhD in China Fellowship. Financial support is mainly provided through the support of specific research and other projects in the designated academic areas of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The financial support of PhD programmes includes: living expenses and accommodation costs; research funds; international round-trip airfare; tuition, health and accident insurance in China; group activities and culture experience events; conducting research in China by overseas supervisors of the students participating in the Joint PhD Fellowship.
Read more about China Study Plan Scholarships.
Chinese Government scholarships
The Chinese government provides full or partial scholarships to international students. Full Scholarships cover tuition, accommodation, food, healthcare and insurance costs. Partial scholarships cover one or several items covered by full scholarships.
1. Chinese University Programme Scholarship (Full postgraduate scholarship)
This full scholarship was set up by China's Ministry of Education in 2008. Xiamen University is one of the prestigious universities designated to recruit international students to study in postgraduate degree programs under this scholarship scheme.
Read the Application Guide to Chinese Government Scholarships-Chinese University Program for 2021. Applicants can apply directly to Xiamen University’s Admission Office between February 1 to April 15 each year.
2. Chinese Government Marine Scholarship (Full scholarship)
The scholarship is to support outstanding students from coastal/island countries in China’s South Sea, the Pacific and Indian Oceans or developing African countries to study in China for a master’s or doctoral degree in oceanography or other related fields.
Read the Application Guide to Marine Scholarship of China for 2021. Applications can be submitted directly to Xiamen University’s Admission Office between February 1 and May 31 each year.
3. Chinese Government Scholarships for Specific Countries (Full or partial scholarships)
Candidates of all categories can apply for this scholarship. They can apply through the educational office of Chinese Embassy or Consulate in their country between January and April each year.
Fujian Provincial Government scholarships for international students
Fujian Government has set up scholarships for exceptional international students in undergraduate, master’s or doctoral programme from 2012. The Scholarships cover tuition and accommodation cost.
Read the Application Guide to Fujian Provincial Government Scholarships for 2021. Applicants can apply directly to Xiamen University’s Admission Office between February 1 and May 31 each year.