The research areas of this scholarship are: Scholarships are provided to learn any of the courses offered by the Xiamen University, Zhejiang University, Ocean University of China and Tongji University.
Who can apply to this scholarship? 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 surround island countries, or an African developing country.
· The applicant must apply for the postgraduate program of ocean
· related specialties.
· Any applicant who is currently engaged in oceanographic and relevant sectors will be given high priority.
· The applicant for master’s degree studies is required to have a bachelor’s degree and be usually under the age of 40.
· The applicant for doctoral degree studies is required to have a master’s degree and be usually under the age of 45.
Benefits of the scholarship: -Exemption from registration fees, tuition fees, laboratory fees, internship fees, and fees for basic learning materials and accommodation on campus -Living allowance: RMB 1,700 per month for master’s students, and RMB 2,000 per month for doctoral students -Settlement subsidy: RMB 1,500 -Out-patient medical services and the Comprehensive Medical Insurance for Chinese Government Scholarship Students -International travel expenses: to be paid by the student -Extra experiment or internship beyond the teaching program, if requested by the Scholarship student, shall be at the student’s own expense. -Fees for basic learning materials cover those essential textbooks chosen and provided gratis by the university for the student’s academic program. And apart from these essential materials, other books are at the student’s own expense. -Living allowance is to be granted by the university on a monthly basis, starting from the date of entrance of the student. For the first month, the students who register before or on the 15th day of the month will receive the allowance in full, and those after the 15th day of the month, in half. The allowance will extend half a month after the specified graduation date designated by the university. As for those who suspend, quit or complete their academic program and return to their own country, the allowance will stop from the next month. The allowance covers the holidays recognized by the university. Those who are away in the holidays and unable to get their allowance in time may receive their dues when return to the university. And as for those who are late for the registration or stay away from the school without any formality of asking for absence for a time longer than one month, the allowance for that month shall be cancelled. -Those who have to suspend their program because of pregnancy or severe disease must return to their own country for delivery or recovery, and the travel must be at their own expense. Those who have been approved by the school authority to suspend their program, their qualification for the Scholarship may extend for no longer than one year and the allowance will stop during the suspension. But those who suspend their program on other excuses will be disqualified from the scholarship. -The outpatient medical service covers only outpatient treatment at the university hospital or a hospital designated by the university authority. After the treatment the student needs to pay part of the charge according to related regulations of the university. -The Comprehensive Medical Insurance for Chinese Government Scholarship Students mainly covers the fees incurred by the student’s inpatient treatment for major illnesses or personal accident. The premium will be prepaid by the university or the designated rescue agency that will go to the insurance company with the receipt for the fees to make the claim. The insurance company will not settle personal claims.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Candidates for master’s degree: 2-3 years of study with the Scholarship -Candidates for doctoral degree: 3-4 years of study with the Scholarship -Scholarship awardees who choose Chinese as the teaching language and request Chinese language training prior to their formal academic studies will receive one-year training and have their scholarship funding extended correspondingly for one year. -The duration of the Scholarship will be defined upon the student’s admission to the university, and will not be extended in principle. If a student is unable to finish the program for some special reasons, his or her scholarship may be extended until graduation with prior consent of SOA, the university and CSC.
Number of scholarships: Not Known