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Outstanding International Student Scholarship Supported by the Guangdong Provincial Government at Sun Yat-sen University for the academic year 2017/2018

In line with the notice set by the Guangdong Province Office of Education in circular No.【2015】155, the government authorities in Guangdong Province have established the “academic year 2014/2015 Guangdong Government Outstanding International Student Scholarship”. 79 is the number of the scholarship quotas at Sun Yat-sen University, among which, 10 should go to PhDs, 24 to Masters and 45 to Undergraduates. 

We welcome applications from the qualified applicants. The details for this program are as follows. 

II.Application Requirements

2.1. Applicants should have a foreign citizenship, a valid passport and meet the relevant requirements of international students in China, aged under 40 years old.

2.2. Applicants should have taken more than one-year’s degree study (including one year) at Sun Yat-sen University.

2.3. Applicants should be friendly to China, healthy, law-abiding, studious, honest, and have no records of breaking Chinese laws, regulations as well as university and school rules.

2.4. Applicants should have excellent academic performances in the academic year 2014/2015, be good in compulsory courses (at least 70 points or above according to the 100 points evaluation system) and fail in no courses.

2.5. International students who have already taken or are enjoining the Chinese Government Scholarship (including Excellent Self-funded International Student supported by the Chinese government Scholarship) and other kinds of scholarship (excluding such encouraging prizes as Perfect Attendance Prize, Excellent Students Prize, etc.) are no longer entitled to apply for this scholarship.

2.6. International students who have registered during the designated period set by the university for the two semesters of academic year 2014/2015.

III.Application Materials

3.1. Application Form for Guangdong Government Outstanding International Student Scholarship can be downloaded via   http://iso.sysu.edu.cn/en/downloads (Page1-3 must be filled out by the applicants and in accordance with Item 13 on Page 2, a complete transcript with the official stamp from the Dean’ Office or the Graduate School should be provided. Page 4-5 which shall be filled out by the school authorities. They are mainly the major courses taken by the applicants and the evaluations, comments, opinions or recommendations from their mentors or teachers as well as the schools.

3.2. A copy of passport and valid visa.

IV.Application Deadline

All application materials should be submitted to corresponding schools before August, 20, 2015.

V. Approval Procedures

5.1. The university authorities have set up a scholarship evaluation committee consisting of the units such as Office for International Students’ Affair, Graduate School, Dean’s Office and Dean’s Office of Medical Education. The application evaluations should made by this committee. The list of qualified candidates will be submitted to the Guangdong Province Office of Education.

5.2. The final list is subject to the announcement by the Guangdong Province Office of Education after their public displays.

VI. Management and Supervision

6.1. All materials given by schools, mentors or teachers are true and correct. Otherwise, the school may be temporarily disqualified from the recommendation.

6.2. Candidates are selected via a fair, impartial and standard process.

6.3. Schools should strengthen management over scholarship students, who must be reported for breach of “Regulations on Cultivations for Foreign Graduate Students in Sun Yat-sen University” and other rules of the university to Office for International Students’ Affairs and Graduate School. Where there is a gross breach, scholarship is to be canceled.

6.4. If violating any laws or regulations of the People’s Republic of China, the scholarship student will be stripped from this scholarship and the eligibility to apply for scholarships in the future. 

2018-2019 Confucius China Studies Program-PhD Fellowships

The Confucius China Studies Program has been established by the Confucius Institute Headquarters with the aim of fostering a deeper understanding of China and Chinese culture among young generations around the world, enabling the prosperous growth of China studies, promoting the sustainable development of Confucius Institutes, and enhancing friendly relationships between China and the people of other countries. Sun Yat-sen University is one of the 16 Chinese host universities designated by the Headquarters for the Plan.

The Program consists of six subprograms in the academic areas of Humanities and Social Sciences. Two of them are to sponsor Ph.D. students. The Ph.D. in China Fellowship aims to support foreign students in their pursuit of full-time Ph.D. degrees in the humanities and social sciences at Sun Yat-sen University. The Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship aims to sponsor doctoral students (candidates) enrolled at foreign universities to come to China for study, research, and writing doctoral dissertations.

I. Ph.D. in China Fellowship

1. Purpose

To support international students who are interested in pursuing their doctoral degree at Sun Yat-sen University in the arts, education, humanities, and social sciences with a focus on China. The study period is 4 years.

2. Funding

• Lodging and living stipend: 80,000 RMB per year,

• Research fund: 20,000 RMB per year,

• Round-trip international economy class airfare,

• Tuition,

• Other support provided by the host Chinese university,

• Medical insurance in China,

• Group activities and cultural experiences.

3. Eligibility

• Non-Chinese citizens under 40 years of age,

• HSK test score level 5 is required. A candidate with a higher level of Chinese proficiency would be given preference to an otherwise equally qualified candidate,

• Applicants who are currently participating in the Chinese Government Scholarship program are not eligible to apply for this Plan.

4. Application materials

• Notarized transcripts of undergraduate and graduate studies, diplomas, and copies of all the documents above in Chinese,

• HSK transcript,

• Abstract of master’s thesis and other academic publications,

• A doctoral research statement,

• Two recommendation letters from scholars in a related field,

• CCSP Application Form,

• Other documents required by the university.

• Priority is given to applicants who obtain a letter of recommendation from a Confucius Institute.

5. How to apply

Step 1: Online application. Applicants shall submit their online applications at ccsp.chinese.cn.

Step 2: Post the hard copies of application materials. Applicants are required to send application forms and other supporting documents to the Confucius Institute Headquarters and Sun Yat-sen University. Please send the above documents to liangchy@mail.sysu.edu.cn.

Address:

Office for International Students’ Affairs,Sun Yat-sen University#135 Xingang Xi Road, Guangzhou 510275 China

6. Application Deadline

February 13, 2018

The online application system will be closed on February 13th, 2018 at 23:59 (Beijing time). All application documents should be posted before the deadline.

II. Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship

1. Purpose

To support doctoral students (candidates) enrolled at foreign universities to come to China for study, research, and writing doctoral dissertations.

2. Duration

From six months to two years.

3. Funding

• Lodging and living stipend: 80,000 RMB per year.

• Research fund: 20,000 RMB per year.

• Round-trip international economy class airfare.

• Tuition.

• Other support provided by the host Chinese university.

• Expenses for the foreign supervisor’s visit or research in China.

• Medical insurance in China.

• Group activities and cultural experiences.

4. Eligibility

• Non-Chinese citizen.

• HSK test score level 3 is required. A candidate with a higher level of Chinese proficiency would be given preference to an otherwise equally qualified candidate.

• Applicants who are currently participating in the Chinese Government Scholarship scheme are not eligible to apply for this Program.

5. Application materials

• Ph.D. Study Certificate

• Two recommendation letters from scholars a related field

• HSK transcript

• Abstract of master’s thesis or other academic publications

• Abstract of doctoral dissertation

• A research plan for study in China

• Other documents required by the host Chinese University

• Priority is given to applicants who obtain a recommendation letter from local Confucius Institutes.

6. How to apply

The applicant shall submit the online application, and then post the application form and other supporting documents to the Confucius Institute Headquarters and Sun Yat-sen University. Please send the above documents to liangchy@mail.sysu.edu.cn.

7. Assessment Process

The Confucius China Studies Program Expert Committee will review the application materials and conduct a video interview.

8. Application Deadline

February 13, 2018

The online application system will be closed on February 13th, 2018, at 23:59 (Beijing time). All the application documents should be posted before the deadline.

Contact Information

1.Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters

Tel: 86-10-58595771 Fax: 86-10-58595762

Email:wangxinsheng@hanban.org Web: http://ccsp.chinese.cn/

2. Office for International Students’ Affairs

Tel: 86-20-84036465 Fax: 86-20-84115621

E-mail: admissions@mail.sysu.edu.cn, liangchy@mail.sysu.edu.cn

Website:http://iso.sysu.edu.cn

Address: Office for International Students’ Affairs, Sun Yat-sen University #135 Xingang Xi Rd., Guangzhou, China

Zip code: 510275

Application Guidelines for the 2018 Chinese Government Scholarship-Chinese University Postgraduate Program,Sun Yat-sen University

I. Introduction

The “Chinese Government Scholarship –Chinese University Postgraduate Program”, a full scholarship set up by the Ministry of Education of China (MOE) in 2008, is aimed at promoting Chinese higher education brand on an international basis. Enrolment is managed directly by China’s key universities. As a key comprehensive university, Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) undertakes the enrolment of international postgraduates under this government scholarship.

II. Eligibility

1. Applicants should be non-Chinese citizens and be in good health.

2. Education background and age limit:

①Be a bachelor’s degree holder and no more than 35 when applying for the master’s programs;

②Be a master’s degree holder and no more than 40 when applying for the doctoral programs.

3. The applicant must have good scientific research ability and good knowledge of specialized courses.

4. Most of master's and doctoral programs at SYSU are taught in Chinese. In principle, the applicants should have a relevant command of Chinese proficiency.

①Those who intend to take the courses of Science, Engineering and Medical Science should have the certificate of HSK 4(with 180 points or above);

②Those who intend to take the courses of Liberal Arts, Economics and Managerial Science should have the certificate of HSK 5(with 180 points or above).

5. The applicant must be in good behavior with no bad hobbies.

Notes:

①This scholarship is not available to students majoring in IMBA.

②This scholarship is not available to students majoring in one’s native languages or in a third-country language such as English or French etc.

Ⅲ. Scholarship Coverage

1. Tuition

2. Accommodation: Free on-campus accommodation.

3. Living allowance: RMB3,000/month/person for a master candidate; RMB3,500 /month/person for a doctoral candidate.

4. Comprehensive medical insurance

Ⅳ. How to apply

Step 1: Complete the online application procedure at CGS Information Management System

Visit http://www.csc.edu.cn/studyinchina or http://www.campuschina.org and click “Application Online” to log in, submit online the completed Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship, and print a hard copy. (Agency No. of Sun Yat-sen University at CSC: 10558)

Step 2: Complete the online application procedure at SYSU system

Visit International Student Service System (https://lxsgl.sysu.edu.cn) to complete online application. Please choose “Chinese Government Scholarship-Chinese University Program” when making the online application.

Step 3: Post the hard copies of application documents

Applicants are required to send all the required documents to Sun Yat-Sen University by post or in person before April 20, 2018.

(Postal address: Admission Office (Office for International Students’ Affairs Office), Sun Yat-sen University, No. 135 Xinggang Road West, Guagnzhou 510275 China, Tel: 86-20-84110819)

V. Application documents (Hardcopies in duplicate)

Notes:

① If applicants have published papers, the abstracts should be enclosed with the application documents.

②Applicants are expected to submit a complete package of application documents. Incomplete application documents will be rejected. No matter whether the candidates are accepted or not, all the application documents will not be returned.

③Applicants are expected to keep their phones open and check their email regularly as SYSU Admissions Office will contact them when necessary.

VI. Application Deadline

April 20, 2018

VII. Result Release Time

The applicant may check the result on the website of I.S.O. (http://iso.sysu.edu.cn) in July 2018.

VIII. Contact Information

Address: Admission Office (Office for International Students’ Affairs Office), Sun Yat-sen University, No. 135 Xingang Road West, Guangzhou 510275 China

Tel: 0086-20- 84110819

Fax: 0086-20-84115621

Email: admissions@mail.sysu.edu.cn

Website: http://iso.sysu.edu.cn

Sun Yat-sen University “2018 ‘Belt and Road’ Undergraduate Scholarship Programme for International Students” (Only for recommendations by institutions)

Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) is an important base for conducting scientific research, inheriting cultural and academic traditions and training high-level talents in South China. Being one of the leading universities in China and the world as well, SYSU is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary university. It enjoys a profound tradition of international cooperation and exchange in education with universities outside its home country. To improve its educational influence in the region in an overall way and to attract more students from all over the world, SYSU has set up the “Undergraduate Scholarship Programme for International Students”, in support of outstanding students from countries along the Belt and Road to pursue bachelor’s degrees at SYSU.

1. Entrance Requirements:

(1) Applicants should be non-Chinese with a valid foreign passport, and meet requirements in the “Notice of Regulating Admission of International Students in Colleges and Universities” ([2009]83).

(2) Applicants should be in good health and aged between 18 to 25 (date of birth between 1stJanuary, 1993 to 30thAugust, 2000).

(3) Applicants should be friendly towards China, law-abiding, studious and well-conducted, without any records of violation of Chinese laws, regulations or school rules.

(4) Applicants should be high school graduates, with their grades ranking among the top, or with excellence in social services, sports, music, cultural activities or leadership.

(5) Language Proficiency:

1.Liberal Arts, Economics and Managerial Science Majors: HSK 5 Certificate (with 180 points or above) or other equivalent Chinese Learning Certificates;

2.Science, Engineering and Medical Science Majors: HSK 4 Certificate (with 180 points or above) or other equivalent Chinese Learning Certificates;

3.Applicants who complete high school education with Chinese as the language of instruction should submit certificates of Chinese language proficiency issued by their schools and can be exempted from providing HSK Certificates after SYSU’s verification;

4.Outstanding applicants who apply for the programme without adequate Chinese language proficiency must take a Chinese preparatory course for one academic year. Upon the completion of the course and the satisfaction of the language entry requirements, they can begin their undergraduate studies with Chinese as the language of instruction.

(6) Applicants should obtain a recommendation letter issued by the recommendation institutions* (refer to Appendix 1 for details) and be responsible for its authenticity.

2.Application Deadline: 30thApril, 2018

3.Application Procedure:

(1) Online application:

Before 1stMarch, 2018, applicants should submit all application documents to the recommendation institutions in their home countries to obtain recommendation letters. Between 1stMarch, 2018 and 30thApril, 2018, they should sign up on http://application.sysu.edu.cn, sign in to fill in the application form under the “SYSU scholarship” programme in an accurate and complete manner, and upload scanned copies of all supporting documents as required (Only PDF, JPG, JPEG and PNG files are acceptable, and each file size should not exceed 2MB).To complete the application, applicants should click the “submit” button.
All supporting documents and requirements are as follows (Those supporting documents that are not in Chinese or English should be accompanied by a formal certified translation in Chinese or English):

Apart from all the above supporting documents, applicants should also submit all other supporting documents or information accordingly as required by SYSU.

(2) Note:

1.After submitting the Application Form online, applicants do not need to send any duplicate copies of the supporting documents to SYSU in person or by post.

2.The uploaded scanned copies of all supporting documents in the application system should be clear and readable. If the supporting documents fail to meet the requirements, the application will not be processed.

3.Applicants should select two majors, indicating the order of sequence. During the processing of the application, SYSU will consider the majors accordingly. However, after admission, any change of major before registration is not allowed. Only after the completion of the courses in the first term of the major can scholarship recipients apply for changing their majors and attend the annual selection tests or interviews organized by SYSU in accordance with SYSU’s regulations on the management of undergraduate enrolment.

4.Applicants should provide the name of the recommendation institutions, and names and contact information of referees on the application system. During the processing of the application, SYSU might verify applicants’ information by contacting the recommendation institutions.

5.Applicants should give correct email addresses, telephone numbers and postal addresses and reply to emails from SYSU without delay during the processing of the application. Any failure to reply emails in time or provide supplementary documents within a certain period as required will be regarded as the applicants’ giving up on the application or admission offer. SYSU may also revoke the scholarship granted to the applicants.

4.Scholarship Amount:

(1) Liberal Arts, Economics and Managerial Science Majors: RMB 56,000 yuan/person/academic year (including tuition fee RMB 26,000 yuan/person/academic year and living allowance RMB 30,000 yuan/person/academic year)

(2) Science and Engineering Majors: RMB 63,800 yuan/person/academic year (including tuition fee RMB 33,800 yuan/person/academic year and living allowance RMB 30,000 yuan/person/academic year)

(3) Medical Science Majors: RMB 78,000 yuan/person/academic year (including tuition fee RMB 48,000 yuan/person/academic year and living allowance RMB 30,000 yuan/person/academic year)
The tuition fee in the scholarship will be deducted directly; thus the scholarship recipient won’t have to pay for the tuition fee. Accommodation fee and comprehensive insurance for international students will be deducted from the living allowance in the scholarship, and the remaining amount will be transferred to the individual bank account of the recipient every month after enrolment and registration. However, the recipient shall be responsible for the fees of visa application, round-trip air tickets and physical examination, and all other fees.

5.Scholarship Granting Period:

(1) In principle, the scholarship will cover the normal study period of the undergraduate programme.

(2) Scholarship recipients without adequate Chinese language proficiency must take a Chinese preparatory course for one academic year, but the scholarship will cover the normal study period of the undergraduate programme and the period of the Chinese preparatory course as well.

(3) A scholarship review will be carried out by the university annually to assess the recipients’ academic and overall performance. Only recipients who pass the review can receive the scholarship funding in the following academic year.

6.Selection Procedure:

(1) After the application deadline, SYSU will organize a panel of experts to review the application documents and admit applicants on the overall assessment of their scores and all other supporting documents. During the process, long-distance or face-to-face interviews will be conducted, if necessary.

(2) In June, 2018, pre-admission results will be sent to applicants via emails and the application website.

(3) In July, 2018, after the confirmation of the Admission List, admission materials will be posted to scholarship recipients according to the postal addresses provided by the recipients on the application system. Scanned copies of the materials will also be available after contact with SYSU.

(4) The admitted applicants should apply for X1 visa from the Chinese Embassy with their Admission Letter and the Foreign Student Visa Application Form (JW201/202). The X1 visa holders must go through residential formalities in the local public security departments within thirty days of entry into China. Otherwise, the admitted applicants will face expulsion. Besides, SYSU won’t accept registration of students without a valid student visa.

(5) The admitted applicant must register according to the date and the campus in the Admission Letter.

7.Enquires

Email: admissions@mail.sysu.edu.cn

Fax: 0086-20-84115621

Tel: 0086-20-84110819/ 84110848

Address: Office for International Students’ Affairs, Sun Yat-sen University, No. 135, Xingang Xi Road, Guangzhou, P. R. China.

Zip Code: 510275