Xiamen University Scholarships for Undergraduate, Master’s and Doctorate Degree Studies

The Xiamen University Scholarship is offered by Xiamen University (XMU) in China to international students wishing to pursue doctoral, masters and undergraduate degrees at the university. All the scholarships are fully funded.

Scholarship Summary  
|Level: Undergraduate, Postgraduate (Masters, PhD) |Institution(s): Xiamen University
|Location:  China |Field(s): All
|Target: All (Excerpt Chinese citizens) |Deadline(s): 30 April, 2017

The Xiamen University Scholarship award covers full tuition fees for a maximum of 3-4 years of doctoral programmes, 2-3 years for master’s programmes, and 4-5 years for undergraduate programmes. Moreover, XMU provides monthly living allowances for outstanding masters or doctoral candidates in accordance with the standards of Chinese Government Scholarships.

Successful recipients would have their academic performance assessed each year and only those achieving the required standard will have their scholarship renewed for the following year. All undergraduate, masters and doctoral academic programmes are available in both the English language and Chinese language. Up to 24 awards are available – 8 for doctoral candidates, 11 for master’s candidates and 5 for undergraduate 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, masters and doctoral candidates will have the awardees’ tuition fees ONLY covered for the entire duration of programme.


Citizens of all countries of the world (except China) are eligible for the Xiamen University Scholarship. However, candidates must demonstrate high academic standing to compete favourably. Also, applicants are eligible for scholarship assessment only after they are admitted to any undergraduate, masters or doctoral programme in Xiamen University.

How to apply for the Xiamen University Scholarships

To apply for the Xiamen University Scholarship,

  • Applicants are required to make anonline 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).

You can visit the scholarship announcement page for further information regarding the Xiamen University Scholarship.

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