Chinese Government Marine Scholarships at XMU 2017


In order to enhance international cooperation and exchange, to promote the ocean development in the region and around the world, the State Oceanic Administration of China and the Ministry of Education of China have jointly set up the Chinese Government Marine Scholarship to support outstanding students from the coastal countries or regions around the South China Sea, the Pacific and the Indian Oceans and African developing countries to study in China in a mater’s or doctoral program in oceanography or other related fields. China Scholarship Council (CSC) is in charge of the admission and routine management of the scholarship.


(1) The applicant should be a citizen of non-Chinese nationality in good health, from a coastal/island country of South China Sea, theIndian Ocean, the Pacific and its surrounding island country, or an African developing country.

(2) The applicant should apply for the postgraduate program of ocean-related specialties. Applicants will be given priority if they are engaged in the ocean-related field.

(3) Education background and age limit:

*Applicants for master’s degree studies must have a bachelor’s degree and be usually under the age of 40.

*Applicants for doctoral degree studies must have a master’s degree and be usually under the age of 45.

 Academic Programs

XMU has an exceptional team for research and teaching on the oceanography and ocean-related disciplines, being the birthplace of ocean studies and teaching in China. The discipline of Marine Science at XMU is a first-class national key discipline. Its College of Ocean and Earth Science, College of Environment and Ecology, Coastal and Ocean Management Institute and South China Sea Institute have made achievements in the ocean-related scientific research and the cultivation of advanced professionals.

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Application Procedures

Applicants are eligible for scholarship assessment only after they are admitted to the master’s or doctoral programme of Xiamen University. (Application guidelines for master’s programmes / doctoral programmes 2017 are available at )

① Applicants shall make online application at (Agency No. of Xiamen University at CSC: 10384) and download and print out the Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship and then sign the form.

② Applicants are required to make another online application at and upload the required application documents. Please download and print out the Application Form for International Students generated upon successful online application.

Scholarship Availability:  5

③ Submission of application documents:

Send by post to XMU’s Admissions Office the two forms and other required documents. Application documents should reach the Office before April 15, 2017. When mailing application documents from mainland China, EMS mailing service is highly recommended as to ensure timely and efficient delivery of your package. (Postal address: Admissions Office of Xiamen University, Fujian Province, China 361005; Tel: +86 (0)592 2184792)

★ Applicants are expected to keep their phones open and check their email regularly as XMU’s Admissions Office will contact them when necessary.

Duration of Scholarship

Category of applicant Duration of study and scholarship
Master’s degree students 2-3 years
Doctoral degree students 4 years


Application Time: Feb.1 – April 15 yearly

Contact Information

Address: Admissions Office of Xiamen University, Fujian Province, P.R. China 361005

Tel: +86 (0)592 2184792 2188375    Fax: +86 (0)592 218 0256

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