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Application Prospectus for Xiamen Tan Kah Kee Scholarships for 2018

Release time:2018-02-28      Author:

(For international students of Chinese descent from countries in Southeastern Asia along the Maritime Silk Road and students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan who are descendants of Jimei alumni)

Established in 1960, Huaqiao University (HQU) is one of China's renowned institutions of higher education. With its two campuses strategically located in two famous hometowns of overseas Chinese, Xiamen and Quanzhou in Fujian province, HQU is a national key comprehensive university directly affiliated to the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China. Dedicated to recruiting students from abroad, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, the university aims to serve the overseas Chinese and spread Chinese culture as well as develop students with both Chinese and foreign cultures in both virtues and professionalism. Nearly 200,000 students of all levels have graduated from HQU since its establishment, among which around 50,000 currently live in overseas areas, mainly distributed in Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and countries and regions along the Maritime Silk Road. Currently, HQU has more than 30,000 enrolled students, including more than 5,000 students from abroad, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. It has become one of the universities with the largest number of overseas Chinese students in China.

I. Introduction

The Tan Kah Kee Scholarships have been set up by The Xiamen Tan Kah Kee Education Foundation as part of its efforts to raise the spirit in the reply by General Secretary Xi Jinping to the Jimei Alumni Association, to promote the legacy of Mr. Tan Kah Kee, "the standard-bearer of overseas Chinese and the glory of the nation", to foster the Tan Kah Kee spirit in entrepreneurship and dedication to education, and to encourage outstanding international students of Chinese descent to study in Xiamen.

The scholarships are funded by the Jimei Schools Committee from the dividend yield of Hong Kong Chiyu Bank, and open to outstanding international students of Chinese descent from countries along the Maritime Silk Road and students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan who are descendants of Jimei alumni to study in Xiamen.

II. Eligibility

2.1 Applicants should be international students of Chinese descent with valid foreign passports, particularly those from countries along the routes of the Maritime Silk Road. Applicants should also adhere to the "One China" Principle, and be friendly to their mother country and in good health.

Students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan should be descendants of Jimei alumni, uphold the "One Country, Two Systems" policy, and be in good health.

2.2 Applicants should comply with the laws and regulations of the Chinese government and meet the admission requirements of HQU.

2.3 Educational background and age limits:

2.3.1 Applicants for bachelor's programs should have a high school diploma or above and be under the age of 30;

2.3.2 Applicants for master's programs should have a bachelor's degree or above and be under the age of 35;

2.3.3 Applicants for doctoral programs should have a master's degree or above and be under the age of 40;

2.3.4 Applicants for non-degree programs (including Chinese language program) and short-term programs are required to have a high school diploma or above and be under the age of 40.

2.4 Applicants who have received any other scholarship are not eligible for Tan Kah Kee Scholarships.

2.5 Applicants' Chinese proficiency requirements

Applicants for Chinese-medium programs should, in principle, pass HSK Level 5 or above (except for graduates from Malaysia Chinese Independent Schools). Chinese proficiency is not required for applicants for English-medium programs, Chinese language program and non-degree programs.

2.6 Before enrollment, foreign applicants are required to pass physical examinations for the items listed in the Physical Examination Record for Foreigners.

III. Application Time

Applications are accepted annually.

Application time for Tan Kah Kee Scholarships in 2018: Feb. 1st - May 15th, 2018

IV. Application Procedure

Applicants are eligible for scholarship assessment only after they are admitted to a certain program at Huaqiao University.

4.1 Programs for Application

Applicants should only choose the programs available at the Xiamen Campus of Huaqiao University (including College of Chinese Language and Culture).

For program listing, please refer to the attachment. For specific admission prospectuses, please refer to relevant websites of Huaqiao University:

4.1.1 Undergraduate programs: http://zsc.hqu.edu.cn/

4.1.2 Graduate programs: http://grs.hqu.edu.cn/

4.1.3 Undergraduate program of Chinese Language and non-degree Chinese language program: http://hwxy.hqu.edu.cn/

4.2 Application Materials

4.2.1 Admission materials

(1) Application Form for International Students of Huaqiao University

(applicable to graduate and undergraduate applicants, available at http://zsc.hqu.edu.cn/);

(2) Application Form for International Students of College of Chinese Language and Culture, Huaqiao University

(applicable to students applying for non-degree Chinese language program, available at http://hwxy.hqu.edu.cn/)

4.2.2 Scholarship application materials (in duplicate)

(1) Application Form for Tan Kah Kee Scholarships.

(2) Photocopies of passport or other identification documents.

(3) Notarized highest degree certificates and transcripts in Chinese or English; certificates and transcripts in languages other than Chinese and English should be submitted with notarized translation in Chinese.

(4) Chinese proficiency HSK certificate or English proficiency certificate (except for graduates from Malaysia Chinese Independent Schools). Chinese proficiency is not required for applicants for English-medium programs, Chinese language program and non-degree programs.

(5) One copy of appraisal or letter of recommendation from graduation schools; applicants for master’s or doctoral degrees should provide two letters of recommendation from professors or associate professors written in Chinese or English.

(6) Certification of applicant's Chinese origin (important)

Foreign applicants: One certification letter provided by a Chinese community or an influential Chinese of foreign nationality from the applicant’s country of residence;

Applicants from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan: According to relevant regulations of Tan Kah Kee Scholarships, only those who are descendants of Jimei alumni are eligible for application. One certification letter from Jimei Alumni Association of the applicant’s residential area or from Xiamen General Association of Jimei Alumni should be provided.

(7) Study plan in China: Applicants for a diploma should provide a study plan of no less than 800 words.

4.3 Identification documents

4.3.1 Applicants from Hong Kong or Macao: Hong Kong or Macao Permanent or Non-Permanent Resident ID Card and Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macao Residents.

4.3.2 Applicants from Taiwan: Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents.

4.3.3 Foreign students: non-Chinese nationals with a valid passport of their own countries.

An complete set of application materials including admission materials, scholarship application materials, identification documents and physical examination records should be mailed and delivered to Huaqiao University before May 15th, 2018. Applicants are required to mail all the materials as required to relevant departments according to the programs they apply for, and send all the scanned copies to the corresponding email addresses. Please note that:

Applicants for undergraduate programs should mail the materials to the Admissions Office, Huaqiao University;

Applicants for graduate programs should mail the materials to the Graduate School of Huaqiao University;

Applicants for Chinese language undergraduate programs and non-degree Chinese language programs should mail the materials to College of Chinese Language and Culture, Huaqiao University.

Please refer to Contact Us in the current prospectus for specific mailing and e-mail addresses.

V. Funding Standards

The scholarships received, varying with academic levels and categories, can be used for tuition, accommodation, course materials, insurance, living expenses, etc. In principle, the granting of scholarship shall not exceed the duration of program with regard to relevant academic level and category.

Specific standards are as follows (CNY):

5.1 Doctoral students: 70,000 per person per academic year (3 or 4 years);

5.2 Master students: 60,000 per person per academic year (3 years);

5.3 Undergraduate students: 50,000 per person per academic year (4 or 5 years);

5.4 Non-degree students (including language students): 30,000 per person per academic year (1 year);

5.5 Short-term students: 3,000 per person per month (subject to the duration of study).

VI. Selection and Annual Examination

The selection of scholarship candidates will be conducted on the principle of openness, fairness, impartiality and merit by comprehensively assessing the applicants' academic performance, language proficiency, research achievements, supervisors' comment, letters of recommendation and overall merits. The university will submit a list of scholarship candidates to the Tan Kah Kee Scholarships Committee for final approval.

The recipients' academic performance will be subject to annual examination under the Measures for the Management and Implementation of Tan Kah Kee Scholarships at Huaqiao University (Provisional). Only those achieving the required standard will have their scholarship renewed for the following year.

VII. Huaqiao University will conduct preliminary examination of the application materials before submitting a list of eligible candidates to the Tan Kah Kee Scholarships Committee for final approval.

VIII. Admission and Enrollment

Applicants who are accepted by the university will receive Huaqiao University Admission Notice and Visa Application Form for International Students in both Chinese and English versions, with which they are to apply for the Student Visa from Chinese embassies and consulates. Freshmen then should register according to the prescribed time of enrollment, but not ahead of time. Unreported late enrollment for more than two weeks will lead to disqualification for enrollment and must return the Visa Application Form for International Students provided by the university. After registration, the freshmen who pass physical examinations organized by the university will be formally enrolled.

IX. Contact Us

Admissions Office, Huaqiao University

Add.: 5th Fl., Yang Sichun Bldg., Huaqiao University, No. 269 North Chenghua Rd., Fengze, Quanzhou, Fujian 362021, P. R. China

Tel.: +86-595-22695678

Fax: +86-595-22691575

Email: hqdxjwzs@sina.com

Website: http://zsc.hqu.edu.cn/

Graduate School, Huaqiao University

Add.: No. 668, Jimei Ave., Jimei, Xiamen, Fujian 361021, P. R. China

Tel.: +86-592-6161272

Fax: +86-592-6161261

Email: hqugraduates@163.com

Website: http://grs.hqu.edu.cn/

Admissions Office, College of Chinese Language and Culture, Huaqiao University

Add.: No. 8 Jiageng Rd., Jimei, Xiamen, Fujian 361021, P. R. China

Tel.: +86-592-6068011

Fax: +86-592-6680503

Email: zsb@hwmail.hqu.edu.cn

Website: http://hwxy.hqu.edu.cn/

Thailand Office, Huaqiao University

Add.: 3/8 Decho Road, Suriyawoangse, Bangrak, Bangkok, 10500, Thailand

Tel.: +66-2-6347770

Fax: +66-2-6347771

Email: hqthaiban@gmail.com

Indonesia Office, Huaqiao University

Add.: Newland Office 3rd Fl. HR. Muhammad 24, Surabaya, Indonesia

Mobile: +62-812-3013300

Tel./Fax: +62-31-99020595

Email: hqusby@gmail.com

Philippines Office, Huaqiao University

Add.: Room C, 5th Fl., 1253 Jose Abad Santos Ave., Tondo Manila

Tel.: +63-2-2558536

Fax: +63-2-2566719

Mobile: +63-916-6288645

Email: yuxinzhan@yahoo.com.cn

Malaysia Office, Huaqiao University

Add.: SUITE#17-03, CENTRO, 8, Jalan Batu Tiga Lama, 41300 Klang Selangor Malaysia

Tel.: 60-16-2349309, 60-10-2525960

Email: ygsoo@chunghuaklang.edu.my

Master and Doctoral Programs

Xiamen Campus of Huaqiao University

No.

Code and Name of Programs

Code and Name of Colleges

Study Level

Duration of Program (Year)

1

010100 Philosophy

010 School of Philosophy and Social Development

Master

3

2

020200 Applied Economics

033 Maritime Silk Road Institute

Master

3

3

030206 International Politics

Master

3

4

027000 Statistics

021 College of Statistics

Master

3

5

030200 Politics

032 College of International Relations

Master

3

6

060300 World History

Master

3

7

030500 Marxist Theory

034 School of Marxism

Master

3

8

045300 International Education of Chinese Language

041 College of Chinese Language and Culture

Master

3

9

0501Z1 Chinese Language and Culture Education

Master

3

10

050102 Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

050 The Academy of Chinese Language and Culture Education

Master

3

11

055200 Journalism & Communication

053 School of Journalism & Communication

Master

3

12

080200 Mechanical Engineering

080 College of Mechanical Engineering and Automation

Master

3

13

080400 Instrumentation Science and Technology

Master

3

14

085201 Mechanical Engineering

Master

3

15

070300 Chemistry

081 College of Materials Science & Engineering

Master

3

16

080500 Materials Science & Engineering

Master

3

17

080300 Optical Engineering

082 College of Information Science and Engineering

Master

3

18

080900 Electronic Science and Technology

Master

3

19

081000 Information and Communication Engineering

Master

3

20

081100 Control Science and Engineering

Master

3

21

085207 Electric Engineering

Master

3

22

085208 Electronics and Communication Engineering

Master

3

23

083500 Software Engineering

083 College of Computer Science and Technology

Master

3

24

085211 Computer Technology

Master

3

25

081300 Architecture

085 School of Architecture

Master

3

26

083300 Urban and Rural Planning

Master

3

27

085100 Architecture

Master

3

28

081400 Civil Engineering

086 College of Civil Engineering

Master

3

29

085213 Architecture and Civil Engineering

Master

3

30

071005 Microbiology

087 College of Chemical Engineering

Master

3

31

071010 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Master

3

32

081700 Chemical Engineering and Technology

Master

3

33

083001 Environmental Science

Master

3

34

083002 Environmental Engineering

Master

3

35

085216 Chemical Engineering

Master

3

36

135100 Arts

131 College of Music and Dancing

Master

3

37

010101 Marxist Philosophy

010 School of Philosophy and Social Development

PhD

3

38

080200 Mechanical Engineering

080 College of Mechanical Engineering and Automation

PhD

3

39

080500 Materials Science & Engineering

081 College of Materials Science & Engineering

PhD

3

40

081402 Structural Engineering

086 College of Civil Engineering

PhD

3

41

081700 Chemical Engineering and Technology

087 College of Chemical Engineering

PhD

3

 

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