Chapter One: General Rules
Article 1: “Scholarship of Zhejiang Municipal Government for International Students in China” (hereinafter referred to as the scholarship) is specially established to attract more international students of higher levels studying in Zhejiang, and to enhance their understanding of and affection for this province. Here is the management.
Article 2: The scholarship covers all the foreign doctoral candidates, master degree candidates, undergraduates and long-term advanced students learning for more than one semester, who are applying for or studying in a full-time ordinary institution of higher education which is qualified for enrolling international students in Zhejiang.
Chapter Two: Standards and Requirements
Article 3: The scholarship is divided into A、B、C three classes with each implementing a different standard:
·400 candidates for scholarship A with 30,000RMB per person a year.
This scholarship is aimed at excellent postgraduate international students. It can be mainly used for: registration fee, tuition fee, fees for learning materials, accommodation costs, and premium for major diseases and accidents, etc.
·1340 candidates for scholarship B with 20,000RMB per person a year.
This scholarship is aimed at excellent undergraduate international students. It can be mainly used for: registration fee, tuition fee, fees for learning materials, accommodation costs, and premium for major diseases and accidents, etc. Zhejiang – State Friendship Scholarship is offered according to scholarship B standard by principle.
· 200 candidates for scholarship C with 6,000RMB per person a year.
This scholarship is aimed at excellent long-term advanced international students who are studying in institutions of higher education in Zhejiang.
Article 4: The scholarship assessment is carried out annually.
Article 5: Requirements:
1. Basic requirements
Undergraduate applicants are required for a Graduation certificate or diploma equaling to that offered by a Chinese senior high school. The applicant should be under 30 years old.
2. Other requirements
·The applicant must have a foreign nationality, and a foreign passport. He or she should be friendly to China and be healthy.
·The applicant must obey both the school rules and Chinese rules and regulations.
·The applicant should have achieved a certain level of Chinese with corresponding certificates, such as HSK certificate and others.
• The terms would be softened for some particular majors taught in English.
·The applicant should among the top students either in class or in grade.
·This scholarship is not offered with other scholarships offered by the Chinese government at the same time.
Chapter Three: Application and Assessment
Article 6: The allocation scheme is made by Zhejiang Provincial Department of Education and Zhejiang Provincial Department of Finance after a comprehensive consideration of the performance made by colleges’ and universities’ education on international students, the number of international students of the year, the ratio of degree students and the development situation etc. The scheme of the subsequent year is released to colleges and universities before the end of December of the present year.
Article 7: Colleges and universities should have designated persons to deal with the matter. Detailed information about the application, such as specified majors, quotas, requirements etc, should be published in time. Application generally starts in January and ends in May every year, but the specific time is determined by colleges and universities themselves.
Article 8: The applicants should submit a written application to the college or university they are studying in or are intended to study in before the deadline. The application should meet the requirement of scholarship A, B or C. Students can apply for the scholarship once a year, and qualified students can apply continually.
The application materials should be in 2 copies, including:
·Application Form for Scholarship of Zhejiang Municipal Government for International Students in China;
·Notarized copies of Graduation certificate or diploma and transcript;
·A copy of passport;
·A Health certificate；
★All the materials submitted will not be given back.
Article 9: A scholarship assessment group should be formed to put forward evaluation opinions openly and fairly, and these opinions will be approved by the principal in charge. The result should be publicized for one week in the campus, and be submitted together with the relevant materials to Zhejiang Provincial Department of Education before September 15 every year.
Article 10: Relevant conditions of colleges’ or universities’ enrolling students winning Zhejiang – State Friendship Scholarship should be reported to Zhejiang Provincial Department of Education for filing before September 15 every year, so that Zhejiang Provincial Department of Education and Zhejiang Provincial Department of Finance are able to arrange them in the next year’s Scholarship of Zhejiang Municipal Government for International Students in China.
Article 11: Zhejiang Provincial Department of Education and Zhejiang Provincial Department of Finance will assess the list of scholarship winners and publicize it on the website of Zhejiang Provincial Department of Education for one week. Zhejiang Provincial Department of Finance will allocate the money to the relevant colleges or universities directly if there is no objection to the results.
Article 12: The money should be given to the students in time.
Management and Supervision
Article 13: Colleges and universities should summarize their work in application, assessment and distribution of scholarship in that year in time, and submit the written summary together with application materials to Zhejiang Provincial Department of Education every September.
Article 14: Colleges and universities should make separate accounting for the scholarship, and can not retain or appropriate the money. Colleges and universities should consciously accept the inspection and supervision from departments of finance, audit, and Discipline inspection etc.
Article 15: A check panel formed with relevant departments and experts by Zhejiang Provincial Department of Education will perform comprehensive assessments on colleges or universities irregularly. The results of performance assessments will be reference for the establishment of allocation scheme of scholarship
Article 16: Zhejiang Provincial Department of Education and Zhejiang Provincial Department of Finance reserve all the rights for the final explanation of these measures.
Article 17: These measures take effect since July 1, 2013.