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Marine Scholarship of China

September 09, 2015

Eligible fields  Oceanography or related fields

Type of fellowship  Masters or Doctoral degree. the Ministry of Education of China jointly initiate the program of Marine Scholarship of China (hereinafter called the Scholarship) for the purpose of providing financial support to 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 for a master’s or doctoral degree in oceanography or other related specialties, cultivating advanced professionals of the related fields for developing countries, enhancing international marine cooperation and exchange, and promoting the harmonious ocean development in the region and around the world. 

Target group  Any non-Chinese student (male/female) from:

  • Coastal/island country of South China Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific and its surrounding island countries,
  • African developing country

Age limit  40 (Master’s) 45 (PhD)

Host info  Xiamen Univ, Zhejiang Univ, Ocean Univ. of China and Tongji Univ. (CHINA)

Duration  Master’s: 2 or 3 years, Doctoral degree: 3 or 4 years

Number of awards given each year  No set number

Eligible costs 

• registration fees, tuition fees

• laboratory fees, internship fees

• fees for basic learning materials

• accommodation on campus

• living allowance

• out-patient medical services

• medical Insurance

• essential textbooks for the student’s academic program +1 year Chinese training  before starting the programme, if the applicant does not speak Chinese

Non eligible costs 

• international travel expenses

• extra experiment or internship beyond the teaching program

• books and other materials apart from the essential ones covered by the fellowship


Living allowance: $ 280/month [master], $ 322/month [doctoral] + Settlement subsidy: $ 242