Xiamen University International Students Scholarship

XMU awards scholarships to international students who have turned in an exceptional performance in their studies at XMU toward a bachelor's or master's or doctoral degree. This scholarships fall into two classes. 

(1). Value of the Scholarships: 

Doctoral candidates: ① 1st class: 10,000 yuan RMB; ② 2nd class: 6,000 yuan RMB; 

Master's candidates: ① 1st class: 8,000 yuan RMB; ② 2 nd class:5,000 yuan RMB; 

Bachelor's candidates: ① 1st class: 6,000 yuan RMB; ② 2nd class:4,000 yuan RMB; 

(2). Application Time:  Early March 

(3). Result Release Time:  The end of March 

★ Detailed information available at: http://ice.xmu.edu.cn/showosao.aspx?news_id=1250 


Xiamen University Scholarships for Exceptional International Students


Chapter I Statement

1)To standardize the review of Xiamen University International Students Scholarship and to optimize the function of the scholarship, following regulations are instituted according to the Regulations on scholarship for Overseas Chinese Students and Students from Hong Kong and Macao, the Regulations on scholarship for Students from Taiwan and regulations on the review of Xiamen University Scholarship. 

2)International students mentioned in this regulation refer to international students, overseas Chinese students and students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan who are pursuing Bachelor’s, Master’s or doctoral degrees at Xiamen University. 

3) Xiamen University International Students Scholarship mentioned in this regulation refers to Scholarship 

for Overseas Chinese Students and Students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan funded by the Ministry of Education and Xiamen University Scholarship for International Students.

4) Scholarship for Overseas Chinese Students and Students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan funded by the Ministry of Education (hereinafter referred as Scholarship for Overseas Chinese Students and Students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) is provided by the Ministry of Education to full-time Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and doctoral degree candidates studying in higher education institutions in mainland China.Xiamen University Scholarship for International Students is provided by Xiamen University to full-time Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and doctoral degree candidates studying at Xiamen University. 

Chapter II Review of XMU Scholarship for International Graduate Students

5) Qualifications for International Graduate Students

a)Abide by the laws and regulations implemented in both China and Xiamen University

b)Excellent academic performance and certain capability for scientific research

c)Students with records of failed courses will lose the eligibility for the scholarship

6) The Scoring System for Scholarship Review

The total score consists of study scores and research scores and the review is implemented in accordance with the Review of Xiamen University Scholarship for Graduate Students. 

Chapter III Review of XMU Scholarship for International Undergraduate Students

7) Qualifications for International Undergraduate Students

a)Abide by the laws and regulations implemented in both China and Xiamen University

b)Be honest and have strong moral principles

c)Enrolled with excellent academic performance or study hard and achieve excellent scores during  their stay at Xiamen University 

d)International undergraduate students should complete at least 25 credits in the academic year in question and credits of retaken courses do not count. 

8) The Scoring System for Undergraduate Scholarship Review

The total score consists of study scores and conduct scores. The full score is 100 points, with study score accounting for 80% and conduct score 20%.

a)Study Score

The full study score is 80 points and the calculation formula is as follows:

[(60~69 points)credits ×30+(70~84points)credits×60+(85~100 points)credits×80]÷total credits of 

all the courses. The corresponding points for Excellent, Good, Pass are 85~100, 70~84, 60~69. Courses which are only graded “pass” or “fail”are counted only in total credits but not in the study score.The study score is calculated according to the total scores in the first three semesters of the academic year in question. 

b)Conduct Scores

The full conduct score is 20 points and consists of conduct review score and extracurricular activity score, the former accounting for 5 points while the latter 15 points. 

Conduct review score is organized by home colleges and the content includes

i. Abide by laws and regulations of the Chinese Government and Xiamen University 

ii. Work hard and maintain a good attendance record

iii. Participate actively in university-organized and college-organized activities 

iv. Observe the dormitory regulations and maintain the living environment of overseas students’ dormitory;students living off-campus should observe the regulations of the community and respect the customs of the local people. They should not do anything that damages the reputation of the University.The full extracurricular activity score is 15 points. Additional marks can be given to students who are student leaders and take part actively in extracurricular and volunteer activities in accordance with the Provisional Review of Xiamen University Scholarship for Undergraduate Students. Students’ performances during their stay at Xiamen University are the basis of the calculation of the conduct score. The social activities and competition events will be counted only once in the scholarship evaluation. 

Chapter IV Other Regulations

9)International students who have been awarded Xiamen University Scholarship cannot apply for the scholarship again without outstanding performances at university. 

10) Students with any of the following situations will be disqualified from receiving XMU Scholarship and reported to senior university offices:

a) Violating laws and regulations of the Chinese government and Xiamen University

b) Joining illegal societies and organizations

Chapter V Application and Review Procedures

11) Application and review procedures of the Xiamen University Scholarship for international students are carried out in accordance with the Provisional Review of Xiamen University Scholarship for Undergraduate Students.

12) The application and review procedures of Scholarship for Overseas Chinese Students and Students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan are carried out in accordance with updated policies every year. 

Chapter VI Appendix

13) This regulation shall be interpreted by Student Affairs Office of Xiamen University.

14) These regulations shall come into force upon promulgation.