Study at Xiamen University for Free with these 5 Scholarships for International Students!

Before you can succeed, you need to “Pursue Excellence and Strive for Perfection“.

True to its motto, Xiamen University (XMU) motivates you to explore beyond your terrain, discover your passion and achieve academic excellence.

XMU helps bring out the best in you by giving you full access to outstanding programs, a world-renowned faculty, state-of-the-art resources, and personalized instruction. It’s the perfect university if you are still discovering yourself and your academic interests!

Xiamen University warmly welcomes students from all walks of life, across the world. The university fosters an internationalized academic environment and a vibrant and diverse collegiate culture that you can’t find elsewhere.

The good news is – you can now study at Xiamen University for free with 5 excellent scholarships on offer at the university!

5 Scholarships to Study at Xiamen University for International Students

Xiamen University’s various scholarships provide countless opportunities for deserving students throughout the world. If you’re eyeing Xiamen University, you can now apply for the following scholarships.

1. Chinese Government Scholarships
  • Full scholarship covers tuition, on-campus accommodation, living allowance (RMB 2,500/month for bachelor’s program; RMB 3,000/month for master’s programs and general scholar’s visiting programs; RMB 3,500/month for doctoral programs and senior scholar’s visiting programs) and insurance.
  • Partial scholarship covers one or several items under full scholarships.

Application Period: January 1 to April 15, 2020.

2. Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban Scholarships
  • Confucius China Study Plan

Full scholarship covers tuition, accommodation plus living allowance (RMB 80,000/year), research funding (RMB 20,000/year; to be reimbursed on the basis of the actual expense incurred), round-trip international airfare (economy class; to be reimbursed on the basis of actual expense incurred), insurance, expenses for group activities and cultural experience.

  • Confucius Institute Scholarship

Full scholarship covers tuition, on-campus accommodation, living allowance (RMB 2,500/month for Chinese Language Program; RMB 3,000/month for MTCSOL Program) and insurance.

  • Professional Development Program for Chinese Language Teachers in South Asia

Full scholarship covers tuition, on-campus accommodation, living allowance (RMB 2,500/month for Chinese Language Program; RMB 3,000/month for MTCSOL Program), insurance and round-trip economy-class international airfare (MTCSOL Program only).

Application Starts: March 1, 2020, deadline of application depends on when a specific program is commencing.

3. Fujian Provincial Government Scholarship

The scholarship covers tuition, on-campus accommodation for one academic year only.

Scholarship value is as follows: RMB 30,000 for bachelor’s program; RMB 40,000 for master’s program; RMB 50,000 for doctoral program.

The University will select the best candidates from the pool of students who have passed the review to apply for the scholarship again in the following year. The shortlisted candidates will be submitted to the Fujian Provincial Department of Education for final approval.

Application Period: February 1 to April 15, 2020.

4. Xiamen Tan Kah Kee Scholarship

The scholarship covers tuition, on-campus accommodation, insurance and monthly living allowance.

Scholarship value is as follows: RMB 50,000/year for bachelor’s program; RMB 60,000/year for master’s program; RMB 70,000/year for doctoral program.

Application Period: February 1 to April 15, 2020.

Xiamen University
Mr. Tan Kah Kee’s monument inside Xiamen University.
5. Xiamen University Scholarships
  • XMU Scholarship for New Students:

Partial scholarship (first-class) covers tuition and living allowance (RMB 3,000/month for master’s program; RMB 3,500/month for a doctoral program).

Partial scholarship (second-class) covers only tuition.

  • XMU Scholarship for Exceptional Students:

Prize (first-class) is worth RMB 6,000 for bachelor’s program; RMB 8,000 for master’s program; RMB 10,000 for doctoral program.

Prize (second-class) is worth RMB 4,000 for bachelor’s program; RMB 5,000 for master’s program; RMB 6,000 for doctoral program.

 Application Period: February 1 to April 15, 2020.

About Xiamen University

Xiamen University logoXiamen University was founded in 1921 by Tan Kah Kee, the well-known patriotic overseas Chinese leader. It was the first university in China founded by an overseas Chinese. At present, it is the only university in any of five special economic zones and is one of China´s higher-level universities designated for the state key construction of the “211 Project” and the “985 Project”.

Over the past ninety-three years, as the result of following the school motto: Pursue Excellence, Strive for Perfection, Xiamen University has accumulated rich experience in offering its educational programs and has presented its distinctive features in running the programs.

Learn more about Xiamen University here.


Xiamen University is the selective “dream school” for many students across China and its many excellent degree programs attract students from every continent.

Search for programs at Xiamen University or send your application through China Admissions and let our professional student counselors liaise with XMU on your behalf.

Why choose Xiamen University as your study abroad destination? Aside from the beautiful seaside city of Xiamen, check out 7 compelling reasons that make you pack your bags head to XMU! Read the amazing experiences of international students at Xiamen University:

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