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Call for Applications: 2024 Marine Scholarship of China

Time: 2023-11-20Views: 247

The Marine Scholarship of China for the year 2024 is now open for applications from November 20, 2023 to January 20, 2024 (with all the online procedures completed).

The Marine Scholarship of China is jointly initiated by the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) and the Ministry of Education of China (MOE) 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. China Scholarship Council (CSC) is in charge of the admissions and routine management of the Scholarship.

I. Eligibility

1.      The applicant should be a citizen of non-Chinese nationality in good health, from a coastal/island country of South China Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific and its surround island countries, or an African developing country.

2.     The applicant for master’s degree studies is required to have a bachelor’s degree of related fields and be usually under the age of 40.

3.     The applicant for doctoral degree studies is required to have a master’s degree of related fields and be usually under the age of 45.

II. Majors

Marine science, geophysics and other marine affairs related majors. The awardees will pursue postgraduate education mainly at: School of Ocean and Earth Science, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, College of Electronics and Information Engineering.

III. Duration of Scholarships

Master's programs: 2 to 3 years;

Doctoral programs: 4 years.


(1) For Chinese-taught master program, applicants should have passed HSK 5 test with score higher than 180. If the applicant doesn’t have valid HSK score, one-year Chinese language training will be required and the Scholarship will be extended for 1 more year accordingly.

(2) The longest period of Marine Scholarship of China support is 4 years.

IV. Scholarship Coverage

1. Tuition fee;

2. Free on-campus accommodation or off-campus accommodation monetary subsidy;

3. Living allowance (RMB 3,000/month for master's programs; RMB 3,500/month for doctoral programs);

4. Comprehensive medical insurance.

Note: Other expenses for study in China, such as international travel expenses should be borne by the scholarship recipients themselves.

V. Application Period: November 20, 2023 to January 20, 2024

VI. Application Procedures (Also see the Appendix)

1. Applicants shall complete online application at https://studyinchina.csc.edu.cn/#/login (Program Category: Type B; Agency No. of TONGJI: 10247). The Scholarships Application Form should be signed by the applicant.

2. Applicants shall complete another online application at http://study-info.tongji.edu.cn and sign the Application Form for International Students. All the electronic copies of application materials listed in the Appendix shall be sent to the email address below.

VII. Review and result

An expert panel review will be conducted on applicant’s educational background, academic capability, research achievements, opinion from supervisor and related working experience. The shortlisted candidates will be submitted to China's Ministry of Natural Resources and China Scholarship Council for final approval.

Final results of the Scholarship will be released around May 2024. The Admission Notice and Visa Application Form (JW201) will be sent out to the awardees as soon as possible.

VIII. Contact Information

Add.: School of Ocean and Earth Science, Tongji University, 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai, China

Tel: +86-21-65981816

Email: pfliu@tongji.edu.cn

Website: https://mgg.tongji.edu.cn/mggen/main.htm

For more information, please visit our website of International Students Office of Tongji University: study.tongji.edu.cn

Annex: 1. Appendix Appendix.pdf

             2. Letter of consent from the graduate supervisor of foreign studentsLetter of consent from the graduate supervisor of foreign students.pdf