Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program 2015, Zhejiang University, China
2015 ASIAN FUTURE LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
MASTER IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION OF ZHEJIANGUNIVERSITY
“Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program” is a full scholarship program established by BAI XIAN Education Foundation Limited at Zhejiang University to sponsor high-caliber Asian young students to participate in Two-year English-taught program “Master in Public Administration: Asia Synergy Program for Future Leaders”. The Scholarship Program aims to enhance the exchanges amongst young Asian students, promote cross-cultural understanding and trust, foster future Asian leaders who are able to lead the direction of world development, and therefore build a more harmonious international environment for the friendly exchanges among Asian countries and hence the peace of world.
ZhejiangUniversity, entrusted by BAI XIAN Education Foundation Limited, is responsible for the enrollment and administration of the Scholarship Program.
COVERAGE OF THE SCHOLARSHIP
—Exempt from registration fee, tuition fee, fee for internship, and fee for basic learning materials;
—Free accommodation on campus; (Double-room shared with one Chinese student)
—Living allowance: CNY 6,000 per month (ten months per year, up to two years);
—International students medical insurance (Relevant medical insurance items can be found at www.lxbx.net )
MASTER IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: ASIA SYNERGY PROGRAM FOR FUTURE LEADERS
“Master in Public Administration: Asia Synergy Program for Future Leaders” is a full-time English-taught graduate program launched by School of Public Affairs of Zhejiang University. It is committed to fostering future leaders in public sectors, who are fully aware of the governmental system characteristics and social-economicdevelopment status of contemporary China, Japan and other major Asian countries. They shall also be equipped with practical skills for participating in and promoting public affairs. The program is open to Asian countries (except forChina) every year. 15 undergraduates who are endowed with academic excellence, honesty, integrity, broad vision, sense of responsibility, mission, and the potential of leadership will be accepted into the program with Asian Future Leaders Scholarship provided for the two years of study. Besides, this program will be open to renowned universities in mainland China for the enrollment of 15 outstanding undergraduates, who will be arranged in the same class with international students for a two-year master’s program of public administration. The program studies usually commences at early September of each year.
Aiming to foster future leaders in public sector, strengthen exchanges and understanding amongst young Asians, “Master in Public Administration: Asia Synergy Program for Future Leaders” has the following features in terms of program design:
In order to strengthen the mutual understanding among young Asians, the program adopts the “1+1” form, in which one international student and one Chinese student will live and study together.
The program highlights the interdisciplinary cooperation, cross-cutting cooperation and transnational cooperation.
Interdisciplinary cooperation focuses on the multidisciplinary exchanges in the field of social sciences atZhejiangUniversity, actively building multidisciplinary platform including political science, public administration, economics, law, sociology and so on. Cross-cutting cooperation aims to satisfy the requirements of fostering personnel who are good at both theory and practical work; it is committed to promoting the close cooperation between Zhejiang University and government (community) at all levels, social organizations and news media, laying the foundation for students’ professional practice. Transnational cooperation aims to invite world well-known professors and experts to deliver presentations at ZJU colloquiums, hence helping students to develop their international vision.
This program focuses on global roles of Asia and rapid-growing China, highlights international vision and Chinese perspective. Through providing opportunities for students to make in-depth inspection on Chinese society, it enables students to understand the changes of China in the process of globalization through participation, probe into the common issues and challenges faced by Asia today and world development, lift their ability of leadership in an all-around way, and systematically cultivate their critical thinking and multicultural appreciation.
Circling around the goal of talent training, the program is designed to include a regional studies module “Chinain Asia” and a professional studies module “Theory and Methodology in Public Administration.”
The regional studies module “China in Asia” is committed to introduce governmental management system and social-economic development status of contemporary China. Comparison with other Asian countries will be made. It will also discuss major relationship among Asian countries in contemporary world.
The professional studies module “Theory and Methodology in Public Administration” mainly introduces the theoretical frontiers and operation tools in public administration.
“Master in Public Administration: Asia Synergy Program for Future Leaders” Curriculum
|China in Asia||Theory and Methodology in Public Administration|
|Chinese Government and Politics||Political Science|
|Study of Chinese Society||Public Economics|
|Studies on China’s Politics and Diplomacy||Theory and Practice of Governance|
|International Relations in the Asia-Pacific Region||Public Budget Management|
|Local Government in Contemporary China||Public Human Resources Management|
|Studies of Diplomatic Policies||Public Policy Making and Analysis|
|International Organization and Global Governance||Research Methodology of Social Sciences|
|Global Political Economy||Study on Public Administration|
Note: For the exact curriculum, please refer to the current training scheme.
The program values students’ increasing understanding towards a real China and a real world. It is devoted to enhancing students’ ability of describing and demonstrating a real world. Therefore, the program establishes special module of “Public Administration Practice,” in which the supervisor guides students’ study group to carry out field work and complete graduation dissertation in stages, with research projects as the carrier.
“China Insights” Led by teachers, students will go to government, community, social organization, factory, school and new media to observe, feel and apprehend the economic, social and political development status of a real China, hence they are able to strengthen the overall comprehension and in-depth understanding of China and choose their research topic.
Research on Special Topics According to the research topics, the supervisor will guide students’ study group to visit government officials and social organization directors, carry out types of social investigation, analyze documents and data and complete substantial investigation.
Demonstrating Research Report of “Asian Future Leaders Public Administration Summit Forum”Upon the completion of the research report, professors will be organized to make up the thesis defense committee. Government official, social organization directors and relevant personnel from public sectors will be invited as guest speakers and make comments on study group’s research achievements so as to apply theory to practice.
This program absorbs advanced educational concept and recruits the world best teachers to start courses. They are:
Thomas Heberer, political scientist, an expert on China’s issues, Germany, Chair at the Institute of Political Science and Chair at the Institute of East Asian Studies of the University Duisburg-Essen, is a full-time professor atZhejiangUniversity.
Joseph Fewsmith, political scientist, an expert on China’s issues, American, professor of International Relations and Political Science at Boston University, was director of Asian studies Center at Boston University, is Qiushi Distinguished Visiting Professor at Zhejiang University.
Zhao Dingxin, sociologist, professor at The University of Chicago, is National 1000-Plan-Scholar at School of Public Affairs of Zhejiang University.
Zhang Junsen, economist, professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, is National 1000-Plan-Scholar at School of Public Affairs of Zhejiang University.
Cao Yang, sociologist, associate professor at Department of Sociology of North Carolina State University, professor at School of Public Affairs of Zhejiang University.
GuoSujian, sociologist, scholar of China’s issues, professor at San Francisco State University, editor-in-chief of China’s famous magazine Journal of Chinese Political Science, is Zhejiang province 1000-plan scholar at School of Public Affairs of Zhejiang University.
Yu Jianxing, professor at Department of Government, dean at School of Public Affairs, distinguished professor of Chang Jiang Scholars Program, an expert on state-society relationship and local government.
Yu Xunda, professor at Department of Political Science, dean of social science research council at Zhejiang University, an expert on comparative politics, democratic theory, regime design, development of Chinese politics and theory of governance.
GuoJiqiang, professor of Department of Social Security and Risk Management, associate dean at School ofPublic Affairs, an expert on labor economics, public economics and modern enterprise theory.
Lin Ka, professor, director at Department of Social Security and Risk Management, associate director of European studies center, an expert on social policy, social security, social work, social management and otherwise.
Chen Lijun, professor at Department of Government, associate dean of Zhejiang Institution of Talent Development, director of the Institute of Public Administration in Zhejiang University,, an expert on Human Resource Management in public sectors and enterprise, talent management, integrity and credit management, decision-making psychology.
Wang Shizong, professor at Department of Government, deputy director of MPA center of ZhejiangUniversity, an expert on state-society relationship study.
Li Jinshan, director and professor at Department of Public Policy and Public Economics of School of Public Affairs, an expert on administrative affairs, public affairs, public policy analysis and European affairs.
Gregory J. Moore, associate professor at Department of Political Science, an expert on study of international relations, China’s diplomatic policy and East Asian relations.
English is the teaching and research language of this program. The University will also offer a basic Chinese Language course for international students, helping them enhance their ability of basic Chinese communication. Moreover, to make sure that there is no language obstacle in students’ study, visit, research and communication during the field work, the University will arrange Chinese students and interpreters with the international students.
Students will participate in at least one “Asian future leaders” Summer Enrichment program organized by the BAI XIAN Education Foundation Limited.
—Applicants must hold citizenship of an Asian country (other than the People’s Republic of China).
—Applicants must be in good health condition.
—Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or be graduating students and be under the age of 40.
—Applicants must have academic excellence, honesty and integrity, open vision, sense of responsibility and mission.
—Applicants must appreciate the mission and vision of the Scholarship Program.
—Applicants must have a good command of English and can be taught in English; Non-native English speakersmust provide relevant English proficiency certificate.
—Applicants shall not be a recipient of any other scholarship or any form of funding support from a third party.
—If admitted with scholarship, applicants shall stay enrolled as a full time student at ZhejiangUniversity. It is prohibited to take up any paid full-time or part-time employment outside of the program. Students must follow the teaching programs arranged by the university.
—Applicants must agree to sign a student commitment letter stipulated by “Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program”.
Applicants shall first fill in the application form via the online application system (http://iczu.zju.edu.cn) and then submit application materials to the Admissions Office (postgraduate program) of the International College of Zhejiang University by post or in person.
Admissions Office (Postgraduate Programs) of InternationalCollege,
Room 231, DormitoryBuilding 31, Yuquan Campus, Zhejiang University.
No. 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. Postcode: 310027
Tel: 0086 571 87952848
Note: The application package should be labeled “Application Materials for Asian Future Leaders Scholarship.”
①Application Form for Admission to Zhejiang University, pasted with a recent photograph (white background, 35mm×45mm in size). Applicants shall fill in and submit the application form via the online application system first (link), then print and sign the Application Form produced by the online application system.
②Application Form for Asian Future Leaders Scholarship, pasted with a recent photograph. Applicants shall fill in and submit the application form via the online application system first (link), then print and sign the Application Form produced by the online application system.
③A photocopy of passport.
④ Student commitment letter. (download)
⑤Degree certificates, which must be original documents or notarized copies. If applicants are university students, they shall provide an official pre-graduation certificate showing their student status and stating expected graduation date. If admitted, applicant need submit the required degree certificate upon registration. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.
⑥Academic transcripts during Bachelor’s degree study, which must be original documents or notarized copies. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.
⑦Photocopies of English proficiency certificates. (Not required for English native speakers)
⑧Personal Statement, in Chinese or English, should include study and work experience, reasons for application and study proposal. No less than 1000 words.
⑨Two letters of recommendation from full professors or associate professors, in Chinese or English. (Professors’ signature, contact phone number and email address must be provided on the letter.)
⑩Published academic papers or other academic achievements. (if applicable)
⑪Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form, filled in English. (download) The original copy should be kept by the applicant. The medical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. (Applicants should be fully aware of that the examination result is valid for six months from the date of issue.)
The incomplete application materials will not be processed. Application materials will NOT be returned regardless of the result of the application.
ADMISSION AND NOTIFICATION
Zhejiang University will review all the application materials. Decisions for admission and for granting the scholarships will be made on the basis of the applicants’ competitiveness, academic record and otherwise. After approved by BAI XIAN Education Foundation Limited, the list of scholarship awardees will be announced and published at the InternationalCollege website in late July 2015.And Admission Notice, Visa Application Form for Study in China and other relevant documents will be sent to scholarship awardees in time.
School of Public Affairs, Zhejiang University:
Ms. Zhu Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chancellor’s Scholarship Program at University of Science & Technology, China
Chancellor ‘ s Scholarship Program is established by the University of Science and Technology Beijing (hereinafter referred to as USTB) . The enrollment is directly managed by the international office of USTB. The international office is responsible for the enrollment and the routine management.
Categories ofApplicants Duration of Scholarship
Master’s Degree Students: 2-3 academic years
Doctoral Degree Students: 3-4 academic years
1. In principle, the courses will be taught in Chinese. Scholarship students are required to take one-year remedial Chinese language course and pass the examinations prior to the major study if their Chinese language level is not qualified. If students take one-year Chinese language course, the duration of the scholarship will be extended for one year.
2. Some courses can be taught in English.
3. Duration for scholarship specified at the time of admission can NOT be extended in principle.
The applicants shall apply to the USTB undertaking this program within the set period.
The application period is from March 1 to April 15
CRETERIA & ELIGIBILITY
1. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens in good health.
2. Education background and age limit:
– Applicants for master’s degree studies must have bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35.
– Applicants for doctoral degree studies must have master’s degree and be under the age of 40.
VALUES OF SCHOLARSHIP
The Chancellor’s Scholarship will provide:
– Exempt from tuition fee, fee for laboratory experiment, fee for internship, and fee for basic learning materials, free accommodation on campus;
– Living allowance;
– One-off settlement subsidy after registration;
– Fee for outpatient medical service, Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Benefit Plan for International Students in China.
1) Costs of the laboratory experiment or internship that beyond the university’s arrangements should be self-afforded.
2) Fee for basic learning materials ONLY covers the necessary learning materials prescribed by the university, and other textbooks and materials shall be self afforded.
3) Monthly living allowance is granted to the students through the university at the following rates (CNY Yuan per month):
– Master’s degree students: CNY 1,700 Yuan
– Doctoral degree students: CNY 2,000 Yuan
Scholarship students shall receive their monthly living allowance after registration. New students who register before 15th (15th included) of the registration month will get the full amount of the living allowance of that month, and those who register after 15th will get half amount. The graduates will get a living allowance for another 15 days after the graduation date set by the university. The allowance will be terminated from the next month after students suspend their studies, drop school or complete schooling from the university. Monthly living allowance covers school holidays. Scholarship students who missed the monthly living allowance during holidays could be reimbursed upon return on campus. The allowance will be suspended for one month if students do not register on time without permission from the university in advance, leave for nonhealth reasons or are absent from the university over a month.
Students who have to suspend their studies for health reasons should go back to their home countries for treatment. The international travel expenses should be covered by the students themselves. With the university’s approval, the scholarship status can be reserved for up to one year, and their living allowances will be suspended during their leave. The scholarship status will not be reserved for those who suspend their studies for other reasons.
4) New students will get a one-off settlement subsidy upon their arrival in China.
– CNY 1,000 Yuan for new students who will study in China up to one academic year
– CNY 1,500 Yuan for new students who will study in China above one academic year
5) Fee for outpatient medical service refers to the outpatient expense in the institution’s hospital or the hospitals appointed by the institution. The students are required to share a certain percentage of expense in accordance with the institution’s relevant regulations.
6) Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Benefit Plan for International Students in China is provided by USTB for the scholarship students in China against hospitalizing for serious diseases and accidental injuries. The university or the appointed medical assistance agencies provide advancement service for insurance expenses, and claim for compensation with relevant payment receipts from the insurance company according to the stipulated insurance articles.
7) International travel expenses: self-afforded.
The applicants must fill in and provide the following documents truly, correctly and completely (in duplicate)
1. Register your details on http://onlineapply.ustb.edu.cn/ . Fill in the application form and submit .
2. Application Form for Chancellor’s Scholarship (filled in Chinese or in English)
3. Highest diploma (notarized photocopy). University students or applicants employed shall provide proof of studying or employment on application. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.
4. Academic transcripts (notarized photocopy): Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.
5. Study or research plan: in Chinese or in English, no less than 800 words.
6. Recommendation letters: Two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English from professors or associate professors (the students who want to study Chinese and Bachelor degree can provide the letters from their teacher).
7. Applicants for music studies are requested to submit a CD of the applicants’ own works.
Applicants for fine arts must submit a CD of the applicants’ own works (including two sketches, two color paintings and two other works).
8. Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (The original copy should be kept by the applicant.). The medical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. Please select the appropriate time to take medical examination due to the 6-months validity of the medical results.
Applicants are required to submit their application documents to the USTB.
1. University of Science and Technology Beijing will review all applications and provide the nominations for agreement.
2. University of Science and Technology Beijing will review the documents and issue Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW202) to the qualified nominees.
3. University of Science and Technology Beijing will send the final Admission Notice and Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW202) to the qualified nominees by the beginning of July.
4. Regulations for international students under the Chancellor’s Scholarship Program will apply to the students under this scholarship scheme. Scholarship students are not allowed to change their institutions as well as their academic programs or the duration of study specified in the Admission Notice.
Application Form for Chancellor’s Scholarship
Government Scholarships for International Students, China
Beijing Government Scholarship
Beijing Government Scholarship: The Beijing Government Scholarship (BGS) was established by Beijing Municipal Government, aiming to provide tuition fees fully or partially to the international students studying or applying for studying in Beijing. Its administrative office is the International Cooperation and Exchange Office of Beijing Municipal Commission of Educations, which is in charge of project establishment, review, acceptance and daily management of the Beijing Government Scholarship Program. The international students applying for the Beijing Government Scholarships shall normally submit relevant materials to the universities in Beijing that he/she hope to apply by the end of February every year.
For specific application means, you can consult the government departments and relevant institutions responsible for dispatching students abroad in your country, Chinese embassies or consulates; you can also visit the Web of Beijing Municipal Commission of Education (http://www.bjedu.gov. cn) to inquiry; or directly apply to the universities qualified to issue such scholarship in Beijing.
Scholarships Established for International Students
The international students who come to study in Beijing can apply for the following three categories of scholarships:
Chinese Government Scholarship: The Chinese Government has established various scholarship projects to provide financial support to students, teachers and scholars from all over the world to study and engage in research activities in Chinese colleges and universities. The international students who have obtained the Chinese government scholarship will be arranged to study in a Chinese university commissioned by Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China has established the Chinese Government Scholarship Program and entrusts China Scholarship Council (hereinafter referred to as “CSC”) to handle the enrollment of international students and carry out the routine management of this scholarship program students in China. Since 2008, CSC has issued scholarship quotas of independently admitting international students to the partial Chinese colleges and universities, so international students can also directly consult and apply to the Chinese colleges and universities for the Chinese government scholarship.
CSC plans to take three years from 2008 to 2010 to double the Chinese government scholarship quotas and expand the enrollment year by year with an annual increase of about 3,000 students.
The Chinese Government Scholarship is classified into a full scholarship and partial scholarship. If you want to apply for the Chinese government scholarship, please contact the China Scholarship Council to obtain the latest information.
UniversityScholarship: Mostcollegesanduniversitieshaveestablishedspecialscholarships forinternational students such as admission scholarship. Some universities also have established scholarships for international students at faculty level. For detailed information, please consult the international student administration department which you apply for.
Application Procedure For Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship For International Students
The Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship for International Students scheme is established by the Beijing Municipal Government. The Beijing Scholarship for International Students is a special fund set up as tuition scholarship for those international students who are either currently enrolled or planning to attend higher learning institutions in Beijing.
Categories of Applicants and Duration of Scholarship
1) Applicants for Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Chinese universities and colleges in Beijing region: duration of scholarship should be under 4 years.
2) Applicants for Chinese language training or relevant advanced studies in Chinese universities and colleges in the Beijing region: the duration of scholarship should be under one year.
3) Scholars and international students for specialized training in Chinese universities and colleges in Beijing region: the duration of scholarship should be under one year.
4) Exchange students or students with outstanding contributions to international education in Beijing: the duration of scholarship should be under one year.
1) Applicants must be non-Chinese nationals in good health.
2) Educational background and age limit
2.1) Applicants for undergraduate studies in Beijing must have completed senior high school with good grades and be under the age of 30. Applicants for Masters degree studies in Beijing must have Bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35. Applicants for Doctoral degree studies in Beijing must have Master’s degree and be under the age of 40.
2.2) Applicants for advanced studies must have an undergraduate degree or be in the second year of a university course and be under the age of 50. Applicants for long term language study must have a high school diploma and be under the age of 60.
2.3) Visiting scholar candidates in Beijing must have a Masters or higher degree or hold academic titles of associate professor or higher, and be under the age of 50.
3) Requirement for applicant’s language proficiency
Requirement for the applicant’s language proficiency is based on the requirement of the academic programs and determined by the individual higher learning institution.
4) An applicant receives financial support from other Chinese government scholarship programs or organizations/agencies would not be eligible for the Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship for International Students
Application procedures, timing and documents
1) Application procedures
1.1) Applicants submit documents to the Chinese government office in charge of sending international students to China, relevant offices in the applicants’ home country, or the Chinese diplomatic missions or embassies in the applicants’ home country.
1.2) Applicants may register via the web with the Beijing Education Commission http://www.bjedu.gov.cn
1.3) Applicants may submit documents to Chinese institutions in Beijing directly.
All application materials should be handed to the relevant university or college before the end of February.
3) Application documents (completed in English or Chinese)
Applicants must fill in and provide the following documents truly and correctly.
3.1) Application Form for Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship (can be collected from the institutions in Beijing or downloaded from the school’s website)
3.2) Highest diploma and transcript (notarized photocopy).
3.3) Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (printed by the Chinese quarantine authority and only for those whose period of study in China is six months or greater).
3.4) Applicants for Degree study or specialized research should submit a study plan (no more than 400 words) or a research plan (no more than 800 words).
3.5) Applicants for music and fine arts are requested to submit personal works.
3.6) Applicants under the age of 18 should submit the legal documents of their legal guardians in China.
3.7) Whether the applicants are admitted or not application documents will not be returned.