Sino-U.S. Dedicated Scholarship

Xiamen University Sino-U.S. Dedicated Scholarship

Xiamen university Sino-U.S. Dedicated Scholarship

Application Guide to Sino-U.S. Dedicated Scholarship for Students in Degree Programs for 2022

I. Introduction

The Sino-U.S. Dedicated Scholarship for Students in Degree Programs, a full scholarship set up by China’s Ministry of Education in 2011, is aimed at attracting outstanding American students to study in China. Xiamen University is one of the prestigious universities designated to recruit American students to study in degree programs under this scholarship scheme.

II. Eligibility criteria for Xiamen University Sino-U.S. Dedicated Scholarship

1. Applicants must be American citizens in good health.

2. Educational background and age limits (as of September 1, 2022):

(1) Bachelor’s programs: hold a high school diploma or above and be under the age of 25;

(2) Master’s programs: hold a bachelor’s degree or above and be under the age of 35;

(3) Doctoral programs: hold a master’s degree or above and be under the age of 40.

3. Applicants who apply for programs of foreign language studies are not eligible.

III. Academic Programs

1. Chinese-medium degree programs;

2. English-medium postgraduate degree programs.

XMU Bachelor’s Programs on Offer for 2022 Entry:

XMU Master’s Programs on Offer for 2022 Entry:

XMU Doctoral Programs on Offer for 2022Entry:

IV. Duration of Scholarships for Sino-U.S. Dedicated Scholarship

1. Bachelor’s programs: 4 or 5 years;

2. Master’s programs: 2 or 3 years;

3. Doctoral programs: 4 years.


(1) For those who have not met the entry requirements of Chinese proficiency level and wish to take remedial Chinese courses before the major study in Chinese, they should also present the HSK certificate when applying. Applicants for programs in the humanities, economics, management, law, arts and traditional Chinese medicine need to have a Chinese proficiency certificate of HSK band 4 with a score of 180 or above; applicants for programs in sciences, engineering and medicine need to have a certificate of HSK band 3 with a score of 180 or above. Only by passing the required HSK test within the first year and meeting the entry requirements of the relevant degree programs could they then start the major study.

(2) Scholarship recipients shall participate in the annual review in accordance with the relevant management regulations of the scholarships. Those who pass the review can continue to apply for or enjoy the scholarships in the next academic year. Those who fail the review will be suspended or disqualified from the scholarships. The specific regulations and methods of the annual review shall be subject to the latest notice issued in the current year.

V. Scholarships Quota: pending approval from China Scholarship Council.

VI. Scholarships Coverage of Xiamen University Sino-U.S. Dedicated Scholarship

1. Tuition fee;

2. On-campus accommodation fee oroff-campus accommodation monetary subsidy (RMB 700/month for bachelor’s and master’s programs; RMB 1,000/month for doctoral programs);

3. Living allowance (RMB 2,500/month for bachelor’s programs; 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, cost of physical examination, security deposit and utility costs for on-campus accommodation, and cost of course materials, should be borne by the scholarship recipients themselves.

VII. Application Period: January 1 to March 31, 2022.

VIII. Application Procedures for Xiamen university Sino-U.S. Dedicated Scholarship

Application for the Scholarships will be considered only after the applicant has been admitted to Xiamen University.

1. Applicants shall complete online application at   (Program Category: Type B; Agency No. of XMU: 10384) and print out the Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarships. The Scholarships Application Form should be completed in Chinese or English and signed by the applicant.

2. Applicants shall complete another online application at and upload the scan copy of Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarships. There is no need to mail paper application materials. For detailed requirements and procedures of application, please refer to the prospetuses below in Part XI.

IX. Selection and Notification

A comprehensive review will be conducted on applicant’s academic record, language proficiency, overall merits, research achievements and their prospective supervisor’s comments. The shortlisted candidates will be submitted to China Scholarship Council for final approval.

The final results will be published at in early August.

X. Contact Information

Add.: XMU’s Admissions Office, Fujian Province, China (Postcode: 361005)

Tel: 0086 (0)592 2184792/2188375

Fax: 0086 (0)592 2180256



XI. More Information

1. The English version of this Guide is provided for reference and as a general guide ONLY. In case of any discrepancy between the English and Chinese versions, the Chinese version shall prevail. This Guide may not be reproduced without authorization.

2. This application guide may be adjusted by the latest notice from the competent department of scholarship or the requirements of our university. So please refer to the latest version of application guide.  For other information, please visit:

Application Guide to Bachelor’s Programs for 2022:

Application Guide to Master’s Programs for 2022:

Application Guide to Doctoral Programs for 2022:

China Scholarship Council:

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