Applications are invited for Sun Yat-Sen University scholarships for students from Southeast Asia to commence their study in the academic year 2018.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue bachelor’s degrees at SYSU.

Eligible Nationalities: Students from Southeast Asia are eligible to apply.

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants should be non-Chinese with a valid foreign passport, and meet requirements in the “Notice of Regulating Admission of International Students in Colleges and Universities” ([2009]83).
Applicants should be in good health and aged between 18 to 25 (date of birth between 1 stJanuary, 1993 to 30thAugust, 2000).
Applicants should be friendly towards China, law-abiding, studious and well-conducted, without any records of violation of Chinese laws, regulations or school rules.
Applicants should be high school graduates, with their grades ranking among the top, or with excellence in social services, sports, music, cultural activities or leadership.
Applicants should obtain a recommendation letter issued by the recommendation institutions* (refer to Appendix 1 for details) and be responsible for its authenticity.

Method of Application: All supporting documents and requirements are as follows (Those supporting documents that are not in Chinese or English should be accompanied by a formal certified translation in Chinese or English):

  • Passport biographical page
  • Graduation certificate of the highest level of education
  • Transcripts from the highest level of education
  • Language Proficiency Certificate
  • Recommendation letter
  • Personal statement
  • Other supporting documents

Before March 1, 2018, applicants should submit all application documents to the recommendation institutions in their home countries to obtain recommendation letters.

Between March 1, 2018 and 30thApril, 2018, they should sign up on, sign in to fill in the application form under the “SYSU scholarship” programme in an accurate and complete manner, and upload scanned copies of all supporting documents as required (Only PDF, JPG, JPEG and PNG files are acceptable, and each file size should not exceed 2MB).To complete the application, applicants should click the “submit” button.

Online Application

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Scholarship Application Deadline: April 31, 2018