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Regulation of the 2018 President's Scholarship for International Students of SWUFE

The Chinese text of the content of article shall be the only legally authoritative text. This article only serves informatitive purposes. In the event of any dispute or misunderstanding as to the interpretation of the language or terms of this article, the Chinese language version of this text shall prevail.

The President's Scholarship for International Students of the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (hereinafter referred to as SWUFE) is set to enhance the friendship between the Chinese people and other people from all countries, promote world-wide exchanges in economy and culture, encourage and help those international students who perform well, both morally and academically, and learn diligently to form a positive learning environment.

I. Scholarship Details

1. SWUFE provides Full Scholarships and Partial Scholarships.

A. Full Scholarships include tuition, accommodation on campus, living allowance, and international student comprehensive medical insurance. Details are as follows:

a) Tuition: Waived

b) Accommodation on campus: RMB 500-800/month (Different types of dormitory)

c) Living allowance: RMB 1200/month for bachelor students, RMB 1500/month for master students and RMB 1800/month for PhD students.

d) Medical insurance fee: Waived

B. Partial Scholarship only includes tuition.

2. Availability of scholarships is merit-based. According to the situation of effective application, quota and type of scholarships are decided by the CIE each year.

II. Application Deadline

Applications are accepted between February 15th and April 15th each year。

III. Eligibility

1. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport, be in good health, abide by the laws and regulations of the Chinese government and local governments, as well as the regulations of SWUFE.

2. Education background:

A. Applicants for bachelor degree studies must have a graduate certificate from high schools

B. Applicants for master's degree studies must have a bachelor's degree

C. Applicants for doctoral degree studies must have a master's degree

3. Applicants must meet all requirements of the majors, including academic level, research ability, language level and others.

4. The maximum age of applicants is 30 years of age for a bachelor's degree program, 35 years of age for a master's degree program, and 40 years of age for a PhD program;

5. Applicants are not sponsored by any other type of scholarship.

IV. Minimum Language Requirement

1. Language of instruction in Chinese: HSK 4

2. Language of instruction in English: IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 80

V. Application documents

Applicants shall all submit their online applications on before April 15th, 2018, and upload all documents required as below:

1. International Students Application Form of the President's Scholarship of SWUFE

2. One passport photo, not older than 6 months

3. Highest educational degree or diploma certificate

4. Highest educational transcript

5. Copy of the first page of your passport

6. Two recommendation letters

The referee should be professor or associate professor or person with the relevant academic titles.

7. Copy of a language certificate

8. Medical Examination Report (not older than one year)

9. Other optional documents

★   All documents shall be presented in English or Chinese. If not, a notarized translation version in English or Chinese is mandatory. Documents without translation in English or Chinese are not valid.  

★   If necessary, the admission office will require applicants to submit extra documents.

VI. Application Procedures

1. Register and login application website

2. Complete and upload all required documents on the online application website. Please combine the International Students Application Form of the President's Scholarship of SWUFE with other supporting documents into one PDF File and upload it at the position of Reference Letter (see instruction in the picture below).

3. Fill out "Financial Supporter" as “SWUFE President Scholarship 2018”

4. Submit the Online Application


5. After you submited your application, you need to pay an application fee of 600 RMB online.

VII. Application Fee

1. The application fee is 600 RMB. If you want to make the payment online, please follow the instructions on the application website. You may also come to our office to pay cash or with a bank card having the UnionPay logo on it. We don’t accept traveler’s checks or other payment methods.

2. Application without paying the application fee will not be processed.

3. Application fee is not refunded under any circumstances.

VIII. Admission

1. After the review of the applicants’ application forms and supporting documents, the CIE admission office will inform the applicants about the admission results.

2. Applicants can check the admission results in the online application system.

3. If an applicant is awarded, the CIE will send an email to inform the awardee about the result. the CIE admission office is responsible for issuing the admission letters and visa documents.

IX. Registration

The registration date for students is usually September. Please follow the exact registration date that is stated in the admission letter. Please register on time. For those who do not register on time as requested in the admission letter, SWUFE reserves the right to withdraw the admission offer and the scholarship offer.

X. Contact:

College of International Education

Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

Address: 55 Guanghuacun Street, Chengdu, P.R. China 610074

Tel: +86 28 8735 5437

Fax: +86 28 8735 5437


XI. Other Notes

1. International students who have been granted a scholarship are required to complete the Scholarship Annual Review Form, and submit it together with supplementary materials, such as transcripts, certificates of awards, letters of recommendation and publications to the CIE before May 1st each year. If students fail the annual reviews, SWUFE CIE reserves the right to suspend the scholarship, reduce it, or terminate the scholarship.

2. The CIE does not explain any reason to applicants in case their applications have not been approved.

3. The SWUFE CIE does not accept any applications from a third party. For this type of scholarships, applicants must apply directly to the CIE.

4. Language requirements are basic requirements, but not the only requirement. CIE will apply a merit-based principle. If the applicants’ first language is English and apply for an English-taught program, applicants are not required to provide any English language proficiency certificate.

5. The content above is subject to change based on changes of Chinese laws and regulations in 2018.

6. The content above is subject to final explanations of the College of International Education at the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics. It is also subject to change and may be updated at any time.

7. Please check the website of the CIE frequently for updated information

College of International Education

Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

Febuary 11, 2018