The Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China in Suzhou is offering scholarships for applicants who wish to pursue a two years full-time Master of Contemporary Chinese studies at Silk Road School, Renmin University of China for 2022 academic year.



Degree level







30 April 2022



Who can apply?


Applicants must:


     -    Not hold Chinese nationality;

     -    Have a Bachelor’s degree, awarded before 31 August 2020;

     -    Be proficient in English;

     -    Not be over the age of 35;

     -    Be in good health physically and mentally.



Fields of study


The following specializations are available on the programme:


      -    Chinese Politics;

      -    Chinese Economy;

      -    Chinese Culture;

      -    Chinese Law.


The following is a selection of the available courses   

      -    China Politics;

      -    Chinese Language;

      -    Investing in China and its Legal Requirement;

      -    Chinese History;

     -     Chinese Traditional Culture;

     -     Contemporary Chinese Diplomacy;

     -     Contemporary Chinese Economy;

     -     Contemporary Chinese Foreign Economic Relations;

     -     Brief Introduction on Chinese Law;

     -     China and Global Governance;

    -      Seminar on the Belt and Road Initiative;

    -      Seminar on China Studies;

    -      China and Its Relations with Great Powers;

    -      China and Its Relations with Neighbouring Countries



What the scholarship offers


Tuition fees;

Accommodation subsidy;

Medical insurance; and

Living allowance for the duration of the programme.



Application process


Applicants must complete an online application at:

All applicants for the scholarship must have already paid the application fee at the time the application.


Application documents to include:


     -   Certified copy of your identity document and passport;

     -   Copies of bachelor’s degree certificate and academic transcript;

     -   Personal statement (in English): the statement must indicate your educational and work background, your academic research achievements, research plans, career planning after graduation;

     -   Two recommendation letters from academic professors;

     -   English proficiency certificates;

     -   Foreigner Physical Examination Form;

     -   English Proficiency Certificate;

     -   Proof of Economic Capability;

     -   Letter of Guarantee;

     -   Police clearance certificate;

     -   Copies of published academic papers, awards or other research results may be attached if necessary


 All documents submitted must be clear and in PDF format (no photographs of documents will be accepted).





For any inquiries, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., who can guide you through the entire application process.




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Please note that this opportunity is not offered by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Applicants are required to undertake their own research into programmes and institutions and are responsible for ensuring that the qualifications will be recognised in South Africa. If there are any discrepancies in the details provided, the information given by the sponsor supersedes the details provided above. No additional financial support will be provided by the Department of Higher Education and Training