Submission Deadline:06 June 2014
The Government of the People’s Republic of China has placed at the disposal of UNESCO for the academic year 2014-2015, under the co-sponsorship of UNESCO, twenty five (25) fellowships for advanced studies at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. These fellowships are for the benefit of developing Member States in Africa, Asia -Pacific and certain countries in the Arab States.
The fellowships, tenable at a selected number of Chinese universities, are of one year duration. These fellowships, which are in most cases to be conducted in English, are offered to senior advanced students wishing to pursue higher studies or intending to undertake individual research with periodic guidance from the assigned supervisor. In exceptional cases, candidates may be required to study the Chinese language before taking up research/study in their fields of interest.
AFRICA – 46 Member States:
ANGOLA, BENIN, BOTSWANA, BURKINA FASO, BURUNDI, CAMEROON, CAPE VERDE, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CHAD, COMOROS, CONGO, COTE D’IVOIRE, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, DJIBOUTI, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, ERITREA, ETHIOPIA, GABON, GAMBIA, GHANA, GUINEA, GUINEA-BISSAU, KENYA, LESOTHO, LIBERIA, MADAGASCAR, MALAWI, MALI, MAURITIUS, MOZAMBIQUE, NAMIBIA, NIGER, NIGERIA, RWANDA, SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, SENEGAL, SEYCHELLES, SIERRA LEONE, SOMALIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SWAZILAND, TOGO, UGANDA, UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA, ZAMBIA, ZIMBABWE
(i) Hold at least the equivalent of the Master’s Degree/above or the Bachelor’s Degree;
(ii) English proficiency is required;
(iii) Be not more than 45 years of age; and
(iv) Be in good health
Facilities offered by the Goverenment of the People’s Republic of China
(i.) A monthly living allowance of CNY 1,700 Yuan for general scholars or CNY 2.000 Yuan for senior scholars will be granted covering meals and pocket expenses;
(ii.) A one-time settlement subsidy of CNY 1,000 Yuan will be granted to those who will study in China less than one academic year, and CNY 1,500 Yuan to those who will study in China for one academic year and above, upon their arrival in China;
(iii.) Registration and tuition fees, fee for laboratory experiment, fee for internship, fee for basic/necessary learning materials*;
(iv.) Accommodation facilities (one dormitory room for two students);
(v.) Fee for outpatient medical service for expenses generated in the institution’s hospital;
(vi.) Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Protection Scheme for International Students in China against hospitalizing for serious diseases and accidental injuries**;
Facilities offered by UNESCO
(i.) International travel to and from China; and
(ii.) Monthly allowance of US $150 to be paid in local currency (Chinese RMB) during their stay in China, in addition to the living allowance granted by the Government of the People’s Republic of China.
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