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Call for Applications of 2021 Marine Scholarship of China


The Marine Scholarship of China for the year 2021 will be open for applications from January 18 to April 30, 2021(with all the online procedures completed).

The Marine Scholarship of China is jointly initiated by the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) and the Ministry of Education of China (MOE) for the purpose of providing financial support to outstanding students from the coastal countries or regions around the South China Sea, the Pacific and the Indian Oceans and African developing countries to study in China for a master’s or doctoral degree in oceanography or other related specialties.

Tongji University is among the 5 participating universities for this program, with 42 students have been enrolled so far.


1.   The applicant should be a citizen of non-Chinese nationality in good health, from a coastal/island country of South China Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific and its surround island countries, or an African developingcountry.

2.  The applicant for master’s degree studies is required to have a bachelor’s degree of related fields and be usually under the age of40.

3.  The applicant for doctoral degree studies is required to have a master’s degree of related fields and be usually under the age of45.


Marine affairs related majors, including but not limited to:

School of Ocean andEarthScience,    School of Environmental Science and Engineering UN Environment-Tongji Institute of Environment for SustainableDevelopment

School ofCivilEngineering,   College of Electronics and Information Engineering, SchoolofLaw,   School of Chemical Science andEngineering

According to different education scheme for different degree programs, the duration for a master degree program is

2 to 3 years, the duration for a doctoral degree program is 4 years.

For more information, please refer to the website of International Students Office and individual Schools or Colleges of Tongji University.

Scholarship andFees

1.   The duration for a master degree program is 2 to 3 years with scholarship support of 2 to 3 years, and for a doctoral degree program 4 years with scholarship support of 4years.

2.  Scholarship owners enjoy free tuition fee and other material fees, and will be provided with free accommodation and necessary medical services. Living allowances for the students are 3,000 RMB per month for master students, and 3,500 RMB per month for doctoral students (the same standard with other Chinese GovernmentScholarship).

3.  For Chinese-taught master program, applicants should have passed HSK 4 test with score higher than 200. If the applicant doesn’t have valid HSK score, one-year Chinese language training will be required and the Scholarship will be extended for 1 more yearaccordingly.

4.The longest period of Marine Scholarship of China support is 4years.

Enrollment Procedures (Also see the Appendix below)

Applicants should finish the online application through the website of China Scholarship Council (CSC) with required information filled, and finish the online application at Online Application System of Tongji University. The two systems open till April 30,2021.

1.  CSC Online Application System for Chinese Scholarship: https://studyinchina.csc.edu.cn/#/login

2.   Tongji University Online Application For International Students system:     http://study-info.tongji.edu.cn

(This system will be open till April 30, 2021. Please start to prepare other application documents and check the system.)

Please notice:

1. All the electroniccopies of application materials listed in the Appendix shall be sent to the email addressbelow.

2. Please make sure you have received admission from a supervisor from the University and know what major you will be taking beforeapplying.

3. Please check your contact email and online application accountregularly.

Review and result

Applications will be given priority if related working experiences are included, or are recommended by senior professors or experts of relevant fields.

An expert panel review will be organized by Tongji University to make a nominee list based on the applicant’s educational background, academic capability, research achievements, opinion from supervisor and related working experience, and the list will be reported to the State Oceanographic Administration of China and China Scholarship Council for final approval.

Final results of the Scholarship will be released around July 2021. The Admission Notice and Visa Application Form (JW201) will be sent out to the awardees as soon as possible.

Contact and Mailing Address

Ms. PAN  Baiyi

School of Ocean and Earth Science, Tongji University

Room 211, Ocean Building, Tongji University, 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai, 200092, P.R.C Tel: 8621-65981389

Email: panbaiyi@tongji.edu.cn

For more information, please visit our website of International Students Office of Tongji University: study.tongji.edu.cn

Attachment: Call for Applications of 2021 Marine Scholarship of China.pdf