Youth of Excellence Scheme of China (Yes China)——Master Program Chinese Government Scholarship (2017/2018)
From国家留学基金管理委员会 Date:2017-03-15 Attention:73336 Print
Program Introduction

To promote the mutual understanding and friendship between China and other countries, and to provide education opportunities to the youths worldwide who enjoy good potentials in their career development, the Chinese Government established the “Scholarship for Youth of Excellence Scheme of China——Master Program (YES CHINA)” with the aim of providing financial support to the outstanding youth coming to China to pursue a Master’s degree. For the academic year 2017/2018, the Ministry of Education, P. R. China will entrust 7 leading Chinese universities such as Peking University with 8 Master’s degree programs, namely The Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program in Chinese Law, International Program on Master of Public Health (IMPH), Master of International Economic Cooperation, Master of China Studies, The LL.M Program in International Economic Law,MBA Program, AIIB Master of International Finance, Master of One-Belt-Road Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering. The programs duration will be one year or two years (1+1), and will be open to applicants from 56 developing countries.





The Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program in Chinese Law

1 Year

Peking University

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program in Chinese Law is a graduate-level law program offered by the Law School, Peking University, focusing on Chinese civil and commercial law. The language of instruction is English.
Peking University is a pre-eminent university in China. Established in 1904, the law school has become a leading institution for legal education and a potent force for legal development in China. The Law school frequently joins forces with the government, law firms and business community in the development of cutting edge legal, social and commercial policies.  
The LL.M. Program in Chinese Law is to address the needs of an international community seeking a comprehensive understanding of Chinese law which is essential for legal professionals engaged with China. This program provides an intensive instruction in Chinese law. Leading faculty members will offer Chinese law courses specially designed for international students. Teaching comprises both lectures and small-group seminars. There are also optional subjects in non-law areas such as politics, economy, society and Mandarin Chinese to facilitate students’ understanding of China's culture.

International Master of Public Health (IMPH) Program

1 Year

Tsinghua University

The Research Center for Public Health has created a graduate level, interdisciplinary and cross-cultural degree focused on global public health. The International Master of Public Health (IMPH) Program is aimed at building a new generation of global public health leaders in the developing world through the participation of recognized faculty and expertise from across Tsinghua University and partners around the world. These English taught courses are specifically designed for public health officials, disease prevention and control specialists and health program managers from developing and developed countries, with the fundamental purpose of improving the health conditions and achieving health equity in developing countries.

Master of International Economic Cooperation

1 Year

University of International Business and Economics

MIEC program of UIBE is designed for senior business officials and senior business managers who are experienced in business administration. It aims to develop leaders with global vision in international economic cooperation. Through this program, students can systematically grasp international economic cooperation theory, international economic policies and environment, development tendency of international economic cooperation and economic trade policy system in China. This program pays equal attention to academic study and extracurricular activities including business field trip, seminars and culture experience to enhance participants’ understanding of China’s culture and society.

Master of China Studies

1 Year

Zhejiang University

MCS is the first master’s program, and the most influential one, with the name of “China Studies” in China. MCS of Zhejiang University has attracted more than 200 international students from 25 countries since 2010. As one of China’s first 6 high-level master scholarship programs for developing countries and the only domestic “China Studies” program, MCS has 11 students from Southeast Asian countries in 2014.
We focus on studies of contemporary China, which consist of 3 disciplinary modules: history & civilization, transformation & development, media & life. Meanwhile, research methodology and Chinese language are also included. Students can also have their own “story in China” through cultural experience and social surveys.
With the implementation of the “3C” (Cultural、Contemporary and Comparative), MCS endeavors to help people understand China better.

The LL.M Program in International Economic Law

1 Year

East China   University of Political Science and Law

The LL.M. Program in International Economic Law is an English-taught scholarship program hosted by the East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) under the support of the Ministry of Education of China. Located on the downtown campus of ECUPL in Shanghai, an international metropolis, the degree program started its enrollment since September of 2015, and will be instructed by world-class faculty of ECUPL who are not only fluent in English but also widely recognized in their respective research areas.
As the best law school in the southeast part of China and an internationalized university boasting 120 partner universities across the globe, ECUPL is able to offer the participants a professional learning experience, a deepened cultural understanding, an international living environment and an extensive network with top talents from different countries.

MBA Program for Developing Countries



1 Year

South China University of Technology

The MBA program for Developing Countries at South China University of Technology aims to help developing countries develop human resources and train highly qualified specialists in business administration. This program is designed specifically for senior business people, senior management staff in education, scientific research institution and any related field from developing countries, and help them learn about and acquire some understanding of the Chinese business administration and industrial management, so as to enhance their skills of creating and managing businesses in developing countries.

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Master of International Finance (AMIF) program

2 Years

University of International Business and Economics

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Master of International Finance (AMIF) program is for senior governmental officials and senior business managers from the member country of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). It goes with China’s national strategy of One Belt and One Road, aiming to provide talent support for accelerating the economic development and regional economic integration of Asian countries, as well as to reserve talent resources for AIIB to develop its continuous core competence among international multilateral financing institutions. The program is focused to train policy makers and utors with global vision for regional cooperation, financial administrative talents to accelerate the integration of Asian economy, and entrepreneurs to promote the communication and cooperation within Asia.

Master’s Program of One-Belt-Road Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (MOSI)

2 Years

Southeast University

English-taught MOSI is designed for senior civil servants of countries along “One Belt One Road”, especially the senior officials in Ministry of Communications, Construction and Business, senior managers of related organizations and enterprises, and technical experts of universities and scientific research institutions. The program aims to train regional construction policy makers and utors with global strategy and the idea of sustainable development, as well as to cultivate senior managers and high-tech talents of modern infrastructure construction.

Note: “1+1”studies refers to one year course study in China and one year dissertation composition in home countries. Dissertation defense will take place in China at the end of the study.

Enrollment Quota, Program Duration and Medium of Instruction

1. A one-year full-time Master's degree program

2. 30-35 students per class

3. Academic year from September, 2017

4. Courses all taught in English

Scholarship Coverage

1. One-year Program
         Total Amount: 200,800 RMB per year for each student, covering: 

 Exempted fees: registration fees, tuition fees, laboratory experiment fees, internship fees, and fees for basic learning materials. 

 On-campus accommodation. 

 Living Allowance (96,000 RMB per year for each student). 

 One-off settlement subsidy after registration (3,000 RMB for each student). 

 Comprehensive medical insurance. 

 A one-way air ticket to China upon registration and a one-way air ticket back from China to the student’s home country after completion of the study.

2. Two-year Program (1+1 studies)
        Scholarship for the first academic year is the same as One-year Program. In the second academic year, students will do their thesis back in their home countries and the dissertation defense in China, while the scholarship will only cover one round-trip ticket for dissertation defense.

Application Receiving Agency and Deadline
The applicants should submit their applications during the application period to the Chinese Embassy in their countries of nationality, or to the 7 program universities. Please contact the Embassies or universities for the specific deadlines for 2017 applications.

Qualifications for an eligible applicant include:

1. Healthy both physically and mentally; not over 45 years old (born after September 1, 1972).

2. A bachelor or higher degree, at least 3 years’ work experience, some educational or professional experience in a field relative to that of the program applied.

3. Working in a government agency, company or research institute, and being a Section Director or Chief of Office, a senior manager, or excellent in scientific researches.

4. Good English language proficiency, able to follow English-taught courses well. Minimum requirements for reference: IELTS (Academic) total score 6.0, or TOEFL Internet score 80.

5. Having a strong development potential in his/her career, and willing to promote the mutual cooperation and exchanges between China and his/her home country.

6. Students who are now studying in China or already winners of Chinese Government Scholarship are not allowed to apply. Note: More details about each program can be found in the corresponding university’s recruitment prospectus.

Note: More details about each program can be found in the corresponding university’s recruitment prospectus.

Application Procedure

Step 1: Online Application Please log in “CSC Chinese Government Scholarship Information System” ( to submit online application. The application form will be generated automatically on successful submission.

Step 2: Documents Submission Submit the application documents (legible scanned ones) listed below to the application receiving agency.

Application Documents

Please scan the following materials IN ORDER into one document and ensure clarity.

 1.Application form with a 2-inch photo and the applicant’s signature.

 2.Personal statement of research (A minimum of 500 words in English).

 3.Copies of bachelor’s degree certificate(s) and academic transcript(s).

 4.Two recommendation letters from the applicant’s employers and/or professors. Telephone numbers and email addresses of the referees must be included in the letters.

 5.Employment verification.

 6.English proficiency certificates.

 7.Copy of the passport page of personal information (Ordinary Passport for Private Affairs only)

Note: Scanned copies of the documents will be sufficient during the application period. Originals or verified copies will be required upon enrollment at the universities. All documents should be in Chinese or English and are not retrievable.

Admission Notification

1. Application documents will be reviewed by Admission Committee, and outstanding applicants will be ed.

2. Each applicant will be supported by the scholarship for one program only.

3. The universities or the Chinese Embassy will send the Admission Letter and Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW201) to the scholarship winners.

4. If a successful applicant fails to register for the programs before the deadline, the entitlement to the scholarship will be cancelled.