Admission Information for 2017 Southwestern University of Finance and Economics "Chinese Government Scholarship- 'Silk Road' Program"

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(The Chinese text of this regulation shall be deemed the original. In the event of any dispute or misunderstanding as to the interpretation of the language or terms of this article, the Chinese language version shall control.)
1. Introduction
In order to support the Belt and Road Initiative, deepen cooperation of education, expand people-to-people exchanges, as well as to provide young talents for policy consultation, trade promotion, infrastructure connectivity and financial cooperation, Ministry of Education founded Chinese Government Scholarship- “Silk Road” Program, aiming at encouraging excellent international students in the countries along the Belt and Road to study in China.
2. Application Time: July 10th, 2017 to July 15th, 2017
SWUFE does not accept any application from the third party. Applicants should apply from SWUFE directly for this type of scholarship.
3. Eligibility 
(1) Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport, be in good health, abide by the laws and regulations of Chinese Government and local government, as well as regulations of SWUFE.
(2) Eligibility Screening is based on the regulations of Ministry of Education, Chinese Scholarship Council and other relevant departments of P.R.China.
(3) Applicants must not be in China at the time of application;
(4) Applicants for master's degree studies must have a bachelor's degree and be under the age of 35.
(5) Major Countries: India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Turkey, Republic of Korea, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan. (Reference Website: )
4. Academic Programs
(1) Master Level Program taught in Chinese: Finance, Financial Engineering, Insurance, Statistic, International Trade, and Financial Trade E-commerce.
(2) Master Level Program taught in English: Finance
5. Duration of scholarship
The duration for Master's Level Programs students is 2-3 years.
★Scholarship recipients of Chinese-taught programs without adequate Chinese proficiency must take Chinese language courses for one academic year to reach the language requirements of SWUFE before moving on to their major studies. Failure to reach the required language proficiency will lead to the automatic termination of scholarship.  
6. Scholarship details 
(1) Exemption from tuition fee and accommodation fee on campus;
(2) Living allowance: RMB 3,000/month/person for master's students;
(3) Comprehensive medical insurance;
7. Application procedures 
(1) Applicants shall all make online application at
(2) Fill in Agency “10651”
(3) Choose ”Type B” for Program Category


(4) Complete the online application form and upload all supporting documents required in the system. If one file consists of more than one page, please combine all pages in one PDF file and upload it.
(5) Applicants should submit online application before the deadline and upload all required documents in the system. The package should include:



Notarized highest educational degree or diploma certificate
Notarized highest educational transcript
Photocopy of the original certificate and transcript
Two Recommendation Letters (written in Chinese or English)
A Study Plan or Research Proposal (written in Chinese or English, more than 800 words)
Copy of Passport First Page
Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (Filled out in English or Chinese);
The physical examinations must cover all of the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete forms or forms without the signature of the attending physician, or the official stamp of the hospital, or a sealed photograph of the applicant are considered as invalid. Please carefully plan your physical examination schedule as the result is valid for only 6 months.
Photocopy of valid HSK Certificate (if available)
Other Optional documents


(1) All documents should 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. 
(2) Applicants should make sure contact information, passport information and all personal information is correct. Please also turn on your mobile phone or check up your email daily in order to get notification on time. Admission office will contact applicants when it’s necessary.
8. Selection and notification 
(1) A committee of experts and professors at SWUFE will screen candidates for the scholarship and submit a list of nominees. The initial list of nominees will be submitted to China Scholarship Council for final approval.
(2) CSC reviews eligibility and qualifications of nominated candidates, approves the List of Scholarship Recipients, and sends the admission documents to universities before end of August. After that, scholarship awardees will be notified via email and their Admission Notice and Visa Application Form (JW201) will be mailed out.
(3) CSC reserves the rights to decide the host university for scholarship recipients with multiple offers. Each scholarship recipient—even when admitted by multiple universities—will be granted no more than one scholarship.
(4) Scholarship recipients shall not change their host university, field of study, or duration of study unless they give up the grant.
(5) Scholarship will not be reserved if scholarship recipient cannot register before the registration deadline.
(6) SWUFE reserves the rights to make the Nominees List and explanation of the application procedures. The procedures are subject to change based on CSC regulations.
(7) The content above is subject to change based on change of China laws and regulations in 2017.
(8) Please frequently check the website of CIE for updated information


9. Contact information 
Admission Office
College of International Education
Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
No.55 Guanghuacun Street
Chengdu Sichuan Province
P.R. China 610074
Tel: +86 (0) 28 87355437
Fax: +86 (0) 28 87355437
College of International Education
Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
July 9th, 2017