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Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program 2015, Zhejiang University, China

Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program 2015, Zhejiang University, China





“Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program” is a full scholarship program established by BAI XIAN Education Foundation Limited at Zhejiang University to sponsor high-caliber Asian young students to participate in Two-year English-taught program “Master in Public Administration: Asia Synergy Program for Future Leaders”. The Scholarship Program aims to enhance the exchanges amongst young Asian students, promote cross-cultural understanding and trust, foster future Asian leaders who are able to lead the direction of world development, and therefore build a more harmonious international environment for the friendly exchanges among Asian countries and hence the peace of world.

ZhejiangUniversity, entrusted by BAI XIAN Education Foundation Limited, is responsible for the enrollment and administration of the Scholarship Program.



Full scholarship

—Exempt from registration fee, tuition fee, fee for internship, and fee for basic learning materials;

—Free accommodation on campus; (Double-room shared with one Chinese student)

—Living allowance: CNY 6,000 per month (ten months per year, up to two years);

—International students medical insurance (Relevant medical insurance items can be found at )


  1. Costs of the laboratory experiments or internships that beyond the university’s arrangements should be self-afforded.
  2. Fee for basic learning materials ONLY covers the necessary learning materials prescribed by the university. Other textbooks and materials shall be self-afforded.




“Master in Public Administration: Asia Synergy Program for Future Leaders” is a full-time English-taught graduate program launched by School of Public Affairs of Zhejiang University. It is committed to fostering future leaders in public sectors, who are fully aware of the governmental system characteristics and social-economicdevelopment status of contemporary China, Japan and other major Asian countries. They shall also be equipped with practical skills for participating in and promoting public affairs. The program is open to Asian countries (except forChina) every year. 15 undergraduates who are endowed with academic excellence, honesty, integrity, broad vision, sense of responsibility, mission, and the potential of leadership will be accepted into the program with Asian Future Leaders Scholarship provided for the two years of study. Besides, this program will be open to renowned universities in mainland China for the enrollment of 15 outstanding undergraduates, who will be arranged in the same class with international students for a two-year master’s program of public administration. The program studies usually commences at early September of each year.

  1. Features

Aiming to foster future leaders in public sector, strengthen exchanges and understanding amongst young Asians, “Master in Public Administration: Asia Synergy Program for Future Leaders” has the following features in terms of program design:

v       Partnership

In order to strengthen the mutual understanding among young Asians, the program adopts the “1+1” form, in which one international student and one Chinese student will live and study together.

v       Cooperation

The program highlights the interdisciplinary cooperation, cross-cutting cooperation and transnational cooperation.

Interdisciplinary cooperation focuses on the multidisciplinary exchanges in the field of social sciences atZhejiangUniversity, actively building multidisciplinary platform including political science, public administration, economics, law, sociology and so on. Cross-cutting cooperation aims to satisfy the requirements of fostering personnel who are good at both theory and practical work; it is committed to promoting the close cooperation between Zhejiang University and government  (community) at all levels, social organizations and news media, laying the foundation for students’ professional practice. Transnational cooperation aims to invite world well-known professors and experts to deliver presentations at ZJU colloquiums, hence helping students to develop their international vision.

v       Participation

This program focuses on global roles of Asia and rapid-growing China, highlights international vision and Chinese perspective. Through providing opportunities for students to make in-depth inspection on Chinese society, it enables students to understand the changes of China in the process of globalization through participation, probe into the common issues and challenges faced by Asia today and world development, lift their ability of leadership in an all-around way, and systematically cultivate their critical thinking and multicultural appreciation.

  1. Curriculum

Circling around the goal of talent training, the program is designed to include a regional studies module “Chinain Asia” and a professional studies module “Theory and Methodology in Public Administration.”

The regional studies module “China in Asia” is committed to introduce governmental management system and social-economic development status of contemporary China. Comparison with other Asian countries will be made. It will also discuss major relationship among Asian countries in contemporary world.

The professional studies module “Theory and Methodology in Public Administration” mainly introduces the theoretical frontiers and operation tools in public administration.


“Master in Public Administration: Asia Synergy Program for Future Leaders” Curriculum

China in Asia Theory and Methodology in Public Administration
Chinese Government and Politics Political Science
Study of Chinese Society Public Economics
Studies on China’s Politics and Diplomacy Theory and Practice of Governance
International Relations in the Asia-Pacific Region Public Budget Management
Local Government in Contemporary China Public Human Resources Management
Studies of Diplomatic Policies Public Policy Making and Analysis
International Organization and Global Governance Research Methodology of Social Sciences
Global Political Economy Study on Public Administration

Note: For the exact curriculum, please refer to the current training scheme.

  1. Professional Practice and Graduation Dissertation

The program values students’ increasing understanding towards a real China and a real world. It is devoted to enhancing students’ ability of describing and demonstrating a real world. Therefore, the program establishes special module of “Public Administration Practice,” in which the supervisor guides students’ study group to carry out field work and complete graduation dissertation in stages, with research projects as the carrier.

China Insights”   Led by teachers, students will go to government, community, social organization, factory, school and new media to observe, feel and apprehend the economic, social and political development status of a real China, hence they are able to strengthen the overall comprehension and in-depth understanding of China and choose their research topic.

Research on Special Topics According to the research topics, the supervisor will guide students’ study group to visit government officials and social organization directors, carry out types of social investigation, analyze documents and data and complete substantial investigation.

Demonstrating Research Report of “Asian Future Leaders Public Administration Summit Forum”Upon the completion of the research report, professors will be organized to make up the thesis defense committee. Government official, social organization directors and relevant personnel from public sectors will be invited as guest speakers and make comments on study group’s research achievements so as to apply theory to practice.

  1. Faculty Members

This program absorbs advanced educational concept and recruits the world best teachers to start courses. They are:

Thomas Heberer, political scientist, an expert on China’s issues, Germany, Chair at the Institute of Political Science and Chair at the Institute of East Asian Studies of the University Duisburg-Essen, is a full-time professor atZhejiangUniversity.

Joseph Fewsmith, political scientist, an expert on China’s issues, American, professor of International Relations and Political Science at Boston University, was director of Asian studies Center at Boston University, is Qiushi Distinguished Visiting Professor at Zhejiang University.

Zhao Dingxin, sociologist, professor at The University of Chicago, is National 1000-Plan-Scholar at School of Public Affairs of Zhejiang University.

Zhang Junsen, economist, professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, is National 1000-Plan-Scholar at School of Public Affairs of Zhejiang University.

Cao Yang, sociologist, associate professor at Department of Sociology of North Carolina State University, professor at School of Public Affairs of Zhejiang University.

GuoSujian, sociologist, scholar of China’s issues, professor at San Francisco State University, editor-in-chief of China’s famous magazine Journal of Chinese Political Science, is Zhejiang province 1000-plan scholar at School of Public Affairs of Zhejiang University.

Yu Jianxing, professor at Department of Government, dean at School of Public Affairs, distinguished professor of Chang Jiang Scholars Program, an expert on state-society relationship and local government.

Yu Xunda, professor at Department of Political Science, dean of social science research council at Zhejiang University, an expert on comparative politics, democratic theory, regime design, development of Chinese politics and theory of governance.

GuoJiqiang, professor of Department of Social Security and Risk Management, associate dean at School ofPublic Affairs, an expert on labor economics, public economics and modern enterprise theory.

Lin Ka, professor, director at Department of Social Security and Risk Management, associate director of European studies center, an expert on social policy, social security, social work, social management and otherwise.

Chen Lijun, professor at Department of Government, associate dean of Zhejiang Institution of Talent Development, director of the Institute of Public Administration in Zhejiang University,, an expert on Human Resource Management in public sectors and enterprise, talent management, integrity and credit management, decision-making psychology.

Wang Shizong, professor at Department of Government, deputy director of MPA center of ZhejiangUniversity, an expert on state-society relationship study.

Li Jinshan, director and professor at Department of Public Policy and Public Economics of School of Public Affairs, an expert on administrative affairs, public affairs, public policy analysis and European affairs.

Gregory J. Moore, associate professor at Department of Political Science, an expert on study of international relations, China’s diplomatic policy and East Asian relations.

  1. Language of Instruction

English is the teaching and research language of this program. The University will also offer a basic Chinese Language course for international students, helping them enhance their ability of basic Chinese communication. Moreover, to make sure that there is no language obstacle in students’ study, visit, research and communication during the field work, the University will arrange Chinese students and interpreters with the international students.

  1. “Asian future leaders” Summer Enrichment Program

Students will participate in at least one “Asian future leaders” Summer Enrichment program organized by the BAI XIAN Education Foundation Limited.


  1. Eligibility

—Applicants must hold citizenship of an Asian country (other than the People’s Republic of China).

—Applicants must be in good health condition.

—Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or be graduating students and be under the age of 40.

—Applicants must have academic excellence, honesty and integrity, open vision, sense of responsibility and mission.

—Applicants must appreciate the mission and vision of the Scholarship Program.

—Applicants must have a good command of English and can be taught in English; Non-native English speakersmust provide relevant English proficiency certificate.

—Applicants shall not be a recipient of any other scholarship or any form of funding support from a third party.

—If admitted with scholarship, applicants shall stay enrolled as a full time student at ZhejiangUniversity. It is prohibited to take up any paid full-time or part-time employment outside of the program. Students must follow the teaching programs arranged by the university.

—Applicants must agree to sign a student commitment letter stipulated by “Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program”.

  1. How to Apply

Applicants shall first fill in the application form via the online application system ( and then submit application materials to the Admissions Office (postgraduate program) of the International College of Zhejiang University by post or in person.

Mailing Address:

Admissions Office (Postgraduate Programs) of InternationalCollege,

Room 231, DormitoryBuilding 31, Yuquan Campus, Zhejiang University.

No. 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.    Postcode: 310027

Tel: 0086 571 87952848

Note: The application package should be labeled “Application Materials for Asian Future Leaders Scholarship.”


  1. Application Deadline: June 1, 2015


  1. Materials for Application

Application Form for Admission to Zhejiang University, pasted with a recent photograph (white background, 35mm×45mm in size). Applicants shall fill in and submit the application form via the online application system first (link), then print and sign the Application Form produced by the online application system.

Application Form for Asian Future Leaders Scholarship, pasted with a recent photograph. Applicants shall fill in and submit the application form via the online application system first (link), then print and sign the Application Form produced by the online application system.

③A photocopy of passport.

④ Student commitment letter. (download)

⑤Degree certificates, which must be original documents or notarized copies. If applicants are university students, they shall provide an official pre-graduation certificate showing their student status and stating expected graduation date. If admitted, applicant need submit the required degree certificate upon registration. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.

⑥Academic transcripts during Bachelor’s degree study, which must be original documents or notarized copies. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.

⑦Photocopies of English proficiency certificates. (Not required for English native speakers)

⑧Personal Statement, in Chinese or English, should include study and work experience, reasons for application and study proposal. No less than 1000 words.

⑨Two letters of recommendation from full professors or associate professors, in Chinese or English. (Professors’ signature, contact phone number and email address must be provided on the letter.)

⑩Published academic papers or other academic achievements. (if applicable)

⑪Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form, filled in English. (download)  The original copy should be kept by the applicant. The medical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid.  (Applicants should be fully aware of that the examination result is valid for six months from the date of issue.)

The incomplete application materials will not be processed. Application materials will NOT be returned regardless of the result of the application.


Zhejiang University will review all the application materials. Decisions for admission and for granting the scholarships will be made on the basis of the applicants’ competitiveness, academic record and otherwise. After approved by BAI XIAN Education Foundation Limited, the list of scholarship awardees will be announced and published at the InternationalCollege website in late July 2015.And Admission Notice, Visa Application Form for Study in China and other relevant documents will be sent to scholarship awardees in time.


  1. Scholarship awardees must register within the specified time set by ZhejiangUniversity. Scholarships will not be reserved for those who fail to register on time without valid reasons.
  2. Scholarships will be canceled for those who fail to pass the verification of their health examination.
  3. The duration of the scholarship may not be extended if the awardees fail to finish the studies.
  4. Scholarships of the students who suspend their studies due to illness or for other reasons will not be reserved.
  5. The right of interpreting this document belongs to ZhejiangUniversity.



School of Public Affairs, Zhejiang University:

Ms. Zhu Email:


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