Tianjin University ASEAN – China Young Leaders Scholarship (ACYLS)

Sat, 15 Jun 2019
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ACYLS will support nationals from ASEAN Member States(AMS)to study for Master or PhD degrees, undertake short-term research programs, and participate in training courses in the PRC. ACYLS provides a full scholarship award covering all program-related expenses including tuition waiver and other school fees, accommodation, round-trip international air fare, comprehensive medical insurance and stipends. Tianjin University is among the few top universities in China that are designated to enroll ACYLS students.

I. When and Where to Apply

Applicants shall submit their applications to ACYLS national focal points of their respective home countries before the deadline. The application generally opens from January to April every year. For the application deadline of the current year, applicants shall consult the ACYLS national focal points directly.

II. Eligibility

Applicants of ACYLS should meet the following criteria:
a. Citizen of an ASEAN Member State (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam);
b. In sound physical and mental health;
c. Proficient in English (i.e., must possess an IELTS score of at least 6.0 or a TOEFL score of at least 80 points);
d. Holder of an undergraduate degree and under the age of 45 if applying for a master’s degree;
e. Holder of a graduate/master’s degree and under the age of 45 if applying for a PhD degree;
f. Holder of at least an undergraduate degree if applying for the short-term research program;
g. Having at least one-year work experience within government agencies, public or private institutions, universities, think-tanks or similar social agencies, and preferably has experience in the following:
● work related to foreign and international affairs, especially ASEAN and China-ASEAN affairs;
● work or study in the PRC;
● academic work on China or ASEAN-related affairs;
h. Not a concurrent awardee of a Chinese government scholarship.

III. Supporting Categories and Scholarship Duration

Supporting Category Length of Schooling Length of Scholarship
Master’s Students 2-3 academic years 2-3 academic years
Doctoral Students 3-4 academic years 3-4 academic years
Research Scholars 5-6 months 5-6 months
Training Course 7-15 days 7-15 days


IV. Scholarship Coverage

Supporting Category Stipend/Academic year One-time Settlement Fee Round-trip Air Fare/

Academic year

Master’s Students 9000 USD 500 USD 1000 USD
Doctoral Students 12000 USD 500 USD 1000 USD
Research Scholars 6000 USD 500 USD 1000 USD(one time only)

●Stipend: Within the scholarship duration, registered scholarship students will receive a stipend from their host university on a monthly basis. Students registering on or before the 15th of the month will receive a full stipend of that month. Those who register after the 15th of the month will receive a half stipend of that month. Graduating students will receive stipend for another half a month following the graduation date. If a registered student stays out of China for more than 15 days due to personal reasons (school holidays excluded), his/her stipend will be stopped during his/her absence from China.
Master’s students: 750 USD per month
Doctoral students: 1000 USD per month
Research scholar: 1000 USD per month
★ Stipend will be provided to ACYLS students on a monthly basis in the Chinese currency at a fixed annual rate between the US dollar and the Chinese RMB.
●Accommodation: ACYLS recipients will be provided with university dormitory with one single room for each recipient..
●Medical Insurance: It is covered by the ACYLS program. To check insurance policy and insurance claims, please visit or and refer to Comprehensive Insurance & Protection Scheme for Foreigners Staying in China.

V. Program Catalogue

Program Instruction Language: English. Candidates are strongly advised to register for English-taught programs, and their English language proficiency must meet the language requirements of the applied programs.
For the ACYLS Program Catalog, please click.

VI. Application Materials

Applicants must provide authentic and valid documents according to the requests and upload clear scanned copies onto CGSIS. Failure to fulfill the requirements will negatively influence the scholarship results.
When submitting applications to the ACYLS national focal points, the applicants should follow the prescribed requirements.

VII. Admission Procedures

Step 1- Complete online application by visiting CGSIS (Chinese Government Scholarship Information System) (Visit or and click “Scholarship Application for Students” to log in). Online submission of the application is compulsory for each applicant by completing the application information and uploading all necessary supporting documents.
Step 2- Prepare the application documents according to the “List of Application Documents” and upload all the required documents into the online application system. Also submit the hard copies of application form and relevant documents to the ACYLS national focal points as required before the deadline. ACYLS national focal points of ASEAN Member States will then review the qualifications of all applicants and provide the list of recommended recipients to the Joint Committee of the ACYLS, which will decide the final recommendation list.
Step 3- The China Scholarship Council (CSC) will only process the applications recommended by the Joint Committee. Applicants not included in the list will not be considered. CSC reserves the right to make necessary adjustments to the applicants’ host universities.

VIII. Contact

Address : International Admissions office (Room216), School of International Education, Building No.10 , Tianjin University, No.92, Weijin Road, Nankai District, Tianjin, China
Zip code : 300072
Tel. : 0086-22-27406691
Fax : 0086-22-27406147 (English, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian accepted)
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