Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

China Offers 14 New Scholarships for FSM Students

Palikir, Pohnpei (FSM Information Services): January 18, 2010 - The Government of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) is now offering scholarships for students from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) to attend universities in China for the school year beginning August 2010. The scholarship program is extended to the FSM to promote cooperation and exchange in the fields of education and culture between China and the FSM. The program will support students who are interested in going to China for undergraduate and graduate degrees. The program fund will cover the cost of tuition, dormitory and a monthly allowance for meals and other basic necessities. International airfare for the students will be borne by themselves.

The Chinese Government will be accepting a maximum of 14 students this year under the scholarship program. Application forms are available at the FSM Department of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Palikir. Please contact the two respective offices directly for the deadline for submission of applications to the Chinese Embassy.

The Embassy of the Federated States of Micronesia in Beijing encourages all FSM students to take advantage of the scholarship opportunity. There are currently 39 FSM students studying in China. Their fields of study range from computer science to medicine and engineering.

For further information, contact the FSM Embassy in Beijing at Ph: (86)1065324708 or e-mail address:

Founded in 1982, Project Interchange is the only US organization solely dedicated to providing educational seminars in Israel for policy and opinion leaders from around the world. Project Interchange is a private, non-profit and apolitical organization which is funded entirely by donations from private individuals. The FSM delegation's expenses are largely underwritten by Project Interchange and include round-trip business class airfare, hotel accommodation and most meals.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
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P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
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