Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

People's Republic of China Offers Scholarships for FSM Students

Palikir, Pohnpei (FSM Information Services): March 2, 2009 - The Government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) is now offering scholarships for students from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) to attend universities in China. The scholarship scheme is extended to the FSM to promote cooperation and exchange in the fields of education and culture between China and the FSM. The scholarship fund covers the cost of tuition, dormitory and monthly allowance for meals and other basic necessities. International airfare for the students will be borne by themselves.

A new addition to the scholarship program is the authorization by the Chinese Government for 28 universities in China to offer undergraduate programs in Clinical Medicine and Stomatology to be taught in English. Previously all majors were taught only in Chinese. Detail on the English program is provided on the following website: http://www.moe.edu.cn/edoas/website18/en/index_070810.htm.

The FSM Embassy encourages all FSM students to take advantage of the scholarship opportunity and contact the Department of Foreign Affairs at (691) 320-2613 or the Chinese Embassy in Palikir at 320-5575 for additional information. Application forms and medical examination forms can be downloaded directly from the following websites: http://en.csc.edu.cn/uploads/APPLICATION%20FORM%20FOR%20CHINESE%20GOVERNMENT%20SCHOLARSHIP.pdf and http://en.csc.edu.cn/uplaods/foreinphy.pdf.

The Chinese Government is accepting 14 students this year under the scholarship program. Deadline for the submission of application forms to the Chinese Embassy is March 31st, 2009. There are currently 38 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 embassy@fsmembassy.cn.


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FSM Office of the President
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