The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) and China’s Ministry of Education jointly initiate the Marine Scholarship of China for the purpose of providing ﬁnancial support to outstanding students from the coastal countries or regions around the South China Sea, the Paciﬁc and the Indian Oceans and African, American developing countries to study in China for a master’s or doctoral degree in oceanography or other related specialties, cultivating advanced professionals of the related fields for developing countries, enhancing international marine cooperation and exchange, and promoting the harmonious ocean development in the region and around the world. China Scholarship Council (CSC) is in charge of the admissions and routine management of the Scholarship.
1. Applicant must be non-Chinese citizens in good health, from a coastal/island country of South China Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Paciﬁc and its surrounding island countries, or an African, American developing country.
2. Applicant must apply for the postgraduate degree program of ocean-related specialties. Applicants will be given priority if they are currently engaged in oceanographic and relevant sectors.
3. Educational background and age limits (as of September 1, 2022):
(1) Master’s programs: hold a bachelor’s degree or above and be under the age of 40;
(2) Doctoral programs: hold a master’s degree or above and be under the age of 45.