Master in Public Administration (Asian Future Leaders Scholarship)

                             2016 ASIAN  FUTURE LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM


    “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-economic development status of contemporaryChina,Japanand 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 mainlandChinafor 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 at ZhejiangUniversity, 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 ofChinain the process of globalization through  participation, probe into the common issues and challenges faced byAsiatoday and world development, lift their  ability of leadership in an all-around way, and systematically cultivate their  critical thinking and multicultural appreciation.

    2.      Curriculum

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

    The regional studies module “Chinain Asia” is committed to introduce  governmental management system and social-economic development status of  contemporaryChina. 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.

    3.      Professional Practice and Graduation Dissertation

    The program values students’ increasing understanding towards a real  Chinaand 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.

    4.      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 onChina’s  issues,Germany, Chair at theInstituteofPolitical Scienceand Chair at theInstituteofEast Asian Studiesof 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  SchoolofPublic  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 SchoolofPublic  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.

    5.      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.

    6.      “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  speakers must 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”.

    2.      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, DormitoryBuilding31,Yuquan  Campus,ZhejiangUniversity.

    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.”

    3.      Application Deadline: May 30, 2016

    4.      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.

    A  photocopy of passport.

    Student commitment letter. (download)  

    Degree  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.

    Academic  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.

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

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

    Two  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.)

    Published  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 InternationalCollegewebsite in late July 2015.And Admission  Notice, Visa Application Form for Study inChinaand 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.


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