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“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.

    Zhejiang University, 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 www.lxbx.net )


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 contemporary China, Japan and 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 for China) 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 mainland China for 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 Zhejiang University, 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 of China in the process of globalization through participation, probe into the common issues and challenges faced by Asia today 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 “China in Asia” and a professional studies module “Theory and Methodology in Public Administration.”

The regional studies module “China in Asia” is committed to introduce governmental management system and social-economic development status of contemporary China. 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 China and 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 on China’s issues, Germany, Chair at the Institute of Political Science and Chair at the Institute of East Asian Studies of the University Duisburg-Essen, is a full-time professor at Zhejiang University.

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 School of Public 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 School of Public 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 Zhejiang University, 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 Zhejiang University. 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

Applicant should first make an online application at http://iczu.zju.edu.cn and then submit all required application materials to Graduate Office of International College by post or in person.

Mailing Address:

Graduate Office of International College,

Room 231, Dormitory Building 31, Yuquan Campus, Zhejiang University.

No. 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.    Postcode: 310027

Tel: 0086 571 87952848

Note: The envelope of application package should be marked “Application Materials for Asian Future Leaders Scholarship.”

 3.      Application Deadline: May 20

4.      Materials for Application

Application  Form for Admission to Zhejiang University. Log on Zhejiang University’s International Students Online Application System  (click here),   fill in and submit application form, then print out the application form and sign.

           Note: After login, please choose “Master's Program”, and then choose “Public Administration (Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program)”as the First Preference in the section of Proposed Study Plan at ZJU.

Application  Form for Asian Future Leaders Scholarship. Use the same Username and Password of Zhejiang University’s International Students Online Application System to log on the Scholarship Application portal  (click here).After login, click “Apply for Asian Future Leaders Scholarship” at the lower left side of the page, submit application form, then print out the application form and sign. 

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 .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.


School of Public Affairs, Zhejiang University:

Ms. Zhu Email: ggyjs@zju.edu.cn



Website: http://www.cpa.zju.edu.cn

International College, Zhejiang University:

Mr. YI        Email: zjuyhh@zju.edu.cn    Mr. TANG    Email: litang@zju.edu.cn
Tel: 0086 571 87952848       Fax: 0086 571 87951755

Website: http://iczu.zju.edu.cn




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