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Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program

Zhejiang University (ZJU) is participating in the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program (AFLSP) as one of its Anchor Universities.

The AFLSP grants scholarships to high caliber Asian students to study abroad within Asia. Under the administration of Bai Xian Asia Institute (BXAI), the AFLSP provides a platform on which students and educational institutions can cultivate lasting relationships based on mutual trust and understanding —— essential tools for building bridges across cultures.

Please visit BXAI’s website for more details: http://www.bxai.org/

AFLSP Scholarships are offered for all Masters’ degree programs.


—Exempt from tuition fee;

—Free accommodation on campus;

—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 on www.lxbx.net)

Scholarship duration

— Two academic years



1.      Requirement

- Commit to attending a 3-week BXAI Summer Program

2.      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.

—If admitted with scholarship, applicants shall stay enrolled as a full time student at Zhejiang University. 

—Applicants must agree to sign a student commitment letter stipulated by “Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program”.

3.      How to Apply

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

Mailing Address:

Room 4500/3504, International College Building, Yuquan Campus, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou,China

Postcode: 310027

Tel: Ms. Pan  0086 571 87951456

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

4.      Application Deadline: May 20

5.      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)

⑪ Photocopy 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 Asia Institute (BXAI), the list of scholarship awardees will be announced and published at the International College website in late July. And Admission Notice, Visa Application Form for Study in China and other relevant documents will be sent to scholarship awardees in time.



1.      Scholarship awardees must register within the specified time set by Zhejiang University. 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 Zhejiang University.



International College, Zhejiang University:

Ms. Pan   Email: admission1@zju.edu.cn 

Tel: 0086 571 87951456       Fax: 0086 571 87951755

Website: http://iczu.zju.edu.cn


School of Public Affairs, Zhejiang University:

Ms. Shao Email: xxzy@zju.edu.cn 

Website: http://www.cpa.zju.edu.cn





“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.      BXAI Summer Program

Students will participate in at least one

BXAI Summer Program organized by Bai Xian Asia Institute.