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Ten Students from STU was Funded to Study Abroad by CSC
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 17:08


Recently, China Scholarship Council issued a circular, “About the determination of the first batch of overseas students in the 2014"outstanding undergraduate student international exchange program". There were ten students, who respectively from Shantou University’s Business College, Engineering College and Journalism College, admitted for the first batch of overseas students in the 2014 "outstanding undergraduate student international exchange program". They will leave for different destinations countries, such as Canada, New Zealand, France, Ireland and Portugal, etc. for abroad study in the academic year from 2014 to 2015 for a semester. China Scholarship Council will provide a round-trip international travel expense and the subsidization of living expenses and scholarship during the abroad study period.


In January of this year, Shantou University’s seven programs, for example, STU- University of Calgary Exchange Program had the honor to obtain project funding after a rigorous review by CSC. With the help of various institutes, the International Exchange and Cooperative Centre carried out the development of selection, recommendation as well as organizing students for online application in terms of selective method and the document spirit of CSC. The ten students, recommended by STU were all admitted after a rigorous review by CSC. It is the third year our school’s international exchange programs have obtained project funding from CSC, and both the quantity and the regions distribution have a great breakthrough. Our school will further develop the exchange and communication programs with the overseas high level universities, and will strive for more resources and support for our school’s outstanding undergraduate's internationalization cultivation.


China Scholarship Council began to establish the “outstanding undergraduate’s international exchange program” in 2012, with the purpose of bringing the overseas students’ superiority into fully play with government’s support, and promoting the cooperation between domestic high-level universities and world well-known universities and institutions. Furthermore, the program is aimed to promote multi-culture exchange and improve students’ consciousness of innovation, practical capacity and international competitiveness, which are to meet the national urgent need of cultivating professional and international talents with high quality in discipline filed. The targets of the program are some significant projects and the experimental universities of reformation, such as “Project 985”, “Project 211”, the key universities of “the characteristic key discipline project”, “the experimental plan of raising excellent students from foundation discipline” and “the training plan of raising remarkable engineer”. According to “the outstanding undergraduate’s international exchange program”, there should be a selection of at least undergraduate sophomore to go to well-known foreign universities or institutions with an objective of studying the superior disciplines. The chosen students may go  for course learning and graduation project or for internship in international organizations, enterprises and laboratories for about 3 to 10 months. The selection mainly depends on the cooperative channel between implementary schools and well-known foreign universities or institutions. The project emphasizes that support will be focus on both sides’ exchange and communication programs, and the schools’ exchange program of tuition fee exemption or being paid by schools will be supported preferentially.


Translator:Nicole Zheng