Scholarship Tenable in the people republic of China for the academic year 2024

  1. Call for Application

The general public is hereby informed that the Government of People’s Republic of China has provided scholarships for the Master’s program of Contemporary China Studies (MCCS) at Silk Road School (SRS)which will be offered at Renmin University of China (RUC). The Silk Road School offers several levels of scholarship for the successful applicants this year, including the full scholarship and partial scholarship for eligible Tanzanian Candidates for the academic year 2023/2024. For more information about this Scholarship visit the following website

  1. Qualification Requirements

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  1. Be a citizen of the United Republic of Tanzania;
  2. Should hold a valid ordinary passport;
  3. Must have a Bachelor’s degree and below 35 years if applying for a Master’s degree program;
  4. Be subject to the additional nationality regulations of Renmin University of China (RUC);
  5. Must have good academic performance; and
  6. Must be in good health.
  7. Application Main Requirements

 Application Form for International Students of Renmin University of China (Original)

After online application, the system will automatically generate the application form. The form should be printed clearly on one piece of A4 paper. Smeared, doodled or damaged forms are not acceptable. Applicants must sign the form.

 4.0 Final Education Certificate

  1. Applicants who have graduated should submit the copy of final education certificate, with the original copy of the notarization of the final education certificate or the original copy of verification of the final education certificate by the institutions entrusted by the Education Ministries.
  2. If the applicant is currently a student at school, please submit the original or notarized copy of the certificate of expected graduation issued by his or her current university. The copy of final education certificate, with the original copy of the notarization of the final education certificate or the original copy of verification of the final education certificate by the institutions entrusted by the Education Ministries must be provided to the university during the onsite registration for re-examination. Those who fail to pass the re-examination will not be admitted for registration. If the applicant cannot provide the related final education certificate according to the item 1) above, the enrolment will be turned down.
  3. Transcript (original)

Transcript must include a complete list course taken up to graduating year. The final GPA must meet the minimum requirement of 3.0/4.0. If the full score of the course is not 100, please reference the guide to transcript. In cases where the 4.0 GPA scale are not used, the applicant must provide either a verification transcript that shows grades under 4.0 GPA system, or provide transcript located in the first 35% of the graduating class.

  1. Copies of the First Page and Visa Page of the Passport

The applicant must hold an ordinary passport. The validity of the passport must be later thanSeptember 30, 2025 otherwise, please change the passport in advance. The copy of the visa page refers to the copy of the visa page held in China (if any). Please do not change the passport and personal information before the onsite registration. The change will affect the enrolment accordingly.

  1. Two Recommendation Letters

Two recommendation letters are required, from two professors or associate professors written in Chinese or English using the letterhead with the university’s name at the top. The recommendation letters must contain the signature, name, position, work unit, and contact information of the recommender. Applicants who have left the University for a long time and cannot get in touch with the university may submit two recommendation letters issued by the leaders in charge of the applicant’s work unit using the letterhead paper of the recommender.

  1.  Personal Statement

The personal statement provides an opportunity for you to present yourself and shall be written in English.

  1. Study Plan

The study plan should include personal study and work experience, academic research achievements, research plans, career planning after graduation, etc.

  1.  Foreigner Physical Examination Form (Original)

The Foreigner Physical Examination Form should be the original document in English or Chinese. The template of Foreigner Physical Examination Form can be downloaded on the website of International Students Office. The applicant should go to the local regular hospital for physical examination in strict accordance with the items specified in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form.A physical examination form missing items, photo, cross-page seal, signature of the doctor, and the seal of the hospital is considered invalid.The validity of The Foreigner Physical Examination Form is 6 months.

  1.  English Proficiency Certificate

The total score of IELTS must be 6.0 or above, and TOEFL score must be 90 or above. Other English proficiency certificates are not accepted. Applicants who have obtained an English-taught degree should provide the letter of English Instruction issued by previous university. Applicants who are native English speakers (including those of Chinese descent born in foreign countries) are not required to submit English proficiency certificate.

  1. Proof of Economic Capability (choose one of the following)

1) Bank deposit certificate of the applicant (time deposit of no less than RMB 30,000 and the maturity date should be after October 2024).

2) the guarantor’s employment certificate (annual income specified) or bank deposit certificate (the employment certificate must be issued on the company’s letterhead paper or time deposit of no less than RMB 30,000 and the maturity date should be after October 2024).

  1.  Letter of Guarantee

The template of the Letter of Guarantee can be downloaded from the website of the International Students Office. The Letter of Guarantee should be signed by the applicant’s relative or the economic guarantor.

  1.  Certificate of No Criminal Record (original or notarized copy).
  • 1)Applicants who are currently not in Chinese mainland should offer the certificate issued by the local public security department.
  • 2) Applicants who are currently in Chinese mainland should offer the certificate issued by entry and exit administration departments of China.

The Renmin University of China Commitment Letter for Non-Criminal Record on International Students Office website is not for the Master Programs in English, and it cannot be used as the Certificate of No Criminal Record.

  1.   Nationality Proof

According to the Nationality Law of the People’s Republic of China and the Letter No.12 [2020] of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, some applicants shall provide additional materials as… e34583.htm.

  1.   Copies of published academic papers, awards or other research results may be attached if necessary. The published academic papers shall be attached with a retrieval certificate, certificate of publication or other relevant publication proof materials.

 Matters needing attention:

* All application materials shall be in Chinese / English, and notarized Chinese / English

translation shall be provided for texts not in Chinese / English. Documents in other languages are not accepted. If the published academic paper is too long to provide translation, Chinese / English

research certificate, employment certificate or other relevant publication proof materials shall be provided, and the original paper shall be attached;

* If the submitted materials are notarized copies, they shall be the original notarized copies. Copies of notarizations are not accepted;

*All application materials will not be returned once submitted;

* Renmin University of China reserves the right to require the applicant to submit relevant supporting materials.

5.Review and Enrolment Procedure

Applicants can apply for 2 programs at the same time. The International Students Office (ISO) will review the application materials. After the preliminary review, ISO will send the application materials to the first program that the applicant applies for. The program will review the application materials again and notify the qualified applicants of participating a test or an interview.

If the applicant’s materials do not pass the review of the first program, or the applicant fails to pass the test or interview of the first program, his or her application materials will go through the same procedure to the second program.

The deadline for preliminary review and program review will be May15th, 2024. If the applicant cannot complete the review within due time, the application will be turned down.

If the applicant fails to pass the review / test / interview of both the programs, the application procedure will automatically end and the applicant cannot be admitted.

After reviewing application materials and organizing the test / interview, the program will form a proposed admission list based on the applicant’s overall performance and research capacity.

The proposed admission list will be submitted to the Admission Office of the Graduate School along with the record sheet of the interview and all the application materials. The Admission Committee of Renmin University will deliberate and finalize the admission list, after which the International Students Office will issue the admission results and send the admission notices.

6. Deadline

The application period is open untilApril 30, 2024.

7. Interview

Interviewed by expert group (in English) online.

8. Application Schedule

Deadline for online applications: April 30, 2024

Interview online: From May to June, 2024

Letters of admission sent out: July, 2024

Semester begins: September, 2024

9. Curriculum Structure

The following specializations are available on the program:

  • Chinese Politics;
  • Chinese Economy;
  • Chinese Culture; and
  • Chinese Law.

The following is a selection of the available courses

  • Introduction to Contemporary China study;
  • China Politics;
  • China Culture;
  • Contemporary Chinese Foreign Policy;
  • Introduction to Chinese Law;
  • Contemporary Chinese Economy;
  • Seminar on Belt and Road Initiative;
  • Methodology in Social Science;
  • Contemporary Chinese Society; and
  • Chinese Language.

10.Duration and Location

The program is two years full-time in Suzhou city, Jiangsu Province of China Silk Road School, Renmin University of China Address: No.158 Ren’ai Road, Dushulake High Education District, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China.


Tel.: 86-010-62516305*8003



Authorized by:

Permanent Secretary,

Ministry of Education, Science and Technology,

Government City,

Mtumba Block,

Afya Street,

P.O. Box 10,

40479 DODOMA.

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