China-AUN Scholarship 2020/2021: Recipient List and New Selection System Unveiled

By Chawanvit Panprasert, Programme Officer
7 September 2020

The China Scholarship Council (CSC), in collaboration with the AUN, awarded 30 students from ASEAN countries graduate-level full-scholarships to study in Chinese universities this upcoming 2021 academic year.

The China-AUN Scholarship, or the Chinese Government Scholarship—AUN Programme, is a scholarship under the ASEAN-China Academic Cooperation and Exchange Programme in cooperation with the CSC. The programme is financially supported by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. Since 2008, the programme has offered a number of scholarships to students, academics and citizens from various fields in ASEAN Member States to pursue a Master’s or Doctoral degree in China.

This year, the AUN initiates the AUN Scholarship system under the advisory of 3 experts in scholarship management and student affairs: Asst. Prof. Dr. Chaipat Lawsirirat, Asst. Prof. Dr. Pichan Sawangwong, and Ms. Porntip Kanjananiyot. The AUN Scholarship system aims to effectively select and rank scholarship applicants based on credible procedures and criteria.

The system is used to find suitable candidates with an impressive academic background, strong motivation to pursue higher degrees, and a developmental mindset.

The China-AUN Scholarship 2020/2021 programme began its call for applications in December 2019. It attracted 141 applications from 9 ASEAN countries. After the selection process by the AUN and CSC, the programme awarded 30 applicants with full scholarships at the postgraduate level in China universities. The successful applicants consist of 22 Master’s and 8 Ph.D. prospective students from Cambodia (2), Indonesia (6), Lao PDR (3), Malaysia (5), Myanmar (3), the Philippines (1), Singapore (1), Thailand (8) and Vietnam (1). The full list of Scholarship awardees is shown on the AUN website.

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