China-AUN Scholarship




Participants: ASEAN students


To provide opportunities for ASEAN students to further their study in China


The China-AUN Scholarship is a scholarship programme under the ASEAN-China Academic Cooperation and Exchange Programme in cooperation with China Scholarship Council (CSC) with the financial support of the Ministry of Education of P.R. China. Initiated in 2008, this programme offers 30 full scholarships annually to citizens from ASEAN member countries to pursue their Master’s and Doctoral degrees in China.

Project history:

2019/2020 - 300 total applications, 30 accepted
2022/2023 - Application closed, please see the list of successful candidates here.
2023/2024 - Applications are open! For more details, please click here.

ASEAN-China Young Leaders Scholarship (ACYLS)

Date: Q1
Frequency: Annual
Participants: ASEAN Nationals with at least one-year work experience within government agencies, public or private institutions, universities, think-tanks or similar social agencies, and preferably has experience in the following:
  • Work related to foreign and international affairs, especially ASEAN and China-ASEAN affairs;
  • Work or study in the PRC;
  • Academic work on China or ASEAN-related affairs
Objectives: To provide opportunities for young ASEAN professionals to further their study in China.


The ASEAN-China Young Leaders Scholarship Program (ACYLS) is an initiative in response to the call of the Leaders of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and ASEAN Member States (AMS) to increase people-to-people exchanges, strengthen educational cooperation and promote academic exchanges and linkages between AMS and the PRC, in an effort to foster a third pillar of socio-cultural and people-to-people exchanges within ASEAN-China relationship towards building a closer community of shared future. ACYLS is a dedicated project for AMS nationals, in particular young and promising professionals with working experience. The Chinese government will provide funding for ACYLS mainly through the ASEAN-China Cooperation Fund (ACCF). ACYLS will support AMS nationals to study for doctoral or master’s degrees, undertake short-term research programs, or participate in training courses in the PRC. ACYLS provides a full scholarship award covering all program-related expenses including tuition waiver and other school fees, accommodation, round-trip international airfare, comprehensive medical insurance and stipends.

Project history:

2022/2023 - Announcement of the AUN Awardees ASEAN-China Young Leaders Scholarship (ACYLS) 2022/2023

2023/2024 - Open for application! Click here for further details!

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