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Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad17 March 2011
Four students studying within the Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at Monash University have been awarded Chinese non-government sponsored student scholarships from the China Scholarship Council.
The China Scholarship Council is the Chinese Ministry of Educationís non-profit organisation that provides student financial aid to Chinese citizens and foreigners to study abroad or in China.
Developed in 2003, the awards are based on academic merit and encourage international students to achieve first-class results during their studies. Awardees receive $5000US to further develop or finance their studies.
The award further encourages international students to return to China for work or to serve the country in other channels after receiving their degree abroad.
This year, a total of 504 awards were given worldwide, with 35 Chinese students in Australia receiving awards. Of the 35 students in Australian, seven are engaged with studies at Monash University and four are studying Chemical Engineering with the Faculty of Engineering.
Congratulations to Na Hao, Duo Wu, Janfei Tian and Xu Li for their outstanding achievements.
To be applicable for the Chinese Government award for outstanding self-financed students abroad, the student must be studying a PhD degree, be under the age of 40 and self-financed.