Shanghai-based Fudan University is to award scholarships to foreign students beginning this year, the university announced on Monday.
According to Yang Zengguo, deputy director of the university's foreign students affairs office, all foreign undergraduate and postgraduate students can apply for the scholarships.
The scholarships will be awarded based on the applicant's marks and academic research achievements, Yang said, adding that the school is hoping to attract foreign students who study majors other than language.
Of the 584 foreign undergraduates enrolled by the university this year, 14 will receive the scholarship which includes free of tuition with a value of between 23,000 to 26,000 yuan (anywhere from US$2,870 to 3,250).
Ten foreign postgraduates will be granted scholarships that include free tuition.
(Xinhua News Agency April 4, 2006)