In order to enhance the international influence of our university, promote the construction of school disciplines, improve the level of internationalization in the respect of postgraduate education, and cultivate a number of top-notch innovative talents, the Graduate School plans to carry out the International Visiting Graduate Student (IVGS) Program under the SMU “Special Postgraduate International Education Program” (SPIEP) providing opportunities for outstanding foreign students to study and engage in research work on our campus. Related information and requirements are listed as follows:
1. Program Duration
3 months or 12 months
2. Program Applicant
To participate in the SMU International Visiting Graduate Student Program, a graduate student must be in good-standing on the home campus and actively pursuing a graduate degree at another accredited academic institution (including institutes and universities along the “Belt and Road”).
3. Program Quota
The total number of recruitment is 30.
4. Funding Sources and Program Funding Standard
(1) Funding Sources
The international visiting graduate students will be sponsored by SMU.
(2) Program Funding Standard
An international round-trip flight ticket fee can be reimbursed for once. During their visiting on the host campus, each visitor will be offered a monthly 3,000 RMB Yuan as living allowance.
5. Program Application and Implementation Time
(1) Program Application Time
From now to Dec. 15th, 2021
(2) Program Implementation Time
The application must be carried out during the application year, and the specific implementation time should be based on the program arrangement.
6. Program Application Requirements and Procedures
(1) Application Requirements
a. The applicants should love Chinese culture and are in good health and promise to observe all the rules, laws and regulations in China.
b. The applicants should be in good academic standing in their study of the graduate program. You need be currently registered as a full-time graduate student in a credited overseas university, demonstrating outstanding academic performance with good GPA points and a passion for research. Certification of enrollment as a full-time graduate student in the home university and two recommendation letters from professors on their home campus are required to be submitted.
c. The applicants should acquire good language competence in order to work and live in our country without any language problems.
(2) Application Procedure
Application—review and recommendation by the home institute—Assessment and acceptance by Supervisors at SMU—Experts review—School approval.
7. Application materials
(1) Applicant's comprehensive quality materials, including academic transcript, scientific research achievements and language proficiency certification, etc.
(2) Certification of enrollment and two recommendation letters from their school professor.
(3) The Curriculum Vitae of the advisors from the home institute and the host institutes (SMU).
(4) Formal invitation letter of our school professors and its Chinese translation.
(5) Research proposal with signature by supervisors both on the home campus and the host campus.
8. Assessment and Management
As for the detailed assessment and management of applications, please refer to overseas graduate student management in our school.
9. Materials Requirements
The application materials must be printed and bound with A4 paper, and submitted to the Academic Office of Graduate School (9th Floor, North Building, Graduate School) when checking in, and the electronic scanning materials must be send to specified mailbox (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the deadline.
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