The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) and the Ministry of Education of China jointly initiate the program of Marine Scholarship of China for the purpose of providing financial support to outstanding students from the coastal countries or regions around the South China Sea, the Pacific and the Indian Oceans and African developing countries to study in China for a degree in oceanography or other related specialties, cultivating advanced professionals of the related fields for developing countries, enhancing international marine cooperation and exchange, and promoting the harmonious ocean development in the region and around the world.
HEU traces its origins to the PLA Military Engineering Institute established in Harbin on September 1, 1953, with technical support from the Soviet Union after the Korean War. In 1966, the university became a local and non-military university and was renamed Harbin Engineering College. In 1970 the old university was however dismissed due to the tension at the border with the then Soviet Union. The major part of the old university, including university-level administration, was moved inland to Changsha, Hunan Province. A few other departments were also moved inland but to other places. The part that remained in Harbin formed a new university and was renamed as Harbin Shipbuilding Engineering Institute (
Eligible Countries: Non-Chinese
Type: Masters & Doctorate
Value of Awards: Tuition fee and other Allowances
Number of Awards: Not Mentioned
- Applicants must be in good health.
- Applicants must be from a coastal/island country of the South China Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific and its surrounding island countries, or a developing African country.
- Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree and be under the age of 40 and 45 for admission in a master or doctoral programme at Harbin.
- Applicants must submit scores of the following language proficiency tests: HSK – 5
How to Apply: Students can sign up on the university portal to complete their admission applications. All eligible non-Chinese students will be considered. The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
- Passport Copy
- Notarized transcripts and Bachelor or Master Degree Certificate or above
- Recommendation letters from two professors or associate professors
- Study plan form
- CSC Physical examination form