Chinese Government Offers Over 100 Programmes to Antiguans and Barbudans to pursue Masters’ and Doctorial studies in China

In a quest to promote capacity building and cultural exchanges, the Government of the People’s Republic of China has joined with the Antigua and Barbuda government in offering over 100 programmes for Antiguans and Barbudans to pursue Masters’ and Doctorial studies in English in universities in the People’s Republic of China.

The Programme being handled by the Prime Minister’s Scholarship Programme in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is opened to all qualified Antiguans and Barbudans and covers tuition fees, living expenses and international travel expenses along with a stipend.

The Prime Minister’s Scholarship Committee announced that the scholarships are being offered in two categories: Special Planned Programme which is offered by the Chinese Scholarship Council and offers programmes from 26 universities to include Peking University, Renmin University of China, Beijing Jiaotong University, Fudan University and Tongji University.  Deadline for this programme is May 31.

Some of the programmes offered include Finance, Architecture, Urban and Rural Planning Studies, Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Pure Mathematics, Chemical Engineering and Technology and e-Government.

The second initiative is offered under a direct enrollment system, whereby 38 programmes are being offered from 33 universities.  This programme which has an application deadline of July 12, offers Masters’ and Doctorial degrees in a number of disciplines to include Education, Public Diplomacy, Tourism and Hotel Management, Public Health, Mechanical Engineering and Meteorology.

Information on the application process can be received from the Scholarship Division within the Office of the Prime Minister or by sending an email to or by telephone 268-468-1080.