FAQ
  • 1.
    What costs does an Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program  (“AFLSP”) Scholarship cover?

    Subject to a maximum commitment of US$50,000 from Bai Xian Asia Institute, the AFLSP Scholarship provides up to US$25,000 per Scholar per year, and covers:

    • university tuition fees
    • university matriculation and other fees
    • accommodation fee
    • personal living stipend
    Full costs of attending the BXAI Summer Program (accommodation, food, round-trip economy class airfare) will be separately covered.
    Financial need is not a consideration in granting the AFLSP Scholarship.
  • 2.
    Can I accept other scholarships or forms of grant/support in conjunction with the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program ("AFLSP") Scholarship?

    In general, AFLSP Scholars may receive government given grants (not full scholarships) together with the AFLSP Scholarship. However, he/she should not receive other forms of scholarship or funding support from private organizations in conjunction with the AFLSP Scholarship.

    BXAI will examine each case of ancillary financial support in addition to the AFLSP Scholarship, whether scholarship, stipends, or grants, individually. Scholars have the duty to disclose the receipt of any other scholarship, tuition waivers, and/or funding support for BXAI’s approval.

  • 3.
    What fields of studies do the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program ("AFLSP") Scholarship support?

    AFLSP Scholars come from many different academic backgrounds and pursue a wide range of degree programs at our 6 Anchor and 10 Participating Universities. According to the preference of each Anchor and Participating University, we may support either existing and/or prospective students for up to four-years for selected program(s) at our 6 Anchor Universities and 10 Participating Universities. For details, please review the Unique Program Offerings at each of the Anchor Universities here, and refer to the "Participating Universities" page here.

  • 4.
    How do I apply for the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program ("AFLSP") Scholarship at a Participating University?
    Please click here for more information on "Eligibility and Selection Criteria" and here for "Application Process and Timeline"; then APPLY NOW.
  • 5.
    How do I apply for the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program  ("AFLSP") Scholarship at an Anchor University? 

    Each Anchor University operates an independent selection process for the AFLSP Scholarship according to the BXAI Selection Criteria; a recommended list of candidates will be submitted to the Institute for final review and approval.

    Students who wish to apply for the AFLSP Scholarship at our Anchor Universities should review the Unique Program Offerings at each Anchor University here and apply to the Anchor Universities directly for admission. BXAI encourages students to contact the relevant university office or program administrator to express their interest.

    HITOTSUBASHI UNIVERSITY
    Administration Office, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy
    FAX
    +81-3-4212-3006
    HONG KONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    AFLSP Program Coordinator, Office of Postgraduate Studies
    Email
    Telephone
    +852 2358-7593
    FAX
    +852 2358-0194
    KYOTO UNIVERSITY
    AFLSP Coordinator, International Education and Student Mobility Division, Education Promotion and Student Support Department
    Telephone
    +81 75-753-2488
    FAX
    +81 75-753-2562
    WASEDA UNIVERSITY
    Administrative Office, School of Political Science and Economics
    Telephone
    +81 3-3207-5617
    ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY
    International College of Zhejiang University
    Telephone
    +86-571-8795-2848
    FAX
    +86 571-8795-1755
    • 6.
      How do I obtain a Participating University recommendation?
      Online application for the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program ("AFLSP") will close on 31 January 2018, after which the Participating Universities ("PU") will be notified and provided access to the data submitted by the applications. Subject to each PU’s own admission timetable, the PU will recommend up to 10 candidates from the Institute's list of registered candidates for interview by the BXAI Selection Panel. The usual vetting and verification of the candidate’s application will be done by the PU’s admission officer.

      Please contact the relevant university office for more information to express your interest.
    • 7.
      What should I expect of the interview?
      The BXAI Selection Panel will take into consideration a candidate's depth of engagement, accomplishments, and aspirations in relation to BXAI’s mission and vision and core values.  Candidates are expected to demonstrate intellectual and academic potential of a high standard, knowledge of global issues, exceptional character, and a commitment to public service.  Interview topics will therefore be wide-ranging in nature, designed to assess candidates in light of the Institute's mission and vision. 
    • 8.
      What if I cannot commit to attending the BXAI Summer Program?
      The BXAI Summer Program is a crucial aspect of the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program ("AFLSP") Scholarship as it brings all AFLSP Scholars together in one location over 3 weeks to share their knowledge and experiences. All AFLSP Scholars must commit to attending the BXAI Summer Program, and are required to sign a Commitment Letter at the time of accepting the AFLSP Scholarship or AFLSP Exchange Scholarship. Failure to attend the BXAI Summer Program will result in disqualification from the AFLSP. In addition, the Scholar will be required to repay to BXAI any portion of the Scholarship that he/she has received.
    • 9.
      If I am not selected for the AFLSP Scholarship this year, may I re-apply next year?
      Yes
  • 10.
    What is a Participating University ("PU") application number?
    A PU application number is the reference number you receive from a Participating University when submitting an application. You can use this number to register on our website.
    • 11.
      Do I qualify for applying for the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program ("AFLSP") Scholarship?
      It depends on which of our partner universities you are interested in applying to.

      For degree-seeking students:

      Asian students are eligible to apply for the AFLSP Scholarship at our Anchor Universities, which currently include (1) Hitotsubashi University-ICS, (2) Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, (3) Kyoto University, (4) Peking University, (5) Waseda University, and (6) Zhejiang University. The Institute encourages students who are interested in applying for the AFLSP Scholarship at one of our Anchor Universities to contact the relevant university office/program administrator directly to express their interest.

      If you are of Chinese, Japanese or Korean ethnic origin, or if your country of residence/ citizenship is in Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR, Taiwan, Japan, or Korea, you are eligible to apply for the AFLSP Scholarship at one of our Participating Universities on our website, which currently include (1) Fudan University, (2) Keio University, (3) Kyushu University, (4) Taiwan University, (5) Seoul National University, (6) Shanghai Jiao Tong University, (7) The Chinese University of Hong Kong, (8) The University of Hong Kong, (9) The University of Tokyo, and (10) Tsinghua University.

      Please be reminded that the AFLSP Scholarship only support Asian students who wish to study abroad in Asia at our Anchor and Participating Universities.

      For exchange students:

      If you are a Japanese student from (1) Keio University, (2) Kyoto University, (3) Kyushu University, (4) The University of Tokyo and (5) Waseda University, you are eligible to apply for the AFLSP Exchange Scholarship at one of our Anchor or Participating Universities in Greater China and Korea on our website, which currently include (1) Fudan University, (2) Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, (3) Taiwan University, (4) Peking University, (5) Seoul National University, (6) Shanghai Jiao Tong University, (7) The Chinese University of Hong Kong, (8) The University of Hong Kong, (9) Tsinghua University, and (10) Zhejiang University.
    • 12.
      I am currently enrolled at one of the Participating Universities, can I apply for the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program ("AFLSP") Scholarship supporting my current degree study?

      According to the preference of each Participating University, we may support either existing and/or prospective students for up to four-years for selected program(s) at our 10 Participating Universities. If you are of Chinese, Japanese or Korea ethnic origin, or if your country of residence/ citizenship is in Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR, Taiwan, Japan, or Korea, you are eligible to apply for the AFLSP Scholarship at one of our 10 Participating Universities on our website, which currently include (1) Fudan University, (2) Keio University, (3) Kyushu University, (4) Taiwan University, (5) Seoul National University, (6) Shanghai Jiao Tong University, (7) The Chinese University of Hong Kong, (8) The University of Hong Kong, (9) The University of Tokyo, and (10) Tsinghua University.

      Please review the Unique Program Offerings of each Participating University here for details.

      Finally, please be reminded that the AFLSP Scholarship only supports Asian students who wish to study abroad within Asia at our Anchor and Participating Universities.

    • 13.
      How can I take part in the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program ("AFLSP") Scholarship?
      BXAI supports both exchange and degree seeking students at our Anchor and Participating Universities.

      You may apply for the AFLSP Scholarship to support your degree studies at one of our 6 Anchor Universities and 10 Participating Universities; or the AFLSP Exchange Scholarship if you are a Japanese student interested in a minimum one-year exchange at one of our Anchor and Participating Universities in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Korea.
    • 14.
      The duration of my degree studies is 3 years. Can I apply for the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program ("AFLSP") Scholarship in my third academic year?
      The AFLSP Scholarship supports either one or two-year programs at our 6 Anchor Universities. On the other hand, according to the preference of each Participating University, we may support existing and/or prospective students for up to four-years for selected program(s) at our 10 Participating Universities.

      You may apply for the AFLSP Scholarship in your third or fourth academic year depending on the Unique Program Offerings of your university. Students who wish to apply for the AFLSP Scholarship at our Participating Universities should review the Unique Program Offerings at each Participating University here.

      Please note that the value of the AFLSP Scholarship is US$25,000 per academic year, and up to a maximum of US$50,000 only. If your degree program covers a period longer than 2 years, the maximum value of the AFLSP Scholarship of US$50,000 will be paid over the course of your degree program.
    • 15.
      I am a Japanese citizen, am I eligible for the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program ("AFLSP") Exchange Scholarship?
      Students of Japanese ethnicity or nationality are eligible for the AFLSP Exchange Scholarship. E.g., a student with a Japanese parent or grandparent OR a student who holds a Japanese passport is eligible. We support Japanese students from (1) Keio University, (2) Kyoto University, (3) Kyushu University, (4) The University of Tokyo and (5) Waseda University who are interested in a minimum one-year exchange at our Anchor and Participating Universities in Greater China and Korea, namely, (1) Fudan University, (2) Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, (3) National Taiwan University, (4) Peking University, (5) Seoul National University, (6) Shanghai Jiao Tong University, (7) The Chinese University of Hong Kong, (8) The University of Hong Kong, (9) Tsinghua University, and (10) Zhejiang University.

      Please note that the value of the AFLSP Scholarship is US$12,500 over the course of your one-year exchange program.
    • 16.
      Is the value of the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program ("AFLSP") Scholarship the same across all Anchor and Participating Universities?

      Except for Japanese full-time students at Peking University, BXAI provides US$25,000 per academic year, and up to a maximum of US$50,000 per Scholar over the course of his/her degree program to cover the cost of his/her university tuition, accommodation expense, and a personal living stipend. Japanese full-time students at Peking University may expect to receive an award of US$12,500 for one-year only to cover the cost of his/her university tuition, accommodation expense, and a personal living stipend.

      Please note that Japanese AFLSP Exchange Scholarship awardees may expect to receive an award of US$12,500 for one-year only to cover the cost of his/her university tuition, accommodation expense, and a personal living stipend.

    • 17.
      I have been awarded the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program ("AFLSP") Scholarship, when should I expect to receive funding of my scholarship?
      BXAI will deposit the Scholarship amount into the designated account of the AFLSP Scholar by 2 equal instalments per academic year over the course of his/her degree program. BXAI will complete payment of the Scholarship within 14 Business Days of receiving the AFLSP Scholarˇs (1) proof of enrolment; and (2) proof of payment of tuition fee.
    • 18.
      I have been awarded the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program ("AFLSP") Exchange Scholarship, when should I expect to receive funding of my scholarship?
      BXAI will deposit the Scholarship amount into the designated account AFLSP Exchange Scholar by 2 equal instalments over the course of the Scholar's exchange program. BXAI will complete payment of the Scholarship within 14 Business Days of receiving the Scholar's proof of enrolment at the Receiving University (one of BXAI's partner universities in Mainland China, HK, Taiwan and Korea).
    • 19.
      Can I accept other scholarships or forms of grant/support in conjunction with the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program ("AFLSP") Exchange Scholarship?
      In general, AFLSP Exchange Scholar may receive other forms of partial funding support (not full scholarships) together with the AFLSP Exchange scholarship.

      BXAI will examine each case of ancillary financial support in addition to the AFLSP Exchange Scholarship, whether scholarship, stipends, or grants, individually. AFLSP Exchange Scholars have the duty to disclose the receipt of any other scholarship, tuition waivers, and/or funding support for BXAI’s approval.

      For example:

      AFLSP Exchange Scholars may receive "full tuition support" by other organizations in conjunction with the AFLSP Exchange Scholarship.

      AFLSP Exchange Scholars may NOT receive "full tuition support with daily life expense" in conjunction with the AFLSP Exchange Scholarship. BXAI considers this a full scholarship.

    • 20.
      I am an Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program ("AFLSP") Scholarship awardee at a Participating University. Can I receive payment of the AFLSP Scholarship BEFORE completing payment of my university's tuition fees?
      No. AFLSP Scholarship awardees at Participating Universities are required to complete payment of their university tuition fees before receiving benefits of the AFLSP Scholarship. BXAI will complete payment of the Scholarship within 14 Business Days of receiving the AFLSP Scholar's (1) proof of enrolment; and (2) proof of payment of tuition fee.
    • 21.
      I have been awarded a tuition fee waiver from my university. Does this affect the value or award of my Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program ("AFLSP") Scholarship?

      The AFLSP Scholarship provides support to cover the cost of university tuition, accommodation expense, and a personal living stipend for each scholarship awardee. In general, BXAI will deduct the amount of any tuition waivers received by Scholars from the value of the AFLSP Scholarship in fairness to all AFLSP Scholars. Scholars have the duty to disclose the receipt of any other scholarship, tuition waivers, and/or funding support for BXAI’s approval.

    • 22.
      In what circumstances would the AFLSP Scholarship or AFLSP Exchange Scholarship be revoked/terminated?  Further, would I be required to repay any portion of the scholarship received if my AFLSP Scholarship or AFLSP Exchange Scholarship is revoked/terminated? 

      To remain eligible for the AFLSP Scholarship or AFLSP Exchange Scholarship, the Scholar must:

      • Stay enrolled at the Anchor or Participating University as a full time student for the duration of participation in the Scholarship Program;
      • Not be a recipient of any other scholarship or any form of funding support by a third party, unless otherwise agreed with the Anchor or Participating University and BXAI;

         

      Scholars must also satisfy all of the following requirements upon acceptance of the AFLSP Scholarship:

      • Participate in the BXAI Summer Program, a 3-week summer camp to be held in August. Travel, accommodation, and other necessary expenses will be covered;
      • Participate in all mandatory programs as stipulated for the AFLSP Scholarship or AFLSP Exchange Scholarship at our Anchor or Participating Universities;
      • Complete a report as provided by BXAI
      If the Scholar fails to fulfill any of the above eligibility conditions and requirements, the award of the AFLSP Scholarship or AFLSP Exchange Scholarship will be terminated immediately. In addition, the Scholar will be required to repay to BXAI any portion of the Scholarship that he/she has received.
Enquiries
Bai Xian Asia Institute
1/F., Novel Industrial Building,
850-870 Lai Chi Kok Road,
Cheung Sha Wan
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Email
Telephone
+852-3958-4788

1.     In what circumstances would the AFLSP Scholarship or AFLSP Scholarship be revoked/terminated? Further, would I be required to repay any portion of the scholarship received if my AFLSP Scholarship or AFLSP Exchange Scholarship is revoked/terminated?