ELIGIBILITY

For students seeking a full-time degree at a Partner University:

Asian students interested in pursuing a full-time degree program at one of our Partner Universities are eligible for the AFLSP Scholarship.  Our Partner Universities currently include: (1) Hitotsubashi University-ICS, (2) Kyoto University, (3) Peking University, (4) Shanghai Jiao Tong University, (5) The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and (6) Waseda University.  As each Partner University operates its own independent selection process for the AFLSP, interested students should read through the program offerings of their university of choice here and contact the university’s office or program administrator directly to express their interest and/or apply for admission.

Please note that the AFLSP Scholarship only supports Asian students who wish to study abroad in Asia at one of our Partner 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, or (5) Waseda University, you are eligible for the AFLSP Exchange Scholarship at one of our Partner Universities in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai, which currently include (1) The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, (2) Peking University, and (3) Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Bai Xian Scholars are welcome to pursue their choice of an undergraduate, or master’s degree or exchange program within the restrictions of each Partner University.  For details regarding eligibility, please visit our Eligibility and Selection Criteria  page.  For further information about the specific program offerings and restrictions of each partner university, please visit our Partner Universities page.

Each Partner University operates an independent selection process for the AFLSP in line with BXAI selection criteria. Shortlisted candidates are then recommended by universities to BXAI for final interview and approval.

 

Please ensure that you meet the criteria to become a Bai Xian Scholar by reviewing the Eligibility and Selection Criteria page first. Students who wish to apply for the AFLSP Scholarship at our Partner Universities should read through the program offerings of their university of choice here and contact the university’s relevant office or program administrator directly to express their interest and/or apply for admission.

Each Partner University has its own AFLSP Program offerings. Students may apply for the AFLSP Scholarship in their third or fourth academic year depending on the unique offerings of their university, which may be viewed here.

Please note that the AFLSP Scholarship offers each student up to US$25,000 per academic year, or a total of US$50,000 per scholar only. If your degree program covers a period longer than two years, the maximum amount of US$50,000 will be disbursed over the course of your degree program.

Students of Japanese nationality AND who are existing students of (1) Keio University, (2) Kyoto University, (3) Kyushu University, (4) The University of Tokyo, or (5) Waseda University are eligible for the AFLSP Exchange Scholarship. This scholarship supports Japanese students interested in a minimum one-year exchange at one of our Partner Universities in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, namely: (1) Peking University, (2) Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and (3) The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Please note that the AFLSP Exchange Scholarship offers each student up to US$12,500 for a one-year exchange program.

No.  The AFLSP is only open to candidates who have never previously been selected as Bai Xian Scholars.

The BXAI Selection Panel will take into consideration each candidate’s depth of engagement, accomplishments, and aspirations in relation to BXAI’s mission, 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 will be conducted in English, and topics are wide-ranging in nature, with questions designed to assess candidates in light of BXAI’s selection criteria, as detailed here

ADMINISTRATION AND DISBURSEMENT

The AFLSP offers each scholar up to US$25,000 per year, or a total of US$50,000 per scholar, which may be used towards:

  • university tuition fees
  • university matriculation and other fees
  • accommodation fees
  • personal living expenses

Please note:

  • BXAI Summer Program costs (for accommodation, food, and round-trip economy class flights) are separately covered by BXAI.
  • AFLSP scholarships are granted on a need-blind basis.

Other than Japanese exchange scholarship students, BXAI offers the same amount to all scholars (up to US$25,000 per academic year or a total of US$50,000 per scholar over the course of his/her degree program, which may be used towards university tuition, accommodation costs, and personal living expenses). Japanese AFLSP Exchange Scholarship awardees are eligible for up to US$12,500 for one year only, which may be used towards his/her university tuition, accommodation costs, and personal living expenses.

Scholarship funds are deposited into the Bai Xian Scholar’s designated account in two equal installments per academic year over the course of his/her degree program. BXAI will transfer scholarship funds to the Bai Xian Scholar within 14 business days of receiving the scholar’s (1) proof of enrollment and (2) proof of tuition fee payment.

Scholarship funds are deposited into the Bai Xian Exchange Scholar’s designated account in two equal installments over the course of his/her exchange program. BXAI will transfer scholarship funds to the Bai Xian Exchange Scholar within 14 business days of receiving the scholar’s proof of enrollment at the exchange university (one of BXAI’s Partner Universities in in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong)

No.  Bai Xian Scholars at Participating Universities are required to complete payment of their university tuition fees before receiving their AFLSP Scholarship funds.  BXAI will transfer scholarship funds within 14 business days of receiving the Bai Xian Scholar’s (1) proof of enrollment and (2) proof of tuition fee payment.

CONDITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

The BXAI Summer Program is an important aspect of the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program (AFLSP) Scholarship as it offers Bai Xian Scholars a unique opportunity to explore, learn, and build community. All Bai Xian Scholars must commit to attending the BXAI Summer Program in the first summer after enrollment of the AFLSP, and are required to sign a commitment letter upon acceptance of the AFLSP Scholarship that confirms his/her participation at the Summer Program. Failure to attend will result in disqualification from the AFLSP and repayment (by the student to BXAI) of any scholarship funds he/she has already received.

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

  • Remain enrolled at the Partner University as a full-time student for the duration of their studies under the AFLSP.
  • Disclose to BXAI and the relevant university if they are a recipient of any other scholarship or form of funding offered by a third party.  In such an event, BXAI reserves the right to review the scholarship offer on a case-by-case basis.

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

  • Participate in the uptothree weeks BXAI Summer Program in the first summer after enrollment of the Scholarship Program.  Costs related to travel, accommodation, and other necessary expenses are covered by BXAI.
  • Participate in all mandatory programs at the relevant university as stipulated by the AFLSP Scholarship or AFLSP Exchange Scholarship.
  • Complete a report provided by BXAI.

Failure to fulfill any of the above conditions and requirements will result in immediate termination of the AFLSP Scholarship or AFLSP Exchange Scholarship.  The scholar will also be required to repay BXAI for any scholarship funds that he/she has already received.

In general, Bai Xian Scholars are permitted to receive other forms of funding support in conjunction with an AFLSP Scholarship, though in such an event, BXAI reserves the right to review the terms of the scholarship on a case-by-case basis.  Bai Xian Scholars have the duty to disclose to BXAI if he/she is the recipient of any other scholarship(s), tuition waivers, and/or funding support offered by a third party.

In general, Bai Xian Exchange Scholars are permitted to receive other forms of funding support in conjunction with an AFLSP Exchange Scholarship, though in such an event, BXAI reserves the right to review the terms of the exchange scholarship on a case-by-case basis.  Bai Xian Exchange Scholars have the duty to disclose to BXAI if he/she is the recipient of any other scholarship(s), tuition waivers, and/or funding support offered by a third party.