[photopress:MBA_postgrauates_in_Beijing.jpg,full,alignright]Most Chinese want funds for postgraduates to be decided by yearly scholarships. A survey reported by China Youth Daily newspaper showed that 82.7% of respondents believed this would be a fairer system than that working currently.
Chinese universities usually sort their postgraduate students into two categories according to their performance in the enrollment exam. Those with higher scores receive government funds and the others pay for themselves.
A postgraduate in the government list will not only be exempted from tuition and other fees, but also given a monthly subsidy of RMB300 yuan ($40) in master’s courses and RMB800 ($107) in doctorate courses.
The others must pay from RMB10,000 to 15,000 ($1,300 to 2,000) a year. This is a bit burdensome on late developers.
About 87.3% of those surveyed thought that the annually granted scholarship would ‘boost fair competition and spur students’ motivation’.
According to the Ministry of Education 17 universities have replaced the one-off government funds with yearly scholarships and next year all 56 Chinese universities that give postgraduate courses will adopt the policy.
Source: China View