Asian Future Leaders Scholarship


Mr. Ronald K. Y. Chao is the honorary chairman of Bai Xian Asia Institute (BXAI) and founder of Bai Xian Education Foundation.  He is also vice chairman and director of Novel Enterprises Limited, and an active philanthropist with a vision of a prosperous, sustainable, and conflict-free modern Asia. He is a member of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) Board of Directors.

The Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program (AFLSP) awards to high-caliber students in Asia each year to study abroad in leading universities across East Asia. SJTU is the partner university of BXAI.

1. Scholarship

The scholarship offers each student up to US$25,000 per year or a total of US$50,000 per scholar, which may be used towards university tuition, accommodation costs, and personal living expenses.

The scholarship will be fully disbursed to students directly by semester in RMB, and the students should pay the tuition and other fees themselves.

2. Eligibility

The AFLSP selection is conducted by the SJTU BAIXIAN Committee just after the admissions decision. Scholarship recipients must:

1) Be a national of an Asian country/region.

2) Have high proficiency in English.

3) Possess strong personal integrity, propensity for international and intercultural understanding, compassion and willingness to serve and demonstrate his/her alignment with BXAI’s mission and vision.

4) Remain enrolled at SJTU as a full time student for the duration of participation in the AFLSP.

5) Once selected, all scholarship recipients must participate in the BXAI Summer Program offered by BXAI.

6) Once selected, all scholarship recipients must participate in and complete courses/researches and activities offered by SJTU BAIXIAN Committee.


3. Opening Programs

1) Full-time international students from Asian countries or students from Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, Taiwan China in undergraduate programs. (apply in their second or third-year)

2) Full-time international students from Asian countries or students from Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, Taiwan China in master degree programs. (apply during the admission progress)

4. Selection

1) SJTU BAIXIAN Committee will post AFLSP selection information to undergraduate program students in March, 2020, receive applications, and select candidates for interview.

2) The master programs admission will start in October, 2019. SJTU BAIXIAN Committee will select qualified candidates from the applicants to be enrolled for interview.

3) SJTU BAIXIAN Committee will arrange the interview in later April, 2020.

4) Bai Xian Asia Institute will arrange the interview in May and June, 2020.

5) Bai Xian Asia Institute will decide the approved list in early July, 2020.

5. Application Materials

1) Application Form (it would be provided before interview)

2) Recommendation Letter from university professor

3) Undergraduate Transcripts

6. More Information

1) Bai Xian Asia Institute


2) SJTU Education Development Foundation

Email:  Tel: +86-21-34201463-102


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