Postgraduate Direct Scholarship targets individuals doing postgraduate studies in domestic higher education institutions (including both Master’s and doctoral degree studies). In 2007 we awarded 20 individuals under this scholarship. In 2008 the quota is increased to 25. In 2009 the number reached 30. In 2010 and 2011 the number has increased to 41 each year. This scholarship provides a maximum of three year support.
Since 2009 the award amount for PGDS is divided into three brackets: first place, second place and third place award. First place award is maximum 8,000 RMB per year, second place award 7,000 RMB per year, and third place 5,000 per year.
Candidates for the postgraduate direct Scholarship is reviewed and selected directly by Trace Foundation’s Scholarship Review Committee and managed by the Higher Education Scholarship Project.
- Applicants should plan to or have already taken the graduate entrance exams and be able to provide, by the time of scholarship review, information about their scores, admission status, including information where their overall score is ranked in the admissions list for their chosen program.
- Candidates must be fluent in both written and spoken Tibetan
- Those proposing fields of study related to Tibetan medium education will receive preferential consideration
- Have clearly defined academic goals and future career plans; willing to fulfill post-scholarship service obligations as required by Trace Foundation.