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International Design Education (IDE) Scholarships Program in China

The United Nations is very delighted to be announcing that the International Design Education (IDE) Program at Zhejiang University is now open. The applications can be made for the ongoing academic year 2023-2024. 

The students can apply for postgraduate study in industrial design engineering at Zhejiang University. The applicants must be from one of the 46 least developed countries and under 35 years of age to be eligible to be considered. The award will cover not just tuition fees but also accommodation, insurance and a monthly stipend. 

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A nice offer for international students to study in China.


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Founded in 1945 in San Francisco, California, United States, the United Nations is an intergovernmental organization established with stated purposes to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations. 

Why choose to study at Zhejiang University? Zhejiang University, is a national public research university ranking 93rd in Best Global Universities and 42nd in QS World University Rankings 2023. This world-class university aims to nurture future leaders and useful citizens with a global vision and social responsibility and show support to its motto of seeking truth and pursuing innovation. 

Application Deadline: The applications can be made until 28th February 2023.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: United Nations and Zhejiang University
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Masters
  • Award: Tuition fee and Other Benefits
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in China


  • Eligible Countries: International students can apply.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: Students can apply for a master’s level study programme at Zhejiang University. 
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must be citizens of one of the 46 least developed countries. 
  • The applicants must be under the age of 35 years. 

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Students can submit their admission applications on the university portal. Students interested to apply for the scholarship must then send the admission application form and other below-listed materials to Ningbo Innovation Center, Zhejiang University in ZIP or RAR file via email at [email protected]
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • Admission Application Form of Zhejiang University
  • A scanned copy of passport biopage (PDF/JPG format)
  • Highest degree certificates, which must be scanned copies of original documents or notarized copies.
  • Bachelor’s degree Academic transcripts, 
  • Scanned copies of English proficiency certificates
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation from full Professors or Associate Professors in Chinese or English
  • Published academic papers or other academic achievements 
  • An applicant who has given up their original Chinese citizenship and become foreign citizens shall provide the documents certifying the cancellation of Chinese nationality, according to the policy of the Ministry of Education of the PRC (PDF format)
  • Documents certifying acquiring foreign citizenship at the time of birth or Documents certifying parent’s permanent residence in a foreign country before the birth of applicants
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants must have a bachelor’s degree.
  • Language Requirement: The students must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests:
  • TOEFL IBT – 90 
  • IELTS – 6.5 
  • Duolingo – 120 


The United Nations and Zhejiang University will present the winners with a scholarship award, including the following:

  • Coverage of the Full Scholarship
  • Full tuition waiver
  • Free on-campus accommodation
  • Comprehensive Medical Insurance
  • Admission fee waiver
  • Monthly stipend of RMB 1,700 Yuan monthly

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