30 XMUM Students Awarded 2020 Chinese Ambassador Scholarship

2021-11-19

The Award Ceremony of 2020 Chinese Ambassador Scholarship was held online on 18 November 2021. H.E. Ouyang Yujing, the Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia, virtually awarded the scholarship to 30 outstanding XMUM students.

During his speech, Ambassador Ouyang Yujing congratulated the scholarship recipients for their achievements and urged them to continue their hard work. He encouraged the recipients to actively participate in youth exchanges, dialogues, and other cooperative initiatives between China and Malaysia, to promote mutual understanding and friendship between the two countries.

“I hope you could take over the baton of China-Malaysia cooperation, carry on the torch of the generation-long friendship between our two nations,” said Ambassador Ouyang.

 

Ambassador Ouyang Yujing congratulating the scholarship recipients

XMUM President Prof. Wang Ruifang expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Chinese Embassy and H.E. Ouyang Yujing for providing continued support to the university. During his speech, he gladly reported the latest progress of XMUM. Currently, more than 6,000 students from 31 countries are studying with XMUM. 21 undergraduate programmes, 7 masters and 4 PhD programmes are being offered. XMUM faulty members and students have won multiple research awards and have published more than 790 papers in SCI journals, including 29 papers authored by XMUM undergraduates. 45 publications were selected as Top 1% Highly Cited Papers globally. Prof. Wang reiterated XMUM’s commitment to build a multi-cultural campus and to attract outstanding students from diverse cultural backgrounds with generous scholarship offer.

The Chinese Ambassador Scholarship was set up by the Embassy of China in Malaysia in 2016 to facilitate cultural communication and friendship between Malaysia and China and to encourage outstanding Malaysian students to pursue their study at XMUM. The recipients not only need to possess outstanding academic records, but also need to demonstrate active participation in social activities, especially activities that help to promote the friendship and goodwill between the peoples of the two countries. This year, after a stringent selection process, 30 students from 15 XMUM bachelor’s degree programmes have been chosen to receive this honour.

 

Ambassador Ouyang and President Wang together with the scholarship recipients

In addition to the scholarship, for the second consecutive year, the Embassy has provided “Chinese Ambassador Bursary” to needy students at XMUM who are facing financial difficulties. This year, 25 XMUM students have received Chinese Ambassador Bursaries, which will help them and their family during this challenging time of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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