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The International-Mindedness Scholarship

A community-based scholarship for prospective students who demonstrate the concept of international-mindedness and who believe in respecting world cultures, embracing diversity, and valuing different perspectives.

This scholarship is available for students who are currently enrolled outside of the international school system within China and who would flourish within SCIS’ dynamic, international learner community and the IB Programme.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Prospective students seeking enrollment at SCIS for Grades 5 through 11, and currently enrolled within a local or national curriculum school, international division of a local school, Embassy school, or a bilingual school within China
  • Evidence of consistent academic achievement at their current school (i.e. reports, rankings, awards, etc.)
  • Internationally minded, with aspirations to be a global citizen who contributes positively to their communities
  • Balanced approach to academic success, extra-curricular pursuits, and community involvement


  • Between 25-75% of the annual tuition fee


  • Valid for up to 4 years, with the opportunity to renew through to graduation
  • Subject to annual review of qualifications


How to Apply:

  1. Review the SCIS Admissions Guidelines to confirm your eligibility for admission.
  2. Submit the SCIS Scholarship Application Form.
  3. Upload your Essay Response and Personal Statement.
  4. Provide your current academic year semester / annual school reports and your full annual school report from the previous academic year.
  5. Submit a summary / resume of all achievements and activities you participated in within and outside of school over the last two years.

Application Timeline:

  • The deadline to apply for a scholarship through the SCIS International Scholars Program is Friday, December 22, 2023. Given the timely process for applying for a scholarship and admission to SCIS, it is recommended to complete the scholarship application as early as possible before the posted deadline. Application review will commence on a rolling basis.
  • Scholarship applications will be reviewed by the SCIS Scholarship Committee and preliminary feedback regarding eligibility will be communicated shortly thereafter.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to meet with a member of the SCIS Scholarship Committee to discuss their candidacy, and may be asked to complete an aptitude assessment in literacy and mathematics.
  • Eligible candidates will be prompted to complete the full SCIS Application for Admission and submit all supporting documents.
  • Scholarship awards will be communicated by February 23, 2024.

For questions regarding the SCIS International Scholars Program and/or for assistance in submitting your supporting documentation, please contact scholarships@scis-china.org.

The International-Mindedness Scholarship    Application Form

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