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The Renaissance Scholarship

An arts-based scholarship for prospective students who are passionate in their pursuit of design, visual arts, and/or performing arts. Candidates should be committed to the study of the arts, while also balancing their achievements in all academic subjects, participation in extracurricular activities, and community engagements.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Prospective students seeking enrollment at SCIS for Grades 6 through 11
  • Evidence of consistent academic achievement at their current school (i.e. reports, rankings, awards, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability, achievement, and passion for the arts
  • 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 portfolio of 5-10 pieces of artwork from any medium that best represent your talents and passion for the arts (i.e., drawing, painting, sketching, digital media, audio, video, etc.).
  • Preferred format: combine all artwork samples into one digital portfolio (i.e. PowerPoint or Keynote), then convert and save it as a PDF before uploading. Ensure the file size is reduced to no larger than 20MB or compress the file if necessary. Alternatively, provide a transfer link to download the digital portfolio.

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 Renaissance Scholarship Application Form

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