The Beijing Municipal Government has established a scholarship fund for foreign students and scholars in Beijing, the first of its kind to be offered by a city government in China.
The initial fund of the scholarship is 35 million yuan (US$5 million) from the Beijing Municipal Education Commission. The scholarship is classified into three categories with the highest at 40,000 yuan (US$5,700) for each recipient.
The scholarship is provided by the government, but individuals, companies and organizations are encouraged to contribute to the scholarship fund in the future.
The aim of the scholarship is to attract more foreign students to study in Beijing so as to promote the internationalization of Beijing's higher education.