Chinese Government Grants Scholarships to Another 112 Sierra Leonean Students
In 2021, a total number of 112 Sierra Leonean applicants have been successfully admitted by various prominent Chinese universities under different Chinese Government Scholarship Programs.
The awarded students will pursue their Bachelors, Masters and PhDs in programs ranging from public administration, education, and politics to clinical medicine, computer science and engineering on a fully funded scholarship.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all the newly enrolled students will stay in Sierra Leone and take online courses provided by the universities at the current stage.
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While receiving the admission letter at the Chinese Embassy, the scholarship recipients thanked the Chinese government for giving them the valuable opportunities to study in top Chinese Universities, and said they would work hard in both online and offline courses with the aim of using what is learnt to contribute to the development of Sierra Leone.
In 1976, the first three Sierra Leonean students were awarded Chinese government scholarships. Till now, China has sponsored over 1,100 Sierra Leonean students to further their education in China.
Through the scholarship and various training programmes, the Chinese government has been unwaveringly supporting the education and human capital development of Sierra Leone in a practical and effective way.