Five scholarship offers for Fijian athletes at Beijing Sports University

Lunhao Xia, Vice President of Beijing Sports University during a meeting with Fijian Minister for Industrial Relations, Employment and Youth & Sports, Parveen Kumar. Picture: SUPPLIED

LUNHAO Xia, Vice President of Beijing Sports University has announced that Fijian athletes and officials are welcome to study at Beijing Sports University, one of the finest Sports University in China through its International Sports scholarship.

Mr Xia made the announcement during a meeting with Fijian Minister for Industrial Relations, Employment and Youth & Sports, Parveen Kumar.

“The scholarship we offer is called The Belton Road Scholarship and we have an academic board to decide upon the grant of this scholarship. We agree to offer you five spots through the Ministry of Youth & Sports to Fiji,” Mr Xia said.

“These scholarships are offered in three categories, Bachelor, Masters and PhD level and students who are not fluent in Chinese will be sponsored to study Chinese for a year,” he said.

Beijing Sports University success has been attributed to its emphasis on research around the area of sports medicine and sports science.

Mr Kumar has also  thanked the University for the generous offer and said his Ministry is committed to the implementation of these scholarships in 2020.

“Fiji and China have a very close relationship over the past years, there has been MOUs signed between the two countries and we would like to see to see the work carried out through the MOUs and one such area of cooperation is through Sports,” Mr Kumar said.

The University also offers short term courses to train officials, coaches and sports administrators in a tailor made program that can range from two to four weeks.

Mr Kumar is currently in Beijing on an official visit through the invitation of the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Fiji.

 

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