Scholarships in China available for Canadian academics, students and professionals

November 30, 2017 – Global Affairs Canada and the Chinese Ministry of Education are offering short-term scholarships to Canadians wishing to study abroad in China. Scholarships are awarded for studies, research, language studies or a combination of studies and language studies at participating Chinese institutions.

  • Program name: Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program
  • Funding organizations: Global Affairs Canada and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China
  • Target audiences: Canadian students (college, undergraduate and graduate levels in Canada); Canadian faculty members and research staff at a post-secondary institution in Canada; Canadian mid-career professionals
  • Number of scholarships: Over 20
  • Duration: 4 to 12 months for students; and 8 weeks to 12 months for faculty members and mid-career professionals
  • Inclusions: Airfare, tuition fees, monthly living stipend, on-campus accommodation and medical insurance
  • Deadline: March 6, 2018

For full program details and to submit an online application, visit: Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program.


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Alumni testimonials

Dr. Miao Song, 2011-2012 and 2015-2016 awardee

Miao Song"These intercultural experience opportunities enabled me to grow exponentially and contribute very positively not only to my personal and professional development but also to establish new links and partnerships between Canada and China at academic and professional levels."

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Sean James, 2015-2016 awardee

Sean James"Mandarin became my first language for ten weeks, and by communicating with people on and off campus I assimilated the appropriate usage of expressions I had learned in class…After returning from this trip, my colleagues were struck by the level of fluency I had attained."

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