Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program (CCSEP)
Launch of the 2020-2021 Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program for Chinese applicants
The 2020-2021 Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program (CCSEP) process has been launched. The selection of CCSEP scholars is a long and rigorous process that can last several months. Under normal circumstances, successful candidates would typically travel to Canada before the end of February 2021 to begin their program. This year however, due to the unpredictable evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, delays are likely. Applicants should be flexible and ready to adapt to unforeseen changes.
Established in 1973, the CCSEP was the result of an undertaking by then Chinese premier Zhou Enlai and Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. The CCSEP is an official exchange program between the two countries designed to enhance Chinese scholars' and professionals' knowledge and understanding of Canada.
Scholarships are usually for four to 12 month periods of research in Canada, but do not involve formal enrolment at a Canadian university. The recipients are placed as visiting scholars.
Canada offers awards to full-time, permanent teaching or research staff, master's or doctoral graduates as well as non-academics in China holding senior professional posts (e.g., judges, broadcasters, economists) so that upon their return home they can make a distinctive contribution to life in China and to mutual understanding between Canada and China.
Preference is given to the following fields: public policy analysis and public administration, business management, economics/finance/banking, environmental protection, law, education, public health policy and management.
China Scholarship Council and the Canadian Embassy in China.
For information: China Scholarship Council (Chinese only).
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