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Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program


Call for applications for the 2024-2025 academic year is now open. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2024.


Established in 1973, the Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program (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. Successful candidates will travel to Canada before the end of February 2025 to begin their program.


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.


The program focuses on Canadian studies, with an emphasis on social sciences and humanities. Relevant fields include business, economics, law, international relations, history, politics, sociology, geography, arts, literature in English or French, linguistics, education, communications policy, media studies, science policy, sociology, environmental studies, architecture, and other related areas.


China Scholarship Council and the Canadian Embassy in China.

Interested candidates need to consult the China Scholarship Council (Chinese only) for application details:

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