Global Affairs Canada and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China
Global Affairs Canada and the Chinese Ministry of Education are offering over 20 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.
Scholarships are tenable at Chinese institutions that admit scholarship recipients of the Chinese Government Scholarship. These institutions are marked by an asterisk (*) in the list of participating Chinese institutions.
- be Canadian citizens residing in Canada;
- be either:
- a full-time professor or research staff at a recognized post-secondary education or research institution in Canada;
- a student enrolled in either a college, undergraduate or graduate program at a recognized post-secondary education institution in Canada; or
- a mid-career professional from a Canadian government, media or cultural organization, or national education association, who has a graduate (Master's or doctoral) degree and has managerial, policy development or decision making responsibilities for at least three years with the organization;
- have achieved the required level of written and spoken Chinese by the host institution in China, if applicable;
- undertake studies in an approved subject area in a Chinese institution;
- not be seeking a degree in China;
- be under 45 years of age if applying under the “General Scholar” category of the China Scholarship Council (CSC); and
- be under 50 years of age if applying under the “Senior Scholar” category of the CSC.
Additional qualifications and requirements apply. Please consult the program website.
Maximum Project Value
The award component provided by the Chinese Government Scholarship includes:
- tuition fees at participating Chinese institutions;
- a monthly stipend appropriate to the recipient’s status (Approximate values):
- 2,500 Yuan for undergraduate and language students;
- 3,000 Yuan for Master’s degree students; and
- 3,500 Yuan for PhD students and senior scholars.
- on-campus accommodation or a subsidy for off-campus accommodation (if permitted); and
- comprehensive medical insurance.
4 to 12 months for students; and 8 weeks to 12 months for faculty members and mid-career professionals. Scholarships can begin as of September 2020 and must end before August 2021.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
The deadline to submit the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) online application is January 23, 2020, 11:59 p.m. EDT.
The deadline to receive the China Scholarship Council (CSC) online application form and supporting documentation by mail is January 23, 2020.
How to Apply
To be considered for the Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program, the applicant must complete the following two-step process.
- Applicants must complete and submit the online application form of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) available on this site and provide the supporting documents as requested.
- Applicants must complete and submit the CSC online application from the China Scholarship Council (CSC) website as well as an application package submitted by mail.
Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.
IMPORTANT: Applicants are required to submit both the DFATD application form and the CSC application form. Any application submitted to only one of the government scholarship portals will not be considered.