Global Affairs Canada and the Chinese Ministry of Education are offering short-term scholarships to Canadians wishing to pursue post-secondary academic study, scientific research or Chinese language training or a combination of these activities at participating Chinese institutions.
For more details on eligibility and application requirements, please visit the program description at EduCanada: Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program for 2021-22
- be Canadian citizens;
- be either:
- a full-time professor or research staff at a post-secondary 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 a national education association, who has a graduate (Master’s or doctoral) degree and has had managerial, policy development or decision making responsibilities for at least three years;
- 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.
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 students;
- 3,000 Yuan for Master‘s students/general scholars; and
- 3,500 Yuan for Doctoral students/senior scholars.
- on-campus accommodation or a subsidy for off-campus accommodation (if permitted); and
- comprehensive medical insurance.
Scholarships are awarded for:
- four to 12 months for students; and
- eight weeks to 12 months for mid-career professionals and faculty members.
The Chinese academic year typically begins in September and ends in mid-July, including a winter vacation of approximately three weeks in January or February.
For the 2021-2022 Chinese academic year, the fall semester will be from September 2021 to January 2022, and the spring semester will be from February 2022 to July 2022.
Scholarships can begin as of September 2021 and must be completed by the end of August 2022.
The application involves multiple steps, with materials submitted electronically to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, the China Scholarship Council, and mailed to the Canadian Bureau of International Education. All materials must be received by January 21, 2021.
Submitting Your Application
The application involves multiple steps, with materials submitted electronically to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, the China Scholarship Council, and mailed to the Canadian Bureau of International Education. See EduCanada website for detailed instructions.
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