2015/2016 Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program

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Deadline: August 3, 2015

Who applies: Canadian students, researchers, faculty members and professionals

Description: A number of short-term, non-degree-seeking awards are offered to Canadian academics, students and professionals who wish to study and/or do research at participating Chinese institutions. Scholarships are available for studies and research, for a combination of studies and language studies, or for language studies only.

Scholarships are available for studies and research, a combination of studies and language studies or for language studies only. Each award is tenable for a period of no more than 12 months and no less than four months for students or no less than eight weeks in the case of midcareer professionals, teaching and research staff.

The scholarship is tenable between September 2015 and August 2016.


Applicants must:

  • be Canadian citizens;
  • be either:
    • a full-time permanent teaching or research staff at a recognized postsecondary education or research institution in Canada;
    • a student enrolled in either a college, undergraduate or graduate program at a recognized postsecondary 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 studies (master’s or PhD) 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; and
  • undertake studies in an approved subject area in a Chinese institution.

Scholarship Value

The award component provided by the Chinese Ministry of Education includes:

  • tuition fees at participating Chinese institutions;
  • a monthly stipend appropriate to the recipient status as students and research scholars;
  • housing;
  • medical insurance;
  • teaching and research materials; and
  • meals and accommodation during stopovers in Beijing/Shanghai en route to the final destination.

The award component provided by Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) includes travel to and from the destination in China via the most cost-effective route between their point of origin and the final destination, under the following conditions:

  • the itinerary must be approved by DFATD or the scholarship administrator, the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE);
  • the funding only covers the flights for travel to China from Canada at the beginning of the scholarship and for return travel to Canada upon completion of the scholarship;
  • scholarship recipients should make travel arrangements through a CBIE designated travel agent as soon as they obtain their visa; and
  • flights should be booked and paid for before March 15, 2016.

Note that the cost of transportation for Government of Canada employees is not covered.

Scholarship Duration

Scholarships are awarded for:

  • four to twelve months for students; and
  • eight weeks to twelve months in the case of professionals, professors and researchers.


The deadline for submitting the DFATD online application is August 3, 2015, 11:59 p.m. EDT.

The deadline to receive the China Scholarship Council (CSC) online application form and supporting documentation by mail is August 3, 2015.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2015/2016 Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program

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