Office of International Affairs

Long Term Study Abroad

Chinese Government Full Scholarship Available for Study Abroad in China

The Chinese Government Scholarship Scheme awards scholarships for international students to do long term study in China.

With the purpose of promoting understanding and friendship between the Chinese people and people from all over the world, and to develop cooperation and exchanges in fields of politics, economy, culture, education and trade between China and other countries, the Chinese government sets up various scholarship schemes to offer financial support for international students and scholars to undertake studies and research in Chinese institutions of higher education.

International students under Chinese Government Scholarship Programs will be allocated in Chinese institutions of higher education designated by the Ministry of Education of China. Various disciplines in science, technology, agriculture, medicine, economics, law, management, education, history, liberal arts and philosophy are available to international students in these institutions.

These two scholarships for UNA students are allocated as part of the 100,000 China Initiative for encouraging more American students to study abroad in China. The host university is Tianjin Foreign Studies University, which is approximately a 45 minute train ride from Beijing.

Duration of the Scholarship: One Year

Full Scholarship Coverage: Tuition and fees, room and broad, living allowance, fee for outpatient medical service, Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Benefit Plan for international students in China. On campus housing will be residence hall room shared with one room-mate.

Expenses not included in the scholarship: Round trip airfare; food outside of the provided university meal plan; spending money

Eligibility to Apply: UNA currently enrolled full-time student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25. Graduate students may apply as well. Additionally, to participate, a full medical check-up will be required of recipients. Once recipient/s are selected, the student will be advised by their UNA academic advisor and academic department to determine suitable course work and credits acceptable to transfer towards degree.

Application Deadline:  March 8, 2013 at 4:30pm

Requirements: Applicants must submit a resume' and 500 word essay. The essay should address the applicant's academic history and future goals, previous international experience and what the applicant hopes to achieve through this study abroad experience. The essay and resume' may be emailed to international@una.edu or mailed to the Office of International Affairs in care of PO Box 5080.

Applicants will be contacted via email as listed on the resume'.