Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program

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NOTE: The deadline for this award has passed (March 6, 2018)

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Deadline: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Student Status: Full Time

Type: External


  • Canadian


  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Science (Management)
  • Master of Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Nursing
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education

Global Affairs Canada and the Chinese Ministry of Education are offering 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.



  • tuition fees at participating Chinese institutions;
  • 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.


  • 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; and
  • be under 50 years of age.


The deadline to submit the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) online application is March 6, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EDT.

The deadline to receive the China Scholarship Council (CSC) online application form and supporting documentation by mail is March 6, 2018.

Scholarships are awarded for:

  • four to 12 months for students; and
  • eight weeks to 12 months in the case of mid-career professionals and faculty members.

The Chinese academic year starts in September and ends in early July, including a winter vacation of approximately three weeks in January or February.

Scholarships can begin as of September 2018 and must end before August 2019.