Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program 2010

Scholarship includes :

  • Tuition fees


  • Living allowance


  • On-campus accommodation


  • Medical insurance


  • Teaching and research materials


  • Travel to and from destination in China via the most cost-effective route through Beijing or Shanghai. Travel arrangements must be made by CBIE.
  • Only selected candidates should contact CBIE about the travel arrangements.

Meals and accommodation will be provided during stopovers in Beijing/Shanghai en route to final destination.

Duration :

  • The award will be for a period of 4 to 12 months from the date of arrival in China.


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


  • It is understood that the recipients of the award will return to Canada upon completion of their program.

Background :

The China Scholarship Council, in partnership with DFAIT, offers awards under the Canada-China Scholars Exchange Program (CCSEP) to Canadians who wish to study and/or do research at participating Chinese universities in subject areas related to China.

Established in 1973, the CCSEP was the result of an undertaking by then Chinese premier Zhou Enlai and Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Over the past 36 years, 900 scholars have participated in the CCSEP.

Canadian scholars have brought new Canadian perspectives to their host country and acquired enhanced knowledge and understanding of China.

Eligibility :

Applicants must :

  • Be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.


  • Be faculty members at Canadian universities or students who have a bachelors degree or enrolled in a graduate program.


  • Be proficient in written and oral Chinese unless otherwise exempted by their host university in China.


  • Undertake studies in an approved subject area in a Chinese university. Preference will be given to those candidates whose research is related to the study of China.

Applications will be assessed on applicants academic merit and proposed research plan.

Conditions :

  • Scholarship recipients must submit a report to the Chinese Embassy in Canada concerning his/her research or language learning in China within two months after completion of scholarship. The host university is also expected to evaluate the recipients academic performance.


  • Scholarship recipients must enroll at their host universities for the periods approved by the China Scholarship Council. Requests for deferred registration may not be accepted. Awards holders are not allowed to extend their awards in China.

Application Form :

  • Application form is available through the following link: Application form.*


  • Physical examination form is available through the following link: Physical examination form.*


  • Information on participating Chinese universities are available through following : Chinese institutions admitting foreign students.*

These links leads to sites belonging to an entity not subject to the Official Languages Act. Information on these sites is available in the language of the sites.

Applicants must submit 2 copies of the following items prior to the deadline :

  • A detailed study or research proposal indicating objectives, duration of the proposed stay, methodology, etc.


  • Two letters of reference from university professors or other academic personnel.


  • Official academic transcripts from college/university.


  • A copy of degree or certificate (if the degree is not yet awarded, a letter verifying the graduation date is required from the university.

Note : Fine Arts applicants (painting, graphic arts, sculpture and photography) must submit colour images of 6 original pieces of work presented on a labeled CD.

Music candidates must provide a CD not exceeding 30 minutes in length containing samples of different musical styles performed or conducted by the applicant.

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