China Internship and Postgraduate Scholarship Opportunities

St. Lawrence University provides the following funding resources for its China Internship program:

(Please check your SLU Wire around April for the grant application information)

The following scholarships provide opportunities for students to study and/or conduct research in China:

East China Normal University International Program of Politics in English (Master and PhD), Shanghai, China

Award Amount: Full program tuition, room and board, health insurance, monthly living stipend

Deadline: February 1

The program is open to SLU students who are interested in pursuing a graduate program in International Politics. ECNU provides full scholarships to students, including tuition and fees, room and board waiver, and a monthly stipend. All courses taught in English.

Schwarzman Scholars

Award Amount: Students receive a comprehensive scholarship. It includes: tuition, room and board, and health insurance

Deadline: September 15

Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Students will live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes will be taught in English. Students will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines: Public Policy, Economics and Business and International Studies.

Yenching Scholars

Award Amount: Full program tuition, room and board, health insurance, monthly living stipend

Deadline:  Rolling basis.

The Yenching Academy offers an intensive program of interdisciplinary classroom and field study of Chinese history and culture, as well as real-time issues in China’s development. The Scholarship supports a one-year Master of Arts in China Studies at Peking University in Beijing. Academy courses will be available in both English and Chinese. Yenching Scholars will also be deeply immersed in Chinese culture through field excursions and an intensive Chinese language program taken along within their degree studies.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Award Amount: Up to $5000; an additional $8000 for students studying a critical need language

Deadline: Oct. 6th

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State support students who enroll in a study or credit-bearing internship abroad. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and the recipient of a Federal Pell Grant.

Blakemore Freeman Fellowship Language Grants

Award Amount: Full program tuition plus a stipend for travel/living expenses

Deadline: December 30

The Blakemore Freeman Fellowships cover full tuition PLUS a generous stipend for travel/living study expenses.  The academic year stipend for our 2016 grants for Chinese will be a minimum of $25,000, on top of full tuition.

Boren Scholarship for International Study
Award Amount: $8000/summer; $10,000/semester; $20,000/academic year
Deadline: February

The National Security Education Program funds students to acquire language skills and academic credit in programs and areas that are of critical importance to national security and sustainable development. All applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in an undergraduate degree-granting program at a U.S. university and be able and willing to fulfill the NSEP service requirement. A separate competition is available for graduate students.

Critical Language Scholarship Program
Award Amount: Full program tuition, room and board, overseas health benefits, travel expenses, visa fee, cultural activities
Deadline: Application to open in Fall

The U.S. Department of State sponsors summer institutes all over the world to provide intensive language training. Chinese programs in Chengdu, Qingdao, Suzhou, and Xiamen offer full-time intensive language instruction and cultural activities. Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting program at an American university.

Freeman-ASIA: Awards for Study in Asia

Award Amount: $3000/summer; $5000/semester; $7000/academic year

Deadline: Mid-October for Spring, Mid-February for Summer, Early April for Fall

The Institute of International Education of the U.S. Department of State oversees students to participate in a credit-awarding study abroad program in Asia. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in an undergraduate degree-granting program with demonstrated financial need and have little or no experience in the target Asian region. Participants must complete a service project sharing their experiences upon their return.

Luce Scholars Program

Award Amount: Full program tuition

Deadline: Mid October

The Henry Luce Foundation provides stipends, language training and individualized professional placement in Asia to 15-18 Luce Scholars each year. College seniors, graduate students and young professionals who have had limited exposure to Asia are welcome to apply.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: October 13

The U.S. Department of State funds candidates who design projects lasting for 10 months beginning in early September 2014 or early March 2015. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and possess a bachelor’s degree before the beginning of the grant. Candidates should not have spent considerable time in their project region. Applicants can add three to six months of intensive language study to their grant by applying for the Critical Language Enhancement Award.

Americans Promoting Study Abroad

Award Amount: Full program tuition, room, and board, travel expenses, visa fee, cultural activities

Deadline: February 

High school students with prior Chinese language learning experience are encouraged to apply to this four to six-week summer program in Beijing. This trip will include intensive Chinese language study, as well as exposure to Chinese culture and society. The program will also include field trips to cultural sites, participation in a community service project, and exposure to a range of international careers in business, government, and other areas.

National Security Language Initiative For Youth (NSLI-Y)

Award Amount: Full program tuition, room/board, insurance, travel expenses, cultural activities

Deadline: October

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State provides summer and yearlong language learning programs in critical-need regions. Participants will engage in rigorous language training and have the opportunity to participate in cultural immersion activities. Applicants must be U.S. high school students in good academic standing and may not be a dependent of an employee of the U.S. Department of State.

New England—China Scholarship Program

Award Amount: Full program tuition

Deadline: Rolling

The New England—China Scholarship Program provides the opportunity for New England public and private university students and graduates to attend a Chinese institution of higher education. The scholarship covers tuition and fees and is available to undergraduate- and graduate-level students. Individual scholarships will have a duration of up to one year and are renewable upon review. Students must first register on the program website, apply to an eligible university and then apply for the scholarship.

The Academy Scholars Program 

Award Amount: Varies significantly

Deadline: October 

Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs provides stipends to pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellows to conduct research in non-Western areas of the world. This program is very competitive, accepting only 1-2% of applicants. Anyone may apply as long as they are within three years of completing a Ph.D. program or have already received their Ph.D.

The Fund for Education Abroad General Scholarships
Award Amount: Up to $10,000/academic year
Deadline: Applications open in November

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is committed to increasing the opportunities for students to participate in rigorous study abroad programs. Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled at undergraduate programs in the U.S. and be committed to supporting education abroad through work with FEA after completion of the program. Special consideration will be given to students who are pursuing a foreign language, studying in a non-traditional study abroad location or are from an underrepresented group.

The Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Award Amount: Up to $45,000/academic year for up to two years
Deadline: November 1

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or be a college senior in good standing. Applicants must be naturalized citizens, permanent residents or children of naturalized U.S. citizens and accepted to a graduate institution in the United States. This fellowship is to be used for graduate studies in the U.S. but international study is encouraged.

Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Award Amount: Up to $40,000/academic year
Deadline: January 

Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, this fellowship award supports students who have an interest in joining the Foreign Service. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens in their junior year of undergraduate study or seeking admission to a two-year master’s degree program. Participants must attend a U.S. university degree-granting program but international study is encouraged.