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We have collected information and resources for applying to Chinese programs that will help simplify the application process and allow you to find a program that is right for you.

China AdmissionsSearch Engines and ReviewsGreat platform for finding undergraduate and graduate opportunities in China.
r/ChinaLiuXueShengSearch Engines and ReviewsSubreddit for questions on studying abroad in China.
Chinese Forums - Studying, Working and Living in ChinaSearch Engines and ReviewsOnline forum for discussing life as an expat in China.
Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange - China Ministry of Education (MOE)Search Engines and ReviewsThe official and authoritative website for international students studying in China, managed by the Ministry of Education (MOE).
Chinese University RankingsSearch Engines and ReviewsRankings of Chinese and world universities; similar to U.S. News & World Report.
Educations.comSearch Engines and ReviewsAggregates study abroad, bachelor's, and advanced degree opportunities from about 90 countries/entities. For learning about programs in China specifically, it is probably inferior to
GoAbroad.comSearch Engines and ReviewsSimilar to, but with broader program options including TEFL courses, high school programs, volunteering, internship, and job opportunties.
IES AbroadSearch Engines and ReviewsChina programs suspended through Fall 2024 due to COVID. – Intensive Chinese LanguageSearch Engines and ReviewsA bit like a study abroad wiki; useful for reading about and comparing different programs.
Study Abroad 101Search Engines and ReviewsUseful for high school through college students looking for programs abroad.
Study in TaiwanSearch Engines and ReviewsGeneral application overview for studying Mandarin in Taiwan with some helpful links.
Taiwan Mandarin Educational Resources CenterSearch Engines and ReviewsVery useful search engine for browsing Mandarin Language university programs in Taiwan. Hover over "Study Mandarin in Taiwan" and choose either "Find Courses" to filter by subject area or "Find Institutes" to filter by region and other criteria.
US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural AffairsSearch Engines and ReviewsSearch engine for exchange programs, managed by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State.
ACC-BeijingLanguage Programs in Mainland ChinaEspecially intensive Chinese language immersion program, with a greater focus on writing ability than CET.
CETLanguage Programs in Mainland China & TaiwanTop Chinese language programs in mainland China and Taiwan. CET also hosts virtual and other custom programs.
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)Language Programs in Mainland China & TaiwanCIEE was founded in 1947 and offers a number of interesting programs in mainland China, including full-time internships, business programs, and intensive Chinese language programs.
CLILanguage Programs in Mainland ChinaImmersive and customizable Chinese language programs hosted in beautiful Guangxi in southern China.
Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies (IUP)Language Programs in Mainland ChinaIntensely rigorous language program hosted by Tsinghua University.
Taipei Language InstituteLanguage Programs in TaiwanFlexible Mandarin courses not connected to a university, including one-on-one and small group classes.
Harvard Summer Program in Taipei, TaiwanLanguage Programs in TaiwanIntensive summer language program in Taiwan
Princeton in BeijingLanguage Programs in Mainland ChinaImmersive 2-month summer language program co-hosted by Princeton and Beijing Normal University.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship ProgramScholarships, Fellowships, & Grants"The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. The program provides up to $5,000 for American students to pursue overseas study or internships for college credit. To be eligible, applicants must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program or internship."
Blakemore Freeman FellowshipsScholarships, Fellowships, & GrantsThese are awarded for one academic year of advanced level language study in East or Southeast Asia, including Mandarin in China, Taiwan, and Singapore.
The Boren Scholarship and FellowshipScholarships, Fellowships, & Grants"The Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S. undergraduate or graduate students. All eligible applicants have the option to either apply for a Regional Flagship Language Initiative or select/design their own study program."
Chiang Chingkuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange GrantsScholarships, Fellowships, & GrantsAvailable to scholars with an interest in Chinese and Taiwanese culture.
China Scholarship CouncilScholarships, Fellowships, & GrantsA directory of scholarships available for study in China.
Chinese Language Fellowship ProgramScholarships, Fellowships, & GrantsAimed at training a new generation of China experts, CLFP offers "fellowships of up to $50,000 for American graduate students (PhD and current or recent MA) so that they can devote one year to intensive Chinese language training at an institution of the fellow’s choice, generally in China or Taiwan."
Confucius Institute ScholarshipScholarships, Fellowships, & GrantsFor Chinese language teachers
Critical Language Scholarship ProgramScholarships, Fellowships, & GrantsA program of the US Department of State, "the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion group-based program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 14 critical languages."
Defense Language and National Security Education OfficeScholarships, Fellowships, & GrantsIncludes links to Boren Scholarship, Language Flagship, and other language programs.
Fulbright ProgramScholarships, Fellowships, & GrantsThe Fulbright Program currently offers grants to study, teach, and conduct research for U.S. citizens in these Chinese-speaking regions: Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore.
Fulbright Foundation Study/Research AwardScholarships, Fellowships, & GrantsAllow for individually designed study/research projects in Taiwan up to 10 months
The Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC)Scholarships, Fellowships, & GrantsGraduate level study in China with Chinese language component
Institute of International EducationScholarships, Fellowships, & GrantsA range of funding opportunities for advanced students and scholars of China; however, many programs appear to still be on pause due to COVID.
Language FlagshipScholarships, Fellowships, & Grants"The Language Flagship is a national effort to change the way Americans learn languages. We offer language programs at schools across the United States for undergraduate students in critical languages." Click here for Chinese Flagship Program.
MOE Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES)Scholarships, Fellowships, & GrantsThis is a language scholarship offered by the Ministry of Education (MOE). Huayu Enrichment Scholarships enable recipients to undertake Mandarin courses at language centres in Taiwan. Financial assistance includes a fixed monthly stipend of NT$25,000 (about US$780)
with no other stipend.
MOE Taiwan Scholarship ProgramScholarships, Fellowships, & GrantsThis is a degree scholarship offered by the Ministry of Education (MOE). Taiwan Scholarships enable recipients to study undergraduate, master’s or doctoral degree programmes, taught in English, Mandarin or a combination of the two languages, at recognised universities in Taiwan.
• Financial assistance includes a monthly stipend of NT$ 15,000 for undergraduate / NT$ 20,000 for postgraduate programmes and a waiver of tuition and certain other academic fees up to NTD 40,000
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Taiwan FellowshipScholarships, Fellowships, & GrantsFellowships provide grants enabling high-level academics & scholars to travel to Taiwan to conduct advanced research related to Taiwan, the Asia-Pacific region, cross-strait relations or Chinese studies. Provides an economy class return flight and a monthly stipend of: NT$ 50,000 - 60,000. Fellowship duration: Three to twelve months.
Ministry of Education (MOE) Short-Term Research AwardScholarships, Fellowships, & GrantsAvailable to international scholars wishing to undertake research related to humanities, social sciences, arts and culture in Taiwan. Financial assistance includes a monthly stipend of NT$ 25,000 (PhD students) or NT$ 40,000 (post-doctoral fellows) and round-trip economy class flight.
National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)Scholarships, Fellowships, & Grants"The U.S. Department of State’s NSLI-Y is part of a U.S. government initiative to foster international cooperation by ensuring that Americans have the linguistic skills and cultural knowledge necessary to effectively communicate. NSLI-Y provides overseas critical language study opportunities to American youth through merit-based scholarships to spark a lifetime interest in critical foreign languages and cultures."
Rangel ProgramScholarships, Fellowships, & Grants"The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent, and implement U.S. foreign policy. The Rangel Program selects outstanding Rangel Fellows annually in a highly competitive nationwide process and supports them through two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring, and professional development activities. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy."
Research Grant for Foreign Scholars in Chinese StudiesScholarships, Fellowships, & GrantsInternational scholars are sponsored by The Centre for Chinese Studies to conduct research in Taiwan in the field of Chinese studies.
Schwarzman ScholarsScholarships, Fellowships, & GrantsAge consideration: "Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1 of their enrollment year."
Taiwan Academia Sinica Taiwan International Graduate Programme (TIGP)Scholarships, Fellowships, & GrantsThe TIGP is aimed at international graduates wishing to undertake advanced PhD studies in fields related to science and technology at key national research universities in Taiwan.
Taiwan Foundation for Democracy FellowshipsScholarships, Fellowships, & GrantsAvailable to scholars and advocates in the field of democracy and human rights.
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs FellowshipScholarships, Fellowships, & GrantsSimilar to the Rangel Program. "The main difference between the two programs is the nature of the domestic internship. Rangel Fellows do a domestic internship on Capitol Hill that focuses on Congress’ role in foreign policy, and the Pickering Fellows do a domestic internship at the State Department in Washington, DC."
Yenching Academy, Peking UniversityScholarships, Fellowships, & GrantsAge consideration: "The Yenching Academy does not have a strict age cut-off for applicants, but in general, no person over the age of 28 has been admitted to the program. The average age of students entering the program is 23."

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