Competition: Closed for the 2015-2016 academic year
Who applies: Canadian students, researchers, faculty members and professionals
Description: A number of short-term, non-degree-seeking awards are offered to Canadian academics, students and professionals who wish to study and/or do research at participating Chinese institutions. Scholarships are available for studies and research, for a combination of studies and language studies, or for language studies only.
Scholarships are available for studies and research, a combination of studies and language studies or for language studies only. Each award is tenable for a period of no more than 12 months and no less than four months for students or no less than eight weeks in the case of midcareer professionals, teaching and research staff.
The scholarship is tenable between September 2015 and August 2016.
The award component provided by the Chinese Ministry of Education includes:
The award component provided by Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) includes travel to and from the destination in China via the most cost-effective route between their point of origin and the final destination, under the following conditions:
Note that the cost of transportation for Government of Canada employees is not covered.
Scholarships are awarded for:
The Chinese academic year starts in September and ends in early July, including a winter vacation of approximately three weeks in January or February.
The scholarship cannot start before September 2015 and must end before August 2016.
Please note that employees of the Government of Canada or its agencies (including those on leave), although eligible for this scholarship, are not eligible for the travel benefit funded by DFATD.
Applications will be assessed on the applicant's academic merit and proposed research plan. Professionals must demonstrate strong leadership qualities through a commitment to innovation, creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit. Preference will be given to those candidates whose research is related to China.
Pre-selected candidates will need to submit a Letter of Admission from one of their selected Chinese postsecondary institution to the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Canada by fax at (613)789-0262 or by email at email@example.com by April 29, 2015.
Pre-selected candidates will also be required to complete the Chinese Foreigners Physical Examination form and blood test and send it in a sealed envelope by April 29, 2015, to the following address:
Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Canada
Attention: Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program
396 Wilbrod Street
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
The deadline for submitting the DFATD online application is March 30, 2015, 11:59 p.m. EDT.
The deadline to receive the China Scholarship Council (CSC) online application form and supporting documentation by mail is March 30, 2015.
Applications received late or incomplete by the scholarship administrator, the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), will not be considered.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all documents required by mail are received at CBIE by the deadline. CBIE will not accept incomplete files. Supporting documents, other than the ones requested, will not be accepted.
An acknowledgement of receipt will not be provided.
Applicants must ensure that a permanent email address is included in their application to receive notification.
Applicants will be contacted by April 20, 2015 regarding the status of their application. Pre-selected candidates will receive an award letter which they will need to submit as soon as possible to the three Chinese institutions listed on their application to obtain a letter of admission.
The CSC will communicate with successful candidates by early August 2015.
Successful candidates will receive an admission notice from the Chinese institution along with other information material related to the visa application process and travel to China around the same time period as the final selection.
Selection of the scholarship recipients is subject to the CSC agreeing to the terms of admission of the host university or institution in China.
To be considered for a Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program, the applicant must complete the following two-step process.
Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.
Applicants are encouraged to carefully read the instructions below before beginning the online form. If applicants experience difficulty filling out or submitting the form, they should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: Applicants will have the possibility to save their application and complete it at a later time. Both saved and submitted applications will appear on the applicant’s profile homepage.
All supporting documentation may be submitted in English or in French, but pre-selected candidates will be required to provide English translation.
The following documents must be uploaded and attached to the online application form in one of the following formats: .pdf, .jpg, .doc, .docx, .txt or .gif. Each document must be smaller than 5 Mb in order for the application to upload successfully.
Applicants must complete and submit the online application from the China Scholarship Council website. The CSC requires that all applicants submit their online application form in English.
All inquiries regarding this scholarship should be directed to:
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Canada
Attention: Education Office
396 Wilbrod Street
Tel: (613) 783-3562
Fax: (613) 789-0262
NOTE: In addition to submitting the CSC online application, three copies of the printed application form and three copies of each of the supporting documents must be submitted by mail to the following address:
Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
Attention: Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program
220 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 1550
It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that these documents are received at CBIE by the deadline. All supporting documentation may be submitted in English or in French, but pre-selected candidates that submitted supporting documents in French will be required to provide English translations by April 24, 2015.
The following documents must be sent by mail:
Artwork samples for applicants in fine arts, music and architecture required are as follows (applicants in the history or theory of art, of music, or of architecture are not required to submit samples):
It is strongly recommended that the applicant collect all the required supporting documents in sealed envelopes and send them to CBIE in one package by a method that provides confirmation of its delivery, such as a courier service or registered mail.
If the applicant is unable to collect all the required supporting documents in one package, the applicant must ensure that their referees and institution(s) submit the documents directly to CBIE.
CBIE is unable to acknowledge receipt, by letter or telephone, but questions can be addressed to email@example.com.
A pre-selection committee, consisting of five members including two representatives from the Chinese Embassy in Canada, two representatives from the Canadian academic community and one representative from the Government of Canada, will nominate a list of pre-selected candidates to the China Scholarship Council for approval and placement in a Chinese institution.
The final selection of scholarship recipients is made by the China Scholarship Council.
All recommendations of the Canadian Scholarship Selection Committee and decisions made by the host countries are final. There is no appeal process.
The Selection Committee does not provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates. Applications submitted directly to the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Canada will not be considered.
Submitted applications and documents are not returned.
These scholarships are subject to the availability of funds.
The Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program (CCSEP) is based on reciprocal agreements between the Government of Canada and the Government of the People’s Republic of 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 38 years, more than 900 scholars have participated in the program. Canadian scholars have brought new perspectives to their host country and acquired enhanced knowledge and understanding of China.
The original Memorandum of Understanding was modified in 2012 to allow for a wider range of applicants.