Chinese Studies Scholarships

Get the Asian Edge

International economics relies heavily on the influence of Asian manufacturers and exporters.  Chinese products are distributed worldwide, and the country stands as an enormous United States trade partner.  Globally, one in five people is Chinese.  As the world economy trends toward an increasingly global model, in which Asian-Pacific input is significant, opportunities exist for employment and education related to China.

Business and language are important areas of Chinese studies, fostering communication with industrial leaders from the world’s most populous country. Asian influence in the private sector is mighty, and growing more prominent, so higher education that includes exposure to Asian cultures and business practices is essential for modern graduates.

Chinese Studies degree programs originate from colleges and universities, which offer scholarships to support academic programs emphasizing one of the most ancient civilization known to mankind – clocking in at more than 5,000 years old.  Post-graduate demand is high for individuals skilled in Chinese language and customs.chinese studies scholarships

Scholarship Programs

Stony Brook State University, New York

Stony Brook offers two China Studies Scholarships. High school seniors who have distinguished themselves academically and can demonstrate financial need, are eligible to apply for the Shi Ming Hu Memorial Entering Freshman Scholarship. Please note: Preference for winning is given to Asian American students. The Shi Ming Hu and Eli Seifman Chinese Studies Scholarships are awarded to students who have achieved excellent marks in Chinese Studies coursework.

UCLA Center for Chinese Studies

Undergraduate and graduate students, enrolled at the Center for Chinese Studies, are eligible to compete for funding offered by the Taiwan Scholarship Program. Individuals who are accepted receive stipends worth approximately $760 per month, for up to a year, while they are studying Chinese language in university settings. The same level of funding is available for students pursuing undergraduate programs at colleges and universities in Taiwan, for a maximum of four years.

Graduate Fellowships are available for Chinese Studies. Graduate students pursuing doctorates in Chinese Studies, at UCLA, are eligible to apply for one of the Summer Language Fellowships made available annually. Financial aid for the summer programs is distributed based on merit and financial need.

University of California-Berkeley, Institute of East Asian Studies

UCB students familiar with the Chinese language, continuing their studies by focusing on Chinese history or culture, are eligible to compete for the Anne H. Scott Scholarship in Chinese Studies. Applicants have previously completed at least one year of Chinese language instruction, before seeking the $3,000 scholarship assistance. Institute of East Asian Studies Scholarship application materials include transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a two-page proposal outlining each student’s plan to earn credentials related to Chinese history or culture.

University of Pittsburgh, Asian Studies Center

Undergraduate students who have completed at least two years of study in Chinese language are eligible to apply for the Study-in-China Scholarship. Use the online form to apply for funding for a semester, summer, or full-year academic program in either China or Taiwan.  The University’s Asian Studies Center provides up-to-date information about the program.

American Council of Learned Societies, Chinese Fellowships for Scholarly Development

Fellowships are available for Chinese residents who have completed the requirements for a Master’s Degree or a Ph.D. at a Chinese institution of higher learning. Eligible applicants must be pursuing research at an institution located in the U.S. The U.S. institution will nominate candidates for the Fellowship; rather than candidates applying directly. Fellowship awards cover airfare, living expenses, and health insurance for a period of one or two semesters.

Ohio State University, International Buckeye Scholarship

International, first-year students at OSU, who have registered SAT scores of 1180 or higher, are eligible to apply for The International Buckeye Scholarship, which is valued at $6,600 per year. The scholarships are renewable for up to four years, provided each participant maintains a GPA of 2.5 or higher and pays the non-resident tuition surcharge each year.

John Hopkins University China Studies Program

Johns Hopkins Paul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies offers several scholarships in support of the school’s China Studies Program.  Recent initiatives include the Starr China Knowledge for the World Scholarship, the Excellence in China Studies Scholarship and the Christine and Erik Brown Fellowship.


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