Study in China
Students from George Mason University and northern Virginia have been going to China on scholarships provided by the Chinese government and Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters since 2004. Studying for either one academic year or one semester, or as part of the one-month summer introduction program, over 60 local students, from George Mason University and other educational institutions, have been able to study Chinese in China on these scholarships.
Chinese Government Scholarships
Applications are being accepted for the Chinese Government
Scholarship to study Chinese language in China for one year or one semester in an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral program. (Students wishing to enroll in a Master's degree program may apply for multiple year scholarships.)
1) degree-seeking Mason student or recent graduate (ages 18- 35)
Interested candidates need to apply online by no later than April 1, 2016 and attach all the relevant documents required, including diploma or proof of student status, transcript, study plan, personal statement about why you want to study in China, and Foreigner Physical Examination form. Full details on Chinese Government Scholarships can be found through the links below.
2017/18 Chinese Government Scholarship Forms
Online Application Deadline: March 15, 2017
CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIPS
Beijing Language and Culture University
Applications for Confucius Institute Scholarships at Beijing Language and Culture University and other selected universities in China are available for one-year, one-semester or four-week (summer) study programs for of Chinese language. Online applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Eligible applications must be non-Chinese citizens, ages 18 - 35 years old, who are degree-seeking university students or university graduates with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Applicants wishing to study in China may apply throughout the year directly on the Hanban/Confucius Institute Scholarship webpage. For applications through the Confucius Institute at Mason, applicants need to have paperwork submitted by April 1st each spring. Applicants need to keep in mind deadline requirements for the Chinese university of their choice when apply for a Hanban scholarship.
Confucius Institute Scholarship Application Guidelines
OTHER CHINESE LANGUAGE STUDY PROGRAMS
The Confucius Institute at Mason will NOT be processing applications for the 2014 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for American high school students. However, the Confucius Institute at College of William and Mary (CI-CWM) and the Confucius Institute at Maryland (CI-Md) will be accepting applications.
Virginia residents should apply to the CI-CWM and Maryland residents should apply to the CI-Md. Residents of Washington, DC may apply to either institute.Click here for the flyer about the 2012 CI-UMd Chinese Bridge summer camp.
The Confucius Institute of China (Hanban) has sponsored American high school students to live and travel in China for a two-week study abroad program since 2009. From 2009 - 2011, the Confucius Institute at Mason sent over 75 local high school students from Virginia, West Virginia and Washington D.C. to China under this program. The students spent ten days living at a residential high school in one of China's provinces where they participated in a program of beginning Chinese language and cultural classes and had the opportunity to meet some local students. Participants also went to Beijing for several days to visit the important historical and cultural sites there. All expenses in China, including dormitory accommodations, meal plan, beginning Chinese classes, domestic airfare, local transportation, and sightseeing were paid by China. Students paid for their international airfare, visa fees, medical evacuation insurance, and personal expenses.Click here for highlights and photographs from the 2011 program.