2013-2014 China Scholarship Council Award Program :
Undergraduate and graduate students in all fields of study are invited to apply for up to four awards from the China Scholarship Council to study any selected subject matter in one of the best institutions of higher learning in China. The Chinese government scholarship will cover all tuition and living expenses for the awardees to study in China for the entire 2013-2014 Academic Year.
Thirty-three CSUN students have received these prestigious awards in the past 12 years to study in China in order to further their understanding of the Chinese culture, language and traditions as well as their knowledge in a specialized area. They have studied at Beijing Film Academy, Shanghai Normal University, Nanjing Normal University, Peking University, Qinghua University, People's University, Shanghai Donghua University, Sichuan University, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Central Theatre Academy, Tianjin Foreign Language University, Shanghai Fudan University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Northeast Normal University, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Central China University of Science and Technology, Central China Normal University, and Southwest Jiaotong University.
Applicants should submit a written proposal of no more than three double-spaced pages, outlining the following: purposes and rationale for the proposed study, how it will fit in the students' overall career goals, intended outcomes or achievements and their significance to CSUN's China exchange programs, and description of previous knowledge in Chinese language and culture. A single page resume of education and relevant experience should also be included. After a preliminary review, selected candidates will be invited to complete special application forms from the China Scholarship Council. A word file containing the application proposal and resume must be submitted to the China Institute Review Committee via e-mail: email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 12, 2013. Two recommendation letters from each applicant's faculty should also be e-mailed to this address by the deadline. A four-person committee will review all applications and make recommendations to the China Institute Director and the Executive Committee. Selected applicants will then be forwarded to the Chinese Consulate General Education Section and China Scholarship Council for further review. Final decisions on awards will be announced late in the spring or early in the summer of 2013.
Upon their return from China, awardees will be expected to make a formal presentation to the campus on their experiences in China as part of the China Institute Lecture Series. Applicants are encouraged to seek general information and guidelines related to this competition from the China Institute by e-mailing Dr. Harold Giedt, Chair of the Review Committee, at email@example.com or Dr. Justine Su at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSU International Programs / China
Peking University is a comprehensive university. The campus, known as "Yan Yuan" (the gardens of Yan 燕园), is in the western suburbs of Beijing. The capital of China, Beijing is the second largest city in China in terms of population (12 million), after Shanghai. Most international students attend the International College for Chinese Language Studies situated in the western part of campus amidst the foreign student complex known as the Shao Yuan. This complex includes dormitories, a cafeteria, post office, and coffee shop, as well as classrooms and offices.
At Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, students with near native fluency in Mandarin Chinese may enroll in regular university courses.
CSU IP China Flyer (.pdf)
- IP Scholarships (pdf) : Made possible through the generosity of former IP participants. Approximately five awards of $500 each are made each year. Applications due December 15.
- Wang Family Scholarships (pdf): Recognizing the importance of international education, the Wang Family generously provides scholarships for study in China and Taiwan with the CSU International Programs. Ten $4,000 scholarships are awarded for study in China, and ten $4,000 scholarships are awarded for study in Taiwan. Applications are due December 15, along with the IP Application.
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Program Dates: February 20 - April 29, 2012
The PCC Beijing Program offers students a unique opportunity to begin learning Mandarin Chinese, or to advance their existing Mandarin language skills rapidly throughout the semester. The program also has courses taught in English examining business practices and general business courses. An academically challenging curriculum empowers participants to explore the history and traditions of this rich and ancient culture.