2012-2013 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.
Release Date: 01/31/2012
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 2012-2013 Academic Year.
Twenty-Four CSUN students have received these prestigious awards in the past 11 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 the Beijing Film Academy, Shanghai Normal University, Nanjing Normal University, Peking University, Qinghua 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: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 15, 2012. 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 2012.
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.