Eligibility criteria has now been updated, and Study China 2020 is now open to part-time students, in addition to full-time registered students.
You have to meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the Study China programme.
* Students at a Higher Education Institution in England or Northern Ireland (those graduating in the summer of 2020 are still eligible)
We welcome students from all degrees, institutions, and levels. By its very nature, Study China is very interdisciplinary, and this helps ensure the programme is diverse, challenging and rewarding.
You do not need any previous experience of studying mandarin. Study China is primarily designed for beginners, but we welcome students of all language levels, and will do our best to accommodate intermediate and advanced speakers.
18 years of age or over on commencement of programme
Study China provides support through all stages of application, pre-departure, and whilst in China. However, we are unable to cover the addition responsibilities required by law, to support under-18s.
EU/EEA passport holders
Study China is a truly international programme. Our funding allows us to accept students from across the EU and EEA. In 2019 we received 251 applications from non-UK citizens from across 26 countries.
You must hold a passport that is valid till at least March 2021
Your passport must have an expiry date at least six months after the programme. This is a strict visa regulation, and it will be your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid. Please check this early on, as it can be very difficult to attain a new passport and new visa in the two months preceding the start of the programme.
Unfortunately, we are unable to accept applications if you are:
Studying at an institution in Scotland or Wales
An international student who pays non-EU overseas fees to study in the UK
A student on an Erasmus semester/year in the UK