There are a number of scholarships/contests offered for study abroad in China, listed below.
The g-MEO-AIEF Chengdu American Center for Study Abroad Scholarship will award 10 students admitted to the Chengdu Center program each Fall and Spring semester with a RMB3,000 scholarship for four months (RMB12,000 in total paid in monthly installments) to assist with their living expenses while studying abroad at the Center.
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
All students attending the g-MEO Chengdu American Center for Study Abroad each Fall and Spring semester will be awarded a scholarship in the amount of $1500 (USD). This scholarship is being provided to students attending the program by the Mayor's office of the Municipal Government of Chengdu. No additional material is required from students during the application process to receive this scholarship.
g-MEO offers merit based scholarships to exceptional students. If you qualify and would like to receive the below scholarships please contact g-MEO when submitting your application. For university students, $500 is available for students with a GPA of 3.2 or higher, and $750 for students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. For high school students, a $500 scholarship is available for students in the 90th percentile of his/her class as verified by a guidance counselor.
If there is a Confucius Institute on your campus, you may be able to apply for their scholarship. For a list of Confucius Institutes on US campuses go to:
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to "increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries." With this goal as a starting point, the Fulbright Program has provided almost 300,000 participants — chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
The State Department’s National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) provides merit-based scholarships to U.S. high school students and recent graduates interested in learning less-commonly studied foreign languages.
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.
Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.
The Foundation for Global Scholars offers four categories of scholarships ranging from $500-$1500 for US and Canadian citizens to study abroad for the fall, spring or summer. The Foundation is committed to helping students who may otherwise be unable to have an affordable international experience. As such, priority is given to students who are from underrepresented populations in international education.
FEA awards summer, semester and academic year scholarships of up to $5,000 and are not limited to specific study abroad programs, destinations, or fields of study. FEA will award funds for students planning to study abroad on academically rigorous programs with a preference for underrepresented students.
Scholarships are available to individuals who have completed two years of university studies or appropriate professional experience and who are citizens of a country where there is a Rotary club. The Foundation offers the following scholarships: Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship, Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarship, and the Multi-Year Scholarship.