Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program

Funding purpose:

The Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program awards Canadians short-term scholarships for studies, research, language studies or a combination of studies and language studies at participating Chinese institutions.

Eligibility requirements:

Applicants must:

  • be Canadian citizens;
  • be either:
    • a full-time professor or research staff at a recognized post-secondary education or research institution in Canada;
    • a student enrolled in either a college, undergraduate or graduate program at a recognized post-secondary education institution in Canada; or
    • a mid-career professional from a Canadian government, media or cultural organization, or national education association, who has a graduate (Master's or doctoral) degree and has managerial, policy development or decision making responsibilities for at least three years with the organization

Eligible activities:

  • Studies
  • Research
  • Language studies
  • A combination of studies and language studies


Funding value:

Tuition fees at the institution;

A monthly stipend appropriate to the recipient’s status (approximate values):

  • 3,000 Yuan for Master’s degree students/general scholars; and
  • 3,500 Yuan for PhD students/senior scholars.

Duration: 8 weeks to 12 months for mid-career professionals and faculty members

Application and deadline:

The deadline to submit the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) online application is January 21, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EDT.

The deadline to receive the China Scholarship Council (CSC) online application form and supporting documentation by mail is January 21, 2021.


For faculty members only: SFU signature sheet and copy of full application are due to no later than 3 business days before agency deadline.There is no overhead. Applicant (not ORS) submits application directly to agency.

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