Confucius Institute Scholarship

For the purpose of cultivating qualified Chinese language teachers and facilitating the promotion of Chinese language and culture, the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) launches  Confucius Institute Scholarship” (CIS) to support outstanding students, scholars and currently employed Chinese language teachers recommended by Confucius Institutes

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Chinese Government Scholarship

The Chinese government offers scholarships to students from British Columbia to study at a Chinese university. It is a valuable opportunity to gain exposure to Chinese language, culture and business practices, and to develop enriching, life-long relationships

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Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program:

Global Affairs Canada and the Chinese Ministry of Education are offering short-term scholarships to Canadians wishing to study abroad in China. Scholarships are awarded for studies, research, language studies or a combination of studies and language studies at participating Chinese institutions

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Chia-ying Yeh & Minsheng Scholarship (叶嘉莹民生奖学金):


Applications will be accepted online from 12AM June 1 2021 to 5PM October 15 2021 (UTC+8).

  1. Encourage students to study classical Chinese poetry
  2. Celebrate Professor Emeritus Chia-ying Yeh’s academic career and works

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Taiwan & Huayu Scholarship Programs

The Department of Asian Studies is pleased to offer the following two scholarships jointly with the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office: The Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (monthly stipend for Chinese studies at a ROC University) and the Taiwan Scholarship (Tuition coverage for a whole academic year for studies at any ROC University)

The Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (2024):


    1. To encourage international students (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao SAR students are not eligible) to study Huayu courses in the Republic of China (Taiwan);
    2. To provide them with opportunities to increase their understanding of Taiwanese culture and society, and to promote mutual understanding and interactions between Taiwan and the international community.

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The Taiwan Scholarship (2024):


The Taiwan Scholarship Program was established by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to encourage outstanding international students to undertake degree programs in Taiwan. In addition to providing study opportunities for a wide range of disciplines at Taiwan’s universities and colleges, this program also aims to:

    1. Promote knowledge, understanding and friendship between people in Taiwan and in countries around the world.
    2. Provide opportunities to increase academic and educational links with international institutions of higher learning.
    3. Develop outstanding professionals and experts to meet the needs of the global society.

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For any questions regarding the Taiwan & Huayu Scholarships, please contact Karen Hou (TECO) (

Overseas Learning Opportunities
TAIWAN – Learning Chinese in a Living Classroom in Taiwan | CHIN234

This course is led by Professor Hsiang-ning Sunnie Wang. An overseas language course involves learning not only the language but also the culture, both spoken and unspoken, of the people who speak that language daily and the ways they live and think. CHIN234 is a six-week intensive Chinese language course designed to help you develop and apply your Chinese language skills while being immersed in the unique environment of Taiwan and interacting with local people.

***You will receive 3 credits from UBC and 3 transfer credits from National Taiwan Normal University***

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Go Global Award

All students nominated for Exchange, Research Abroad, Global Seminars, Summer Abroad or Study Abroad programs will be considered for awards. A separate application is not required. If you meet the eligibility criteria, then you will be notified of your award after nomination to the program.