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Chinese Government Scholarship

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for a Chinese Government Scholarship for the study of Chinese language and culture or pursue a degree in same in China during the 2015-2016 academic year at one of 94 approved universities (see list in CEAS office). Application deadline: February 2, 2015.

This scholarship, administered by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) in Beijing, covers basic expenses in China:

  • Basic inter-city train transportation from point of international arrival to the university and back (one time only, for arrival and departure)
  • Tuition at the host university
  • Dormitory accommodations
  • A small settlement subsidy (1000 yuan)*
  • A small monthly living allowance (1,400 yuan/month for undergraduate and 1,700 yuan/month for graduate students)*
  • Medical insurance against disease and accidents
    [ Check current exchange rate ]

The scholarship does not cover international airfare or the small fee charged by the University of Kansas Study Abroad Office. The SAO fee (approximately $900) covers KU foreign study enrollment fees, emergency medical evacuation and repatriation insurance, and KU orientation.

Eligibility Requirements

KU requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a degree program, either undergraduate or graduate, at the University of Kansas
  • Completion (or completing) first-year Chinese. Preference will be given to applicants with two years of Chinese language training or more.
  • GPA of 3.25 or higher.
  • U.S. citizenship and not a native speaker of Chinese.

Chinese government requirements:

  • Good health (Successful applicants will be required to have a physical examination and complete a Foreigner Physical Examination Form, which must be signed by a physician.)
  • Undergraduates must be under the age of 25; M.A. students must be under 35; doctoral students must be under 40.

Application instructions:

Complete the attached application form and return with the following material to the Center for East Asian Studies, Room 200 Bailey Hall, by Feb. 2, 2015.

  1. Two letters of recommendation.
  2. A short essay outlining your study or research plan (At least 200 words for undergraduates; 400 words for graduate students.) Explain why you want to go to China to study language and culture. State specifically what you want to study and accomplish. Indicate how this year of study will fit into your undergraduate or graduate program and move you closer to your career goals.
  3. An official copy of your KU transcript. (A successful undergraduate applicant may be asked to submit an official high school transcript too, but it is not required for this application.)
  4. Fill out the Application Form.

Application deadline: February 2, 2015

Questions?
Call or email
Jun Fu, 864-3857
junfu@ku.edu
Bailey 200

 


New M.A. Program

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at The University of Kansas is offering a new M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies, beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year. Full-time students with prior East Asian language training will be able to complete the degree within 12 months. For more information about this M.A. program including specific requirements for admission, visit www.ceas.ku.edu/degrees, or contact Ayako Mizumura, Assistant Director of CEAS, by email (ceasma@ku.edu) or call 785-864-1478. You can also download our program flyer (PDF) Please share this information with your friends, colleagues and students! We are looking forward to hearing from you.

KU Works for Kansas: A Free Undergraduate Study Tour of Japan

CEAS conducted a Kakehashi Project-Bridge for Tomorrow study tour to Japan for 23 students from colleges and universities throughout Kansas in summer 2014. The tour, which was funded by the Japan Foundation and led by CEAS members Maggie Childs (core faculty) and Nancy Hope (staff), visited selected sites in Tokyo and Shizuoka June 23rd - July 3rd.  For more about the Project, view the video, the itinerary, or excerpts from participant reports. This fall, the Kansas students will make presentations about Japan at local elementary and secondary schools, while CEAS will host 23 students from Shizuoka University who are visiting KU in early spring as part of their Kakehashi tour of America.  

Jayhawks Without Borders is a KU student club for undergraduates with various area studies majors, including East Asian Languages and Cultures. Want to check it out? The first meeting of the spring semester is this Friday!
Lawrence-area educators: Check out this World Wednesday Workshop on Chinese Characters, 1/28, 4 p.m. @lawrencelibrary http://t.co/fVcht0MJtZ
Explore KU: The Bells of Mount Oread KU’s Campanile, a 120-foot-tall timepiece that tolls automatically on the hour and quarter-hour, not only sounded in the 2015 New Year at midnight with 12 mighty gongs, but also regularly rings up memories for many Jayhawks – the 277 faculty and students who gave their lives during World War II, the graduates who walk through its doors at commencement, and aspiring students who have strolled through the Lawrence campus. (See http://bit.ly/1xjjwJj). For nearly 60 years, KU’s 53-bell carillon has been tolling the sounds of peace and serenity across Mount Oread since it was installed in June 1955 inside the landmark World War II Memorial Campanile, which was dedicated in 1951. (See http://bit.ly/1BoL9jv) The carillon is also a four-octave musical instrument, which is played with a giant keyboard and foot pedals. University Carillonneur Elizabeth Egber-Berghout (http://bit.ly/14fiBPl), associate professor of carillon and organ, climbs 77 steps up a spiral staircase in the bell tower to perform recitals several times a month.


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