Study China 2019

The Study China Programme offers students a unique opportunity to experience Chinese life, culture, language and business.

The Study China Programme is managed by The University of Manchester and funded by the UK Government Department for Education.

This distinctive three-week programme offers the opportunity to interact with Chinese students, academic staff, local families and businesses, providing profound access to this fascinating country. Throughout the programme you will be immersed in a vibrant campus environment at a leading Chinese university, ensuring that your Study China experience is truly unforgettable.

You will complete an intensive Chinese Mandarin course designed to develop your written and spoken language skills. We welcome applications from students with any level of language experience, from absolute beginners with no prior experience to fluent speakers. You will be placed in a tiered class depending on your ability.

Your Study China experience will not be confined to classroom learning. Through a curriculum of workshops, trips and excursions you will be introduced to the real China.

How much will it cost?

What is funded on your behalf by the UK Government: 

  • Tuition for all classes
  • Accommodation for the duration of the programme
  • Organised trips and excursions

What you need to fund: 

  • Flights and personal spending money
  • You may be eligible to apply for financial assistance – please read over the finance page for further information.

Why should I apply? 

  • Enhance your CV – transferable skills that you will acquire during the programme will give you a competitive edge when applying for future employment.
  • Global experience – employers actively seek out candidates with global experience in countries such as China.
  • Open up new opportunities – learning a language will open up many different work and study opportunities, enabling you to establish strong links with leading Chinese universities and peers from UK universities.
  • Pursuing a future career in China - Study China alumni are eligible to apply for scholarships to return to China.

Application Deadline

Friday 15 February

Please note that applications are processed in the order in which they were submitted. To increase your chances of being offered a place on the programme, submit your application as soon as possible.

For more information on how to apply and eligibility, check the Study China website.