The American Short-Term Study in China Initiative (ASSCI) is offered by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States in cooperation with the American Council on Education (ACE) and AASCU.
ASSCI offers scholarships to students enrolled at American institutions with either pre-existing or newly developed study abroad programs in China. Funding proposals must be submitted by leading faculty, the director of study abroad office or an administrator of similar or higher rank at the American institution. The study abroad program must be a joint effort with a Chinese institution that is recognized by the China Scholarship Council (CSC). (View the
list of CSC institutions.)
ASSCI scholarships will cover the following expenses for each participating student:
The scholarship does NOT cover:
To be considered for this institutional award, programs must satisfy the following requirements:
There is a maximum of 30 awards per program.
The committee will use several criteria to review applications:
Please complete the
Proposal Form along with any necessary additional documentation and required signatures (see the Institutional Approval Form).
Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis. Submitted proposals will be reviewed and rated by a committee comprising representatives from the embassy, ACE and AASCU. Once an American institution has received notification of its successful application, participating students will need to complete individual scholarship applications on the
Contact information:Sufei Li at
firstname.lastname@example.org for application-related questions.Cancan Yang at
email@example.com for scholarship award questions.