Rutgers China Office will continue providing study abroad scholarship to Rutgers students who pursue traditional study abroad, career-oriented internships, and other non-traditional credit-bearing study in China. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare Rutgers students to assume significant roles in an increasingly important interdependence between the U.S. and China. The Center for Global Education at the GAIA Centers also facilitates other study abroad scholarships.
Rutgers China Study Abroad Scholarship will be given on a competitive basis to qualified students whose financial needs are not being met by other funding. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the overall strength of the application (especially the cover letter), academic record, and financial need. The award can be used to defray eligible study or intern abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance, and international airfare.
Upon returning to Rutgers, China Study Abroad Scholars are expected to promote study abroad in China through classroom presentations, study abroad fairs, or information sessions.
Wendy Tan, Administrative Coordinator
Rutgers China Office
Centers for Global Advancement and
International Affairs (GAIA Centers)
The scholarship is administered through Rutgers China Office at the GAIA Centers. Since funding is generated through external resources, the number and size of scholarships each year will be contingent upon the our budget, as well as the quality of the applications. For 2016–2017, we awarded scholarships worth about $20,000 in total, with each scholarship up to $1,000 for short term programs, and up to $2000 for semester programs.
- Full-time Rutgers student in a degree seeking program
- Good academic standing
Application and Deadline +
All applications should include:
- Cover letter of no more than two pages that explains why the applicant wants to study abroad in China
- Short CV
- Transcript of grades
- Letter of acceptance from the proposed study abroad program
- Recommendation from the applicant’s department at Rutgers
Applications should be submitted to Rutgers China Office no later than the given deadline via mail (Rutgers China Office, Gateway Transit Village Room 734, 106 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901) or email. They are reviewed by a committee comprised of members from the Rutgers China Office. The scholarship winners for 2017 were announced on March 10, 2017.