Rutgers China Office Study Abroad Scholarships

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. Rutgers Global–Study Abroad also facilitates other study abroad scholarships.

See Rutgers study abroad programs in China >

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.

The 2019 China Office scholarship application will be posted later this year.

Steven Henin, Program Coordinator
Rutgers Global–China Office

Availability +

The scholarship is administered through Rutgers Global–China Office. 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 2017–2018, 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.

Eligibility +

  • 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 Global–China Office no later than the given deadline via mail (Rutgers Global–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 2018 were announced in March 2018.