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Norman OK 73019-2105
(405) 325-3580
FAX: (405) 325-7738
uschina at ou dot edu

Study in China Scholarships

To promote student study abroad, the Institute for US-China Issues offers scholarships to OU students seeking to study in the Chinese speaking world. The number and size of scholarships each year will be contingent upon the quality of the applications and the Institute’s budget, but we anticipate awarding several scholarships of $1,000 to $2,000 in a typical year.

Study in China Scholarships will be given on a competitive basis to qualified students whose financial needs are not being met by other channels. Priority will be given to applicants accepted into semester or yearlong academic programs in the Chinese speaking world. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the overall strength of the application (especially the cover letter), academic record, and financial need. 

Upon returning to OU, Study in China Scholars are required to promote study abroad in China through classroom presentations, study abroad fairs, or information sessions.

Application Information

Applications should be submitted to the Institute no later than the first Friday of April. They will be reviewed by the Institute’s scholarship committee, and the winners announced by the second Friday of April. 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 / résumé
  • transcript of grades
  • letter of acceptance into the proposed academic program
If you have questions about Study in China Scholarships, please direct them to or 325-3580.