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  • Locations: Tianjin, China
  • Program Terms: Academic Year
  • Program Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: KU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 03/14/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Renee Frias
Language of Instruction: Chinese Minimum GPA Eligibility: 3.0 GPA
Open to Non-KU students: No Open to graduate students: Yes
Fulfills KU Core Advanced Education Goal 4.2 - Culture and Diversity: Yes
Program Description:

Program Overview

The China Direct Exchange program is a 35-year-old partnership with Nanjing University and Nankai University. Under the terms of each reciprocal agreement, a student from the University of Kansas studies or conducts research at one of the two Chinese universities.There are two year-long spaces available for academic year 2017-18. A representative of the Chinese universities may attend the University of Kansas. 

China Direct Exchange scholars receive a waiver of tuition and coverage for room and board from the host university. International travel and other miscellaneous expenses must be covered by personal funds. China Direct Exchange Scholars must also pay Study Abroad fees in order to maintain their KU enrollment and earn KU credit for their studies in China.


Eligible Applicants

Applicants must be degree-seeking KU students, graduate or upper-level undergraduate, in good academic standing (a minimum GPA of 3.0 is usually required) with at least two years of college-level Chinese or its equivalent. Applicants must demonstrate academic interest and commitment to Chinese language, literature, history, philosophy, economy, government, society and other related subjects. Preference will be given to applicants who are US citizens or who have permanent residence status.

How to Apply

For the most current information about the program, visit the Office of International Programs website. 

https://international.ku.edu/cdx


Funding your Study Abroad Program

The Office of Study Abroad can do personalized financial aid and scholarship advising for students.  Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.  KU students who qualify for financial aid in the form of Stafford and/or other loans, Federal Grants, and KU or outside scholarships may apply the aid to the cost of a Study Abroad Program.  
 
KU Study Abroad supplemental scholarships are available to KU degree seeking students. Applications are available online. The scholarship application deadline is March 1 for Summer and Fall and Academic Year programs and October 1 for Spring, Winter Break and Spring Break programs.
 
For additional scholarship opportunities visit:  www.studyabroad.ku.edu/other-scholarship-opportunities