- Full funding for Tri-Co students to pursue a master's degree in China at Zhejiang University (ZJU) in Hangzhou.
- Open to recent graduates and Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore members of the class of 2019.
- Taught in English and open to students from all undergraduate majors who want to learn more about China.
- Application deadline: May 20
- Contact Yonglin Jiang at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or visit the Zhejiang University China Studies website.
Recent graduates or members of the Class of 2019 at Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges are eligible to apply to be fully funded students in the China Studies Master’s Program at prestigious Zhejiang University (ZJU) in the city of Hangzhou, China. This is a two-year program, taught in English, for students in all majors who have an interest in understanding China. The student body is drawn from a small set of highly selective colleges and universities in different parts of the world. Through a special relationship, Tri-Co students are the only U.S. students who are eligible for the program. Six have already graduated from the program and others are currently working on their degrees.
ZJU provides students who are accepted into the program with funding that covers tuition and living expenses in China for the two years of their master's study. Students do not have to be East Asian Languages and Cultures majors to enter the program. Courses are taught in English (with students given the opportunity to study Chinese language as well). The courses cover a range of subjects leading to a deeper understanding of contemporary China and is designed to prepare graduates in a wide range of fields to engage with China in their professional lives. It can also serve as preparation for further graduate study at other institutions.
Students in this interdisciplinary program engage with contemporary China: its language, modern history, cultural heritage, ethnicity, political and legal institutions, socioeconomic development, and public management. The target student body is non-Chinese nationals with an intention of becoming China specialists or business/international affairs professionals with a China orientation.
ZJU is consistently ranked as a top-five university in China (and sometimes occupies the very top spot). Tri-Co graduates who participate in the program are taught by world class faculty and interact with an interesting mix of fellow students. They also carry out internships with organizations or businesses in China.
ZJU is located in the city of Hangzhou, a relatively short distance from Shanghai. Hangzhou is renowned for its natural beauty and cultural heritage, and is viewed as an emerging technology hub.
Applications are due on May 20. The form and list of required documents may be accessed on the Zhejiang University China Studies website. Once applicants have completed the form, one copy should be sent to ZJU and one copy to Professor Yonglin Jiang at email@example.com.