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    So after I graduate from university I want to study for 1 year Mandarin language in China

    I know that I can potentially get help from the British Council for grant funding but is there anywhere else I can get additional financial support from to fund this?

    The Chinese government seems to only fund those that are doing a full undergraduate degree when all I want is to study a 1 year language course.

    My Chinese language skill atm is about HSK 2

    thanks
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    No idea, presumably there is some kind of Anglo-Chinese cultural society which might offer grants - do some googling. Maybe dragonkeeper999 can help?
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    (Original post by The Pib)
    So after I graduate from university I want to study for 1 year Mandarin language in China

    I know that I can potentially get help from the British Council for grant funding but is there anywhere else I can get additional financial support from to fund this?

    The Chinese government seems to only fund those that are doing a full undergraduate degree when all I want is to study a 1 year language course.

    My Chinese language skill atm is about HSK 2

    thanks

    You could easily get a British council scholarship no problem, they cover your tuition and basic living costs (around £120 a month, for either one semester or a year depending on how long the course is). This is what I was on last semester.

    As you mentioned, there's also the China scholarship council ones which tend to be more generous but require some previous Chinese language skills (which you have) and supposedly commitment to a degree - however in your case you *may* be able to say that you intend to stay on at the uni for a master's afterwards, so this is the language preparation for that which might work, I remember talking to someone in the lift here who was trying to do that but no idea if it worked. Alternatively, one of the British council scholarships is in collaboration with the Chinese scholarship council (the one that you can go to any uni/ course for) which looks pretty decent.

    I've also just heard about the 'global futute leaders progeam' at en.eol-gfl.com which British council emailed us about literally yesterday. I don't know much about it, but they say they will cover tuition, living costs and place you with a host family, it looks pretty good. Only for Beijing and Shanghai though.

    Some Chinese universities might have their own scholarships available too, so have a look around
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    Also, of you can get to HSK 3 standard quick enough check out the Confucius Institute scholarship: http://english.hanban.org/jxjen.htm
 
 
 

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