How to apply
How to apply for a place on the Study China Programme
Please read the eligibility criteria prior to submitting an application
After submitting your application you will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application. If you do not receive this email, please first check your junk mail folder.
If you cannot locate the automated response email, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org
If an automated email has not been sent to you this is because you have incorrectly entered your university email address on your application form, the Study China office must be notified immediately in order to rectify this issue and ensure that you receive all further related correspondence.
Applicants will be notifed of the status of their application from Thursday 22 May.
Applications submitted prior to Thursday 22 May will be responded to by Thursday 12 June.
Applications submitted after Thursday 22 May will be responded to within approximately 15 working days.
This response will confirm the outcome of your application status, which will be one of the following:
Conditional offer of a place on the programme
Offer of a reserve place on the programme
Offer of a place on the programme
If offered a place on the programme this will be conditional, subject to meeting eligibility criteria.
You will be asked to indicate which host university you would like to attend. Where possible we will try to accommodate your preference but we cannot guarantee that you will be allocated your first choice.
In the interest of fairness to all students, university preference will be processed on a first come, first served basis. Therefore students submitting an early application will increase their chances of being allocated their first choice university.
All communication will be sent to your student email address, which you have provided on your application form.
If offered a place on the reserve list this will be conditional, subject to meeting eligibility criteria. We maintain a reserve list for every programme. In the event that a student drops out, we will offer the available place to a student on the reserve list. Reserve applicants will have met all essential Key Skills and Key Qualities on their application, however, their application will have received a slightly lower score than an applicant who has been offered a place.
You will not be able to state a university preference as you will be filling the place of a student who has already made their university preference.You will not be eligible to apply for the Study China bursary, however you can still approach your home institution to discuss funding opportunities.
If your application is declined you are invited to apply again for a future programme (assuming that you still meet the eligibility criteria). Due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to provide any feedback regarding your application. We recommend that unsuccessful applicants seek advice on how to improve their application from their university careers department.