East Asian Studies

Travel Awards and Grants

CHINA:

Canada Learning Initiative in China (CLIC)

The Canada Learning Initiative in China (CLIC) connects Canadian university students with Chinese universities through unique study abroad programs. Participating in a CLIC program is a great way for Canadian students to have innovative and meaningful educational opportunities in China. Through CLIC, the Ministry of Education in China and CLIC Canadian member universities have partnered to cover a variety of costs for Canadian students who desire to study in China. - See more at: https://www.ualberta.ca/why-ualberta/international/go-abroad/programs/clic#sthash.RY38HX5l.dpuf

All CLIC member university students participating in a CLIC approved program are eligible to receive the following benefits:

  • A travel grant from Canadian home university
  • Scholarship from Ministry Of Education in China (中国国家奖学金)
  • Waived tuition for summer programs
  • A 3000 yuan (≈$600) per month stipend
  • Free accommodation
  • Free medical insurance
  • Waived application fees at Chinese universities for exchanges

- See more at: https://www.ualberta.ca/why-ualberta/international/go-abroad/programs/clic#sthash.RY38HX5l.dpuf

 

JAPAN:

JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization) International Student Scholarship for Short-term Study in Japan

  • This scholarship is available for qualified international students accepted by Japanese universities or graduate schools under the student exchange agreement on a short-term basis from about three months to one year.
  • No requirement as to the level of Japanese.
  • You will study at one of the University of Alberta’s formal exchange partners in Japan (see the University of Alberta’s  Education Abroad Program for a list of partner universities in Japan: https://www.ualberta.ca/why-ualberta/international/go-abroad/programs#country;japan)
  • For information about each institution, visit here
  • Monthly stipend of 80,000 Yen
  • Application Information: University of Alberta students who wish to be considered for this scholarship must first apply and be selected to participate on a formal exchange program at one of the U of A’s formal partner universities in Japan through the Education Abroad Program. Once you have been accepted to study in Japan as an exchange student, the Education Abroad Program will select a candidate to nominate to the Japanese host university and the Japanese institution will make the final decision on the JASSO Scholarship recipient. 

International Christian University (ICU) - Government of Japan MEXT (Monbusho) Scholarship -

The MEXT scholarship is funded through the Japanese government which allows graduate students to study at the International Christian University (ICU) in Japan for a set period of time. Successful candidate will have their tuition fees waived, and receive a monthly stipend to cover their living cost while they study.

Please contact the ICU graduate school with any questions: gs-adm@icu.ac.jp.

2017 Application Deadline: January 6th, 2017 (for receipt of scanned documents by email), and January 16th, 2017, for receipt of original documents via post.

To apply, please complete the application forms, and submit all required documents via email to the International Christian University (ICU): gs-adm@icu.ac.jp, in addition to sending the original documents to the ICU via post, before the deadline.

 

MEXT (Japanese Ministry of Education) Nihongo/Nihonbunka Kenshu

  • One year (October - September in the following year).
  • Advanced-level (300-level and up) Japanese is required.
  • You will study in one of the following institutions: Shizuoka U, Hokkaido U, or Chiba U.
  • Scholarship provided (142,500 yean or about 1,600 Canadian dollars per month).
  • Air fare and some preparation cost will also be covered.
  • Some conditions apply.
  • Contact Education Abroad for details.
  • Application Information: University of Alberta students who wish to be considered for this scholarship must first apply and be selected to participate on a formal exchange program at one of the U of A’s formal partner universities in Japan through the Education Abroad Program. Once you have been accepted to study in Japan as an exchange student, the Education Abroad Program will select a candidate to nominate to the Japanese host university and the Japanese institution will make the final decision on the Monbusho Scholarship recipient. 

Faculty of Business exchange program

  • Students in the Faculty of Business may be able to study at either Sophia U, or Nagoya Shoka U. For details, contact the Faculty. 

Japan Foundation Nihongo Seiseki Yuushuusha Kenshuu Program (Study Tour for Outstanding Students of Japanese Language)

  • An opportunity for a two-week-long trip to Japan. The information regarding this program will be announced once we hear from the Japanese consulate.

Other opportunities