Study China - Three week programme

Spend three weeks in April on a funded Study China programme 

What's it all about?

Study China is a a UK Government funded initiative and delivered by The University of Manchester.

It's a three-week programme, giving you an opportunity to learn the language, maximise future employability and develop a global mind-set. 

You will get the chance to interact with Chinese students, academic staff, local families and businesses. Throughout the programme you will be immersed in a vibrant campus environment at a leading Chinese university, ensuring that your Study China experience is truly unforgettable.

You will complete an intensive Chinese Mandarin course designed to develop your written and spoken language skills. Study China welcome applications from students with any level of language experience, from absolute beginners with no prior experience to fluent speakers. You will be placed in a tiered class depending on your ability.

And your Study China experience will not be confined to classroom learning. Through a curriculum of workshops, trips and excursions you will be introduced to the real China.

Why should I go?

You get the chance to see, learn and do things that you don't always get to as a tourist.

Over 5000 participants have taken part in this programme to date, so Study China are confident that the programme will: 

Enhance your CV – you will gain transferable skills that can give you a competitive edge when applying for future employment

Provide global experience – employers often seek out candidates with global experience in countries such as China

Open up new opportunities – learning a language will open up many different work and study opportunities enabling you to establish strong links with leading Chinese universities and peers from UK universities

Support you in pursuing a future career in China – Study China alumni are eligible to apply for scholarships to return to China.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible to apply for the Easter 2017 programme you must currently be:

  • A full-time student at a Higher/Further Education institution in England or Northern Ireland 
  • 18 years of age or over on commencement of programme
  • Hold a valid EU/EEA passport

For full eligibility criteria please visit the website:

How long does it last?

The programme lasts for approximately 21 days.

  • Programme start date: Sunday 2 April 2017
  • Programme end date: 22 April 2017

How much will it cost?

The Study China Programme is funded by the UK Government.

The following costs are all covered by the government funders:

  • Accommodation for the duration of the programme
  • Airport pickup and drop off (at specific times)
  • Tuition of language courses
  • Activities and associated trips

But you will need to fund the following costs:

  • Flights (estimated at £600-£900)
  • Visa - estimated at £170, dependent upon visa application processing office
  • Spending money (based on previous programmes the average spend is £300 - £400)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Vaccinations
  • Food
  • Activities undertaken in free time

How do I apply?

Applications closed 5 February 2017. 

Get in touch

For full Study China information, please visit our website

To contact a member of the team:

Telephone: 0161 306 1725