FUNDING: SCHOLARSHIPS / BACS-TAIWAN STUDENTSHIPS / RESEARCH
The AHRC and the ESRC are the UK's main national bodies offering grants for postgraduate study. Many of these grants are offered through individual universities. For example, the University of Nottingham is a doctoral training centre for the ESRC and offers studentships for doctoral study of social science topics on contemporary China (click here for details). Other research centres offering doctoral training include the BICC (Oxford, Manchester & Bristol) and WREAC (Leeds & Sheffield). The CCK Foundation also offers doctoral study awards. In addition, see the Great Britain-China Educational Trust.
BACS-Taiwan Studentships/ Ministry of Education Mandarin Enrichment (Language) Scholarships
BACS administers a competitive scholarship on behalf of the Taiwan Ministry of Education for one-year language programmes at approved centres and universities in Taiwan. For further details see separate page via link above.
Taiwan Studentships for Undergraduate or Postgraduate Study
Offers financial support for UK nationals to study for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at universities in Taiwan. Click here for more details.
Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation / EACS Library Travel Grants
The European Association of Chinese Studies (EACS) administers a travel grant on behalf of the Chiang-Ching Kuo Foundation for postgraduate students of Chinese Studies at European universities wishing to visit other European libraries with Chinese Studies collections. Application deadlines are: 15th March, 15th June, 15th September and 15th December every year.
Go to http://www.soas.ac.uk/eacs/ccklib.htm for details and application.
The Study China Programme offers undergraduate students the opportunity for a three week study period in China at Easter or Summer. The scheme meets the costs in China, but applicants have to fund their travel cost to China.
Other sources of funding: For information about postgraduate and other funding see the Great Britain-China Centre funding page. BACS is not aware of any dedicated fund available to help finance Chinese Studies at the undergraduate level in the UK.