Scholarships and Awards

Bryan Pawlic from CHNS 2302 won first place at 2005 Chinese Speech and Art Performance Contest


Scholarships 2015

Chinese Government Scholarship | Excellence in Chinese Studies Scholarship | Sino-USA Friendship Award |
BIT Scholarship for International Students

Chinese Government Scholarship

From the Chinese Ministry of Education via the Education Office, Consulate General of PRC in Houston

Download the Application Form - Deadline Friday, February 25, 2015

This prestigious scholarship is offered to students in American educational institutions by the Chinese Ministry of Education via the Consulate General of PRC in Houston. The scholarship is intended to strengthen the educational exchanges and cooperation between China and United States. It provides a full scholarship to study in China for one year. The scholarship recipient may choose a university in China.

This scholarship provides registration fee, tuition, laboratory fee , internship and learning materials. It also provides accommodation, monthly living allowance, and a one-off settlement subsidy. Furthermore, it covers medical insurance. This scholarship is highly competitive. Scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated academic excellence in, and significant commitment to, the study of Chinese.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Preference will be given to students who have declared majors or minors in Chinese Studies and who are juniors or seniors.
  • Overall minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • Overall minimum Chinese GPA of 3.25.
  • Applicants should currently be full time students at the University of Houston.
  • Application essay of good quality.

Application process:

  • Submit 3 copies of the “CHINESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP from the Ministry of Education of P.R. China APPLICATION FORM”.
  • Submit 3 copies of the candidate’s personal statement in English, stating the reasons for the application. (About 400 words)
  • Submit 1 copy of a recent transcript.

Selection process:

The Chinese Scholarship Committee will select candidates based on academic merit, dedication to the study of the Chinese language and culture, originality of thought and purpose, and contribution to the development of the Chinese language and culture.

Advertisement of scholarships: All Chinese Program Scholarships are advertised via  classroom announcement, distribution lists, bulletin boards, and university websites.

Please submit your complete application to MCL department 613AH or to your Chinese course instructor by February. 25, 2015


Excellence in Chinese Studies Scholarship

Download the Application Form - Deadline Friday, February 25, 2015

Thanks to our generous donors, the Chinese Studies Program will be able to award scholarships to students who have demonstrated academic excellence in, and significant commitment to, the study of Chinese. Scholarships will be awarded to students currently enrolled in second to fourth year Chinese courses.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Enrollment in the Chinese Program during the year 2014.
  • Although not required, preference will be given to students who have declared majors or minors in Chinese studies.
  • Overall minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • Overall minimum Chinese GPA of 3.25.
  • Applicants should be full time students at the University of Houston.
  • Application essay of good quality.

Application process:

  • Submit 3 copies of the Excellence in Chinese Studies Scholarship application form.
  • Submit 3 copies of the candidate’s personal statement in English, stating the reasons for the application. (400 words).
  • Submit 1 copy of a recent transcript.

NOTE: All completed applications and justifying documents must be turned in to the MCL office (613 AH) by Feb. 25, 2015, at 5 PM.

Selection process:
The Chinese Scholarship Committee will select candidates based on academic merit, dedication to the study of the Chinese language and culture, originality of thought and purpose, and contribution to the development of the Chinese language and culture.

Advertisement of scholarships: All Chinese Program Scholarships are advertised via  classroom announcement, distribution lists, bulletin boards, and university websites.


Sino-USA Friendship Award

The Award is given annually to students who excel in Chinese language courses at UH. It is sponsored by the Education Office of the Consulate General of PRC in Houston. Students who are currently taking Chinese language and culture courses offered by the China program are eligible to apply. Students should write a statement of application and submit it to the instructor of the course. The deadline for the application is February 25, 2015 each year. Please submit your application statement to your course instructor.