Vice-Chancellor's Mandarin Scholarships

Scholarships to study Mandarin in Beijing, China


We are delighted to announce that scholarship winners of 2017 were selected from a pool of 110 outstanding candidates! Congratulations to: 

Amy Theerman (BA (Hons) Graduate Diploma in Law), Florence Turner (BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations), George Grey (BA (Hons) Media), George Price, James Hardy (BA (Hons) Psychology & Special and Inclusive Education), Jessica Race (BA (Hons) Linguistics and Mandarin), Katherine Hardy (BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation), Natahsa Ani (BArch (Hons) Architecture), Rochelle Hall (BSc (Hons) Forensic Biology) and Thanatsayaphon Siti (BA (Hons) Business Management and Accounting and Finance).

Applications for the 2018 scholarships will reopen in October 2017. If you are interested in applying, please see below for information on the typical offer.


The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Edward Peck, is delighted to announce that scholarships are being offered to NTU students wishing to participate in Mandarin summer language courses at the prestigious Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) in China for four weeks in August.

Known as The Mini-United Nations, BLCU is the only university of its kind in China offering Chinese language and culture courses to foreign students. Since its foundation, BLCU has trained some 160,000 foreign students who are proficient in the Chinese language and familiar with Chinese culture, from 176 different countries and regions. BLCU graduates spread all over the world and include government ministers, parliament speakers, other government officials, and senior diplomats who are all playing important roles in promoting mutual understanding between China and the world. This programme will enable you to improve and enhance your language skills; immerse yourself in Chinese culture; make connections; increase your confidence and independence; and be an ambassador for NTU.


Eligibility criteria

The scholarships are open to full-fee paying students enrolled on an NTU programme. You'll need to demonstrate interest in China and learning the Chinese language; all levels of language are considered for this scholarship.


What will be funded

This scholarship covers: 

  • tuition fees for the language programme
  • return flights (can be organised by the scholarship team or individually – economy only)
  • visa costs (30 day visa starting form date of entry to China)
  • accommodation provided by BLCU.

Criteria for success

  • Selection upon successful application and interview


  • Final year undergraduate students
  • Incoming / visiting exchange students

How to apply

Application for this scholarship will open in October 2017.

Successful applicants will be required to attend a compulsory preparatory workshop at NTU in May 2018.