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Gallatin China Summer Fellowship


The Gallatin China Fellowship provides funding of $6,000 to help undergraduate Gallatin students pursue summer study at NYU Shanghai in either the traditional, non-immersion, six-week Summer Abroad in Shanghai program or in the new nine-week Shanghai Summer Immersion program. Prior knowledge of Chinese is not required for the non-immersion program.

NYU Shanghai offers courses in a wide array of fields which give students the opportunity to study away in Shanghai and experience the excitement and wonder of one of Asia’s most dynamic cities. As a complement to classroom teaching, courses typically include excursions in the Shanghai community and surrounding areas. Students live in the NYU Shanghai residence halls and benefit from NYU’s facilities, professors, and full-time academic and student life staff. Fellows in the non-immersion program must enroll in at least one course during the summer program. This course may be Chinese language or a content course, which NYU Shanghai recommends taking alongside a language course. Students in the immersion program must take an eight-credit course load. Preference for the fellowship will be given to applicants whose concentrations would benefit from the study of Chinese language.

Fellowship candidates must apply to both the Gallatin China Summer Fellowship and the Shanghai study away program by the application March 1st in order to be eligible. Please note that the $6000 award amount will be posted as a scholarship to help cover tuition fees for the Shanghai study away program and may not cover additional fees for housing, books, and travel. Applicants are expected to make their own arrangements to cover additional fees. 

Please contact with any questions about the Shanghai programs and with any questions about the Gallatin China Fellowship.


Current Gallatin undergraduates only. Applicants should have at least one full semester of coursework remaining after their summer course of study. Prior knowledge of Chinese is only required for the immersion program. Please note: Entering students who have not yet received an admissions decision from Gallatin are not eligible to apply. Fellowship candidates must apply separately to and be accepted into the Shanghai programs.


Fellowship recipients are expected complete either the six-week non-immersion program or the nine-week immersion program.


Applications for both the fellowship and the Shanghai programs are due March 1st.

Application Requirements

  • Concentration: Describe your concentration and explain how this award/fellowship may contribute to your concentration's development.
  • The Value of China: Explain the relevance of Chinese to your Gallatin concentration. Also indicate relevant language proficiency and completed coursework that you believe will help you succeed in your Fellowship.
  • Project Proposal: Give a detailed description of your project. Include your project goal(s), a brief demonstration of your knowledge related to the field of study, a description of your research methods or artistic process, and your project outcome (i.e., an essay intended for publication, a work of art, etc.).
  • Budget: provide an itemized account of your expenses associated with this project. If the total cost of the project is above the award amount, be able to explain how you will procure the additional funding to complete the project.
  • Resume
  • Recommendation
  • Shanghai Study Away Application