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Gallatin China Summer Scholarship


The Gallatin China Scholarship 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. Students in the non-immersion program must enroll in at least six credits during the summer program to be eligible for a visa. 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 scholarship will be given to applicants whose concentrations would benefit from the study of Chinese language.

Scholarship candidates must apply to both the Gallatin China Summer Scholarship 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 full tuition or additional fees for housing, books, and travel. Applicants are expected to make their own arrangements to cover additional tuition and fees. 

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


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. Scholarship candidates must apply separately to and be accepted into the Shanghai programs.


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


Applications for both the scholarship and the Shanghai programs are typically due March 1st. Please note that the Gallatin China Summer Scholarship will only be offered contingent on the availability of the Shanghai study away program. 

Application Requirements

  • Concentration: Describe your concentration and explain how this scholarship may contribute to your concentration's development.
  • Academic Goals: Explain the relevance of Chinese to your Gallatin concentration. Also indicate relevant language proficiency and completed coursework that you believe will help you succeed during the summer.
  • Resume
  • Recommendation
  • Shanghai Study Away Application