Funding your Study or Internship Abroad Program
International study and internship Abroad programs are worth their weight in salt when it comes to the experiences, knowledge, and skills you’ll gain (not to mention the fun you’ll have and the friends you’ll meet!) But not everyone can afford to come - don’t give up! There are many ways in which you can get funding for that incredible experience of living, studying and working in China!
Do-it-yourself Fundraising Ideas
There are many ways in which you can fund your international academic adventure. Here are some ideas to help you save up enough to come:
- Get part-time work and start saving (it may be slow, but it will be worth it!).
- Get into some do-it-yourself fundraising. Here’s your chance to get creative! Start a funding page on a crowdfunding platform (such asGoFundMe, hold a raffle, hold an auction, create an event…
- Approach your university to find out what funding and scholarships may be available to help you get here.
- Research online to see what funding and scholarships may be available for your country (There are a few online scholarship search engines to get you started such as Go Overseas, Scholly, and Fastweb
- Look up opportunities for needs-based funding.
- Look at our special offers and scholarship opportunities below.
- Apply for a loan from your financial institution and pay this off over time.
Tips for Successful Study Abroad and Internship Funding
- Create a budget, so you know how much funding you need and can track your fund-raising progress.
- Create a plan of attack. Know what you’re going to do and tick the items off the list. Don’t be disheartened if some ideas don’t work; there are many options to try!
- Apply early and apply often. Scholarships can be competitive and often need to be done a fair bit ahead of the time, make sure you meet the deadlines and apply for as many scholarships as you can find as this can help improve your chances of winning one.
- Don’t be afraid to approach your family and ask for support (you never know, a few birthday celebrations may help kickstart that study fund!)
Early Bird Discount
Pay in full two months or more before your program starts and we’ll give you a 5% discount.
Lump Sum Payments
Pay your Chinese Language or Internship Program in a single lump sum and get a 5% discount.
Stay for six months or more
Participants who book a Chinese Language or Internship program for six months or longer will get a 5% discount.
Bring a friend
If you and a friend register together, you’ll both enjoy a 5% discount on your program fees.
Refer a Friend
If you think our range of inspirational programs would appeal to your friends, family or colleagues, tell them about Go Abroad China today and you will both can enjoy a 5% discount.If you succeed in referring more than one person, you’ll receive more discounts in your own program fees, and we’ll start paying you a commission. Contact us for more information.
We know it isn’t always easy to raise the funding you need to get here, so we’ve put together a range of special offers to help towards your fundraising efforts.
On a Tight Budget? Customize your Program to make it work for you.
Our programs have a range of inclusions that can be added, or removed, at your discretion. We’ll work with you to create a program that meets your budget requirements. You can also vary the length of your program to make it more affordable.
Other options include part-time work while you’re in China. Our Program Coordinator can help you organize a part-time job, or you could teach English for a reasonable salary. We are also able to arrange low-cost housing for participants who are willing to teach their accommodation hosts English. Speak to our team to discuss your options for planning a program on a tight budget.
To make your program easier to pay off, we can offer you the chance to pay your program fee off with a payment plan.
Go Abroad China is proud to be able to offer scholarship opportunities for your study abroad and international internship programs.
GAC Scholarships for Year-Long Programs
We will award up to US$2 000 to successful applicants who apply for a full-year program and are successful in their scholarship application.
GAC Scholarships for Semester Programs
We will award up to US$800 to successful applicants who apply for a Semester program and are successful in their scholarship application.
GAC Scholarships for Short-term and Summer Programs
We will award up to US$200 to successful applicants who apply for a four-week program, and up to US$600 for longer programs (up to six months) and are successful in their scholarship application.
Links to other Funding organizations
Students can apply for scholarships and other financial aid programs through a range of other organizations. Here are some links to get you started:
International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)
IEFA is a leading online resource for financial aid information for students hoping to study abroad in a foreign country.
The Association of International Educators (NAFSA)
NAFSA provides an introduction to studying abroad along with grants and scholarships.
FinAid offers an excellent overview of college financial aid.
Study Abroad Funding offers a comprehensive directory of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants to help students find funding for study outside the US for an undergraduate, graduate, or professional level of study.
U.S. Department of Education
You can find financial aid Information on the US Department of Educations website.Best of the Web offers a list of options for scholarships and grants to study abroad, as well as links to scholarship search services.
The International Scholarship Search is a financial aid, college scholarship and international scholarship resource for students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist college and university students in their pursuit to study abroad.
Find and compare scholarships for college students, college grants, fellowships, federal financial aid and other forms of student funding to cover expenses for international studies.
China's University and College Admission System - CUCAS
Find a range of Chinese Government, University, Enterprise and Confucious Scholarships on the CUCAS website specifically aimed at international students.
The Study Abroad Award essay competition is open to current and future college students who are interested in studying abroad. To enter, write a 150-250 word essay on this round's theme. The winner will receive $2,000. Good Colleges scholarships are designed to be easy to apply for and to promote positive study attitudes. The deadline is November 1 each year.
Buddha Teas Fair Trade Scholarship Program
Buddha Teas is happy to announce a monthly $500 scholarship program for students attending or planning to attend a fair trade university or study fairtrade or international studies.
Four Easy Steps to Learning Chinese in China
Step one: Apply online
Once you have an idea about where, when and for how long you want to learn Chinese in China, complete our online application form to get the ball rolling.
Step two: Assessment
To make sure we know what you want from your Chinese learning experience – why you want to study abroad, what you want to achieve, where and for how long you’d like to stay – we’ll organize a 15 minute Skype interview with you. From this, we can make sure we tailor the right Learn Chinese Package for you. We’ll also know if this is the right program for you. Within two to three days after the interview, the coordinator will be in touch by email to let you know if your application has been successful. If so, we’ll send you a formal offer.
Step three: Confirmation
To confirm your placement in our program, you’ll need to reply to our letter of offer and pay your agreed deposit. Once this has been done, we’ll send you all the documents you need: your contract and all the required documents for your study visa application as well as your pre-departure package. The pre-departure package contains all the information you’ll need regarding your trip including where you’ll stay.
Step Four: Start your Chinese study experience
Once your flights have been booked, let us know your arrival details (date and time, flight number) so that we can organize airport pick-up. We’ll be excited to welcome you to our program in person!
Our support doesn’t end when you arrive. We are as dedicated to ensuring you have around the clock support for the duration of your stay as we do in getting you here. Your journey will include your paid internship, accommodation, language courses, cultural experiences, tours, and networking.
What are you waiting for? Apply online now!
Learn Chinese the fastest way in an immersive and culturally rich experience which will fast track your learning experience. Have all your needs taken care of and broaden your horizons, be more independent and make friends for life!
Promotions & Financial Aid
We want everyone to have the chance to live and study in China; to make this possible we have a range of financial options available to support students who cannot afford full fees. Contact us today to discuss promotions, full and partial sponsorship opportunities.
Our prices start from US$1,980, depending on your service components, accommodation and length of stay.