Prizes and Awards

The Li Ka Shing Semester Abroad Awards

Each year, five students from McGill and Shantou's respective Liberal Arts programs (two from each institution) will have the opportunity to apply for funding to spend a semester studying at the complementary institution. The awards will cover travel, living expenses and tuition, which will be paid to the host university. The amount of each student's award will take into account respective tuition rates, and will include a travel stipend for McGill students to visit Shanghai and Beijing during their visits, enriching their cultural experience. For more information:


The Li Ka Shing Language Special Internship Awards

Each year, up to five students from Shantou's Teaching Chinese as a Second Language Program will have the opportunity to travel to McGill for one month to engage in an internship in the Chinese Language program. Student interns will work as assistants and tutors, assisting McGill's Chinese Language instructors, interacting with McGill students, and gaining exposure to the real-world challenges of teaching Chinese as a second language in a North American environment. The award will cover travel, living expenses and a stipend for activities and local travel. For more information:


The Li Ka Shing Intensive Chinese-Language Study Awards

Each year, up to 25 students from McGill will be given the opportunity to travel to Shantou for an intensive four-week Chinese language program. This will include high-intensity, immersive language study, as well as opportunities to experience Chinese culture through organized off-campus excursions. The award will cover tuition, accommodation, living expenses and excursion costs. Awards will be offered on a competitive basis. For more information:



Initially established by a donation from the late Mr. W.A. Scott, founding member and Honorary President of Victoria's Canada- China Friendship Association in memory of Dr. Norman Bethune. Awarded to an outstanding student at the conclusion of the first or intermediate year in the Faculty of Arts, with preference given to a student who is registered in any program relating to Chinese studies. Awarded upon recommendation of the Department of East Asian Studies.
Value: $400.



Founded in 1969, the Canadian Chinese Cultural Society of Montreal Inc. offers an annual scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Chinese Studies. Candidates must be Canadian citizens able to demonstrate financial need and registered as full time students in the third or fourth year of undergraduate studies or in a graduate program. Candidates apply directly to the Canadian Chinese Cultural Society of Montreal Inc.  Please consult CCCSM website at (Deadline: April 30)
Value: $1000



Each year a maximum of three full Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarships are awarded to Canadian Students at McGill University. Students who are Canadian Citizens with a good academic record are eligible to apply for periods of study of three, six, nine, or twelve months. For more information visit Cultural Division, TECO Canada
Value: Approximately $760 per month