CLIC (Canada Learning Inititative in China) Funding for Exchanges


Have you always dreamed about studying in China?  

A transformative experience awaits you in China – and your academic pursuits won’t miss a beat.  The Canada Learning Initiative in China (CLIC) allows Canadian students travelling on exchange to China to access full funding for their time abroad.  Stay on track to earn credits toward your degree, but with the added, life-long benefits of an immersive cultural experience in an emerging market! 

Why China?

  1. Employability and diverse career opportunities, stemming from connections with the world’s second largest economy and Canada’s second largest trading partner
  2. Immersion in one of the world’s most ancient civilizations, offering a unique and potentially life-changing cultural experience

  3. Experiencing China’s staggering diversity of sights, cultures, people, and natural landscapes

  4. An environment of modernization and technological innovation

  5. Newfound skills and greater confidence as you take on challenges in an extraordinary setting

How to become eligible to receive CLIC funding for the 2020-21 academic year

  1. Review McGill's exchange partners in China and rank your potential host universities by preference
  2. Apply for McGill's outgoing exchange program between November 15th 2019 and January 15th 2020
  3. Receive your nomination to your Chinese host university
  4. Apply for CLIC funding through the CLIC website

Broaden your horizons to China while accessing this incredible program! Through CLIC, you'll benefit from:

Pre-determined credit transfer to your home university in Canada High-caliber programs offered in English, French, and Chinese

Financial support for travel and study in China, which includes:

  • Travel Scholarship (amount is determined by McGill)
  • 3000 yuan (≈$600CAN) per month stipend
  • Subsidized accommodation (info [at] (contact CLIC) to find out if the program you are interested in has free accommodations)
  • Free medical insurance (coverage details)
  • No application fees at the Chinese university
Administrative support for finding accommodations and other practical aspects, including risk management
Hands-on, experiential learning that includes a variety of cultural activities and excursions, allowing you to explore the country and culture on a deeper level Potential career opportunities as you make connections with top Chinese institutions and industry partners

Learn more about CLIC, and how to apply today!

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