Gallatin China Fellowship

Summer 2017 Application Deadline: March 1, 2017

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 the new nine-week Shanghai Summer Immersion program. Prior knowledge of Chinese is not required for the non-immersion program.

Fellowship candidates must apply separately to and be accepted into the Shanghai programs. Note that the 2017 non-immersion program is approximately $6,200 when taking a four-credit course plus the cost of books and airfare, and the immersion program is approximately $11,000 plus the cost of books and airfare for an eight-credit course load. Fellowship decisions will be made before the Shanghai program confirmation deadline.

NYU Shanghai will offer many courses this summer in a wide array of fields. These courses give students the opportunity to study away in Shanghai and experience the excitement and wonder of one of the most dynamic cities in Asia. The courses typically include excursions in the local Shanghai community and surrounding areas to complement what is being taught in the classroom. Students live at 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.

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

Restrictions: Current Gallatin undergraduates only (entering students who have not yet received an admissions decision from Gallatin are not eligible to apply). Applicants should have at least one full semester of coursework remaining after Summer 2017.

Important Dates

  • March 1: Deadline to apply for Gallatin China Fellowship, Summer Abroad in Shanghai program, and Shanghai Summer Immersion program
  • March 25: Gallatin announces fellowship decision no later than this date
  • March 31: Summer Abroad in Shanghai/Shanghai Summer Immersion confirmation deadline (Summer Session I)
  • May 1: Summer Abroad in Shanghai/Shanghai Summer Immersion  confirmation deadline (Summer Session II)

Application Requirements

  • Online application
  • Personal statement
  • Current resume
  • Contact information for an NYU faculty reference

Academic Information

Provide a 250-500-word statement explaining 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.
Please attach a 1-2-page current resume (.doc, .docx, and .pdf formats accepted; maximum size 2MB).
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Faculty Reference

Please provide contact information for a fulltime NYU faculty member who can speak to your academic standing and your ability to work independently.