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China Direct Exchange

China Direct Exchange
KU graduate students study or conducts research at one of the two Chinese universities.
Location: 
China
Language of Instruction: 
Chinese
Term: 
Academic Year (Fall & Spring)
Academic Disciplines: 
Graduate Courses
Program Type: 
Semester or Academic Year
Exchange Program
Program Summary: 

The China Direct Exchange program is a 35-year-old partnership with Nanjing University and Nankai University. Under the terms of each reciprocal agreement, a student from the University of Kansas studies or conducts research at one of the two Chinese universities. A representative of the Chinese universities may attend the University of Kansas.

China Direct Exchange scholars receive a waiver of tuition and coverage for room and board from the host university. International travel and other miscellaneous expenses must be covered by personal funds. China Direct Exchange Scholars must also pay Study Abroad fees in order to maintain their KU enrollment and earn KU credit for their studies in China.

Location: 

Nanjing University: Fact Sheet | Website | Brochure

Nankai University: Fact Sheet | Website

Eligibility: 

Applicants must be degree-seeking KU students, graduate or upper-level undergraduate, in good academic standing (a minimum GPA of 3.0 is usually required) with at least two years of college-level Chinese or its equivalent. Applicants must demonstrate academic interest and commitment to Chinese language, literature, history, philosophy, economy, government, society and other related subjects. Preference will be given to applicants who are US citizens or who have permanent residence status.

Further Reading: 

Interested students should apply through the Jayhawks Abroad portal after meeting with the graduate advisor in Study Abroad & Global Engagement. 

Nanjing | Nankai

 

For more information about Chinese language courses at KU:

Dr. Keith McMahon, Professor of East Asian Languages & Cultures
2118 Wescoe Hall | (785) 864-3100


Announcements

Deadlines Extended for Spring 2020 & Winter Break 2020 Programs !
List of Programs (PDF)

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105 Lippincott Hall

 

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