Study in China – Summer 2020

Opportunity type:


All full-time home and EU students are eligible to apply for this opportunity. Applicants must hold a passport that is valid till at least March 2021.

DMU students are only eligible to receive 1 extra-curricular trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


Study China is a three week language, culture, and heritage programme, managed by the University of Manchester, delivered in collaboration with partner Chinese institutions. It is unique outward mobility opportunity for students to develop their global mind-set, employability, and soft-skills. Students will have an opportunity to live in one of China’s most vibrant cities and study at one of China’s leading universities.

Study China 2020 will be hosted at:

  • Beijing Normal University (Beijing)
  • East China Normal University (Shanghai)
  • Zhejiang University (Hangzhou)

During the programme, students will complete an intensive Chinese Mandarin course designed to develop written and spoken language skills, as well as cultural classes, trips, and excursions. Classes are offered for all abilities, ranging from absolute beginners through to advanced speakers. The Study China programme includes:

  • 40 hours of Chinese language tuition
  • Interactive culture classes and excursions
  • Visits to historic landmarks
  • A day spent with a Chinese family
  • Free time to explore independently
  • Opportunities to meet, and live alongside, students from across the UK, EU, and China

Study China provides support through all stages of application, pre-departure, and whilst in China. For more information visit Study China website.

Application process

Students should apply directly via the Online Application Form. Once you have been accepted onto the Study China Programme, contact Global Mobility Office and send confirmation of your acceptance to us. We will send you the link to the DMU Global application form. You will need to complete this form to qualify for the £400 bursary.


Study China will fund the following:

  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • 40 hours of Mandarin language tuition
  • Trips and activities such as martial arts, calligraphy, tai chi classes

Students will need to fund:

  • Chinese visa
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Spending money
  • Vaccinations

Cultural activities

Students will have the chance to engage in a range of cultural activities and visits such as martial arts, calligraphy, tai chi classes and other.

Travel and accommodation

Flights for this opportunity will be booked independently by the student, and a free airport pick-up will be available. Accommodation is provided by the host university.

Contact details

Visa information

British nationals need a visa to enter mainland China. Students of other nationalities should check the Chinese Embassy website. The Global Mobility Office can provide visa support letters as required, and proof of enrolment can be obtained from the Student Gateway.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Sunday 2 August 2020
  • Return date: Saturday 22 August 2020
  • Estimated cost of travel: £700
  • Students will also be required to pay for: Chinese visa (£185), travel insurance, vaccinations and have some spending money
  • DMU Global bursary: £400
  • Deadline for application: Monday 24 February 2020 9am