China Scholarship Programme to Beijing


Up to 12 New Zealand teachers of Chinese will travel to China on a 3-week intensive language and culture programme at the Beijing Language and Culture University with extra activities arranged by NZ and Chinese governments. This programme is a fantastic opportunity to be immersed in Chinese language and culture and to improve both your Chinese language and your teaching pedagogy. 

China Scholarship in Beijing, April 2017

Applications have closed.

To make enquiries about the programme, please contact:

Jiwei Fu, National Adviser for Chinese and facilitator of the scholarship programme:

Jennifer Thomson, Intercultural Programmes Coordinator:


Teacher Experiences

"For me the greatest taonga I bring back are the memories of my time with my colleagues as together we navigated our way around Beijing and learnt more about a different culture and language."

Sonya Van Schaijk, 2017 scholarship participant

Read about Sonya's experience.

"University life will continue to be a place full of energy and opportunities, a place for scholars, young and old, to seek their dreams and fulfil their aspirations. It was heart-warming for me to see the torches of learning still shining bright in the China of today."

Juliet Gao, 2017 scholarship participant

Read more about Juliet's experience as she returned to a Chinese university after more than 20  years.

Guanny Liu-Prosee is an Intermediate school teacher who attended the scholarship programme to Beijing in 2016.

Read about her experiences here. 

Zoe Ward from St Heliers School gives an overview of her learning experiences on the the China scholarship programme in 2014.

"The experiences of the Beijing Scholarship were varied, interesting and have had lasting positive impact on my teaching and learning of Mandarin and Chinese culture."

Read about Zoe's experience