"I realized what an amazing part China plays in America's economy and the future of the world. I have always been interested in Chinese culture, but never thought that I could possibly learn the language.  I am of the utmost belief that those who really want to understand the future of America, need to study China's history and culture, as well as the contemporary situation of the country."

L. Knox, Semester Abroad at Sichuan University

























Foundation for
Asia Pacific Education



  • At the time of applying for a scholarship, you must be enrolled in a North American college or university where transfer credit from an academic program abroad will be applied to your degree being earned
  • You must be a US or Canadian citizen
  • Your time abroad must be spent in one of the following countries:
    • American Samoa (U.S. territory)
    • Australia
    • Brunei
    • Cambodia
    • People's Republic of China (including Hong Kong and Macau)
    • Republic of China (Taiwan)
    • Fiji
    • Guam (U.S. territory)
    • Indonesia
    • Japan
    • Kiribati
    • North Korea
    • South Korea
    • Laos
    • Malaysia
    • Marshall Islands
    • Federated States of Micronesia
    • Nauru
    • New Zealand
    • Northern Marianas (U.S. territory)
    • Palau
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Philippines
    • Samoa
    • Singapore
    • Solomon Islands
    • Thailand
    • Timor-Leste
    • Tonga
    • Tuvalu
    • Vanuatu
    • Vietnam


  • Complete Scholarship Application
  • Most recent university transcript (you may submit a photocopy at the time of applying, however you may be required to send an official copy at a later time)

Deadlines and Award Timelines

Tri-Annual Awarding Period

Application Deadline

Award Notification

Programs that begin
May 1 through August 31

April 30th

May 15th

Programs that begin
September 1 through December 31

August 1st

September 15th

Programs that begin
January 1 through April 3

December 31st

January 15th

Please note the following:

  • Award amounts vary however will range in increments of $500 to $1500
  • Award funds will be disbursed once verification of enrollment and confirmation of payment are received. More details will be provided at the time of receipt of an award.

Helpful Scholarship Tips:

  • Give concrete examples
  • Apply only if you are eligible
  • Complete the application in full and follow directions
  • Neatness counts
  • Proofread your application
  • Watch all deadlines
  • Make sure your application gets where it needs to go

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