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Apply for China Programs

Applications are currently being accepted for Alliance programs in China!

Application Deadlines:

Summer Programs - March 1
Fall Programs - April 15
Spring Programs - November 1


Step 1) Submitting Your Application


Via the online application system, you are asked for basic information such as your name, university, date of birth, and program of interest.

You also need to submit the following materials by the deadlines listed above:

  • Unofficial Transcript (please note that your acceptance is provisional pending receipt of an official transcript that corroborates the information on the unofficial one) 
  • Current Passport Agreement (signed to indicate you will have a current passport for study abroad)
  • An Approval Form from your Study Abroad Advisor
  • One Chinese Language Recommendation (or one Academic Recommendation if you have never taken Chinese language courses)
  • Statement of Purpose

If you are interested in applying for an Alliance need-based scholarship, you should submit your scholarship application at the same time as your other application materials.

If you are accepted, you must secure your place by submitting a non-refundable $500 enrollment deposit within 10 days of being accepted to your Alliance program. This deposit is applied toward the program fee.  

Step 2) Securing Your Placement

Once you are admitted to the program, you should submit the following materials in order to confirm your place in the program by:

March 15 for Summer / May 1 for Fall / November 15 for Spring

  • Chinese Host University Application Form (to initiate your visa application process)
  • Copy of SIGNED Passport
  • Medical Form
  • Official Transcript
  • 5 Passport-Sized Photos (Must be 2x2 inch, full-face, frontal view, white background, in color, photo printed on photo-quality paper. Print your name on the back of each photo.)
  • Digital Version of Passport-Sized Photo
  • Field Component Form (if you are participating in a program with an internship or documentary film component) 
  • Housing Preference Form

Step 3) Finalizing Your Enrollment

Your departure date is getting closer! You should submit the following materials to finalize your enrollment by: 

April 1 for Summer / July 1 for Fall / December 1 for Spring

  • An Essay in Chinese (Required if you have any prior Chinese language background, regardless of which program or track you are doing.)
  • Course Selection Form
  • Emergency Contact Information
  • Flight Details
  • Chinese language interview via telephone or Skype (if you have previously studied Chinese language)
  • Virtual Group Advising Session
  • A copy of your visa must be submitted to the Alliance by June 1 for Summer Programs; August 1 for Fall Programs; and January 1 for Spring Programs

Most documents can be submitted via the online application system, but certain application pieces must be mailed, faxed, or emailed to:

The Alliance for Global Education
1730 M St NW Suite 402 / Washington, DC 20036

Fax: 202-822-2046 / Email: forms@allianceglobaled.org

Questions? Contact Emily Heron, Student Services Manager
eheron@allianceglobaled.org / 888-232-8379