UCLA China Arts Fellowship



The China Arts Fellowship (CAF) is a new 6-month program that offers recent UCLA graduates* (2015-2017) the chance to live, study, and gain professional experience in Shanghai, one of the world’s most vibrant global arts centers.  The program will commence in late February, 2018.

Blending classroom instruction and experiential learning, the China Arts Fellowship will allow graduates to become part of the creative currents flowing between China and California. CAF participants will live and study at Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s School of Humanities, located in the heart of Shanghai’s famous French Concession.  Each week they will study 10 hours of Mandarin language (beginner to advanced intermediate levels) and spend up to 16 hours working as interns at a Shanghai-based arts institution.  This program is not designed for native speakers of Mandarin or those with extensive experience living in China.

The UCLA China Arts Fellowship provides free housing, tuition, living stipend, medical insurance, and 2-weeks of guided travel in China. Participants will be responsible for their international airfare and the cost of a Chinese student visa.

Questions? Contact the UCLA Confucius Institute at info@confucius.ucla.edu (310. 825.8839)

The deadline to apply is Oct. 6, 2017

The announcement for the 2018 application cycle will be made in September 2018.

*Preference will be giving to UCLA graduates, but qualified non-UCLA graduates may be considered if space is available.  

IMPORTANT!!!!!!!:  Accepted participants will be asked to provide valid passport information to the UCLA Confucius Institute by November 1st.  Passports must be valid through the end of 2018. If you do not have a passport, you are strongly encouraged to apply for one immediately.  Participants from diverse nationalities are welcome to apply, but all must have a valid travel document.

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