The Canada Learning Initiative in China (CLIC) is a unique program that is encouraging more Canadian students to discover rich experiential learning opportunities in China. Through an innovative framework of specialized programming, advising and funding, CLIC is designed to address the needs and objectives of Canadian students who wish to pursue studies abroad, in this case, with a focus on China. Over many years, the higher education landscape in Canada has seen a major difference between the number of Chinese students studying in Canada versus the number of Canadian students undertaking study in China. In order to address this gap, CLIC was established in February 2016 to create new and accessible learning opportunities for Canadian students in China. 

Note: This is ideal for summer exchange opportunities.

To review the programs available, visit the CLIC website.


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Eligibility Eligibility requirements
How to apply Step-by-step application instructions
Information sessions Learn more about applying to CLIC
Important dates Application deadlines
Contact us Email CLIC or the CIE

Scholarship funding

  • Roundtrip airfare from Canada to China
  • Subsidized accommodation
  • Living stipend of ~$600.00 CAD/month
  • Application fee to host university is waived (if you pay, you will not be reimbursed)


  • Must be a Canadian citizen
  • Must be a student at a CLIC member university
  • Must be a full-time student at the time of application
  • Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply
  • Participants can include: research interns, co-ops, dual degree students and exchange students
  • Students who have already received a scholarship from the China Scholarship Council are NOT eligible

How to apply

  1. Apply to the CIE, fill out the Intake Form and email it to
  2. Apply to the Chinese Scholarship Council.
  3. Register with your host university.
  4. Apply for a Chinese visa.

Visit the CLIC website for further application instructions.

Information sessions

  • Webinar: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 6 p.m. EST. To register, please email
  • Info Session: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. To register, please go to BookIt.

Important dates

Contact us

If you have questions about CLIC, contact

If you are having problems with your CSC application, visit the Chinese Forums website.

If you have questions about your CIE application, contact