Well-dressed student, Nuan He, holds a book and looks off into the distance

The China Scholarship Council and Middlebury Institute offer 100% tuition scholarships, travel costs, a living stipend, and return airfare for 20 students each year in eligible programs.

CSC-MIIS Scholarship

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) and the China Scholarship Council (CSC) have partnered to offer the CSC-MIIS Scholarship. This scholarship will cover the full tuition costs for 20 students each year at the Middlebury Institute in certain in-person master’s programs (see below). Additionally, the CSC will fund travel costs, a living stipend, and return airfare.

Degree Programs

The CSC-MIIS Scholarship will fund up to 5 students annually in each of the following degree programs:

Please note that the related joint degrees (i.e. IPD/IT, MPA/IT, and MPA/IPD) are not eligible for the CSC-MIIS scholarship.


To be considered for the CSC-MIIS scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be a citizen of the People’s Republic of China.
  2. Be under 28 years of age at the time of application.
  3. Receive an offer of admission from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
  4. Satisfy at least one of the following:
    • hold a bachelor’s degree and have experience working in an international organization as an intern or other type of work for at least six (6) months or
    • be enrolled in the final year of a master’s degree program or
    • hold a master’s degree.

How to Apply

Applicants will need to apply to both the Middlebury Institute and the CSC separately by the deadlines below. 

Apply to the Middlebury Institute

  1. Submit your application to the Middlebury Institute by March 15 for one of the programs listed above.
    • Indicate that you are applying to the “CSC-MIIS Scholarship” when prompted on the online application.
  2. Complete your application by sending the following documents by March 15. 
    • Undergraduate transcripts: Digital copies of your transcripts (official or unofficial) can be uploaded to your online application or emailed to enroll@middlebury.edu. If you are admitted, you will need to provide your official transcript before you start classes.
    • One letter of recommendation, which may be emailed by your recommender to enroll@middlebury.edu
    • TOEFL or IELTS scores
    • Note: the admissions interview is waived
  3. You can waive the application fee.

Apply to CSC

Submit your application to the CSC Scholarship Programme by April 10 at 11:59 p.m. China Standard Time.

  • Please note that this application will become available on April 1. 



Sadia Khan, director of admissions, and Jill Stoffers, senior director of partnerships, host this information session.

China Scholarship Council Info Session

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