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2017 Summer Service and Learning Program in Rural China
- General Information

    Program Introduction

    The Summer Service and Learning Program in Rural China (SSLP) was established by Tsinghua University in 2006. From 2006 to 2016 a total of 1,980 students and 336 faculty members from Tsinghua University and 969 international students and faculty members have been assigned to rural counties as part of of the program. Every summer, Tsinghua University recruit about 120 Tsinghua volunteers and 120 international volunteers who show a sincere commitment to voluntary work. Volunteers are to be dispatched in 20 teams and perform their service in 20 counties throughout various locations in rural China. Each team will consist of one Tsinghua teacher, five Tsinghua students and six non-Tsinghua volunteers. Volunteers can provide diversified services to the local students in those rural counties, including English teaching, culture lectures and intercultural communication exercises. Volunteers will convey a message of support and hope to locals. At the same time, "cultural immersion" will allow volunteers to actually participate in the daily life of a new culture throughout the whole program. New cultures and traditions await as the volunteers fill their days with new discoveries and rich experiences.

    Host Department: Education Poverty Alleviation Office

    Program Seats: 120


    Tuition Fee
    Non-degree RMB 7,000 in total (About $ 1,285)
    Accommodation Fee
    Zijing Apartment
    Double Room RMB 40 to RMB 80
    Single Room RMB 80
    Other Fees
    Service Fee USD 150
    Living Expense RMB 2,200 to RMB 2,800
- How Much Scholarship Cover
Admission Only
- You Need Pay After Got Scholarship (RMB)
  • Tuition:  7,000
  • Accommodation: 750 to 1200 RMB per month
  • Living Expense: 600 to 3000 RMB per month
- Requirement

Who can apply?

  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Postgraduates
  • Doctoral Students

Basic Requirements

  • Gender Requirement: None
  • Language & Proficiency Requirement: English. There is no Chinese language requirement.
  • Required Experience: None but ideal candidates will have experience or interest in rural issues or development issues, as well as experience living in rural conditions (or camping) and/or experience in diverse cross-cultural teams or settings.
  • Major Requirement: None but preferred candidates are those with stated or intended academic interests in voluntary work or social work and/or Asian studies and/or languages.
  • Student Minimum Age: 16 years old
- Application Documents

1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

2. Photocopy of valid passport

With name, passport number & expiration date, and photo included

3. Certificate/diploma of highest education

Graduation certificate in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.

4. Academic transcript of highest education

Academic transcript in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.

5. Transfer Certificate issued by the host university

The applicants who are studying at another university in China must submit a Transfer Certificate issued by the host university.

6. Passport photo

A recent passport-sized photo of the applicant

  • Step 1: Click "Apply Now" button below and pay scholarship service fee.

  • Step 2: Wait for the payment confirmation, then provide documents guidance. (including the application form)

  • Step 3: Submit documents and wait for result and admission documents (including admission letter, visa letter)
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