Canada Learning Initiative in China (CLIC)

CLIC logoThe Canada Learning Initiative in China (CLIC) is a national study abroad program that supports Canadian students studying in China. Its purpose is to establish significant and pioneering routes for Canadian students to pursue educational opportunities in China. Queen’s University is a member of the CLIC university consortium, founded in February 2016.

CLIC provides students financial support for study in China. CLIC also offers administrative support and hands-on, experiential learning that includes a variety of cultural activities and excursions. Together, these supports allow you to explore the country and culture on a deeper level.

  • Program: Canada Learning Initiative in China (CLIC).
  • Funding Organisation: China Scholarship Council (CSC) and Queen's University.
  • Number of Scholarships: Up to 40 (single semester, shared across all faculties at Queen's).
  • Program Duration: Minimum of one term.
  • Benefits: Accommodation, health insurance, monthly stipend from CSC (typically 3,000 yuan (≈CAN$600) per month). Queen's will also fund successful applicants (to a maximum of 40) with a $1,000 travel stipend. Payment for the travel stipend is made through Queen's Student Awards. Recipients will typically receive the travel award one month prior to departure for China as a credit on SOLUS.
  • Application and Eligibility: You must successfully apply to a program that is a minimum of one semester. Eligible programs include the
    • Arts and Science, Engineering, and Commerce exchange programs
    • Semester in Shanghai
    • Department of History exchange
    • MPA Fudan Interchange
    • MFIN - Beijing
    • If your program is not listed, please contact your Faculty International Office
    • Applicants must have Canadian citizenship to apply for CLIC funding, and be receiving academic credit for the program. Follow the funding application instructions on the CLIC website.
  • Application Deadlines: Typically March 6th for Summer, Fall semester, and full-year programs. October 10th for Winter semester programs. Please note these deadlines may change - consult the CLIC website for up-to-date information.

Students should plan to arrive in China with ample start-up funds. CLIC payments can in some instances take up to 3 weeks to be transferred to the student.