IE School of Global and Public Affairs Signs Agreement with China Scholarship Council
With the purpose of enhancing diversity of thought and experience in the classroom, IE School of Global and Public Affairs has entered into an agreement with the China Scholarship Council to select up to 20 Chinese students to participate in either IE’s Master in International Relations or Master in International Development program.
“The experience will offer Chinese students a unique education in global public policy.”
“This agreement with the China Scholarship Council will elevate the classroom dynamic in our MIR and MID programs and advance the discussion and learning already taking place about China and geopolitics, thanks to an influx of students who have a distinct perspective on that part of that world,” said Manuel Muniz, Dean of IE’s School of Global and Public Affairs. “Likewise, the experience will offer Chinese students a unique education in global public policy, prepare them for careers in multilateral institutions, and connect them with peers who will be their colleagues and fellow leaders in tomorrow’s international arena.”
The scholarship will include tuition fees as well as a monthly living allowance, international airfare and visa application fees, all provided by the China Scholarship Council. Under the terms of the agreement, the Council will select candidates according to IE’s admissions requirements and the School will evaluate the applications and extend offers based on the IE standard for academic excellence and English language proficiency.
To be considered by the China Scholarship Council, candidates must be a citizen of the People’s Republic of China and:
- be enrolled in the final year of a master degree program or have recently graduated with a master degree and, if selected, must commence the study in IE within one year of graduation; or
- have graduated with a bachelor degree while having the experience of working in an international organization as interns or other types of work for at least 6 months.
The agreement will begin with the October 2019 intake for both programs and will run for three academic years, at which point it will be considered for renewal.
About IE’s Master in International Relations program
The IE School of Global and Public Affairs flagship master’s program, the Master in International relations is a full-time, ten-month program taught on IE’s Madrid campus. The program’s aim is to provide students with a global and academic business foundation complemented by on-the-ground field research in European Union processes and governance, and substantive training in regional dynamics ranging from Latin America to the Middle East to contemporary China.
About IE’s Master in International Development program
The Master in International Development program is a full time, ten-month program taught on IE’s Madrid campus. It has been designed in coordination with the United Nations Systems Staff College (UNSCC) with the purpose of providing training for professionals who want to tackle challenges associated with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and promote sustainable social, economic, and environmental prosperity around the world.
About the China Scholarship Council
The China Scholarship Council (CSC), founded in 1996, is a legal non-profit institution affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education. In accordance with the law, statues and relevant principles and polices of China, the CSC provides assistance for Chinese citizens to study abroad and foreign citizens to study in China. In 2018, the CSC sponsored approximately 70,000 Chinese scholars and students to study in 103 countries and over 63,000 international students to study in China. Committed to international academic collaboration and exchange, the CSC works closely with more than 200 partners around the world, which include international organizations, scholarship institutions and prestigious universities.