“CRCC Asia believes that financial constraints should not put prospective participants off from applying. We consistently look to enhance the economic sustainability of our programs through developing relationships with other organisations that can support our scholarships”
- Daniel Nivern, Director
The CRCC Asia Scholarship
The CRCC Asia Scholarship, which is running for its fifth year, allows students to participate in the China Internship Program whose financial circumstances might otherwise prevent them from enrolling.
Whilst we understand that a majority of students and graduates that go on our programs in China are self-funded, we want to ensure that our programs are made accessible to as many people as possible. CRCC Asia scholarships are awarded to people who best demonstrate academic excellence alongside a commitment to furthering their professional development. Professors from the top 50 universities in the UK were contacted via email, and asked to forward the scholarship information to the most appropriate students. The students would apply via a link in the email and the applications were open for one month.
CRCC Asia sorted through over 1000 applications and contacted the top 10 to request 2 references, supporting their academic excellence and their financial circumstances. In June 2010 our first scholarship winner went out to China, a fourth year Edinburgh University medical student called Oliver Keown. He thoroughly enjoyed his pharmaceutical and healthcare placement and said “my generation is in a unique position of being able to benefit from what’s happening over in China. This scholarship is an amazing opportunity for me. I’ll be able to use my skills and knowledge at a higher business level than would be possible virtually anywhere else in the world and I am grateful to CRCC Asia for giving that to me.”
In October 2010 the Scholarship Program was re-opened and the applications increased. Peter Amponfi, a student from Birmingham University was chosen and went on the China Internship Program in Beijing in September 2011. Peter completed a finance internship, and was incredibly grateful for the experience, “Internships, especially the international variety, are seen by employers as key opportunities for new graduates to make the transition from students to working professionals and I absolutely couldn’t have achieved international work experience without CRCC Asia’s scholarship program.”
In September 2011, CRCC Asia were pleased to be able to offer 10 scholarships worldwide and also offer the top scholarship candidate complimentary flights provided by Cathay Pacific, in light of our recent Cathay Pacific China business award. This was granted to the Queen’s University Belfast student, Emma McIlveen. Emma under took a legal internship in Beijing in October 2012: “Since the moment we arrived, CRCC Asia has been fantastic. A first class trip which I would highly recommend! I also signed up to a weekend of adventure organised by Dragon Trip. We had lunch at a Chinese farmhouse and spent the Sunday morning watching the sun rise on the Great Wall of China was however one of the most amazing experiences of my life. What more could you ask for?!”
For more details about our Scholarship Program winners please read their Intern Blogs. If you are interested in our one month scholarship program please contact your University careers service or designated University Professor and ask them to contact CRCC Asia to enable you to apply.
Applications are now closed. Applications open in October for one month only, (please note our Scholarship Program for applicants from the Asia Pacific region will open in February for one month).
CRCC Asia-British Council Scholarship for a Student with a Disability 2013
In partnership with the British Council, Shanghai and Cathay Pacific Airways, CRCC Asia are delighted to offer a fully funded scholarship for a one month internship with the British Council, Shanghai specifically for a student with a disability.
Cathay Pacific Airways are kindly sponsoring the return flights for the successful applicant.
The successful applicant will complete their one-month professional internship during June 2013.
Jessica Stubbs, recipient of the 2013 scholarship, said upon being awarded the scholarship:
“I am delighted to have been awarded CRCC Asia’s scholarship for a student with a disability. I think it’s fantastic that CRCC are recognising the potential and talent of the many disabled students in the UK.
I am very much looking forward to the opportunities that working in Shanghai will bring. Not only will the chance to work with the British Council give me invaluable professional experience but, as a first-time visitor to China, I am excited to be able to learn more about Chinese language, culture and way of life.”
Applications are now closed
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The UCL Finance Conference – CRCC Asia China Scholarship
Through sponsoring the 2012 and 2013 UCL Finance Conference, CRCC Asia offered twenty fully-funded and part-funded UCL Finance Course Scholarships to those who participated in the conference.
Whilst CRCC Asia understand that many of the students and graduates who go on our programs are self-funded, we want to ensure that our programs are made accessible to as many people as possible.
The 2012 recipient Nishad Potdar (UCL Economics) completed his June China Internship Program and upon returning back to the UK stated the following about his experiences in China with CRCC Asia:
“Working at a leading financial services firm in the tallest building in Shanghai was an experience both culturally and professionally enriching. Thank you CRCC Asia for this wonderful opportunity.”
If you are interested in the UCLFC – CRCC Asia one month scholarship program please contact your University careers service or designated University Professor and ask them to contact CRCC Asia to enable you to apply.
Applications are now open
The Cathay Pacific Scholarship
The Cathay Pacific Scholarship is awarded to the top scholarship candidate and consisted last year of complimentary flights provided by Cathay Pacific.
Applications are now closed