Greater China Scholars Program

The Greater China Scholars Program, designed to promote global leadership and service, is the University of Notre Dame’s largest scholarship program for international undergraduate students. The Greater China Scholars Program has received generous support from the Li Ka Shing Foundation, the HS Chau Foundation, and numerous alumni, parents and friends

The Greater China Scholars Program includes three components:

  1. Scholarship funding, including one full scholarship that covers the entire cost of attendance at the University of Notre Dame
  2. Summer enrichment awards that fund leadership and service opportunities
  3. On-campus programming to nurture leadership and service

The Greater China Scholars Program provides one full, merit-based scholarship for applicants to the University of Notre Dame from the Greater China Region entering the University of Notre Dame’s undergraduate studies programs. As part of the Greater China Scholars Program, additional merit-based partial scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants. Students interested in any major or majors are eligible to apply.

To be eligible, applicants must apply to the University of Notre Dame by the application deadline, and currently be citizens of or residents in China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan. No further application to the scholarship program is needed.

The full scholarship covers the total cost of attendance at the University of Notre Dame, including tuition and fees, room & board, books and supplies, transportation, and living expenses for all four years of attendance. The total value of the scholarship is in excess of US $270,000. Additional partial scholarships will have different values.

The successful scholarship applicants will demonstrate exceptional academic achievement, a strong commitment to the betterment of society, and a promising capacity for global leadership.

Greater China Scholars will participate in one fully-funded summer enrichment experience for research, service learning, or international study. Special events and activities with a focus on service and leadership are planned throughout the academic year for the whole community of Greater China Scholars.

Download the Greater China Scholars Program Brochure - 2016 Edition

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Board of Directors for Asia Pacific Region, Notre Dame Alumni Association