Interested in working in the fast-paced finance sector in Shanghai for two months, or studying Chinese language in the sub-tropical climate of Xiamen for a year? If so, the British Council has a wide range of opportunities available for young people looking to get a head-start in their career and develop a global perspective by heading out to China for study and work opportunities.

What's on offer? 

Internships in China

Give yourself the edge when it comes to applying for jobs through a two-month internship placement in China. You can select which industry sector you’d like to gain experience in, which of six booming cities you want to work in, as well as a start date that suits you.

Study in China

Learn Mandarin and gain a deeper understanding of China by studying at a Chinese university with a Generation UK China scholarship. Scholarships are for between 5 -11 months of study, in various locations across China, and in a combination of different subjects.

Be inspired to go to China

Want to know more about what it is really like to live in China? You can read stories by other British nationals who have experienced China.

Check out some  incredible photos taken by Gen UK participants who are abroad right now.

Get Involved

To find out more about the range of internship and scholarship opportunities available on the Generation UK programme and how to apply, please visit our website

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