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About Generation UK – China

Generation UK – China was launched by the British Council in 2013. By 2020, it aims to help 80,000 students from the UK boost their employability, enhance their long-term job prospects, and develop a global mind-set through study and work experience opportunities in China.

The programme offers funded internship placements and academic scholarships for UK students to gain international experience in China. By encouraging UK students to engage with China, Generation UK aims to bring young people from both countries closer together, increase mutual understanding, and pave the way to lasting links and partnerships between the UK and China.

The Generation UK – China campaign is supported by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and the Department for the Economy, Northern Ireland, the Welsh Government and the Scottish Government.

To find out more about the campaign and how you can get involved, please visit the British Council’s Generation UK – China website here.

What’s Included?

If you are accepted for Generation UK funding, you will be able to do an 8 week internship in your chosen field, accommodation in a shared apartment with 2-3 other interns throughout your stay, receive full support from the IC team before, during and after your stay and you even get comprehensive travel insurance to cover your 8 week stay. This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of a prestigious government funded programme, increase your international employability and enjoy all of the benefits of an InternChina programme for free!

Eligibility Criteria

For all of our Generation UK funded programmes, there is a strict eligibility criteria each applicant will need to meet in order to be considered for the funding.

Eligibility criteria for the Generation UK funding:

  • Currently attending or recently graduated from a UK university.
  • Achieved at least a 2:1 in your undergraduate or postgraduate course. If you’ve not completed your course yet, the grades you’ve already achieved must average to a minimum of 59%.
  • Graduated within 12 months of submitting your Generation UK funding application, if you’re now no longer in higher education.
  • Received any level of maintenance grant from student finance, or a bursary from SAAS (if you’re a Scottish student) at any point through your undergraduate course.
  • Hold a UK passport or be an EU Home Student.
  • Be at least 18 years old.

Funding Application

The funding application window for our 2017 programmes is now closed, however we’ll be considering new applications very soon for programmes that will take place throughout 2018.

Please register your interest in taking part below and you will be informed as soon as the application window opens so you do not miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Contact Us

For questions related to Generation UK funded programmes, please contact us by email or phone.