Generation UK Autumn 2017 Programme

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 a 3 week introduction to Chinese language & culture, followed by a 5 week internship in your chosen field, accommodation on-campus at our selected partner university, 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 in China. This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of a prestigious government funded programme, enhance your international employability and enjoy all of the benefits of an InternChina programme!


  • Aged 18 years and above
  • Currently enrolled full-time at a Scottish university or have graduated from a Scottish university within the past year (within 12 months of the programme dates)
  • Achieved or on track to achieve a 2:1
  • Be a UK or EU Passport holder
  • In receipt of or have received a Maintenance Grant from Student Finance or a SAAS bursary for Scottish students during their university career
  • Not in receipt of any other Generation UK – China funding


Programme dates are 16th October to 10th December 2017.

Funding Application

The current application deadline is midnight on Sunday 6th August & is open to applicants who completed their course in SCOTLAND only.

Contact Us

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


Application Form