New scholarships help Nova Scotians study in China

Halifax, NS — Nova Scotia students will have more opportunity to further their studies in China, thanks to new scholarships.

The Government and Mitacs, a national not-for-profit research and training organization, will fund five, $5,000 scholarships each year for the next three years.

Premier Stephen McNeil announced the scholarships today, Sept. 12, while in Shandong province, China.

“For years, students from China have come to Nova Scotia to attend university, study, and conduct research,” said Premier McNeil. “These scholarships will offer Nova Scotia students the same opportunity in China, and will help strengthen the long-standing relationship between Nova Scotia and Shandong province.”

The scholarships will help senior undergraduate and graduate students complete research internships at universities in Shandong province.

“This partnership will encourage the exchange of research knowledge and innovation between Canada and China,” said Mitacs CEO and Scientific Director Alejandro Adem. “It will also provide new opportunities for graduate students and faculty from Nova Scotia’s universities.”

The Government of Nova Scotia will invest $45,000 in the scholarship program and Mitacs will invest $30,000.



Photo courtesy the Government of Nova Scotia.