Students & Scholars

The China Center serves as a resource for both Chinese and U.S. students as part of its mission to build U.S-China bridges.


The China Center provides a variety of funding opportunities to support study in Greater China and to help current students meet the costs of obtaining an education at the University of Minnesota.

China Bridge Challenge

The China Bridge Challenge case competition invites student teams to explore the intricate complexities encountered by the U.S. and China through a myriad of challenges, misunderstandings, and a rapidly deteriorating relationship, and find a way out through innovative collaborations. 


The China Center and other units on campus provide a wealth of information and resources to support travel to China and the Greater China region by University faculty, staff, and students.


We serve as a bridge to China by providing scholarships for study in Greater China, offering cultural events, and connecting the campus and the community. Together with the China Office in Beijing, we support Chinese students and scholars by serving as a connection to campus and local resources.