Programs in China

There are two current opportunities.

Fudan University (founded 1905). 40 students from North America will receive scholarships to study at Fudan University in Shanghai from July 4 to August 1, 2015. ECSU students can apply for the Shanghai Municipal Scholarship, which includes tuition, fees, housing, and a living allowance (but not travel to and from China). These are being awarded on a first-come first-served basis to students from Fudan’s partner schools (ECSU is a partner as a constituent member of the UNC system). Students who do not receive scholarships will be eligible for a 10% reduction in tuition and fees and room and board.

Interested students who wish to apply must:

  • Provide a letter of interest describing how and why they would benefit
  • Provide current academic transcripts
  • Provide a copy of the identification information page of their passports
  • Complete the online application on the Fudan University website and comply with any additional information requests from Fudan University.

The online application for 2015 has not yet been activated but here is a link to 2014 to give you an idea of what you will see when you go to the website here.

Interested students should inquire with Dr. Bowman of the Office of International Programs at 118 Moore Hall.

Zhi-Xing China - Perfect World U.S - China Young Leaders Fellowship, through the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

Over the next decade, around 1,000 U.S. students and mid-career professionals will have a chance to study in China. This opportunity is the result of a partnership between the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Perfect World Co., Ltd. (PWRD), the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE), the Humpty Dumpty Institute (HDI), and the 100,000 Strong Foundation.

Specific details regarding any costs and requirements should be forthcoming from TMCF by April 15, 2015.

Special Program in India

Elizabeth City State University is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Consortium for Academic Excellence (MAC-CAE) funded by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). The lead institution is Morgan State University and the other participating institutions are Norfolk State University and Bowie State University. At ECSU, Dr. Shahid M. Shahidullah, Professor of Criminal Justice, is the Project Director. Dr. Shyamal Das, Associate Professor of Sociology, and Dr. Glen Bowman from International Programs also contribute and participate.

One of the goals of the project is to train and educate a group of students who will be able to pursue careers in our nation's key intelligence agencies such as the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Defense Intelligence Agency, Homeland Security, Department of State, Transportation Security Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Drug Enforcement Administration.

They will study national security issues, take language courses, participate in national security colloquia, serve as interns in various IC (Intelligence Community) agencies, and travel abroad (India, Nepal, and Bangladesh) for cultural immersions.

This Consortium project runs from 2011-2016 (and we are looking to see what we can do to extend it). In India, the trip and the project will be supervised by the American Institute of India Studies (AIIS).

Dr. Shahidullah is currently accepting applications from interested and motivated ECSU students who are also US citizens, for a summer cultural immersion program (May-July) in India. Applicants interested in applying to this summer program will be expected to devote a minimum of fifty hours to community service during the eight-week program including planned field trips.

Completed applications require the following:

  1. Completed MAC-CAE Scholars application;
  2. Copy of the ECSU transcript;
  3. One page statement of interest that discusses interest in studying India and its importance in global and contemporary affairs (; and
  4. A copy of the front page of a valid US Passport. If selected, participants will receive all costs for lodging, food and the cultural study program in India.

If you have any questions, please contact the Dr. Shahid Shahidullah at (252) 335-3448 or