Before You Apply
Step 1: Learn about Teach For China
Be sure to first read this website carefully to familiarize yourself with Teach For China's mission, goals, and approach to expanding educational opportunity. You can also click here for more ways to find out more.
Step 2: Check your eligibility
All applicants for the 2013 Fellowship class must have received a Bachelor’s degree by July 2013 and speak fluent English. You must be a US citizen or hold a degree from a US university to apply.
If you are a Chinese citizen, please click here to access the Chinese application.
Step 3: Review application dates
The 2013 Fellowship Application is now closed.
Step 4: Apply now
The 2014-2016 Fellowship application will be available in late summer 2013. Please sign up here to be the first to find out when our 2014 Fellowship application will be available!
After You Apply
Candidates are responsible for checking their email, including their SPAM folders for notifications from Teach For China. Please be sure to refer to the selections timeline in Step 3 as to when candidates will receive an email from us regarding phone interviews, final in-person interviews as well as decisions. Teach For China does not grant extensions to candidates who do not sign up for phone interviews or interviews for any relevant deadline found in the emails. We strongly recommend adding firstname.lastname@example.org to your email contacts and please feel free to email us with questions or concerns at email@example.com
After an initial screening, qualified applicants will pass to a rigorous selection process including a phone screen and an intensive full-day group interview. Read below for some tips on how to prepare for this:
Step 5: Prepare For Your Phone Screen
Candidates who pass our application review will be invited to take part in a 30-minute phone screen with Teach For China staff so that we can learn more about you. The phone screen is not a full interview, but will instead allow us to identify the most qualified applicants to pass to group interview stage. Some applicants may be invited directly to the group interview, without a prior phone screen.
Step 6: Prepare For Your Interview
Our strongest applicants will be invited to attend full-day intensive group interview. Group interviews typically include 4 to 12 candidates and take place in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, and Chicago.
The group interview includes:
- A five-minute sample lesson;
- A group discussion;
- A video exercise;
- A one-on-one final interview.