Confucius China Study Plan scholarships

The Confucius China Study Plan is administered by the Hanban Institute.

Financial assistance is provided for research and projects that foster an understanding of China and Chinese culture. Most research is focused on academic study in the humanities and social sciences.

The study plan consists of six sub-programs, and includes short tours for young leaders and academics, long-term PhD research, publishing, and academic conferences.

Scholarship programs

Sino-foreign Joint PhD

This Sino-foreign Joint PhD scholarship sponsors current PhD students from a foreign university to pursue six months to two years of studies at a Chinese university.

Students who successfully complete the program will receive their PhD degree either from the foreign university or from both the Chinese and foreign university.

Candidates require an HSK test score of at least level 3 to be eligible for this program.

Students may choose their specific research topics and Chinese supervisors from Chinese universities designated by the Confucius Institute.

 

PhD in China

The PhD in China scholarship sponsors foreign students to pursue a PhD degree at a Chinese university.

Candidates require an HSK test score of at least level 5 to be eligible for this program.

Students may choose their specific research topics and Chinese supervisors from Chinese universities designated by the Confucius Institute.

 

‘Understanding China’ Visiting Scholar

The ‘Understanding China’ Visiting Scholar program sponsors foreign faculty members or research fellows to undertake research in China for two weeks to six months.

Applicants should have the credentials equivalent to Assistant Professor or above.

Young Leaders

The Young Leaders program sponsors short-term study in China, for a period of two weeks to six months.

It is open to the following non-Chinese applicants:

  • senior-year undergraduates 
  • masters students 
  • outstanding youth in politics, business or academics.

International Conference

The International Conference scholarship provides financial support for organising or participating in international conferences of China Studies topics.

It is open to the following:

  • Confucius Institutes
  • foreign universities
  • research institutions
  • research individuals.

Publishing

The Publishing scholarship provides financial support to non-Chinese scholars to publishing or translate China-related work, including:

  • academic works
  • PhD theses.

Where to study

Host universities in China include:

  • Beijing University
  • Beijing Foreign Studies University
  • Beijing Normal University
  • China East Normal University
  • Fudan University
  • Jilin University
  • Nanjing University
  • Nankai University
  • Remin University of China
  • Shandong University
  • Sichuan University
  • Wuhan Universtiy.

Scope of the subsidies

Funding for long-term programs may include:

  • in-China research fund
  • tuition
  • lodging
  • living stipend
  • library stipend
  • health and accident insurance
  • round-trip international transport
  • living and work-condition support.

The Hanban Institute provides information about the specific amount of subsidies.

For short-term programs of less than one year, subsidies will be provided in accordance to the practical needs.

Subsidies for publishing and international conferences will be appraised and decided by the Confucius China Study Plan Expert Committee, based on actual needs.

Applications

The programs are open to non-Chinese nationals in good health.

Information on applying and the required documents is available on the Hanban website.

How to apply:

  1. Log on to the scholarships website.
  2. Find and download the correct application form in the page of scholarship information.
  3. Complete and sign the application form.
  4. Scan and send the applications form to ccsp@hanban.org.
  5. Post the applications form and other supporting documents to the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

Email ccsp@hanban.org for futher information.