Scholarships News

Generous Scholarships to give you an authentic in-country learning experience.
Each year Confucius Institute Headquarters (also known as Hanban) provides a variety of scholarships to enable foreign students, scholars and Chinese language teachers to study at selected universities in China.
The program aims to support talented Chinese language students and teachers, to promote Chinese language and culture internationally, and to aid the development of Confucius Institutes around the world.

What’s included

The scholarships provide full and partial coverage of tuition and accommodation fees, as well as a living allowance and comprehensive medical insurance.
Students can study for periods of four weeks, one semester, or one academic year. Those studying for a Bachelor’s or Master’s qualification in teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages can apply for scholarships lasting between two and four years.

Application deadlines

The 2018/2019 Chinese Government Scholarship is now open for application. Online application and the corresponding application documents should be submitted to application receiving agency no later than April 1st, 2018. For more information, please refer to


To be eligible, applicants must

– be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China, and be in good health.

– be a high school graduate under the age of 25 when applying for undergraduate programs;

– be a bachelor’s degree holder under the age of 35 when applying for master’s programs;

– be a master’s degree holder under the age of 40 when applying for doctoral programs; – be under the age of 45 and have completed at least two years of undergraduate study when applying for general scholar programs;

– be a master’s degree holder or an associate professor (or above) under the age of 50 when applying for senior scholar programs.

Application Documents

a) Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship(in Chinese or English).

b) Notarized highest diploma (photocopy): Prospective diploma winners must submitofficial proof of student status by their current school. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.

c) Academic transcripts: Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.

d) A Study Plan or Research Proposal in Chinese or English. (A minimum of 200 words for undergraduates, 500 words for non-degree students, and 800 words for postgraduates.)

e) Recommendation letters: Applicants for graduate programs or senior scholar programs must submit two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English from professors or associate professors.

f) Applicants for music studies are requested to submit a CD of their own works. Applicants for fine arts programs must submit a CD of their own works which include two sketches, two color paintings and two other works.

g) Applicants under the age of 18 should submit the valid documents of their legal guardians in China.

h) Applicants planning to stay in China for more than 6 months must submit a photocopy of the Foreigner Physical Examination Form completed in English (the original copy should be kept by the applicant. The form designed by the Chinese quarantine authority can be downloaded from The physical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. Please select the appropriate time to take physical examination as the result is valid for only 6 months.

i) Applicants with Admission Letter from designated universities should enclose the letter in the application package.

j) Applicants with valid HSK Certificate should enclose it in the application package.

NOTE: The above documents should be bound on top left corner (in duplicate). No application documents will be returned.