Confucius China studies


General eligibility

? Non-Chinese citizen; ? HSK test score level 3 is required, and priority is given to applicants with higher level of proficiency in Chinese under same conditions; ? Priority is given to students studying at Confucius Institutes (CI) or from CI host universities; ? Applicants who are currently participating in Chinese Government Scholarship are not eligible to apply for this Program.

Documents to be submitted

The documents required by different programs vary, the following is for Ph D: ? Ph.D. Study Certificate; ? Two letters of recommendation from scholars in related field; ? HSK transcript; ? Abstract of master's thesis or other academic publications; ? Abstract of doctoral dissertation; ? A research plan for the study in China; ? Priority is given to applicants who obtain a letter of recommendation from local Confucius Institutes.

Application procedures

Applicants shall log in on, download and fill in the application form, sign it before scanning it and sending it to, and then post the application forms and other supporting documents required (both Chinese and English versions) in one packet to the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

Schedule ? Correspondence review by expert panel in February; ? Interview within 1 month after correspondence review; ? Announcement of final results within 1 month after interview; ? Enrolment in September or March every year.