Confucius China Studies Program - Ph.D. in China Fellowship

In order to foster deep understanding of China and the Chinese culture among young generations from around the world, enable the prosperous growth of China studies, promote the sustainable development of Confucius Institutes, and enhance the friendly relationship between China and the people of other countries, the Confucius Institute Headquarters has set up the ??Confucius China Studies Program???.

1. Purpose -Support foreign students to pursue full-time Ph.D. degrees in the humanities and social sciences at Chinese universities.

2. Eligibility
?? Non-Chinese citizen;
?? HSK test score level 5 is required, and priority is given to applicants with higher level of proficiency in Chinese under same conditions;
?? Applicants who are currently participating in Chinese Government Scholarship are not eligible to apply for this Plan;

3. Application materials
?? Recognized transcripts of undergraduate and graduate studies, diplomas and copies of all the documents above in Chinese;
?? HSK transcript;
?? Abstract of master??s thesis and other academic publications;
?? A doctoral research statement;
?? Two letters of recommendation from scholars in related field;
???? Priority is given to applicants who obtain a letter of recommendation from Confucius Institutes.

4. How to apply – Applicants shall submit the online application at, and then post the application forms and other supporting documents to the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

5. Assessment Process – The Confucius China Studies Program Expert Committee will review the application materials and conduct video interview.

6. Funding
?? Lodging and living stipend: 80,000 RMB per year
?? Research fund: 20,000 RMB per year
?? Round-trip international airfare
?? Tuition
?? Other support provided by the host Chinese university
?? Expenses for life and medical insurances in China
?? Group activities and cultural experience