Confucius China Study Plan

The ‘Confucius China Study Plan’ is set up by Confucius Institute Headquarters. Financial assistance is provided for specific research and other projects to foster deeper understanding of China and the Chinese culture among young elite academic students and teachers from around the world.

The ‘Confucius China Study Plan’ is set up by Confucius Institute Headquarters.

Financial assistance is provided for specific research and other projects to foster deeper understanding of China and the Chinese culture among young elite academic students and academics from around the world.

Sub-programmes:
The Plan consists of six sub-programmes. The majority of financial support is provided through support of specific research and other projects on designated academic areas of Humanities and Social Sciences.

1. Sino-foreign Joint PhD sub-programme: to sponsor newly registered or current PhD students from a foreign university to pursue ½ -2 years of studies in a Chinese university. Students who successfully complete the programme will receive their PhD degree either from the foreign university or from both Chinese and foreign universities simultaneously. Candidates should achieve HSK test score no less than level 3.

2. PhD in China sub-programme: to sponsor foreign students to pursue PhD degree at a Chinese university. Generally, candidates should  achieve HSK test score no less than level 5. According to their study plan, students who participate in the above two sub-programmes may choose their specific research topics and Chinese supervisors in Chinese universities that are designated by the Headquarters.

3. ‘Understanding China’ Visiting Scholar sub-programme: to sponsor foreign faculties/research fellows, with credentials of Assistant Professor (or equivalent) and above, to undertake research projects in China for a period of 2 weeks to 6 months.

4. Young Leaders sub-programme: to sponsor senior year undergraduate or master programme students of foreign universities, as well as outstanding youth from areas of politics, business or academics to visit China and participate in short-term study programmes, for a period of 2 weeks to 6 months.

5. International Conference sub-programme: to provide financial support to Confucius Institutes/ foreign universities/research institutions/research individuals to organize or participate in international conferences of China Studies related topics.

6. Publishing sub-programme: to provide financial support to foreign scholars for the purpose of publishing or translating relevant academic works, PhD thesis, or producing relevant academic publications.

Eligibility
• Non-Chinese nationality
• In good health

Application Procedure
Applicants are to log into http://ccsp.chinese.cn to download and fill in the Application Form.

Scope of Subsidies
The subsidies for the Sino-Foreign Joint PhD sub-programme, PhD in China sub-programme and the ‘Understanding China’ visiting scholar sub-programme may include: in China research fund, tuition, lodging and living stipend, library stipend, in-China health and accident insurance, round-trip international transportation, and other living and work condition support provided by the Chinese and/or overseas universities hosting the programme.
Please log on for information about specific amount of subsidies. For short-term programmes 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.

List of host universities in China

• 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

For more information visit the Confucius China Study Plan
http://ccsp.chinese.cn/