China Study Plan scholarships

Full and partial scholarships offered by the University’s Confucius Institute and supported by Xiamen University and Confucius Institute Headquarters.

Application time

The scholarships application open from November to February each year.

Background

In order to foster deep understanding of China and the Chinese culture among young elites from around the world and prosper China studies, the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) has launched the “Confucius China Study Plan”.

The majority of the financial support is provided in the form of grants for specific research and other projects in designated fields of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The subsidies include: in-China research fund, tuition, lodging and living stipends, library stipends, in-China health and accident insurance, as well as subsidies for attending academic conferences in related areas, round-trip international transportation, and other living and work subsidies provided by the Chinese and/or oversea universities hosting the program. The Headquarters will provide each approved candidate a subsidy of up to RMB 200,000 per year.

The subprograms

The Plan consists of six subprograms:

  1. Joint Research PhD Fellowship
  2. PhD in China Fellowship
  3. “Understanding China” Fellowship
  4. Young Leaders Fellowship
  5. International Conference Grant
  6. Publication Grant

Joint Research PhD Fellowship

Purpose

Support doctoral students (candidates) registered with foreign universities to come to China for study, research and writing of their doctoral dissertations. Students who successfully complete the program may receive PhD degrees either from the foreign universities they registered or from both the Chinese and the foreign universities.

Duration

From six months to two years.

PhD in China Fellowship

Purpose

Support foreign students to pursue full-time PhD degrees in the humanities and social sciences at Chinese universities.

Duration

Normally from three to four years.

“Understanding China” Fellowship

1. “Understanding China” Visiting Scholar to China

Purpose and Eligibility

This program serves to support teachers, researchers, postdoctoral scholars with the credential of assistant professor (or equivalent) and above from foreign universities and academic institutes to undertake research with Chinese researchers in China. Applicants shall be non-Chinese citizens.

Duration

From two weeks to six months.

2. “Understanding China” Short-term Visit

Purpose

The “Understanding China” Short-term Visit program serves to support senior officials from government, education and culture, non-governmental organizations and business.

Duration

From two weeks to two months.

3. “Understanding China” Chinese Visiting Scholar

Purpose and Eligibility

This program serves to support Chinese senior scholars to give credit courses on Chinese economics, business, finance, law, and culture etc. in foreign universities; scholars shall give lectures at Confucius Institutes in the host country or neighbouring countries.

Duration

From 6 to 12 months. The duration could be extended at the request of the host country and the evaluation of performance accordingly.

Young Leaders Fellowship

Purpose

  1. Support outstanding youths who have been awarded at least a Bachelor’s Degree and hold a certain position in the field of politics, economics, finance, law, education, culture, arts, and media to visit China.
  2. There are two ways in applying for the grant: (1) a plan will be made by the Headquarters and published at due time through www.hanban.org and ccsp.chinese.cn, applicants can apply accordingly; (2) applicants can make their own visit plan and submit it to the Headquarters.
  3. Support senior undergraduates or graduates holding a position in students’ associations at foreign universities to visit China.

Duration

From two weeks to six months.

International Conference Grant

Purpose

The International Conference Grant is aimed at supporting Confucius Institutes, universities, research institutes, and scholars to hold or attend international academic conferences on Sinology and/or China Studies.

Funding

  • The accommodation and travel expenses of conference speakers.
  • Registration fees.
  • Publication fees of conference proceedings.

Publication Grant

Purpose and Eligibility

Publication Grant supports foreign scholars to publish or translate relevant monographs, doctoral dissertations, or founding relevant academic journals on Sinology and/or China Studies. The leading applicant must be non-Chinese citizen.

Funding

The grant covers expenses for editing, translation, publication, circulation and advertising. The exact expenses will be approved according to the application.

Further information

For more information about this Scholarship and the application process, please see the scholarship information page.

Confucius China Study Plan Scholarships also available for international students who are interested to study at Xiamen University.

Contact

Confucius Institute
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

Phone: 04 463 9549
Email: confucius-institute@vuw.ac.nz