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Confucius China Studies Program

01/01/2017 (00:00) - 31/12/2017 (00:00)

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”. 

I. Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship

This program serves to support doctoral students (candidates) registered with foreign universities to come to China for study, research and writing of their doctoral dissertations.

II. Ph.D. in China Fellowship

This program serves to support non-Chinese students to pursue full-time Ph.D. degrees in the humanities and social sciences at Chinese universities.

III. “Understanding China” Fellowship

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.

IV. Young Leaders Fellowship

This program serves to 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) support senior undergraduates or graduates holding a position in students’ associations at foreign universities to visit China.

V. Publication Grant

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, and the book will be published in other countries and areas than P. R. China.

VI. International Conference Grant

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.

For more information, please download the Confucius China Studies Program or visit Please email if you have any questions.

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