Banner Link to UK International Center

Confucius Institute Scholarship for Students and Teachers of Chinese

To begin the application process, students should fill out the preliminary application form

Eligibility:
Students majoring in Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History, or Chinese Philosophy. And,students studying to teach Chinese as a Second Language (MTCSOL)

Length of Study:
Scholarships may be used for short-term study to participate in programs lasting one semester or one academic year.

Long-term scholarships are available for students pursuing a degree from participating Chinese universities. 

Bachelor’s Degree scholarships cover up to four academic years of study in China. Scholarship renewal depends on a yearly review and approval by the Confucius Institute. Applicants must be under the age of 35 and have one of the following: a diploma comparable to a Chinese high school diploma; a passing score for the Chinese university admission examination; or, be admitted by a Confucius Institute recommendation.

Master’s Degree scholarships cover from two to three academic years of study in China. Scholarship renewal depends on a yearly review and approval by the Confucius Institute. Applicants must be under the age of 45 and have a bachelor’s degree or diploma comparable to a Chinese university bachelor’s degree.

Doctoral Degree scholarships cover from three to four academic years of study in China. Scholarship renewal depends on a yearly review and approval by the Confucius Institute. Applicants must be under the age of 45 and have a master’s degree or diploma comparable to a Chinese university master’s degree.

Scholarship coverage:

  • Registration fees
  • Tuition
  • Fees for basic learning materials
  • Campus accommodations
  • Medical insurance

Monthly allowance in CNY Yuan per month:

  • Short-term study: CNY 1,400
  • Bachelor’s Degree: CNY 1,400
  • Master’s Degree: CNY 1,700

Additional subsidy for long-term study in CNY Yuan:

  • Students studying in China for one or more academic years: CNY 1,500
  • Students studying in China for more than one semester, but less than one academic year: CNY 1,000

A comprehensive medical insurance and benefit plan for international students in China is provided by Confucius Institute Headquarters for scholarship recipients.

To begin the application process, students should fill out the preliminary application form.