Chinese Government Scholarships 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Chinese Government Scholarship is open for applications. These are for all levels of University study (from one-year Chinese language study to five-year PhD programme). The scholarship also covers short-term internship in China but it is your own responsibility to find an organisation to do an internship at.

There are 50 guaranteed placed available nationwide, please apply online at and send a scanned copy of all your application documents (application form and other supporting documents) by email to by Thursday 16th February 2017. Alternatively you can print all the documents and drop in hard copies to our office at: Confucius Institute, Room 202, McIntyre Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ. 

For more information please visit:

The agency number is: 8261, for help with applications please see: CGS Application Help 2015


Applicants must be:
- A non Chinese National.
- For Undergraduate programmes, a high school graduate under the age of 25.
- Have a bachelors degree and be under the age of 35 when applying for Masters Programmes.
- have a Masters degree and be under the age of 40 when applying for Doctoral Programmes.
- Be under the age of 45 and have completed at least two years of undergraduate study when applying for General Scholar Programmes.
- Be a masters degree holder or an associate professor (or above) and be under the age of 50 when applying for Senior Scholar Programmes.

Application Documents:
(Any documents not in Chinese or English must be translated in to either language)

1. Application form
2. Notarized highest diploma
3. Academic Transcripts
4. A study plan or research proposal in Chinese or English. (A minimum of 200 words for undergraduates, 500 words for non-degree students, 800 words for postgraduates.)
5. Recommendation letters: Applicants for graduate/senior scholar programs must submit two recommendation letters from professors or associate professors.
6. Music studies applicants must submit a CD of their own works. Art applicants must submit a CD of their own work, to include: two sketches, two colour paintings and two other works.
7. Applicants under the age of 18 must submit valid documents of their legal guardians in China.
8. Applicants planning to stay in China for more than 6 months must submit the following Physical Examination Form (this can be filled out by your GP.) Note the form is only valid for 6 months after the exam and it must have a stamp/doctors signature and the applicants photograph or it will be considered invalid.
9. Applicants with an admission letter from the designated university should enclose this letter with the application documentation.
10. Any valid HSK Certificates should also be included.

Please staple the documents in the top left hand corner and take copies of the application as any documents will not be returned.


Step 1: Apply online and submit your application by 16th February 2017.

Step 2:  The Embassy will organise experts to make the preliminary review of the scanned applications and issue the scholarship certificates (scanned) to the top 50 nominees by 17th March. The rest of the nominees will be put on the waiting list and try to issue them scholarship if they can wait to July.

Step 3:  On receipt of the scholarship certificates from the Confucius Institute, you must contact your preferred Chinese universities with the certificate (each student is allowed to choose three universities) straight away and get back the pre-admission notices (scanned copies) to the Institute. This must be done by 13th April. The original copies of the nominees on the waiting list are also required if they still want a place.

Step 4: The Chinese Embassy will post all the application documents and pre-admission notices back to the China Scholarship Council. The final admission notice and visa-application documents are expected to arrive with the Embassy at the beginning of July and will be posted to the Institute asap.

Step 5: The Chinese Embassy will hold a briefing and reception for all the scholarship winners in July. The admission packages will be post to the winners if they cannot attend our reception.


Confucius Institute Scholarship

**Please note that online application will open from 1 March 2018, each university and programme will have different dates and deadlines. Please check with your preferred institution for their dates for each programme before applying**

More details (duration of study, eligibility and type of courses, application precedure, etc) can be found here: 2018 CI Scholarship

2018 Confucius Institute Scholarship Application Procedure

In order to support development of the Confucius Institutes, facilitate Chinese language promotion and Chinese cultural transmission in the world, cultivate qualified Chinese language teachers and talented students of Chinese language, Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) launches the “Confucius Institute Scholarships” program for providing sponsorship to students, scholars and Chinese language teachers of other countries for pursuing a study in  relevant universities in China (hereinafter referred to as “host institutions”).

We strongly suggest you to prepare your HSK/HSKK tests in advance as it takes 6-8 weeks to get the test results.

Please apply online and submit hard copies of application to the Confucius Institute at the University of Glasgow

Address: Room 202, John McIntyre Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

Tel: 0141 330 7730

Generation UK - China

Generation UK - China is a campaign run by the British Council to improve the mobility of UK students.

It offers scholarships and Internships.

Scholarships to study in China 

  • Both single semester and one full academic year.  
  • Includes: tuition fees for non-degree courses, accommodation, insurance, a monthly living allowance and a settlement allowance.

Internships in China 

  • Funding support for two month placements.
  • In: Beijing, Chengdu, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Zhuhai.
  • Start every month in a wide range of industries.
  • Covers accommodation, travel insurance.
  • Applicants need to cover their travel expenses.


  • Scholarships: all UK students aged 18 or over; studying at or having graduated from a UK institution within one year.
  • Internship funding is prioritised for those students in receipt of a maintenance grant from student finance.


For more information, see: Generation UK - China Particulars or go to: 

The Confucius Institute Summer Language and Culture Exchange Programme

The Confucius Institute at the University of Glasgow is organising a two week summer exchange programme to its partner university Nankai University in Tianjin, China. This is a fantastic opportunity for students who are interested in Chinese language, history and culture. The successful candidates will spend the mornings in classrooms learning Chinese language from experienced language tutors, and visit sites of historical and cultural interest in the afternoons and weekends.

 The programme will run from 23rd June to 8th July 2017, The deadline for applications is Friday 5th May

  • Confucius Institute registered students will be given priority in allocating scholarships but everyone is welcome to apply.
  • Aged between 15 and 30 years old.
  • Has never been to China under the Confucius Institute Summer Exchange Programme.
  • Non- Chinese National

 The Confucius Institute will pay for the language classes, accommodation, meals and transport during the programmes.

 What you need to pay:

  • Visa application fees (£151 for British Citizens).
  • International return flights (depends on the time of booking).
  • Travel insurance.

 How to apply:

Please send the following documents to the Confucius Institute in hard copy by 5pm, Friday 5th 2017:

 Contact us:

Confucius Institute, Room 202, John McIntyre Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ,

Tel: +44 (0)141 330 7730, Email:

Confucius China Study Plan

Hanban/Confucius Institutes Headquarters (the Headquarters) has launched the “Confucius China Study Plan”, which allows you to do a joint PhD degree in the UK and China, or a PhD in China. Our partner university Nankai University is one of the host universities. For more information, please read Confucius China Study Plan.

This programme is currently accepting applications for 2017.

The Sino-foreign Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship is specifically for Ph.D. students in foreign universities who would like to study 6 months to 2 years in China, and Ph.D. in China Fellowship for master graduates to pursue doctoral degrees in China. The Headquarters will make a personalized development plan for every fellowship recipient, and offer him/her a full fellowship including tuition, living stipend, research grant and instructional grant for foreign and Chinese mentors, etc.

For online application please click:

For more information see at, or contact the Division of Sinology and China Studies.

Contact:  WANG Xinsheng / GUAN Lei

Tel: 86-10-58595771  Fax: 86-10-58595762