The Confucius Institute Summer Exchange Programme 2019

Issued: Mon, 18 Mar 2019 12:37:00 GMT

This programme is now closed for this year. Please watch this space for information about the new programme for 2020. 


The Confucius Institute of the University of Glasgow is organising a two week summer exchange programme at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) in Chengdu and 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 learn Chinese calligraphy, tea ceremony, Chinese musical instruments, attend lectures, visit sites of historical and cultural interest in the afternoons and weekends.

The programme will run from 5th July to 20th July 2019 (the first week is at UESTC, the second week is at Nankai). The deadline for applications is Friday 3rd May 2019.


  • Confucius Institute registered students will be given priority in allocating scholarships but everyone is welcome to apply.
  • Aged 18 and above.
  • 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 in China.

What you need to pay:

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

What you need to pay:

  • Visa application fees
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  • 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 3rd May 2019:

  • Summer Exchange Application Form with a photo.
  • A personal statement.
  • Two reference letters attached).
  • Academic transcripts (or your highest degree certificate if you have been awarded one).
  • A copy of your passport.

Contact us:

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

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

Any changes made to the above programme are at the discretion of the Confucius Institute at the University of Glasgow. Any decisions taken are final.