‘Chinese Bridge’ Summer Camp Exchange Programme 2024

Published: 26 March 2024

Applications for the ‘Chinese Bridge’ Summer Camp Exchange Programme 2024, taking place between 30th June to 14th July 2024, are now open!

‘Chinese Bridge’ Summer Camp Exchange Programme 2024 - Application Information 

We are pleased to announce that the ‘Chinese Bridge’ Summer Camp Exchange Programme 2024 will take place between Sunday the 30th June 2024 to Sunday the 14th July 2024 (subject to minor adjustment). Applications are open now, with the deadline for completed applications on Friday 17th May 2024 at midnight.  


The programme aims are to enhance learning of Chinese language, increase understanding of Chinese traditional culture and of Chinese modern society. The successful candidates will attend language lessons and lectures, visit sites of historical and cultural interest, and experience Chinese cultural events. 


  • Applicants should be aged between 18 and 30 years old at the time of the programme start date. 
  • Only non-Chinese nationals are eligible to apply. 
  • Applicants are required to have a HSK 2 level Chinese (Mandarin) language proficiency. 
  • Previous successful candidates of the Confucius Institute ‘Chinese Bridge’ Summer Exchange Programmes can apply, however successful applicants from the previous three years will not be eligible. 

Important Information about HSK 2 certification: 

Due to the tight application deadlines for this year’s exchange programme, we would advise that if you are interested in applying but do not already have a valid HSK 2 certificate, then you should apply to sit this exam as soon as possible. The next scheduled HSK 2 exam date is 25th May 2024, with a registration deadline of the 8th May 2024 (this is the only test which you can get your test result on time for application). This will be an online at-home exam that you would need to book and pay for directly with the Chinese Tests Service Website https://www.chinesetest.cn/. There will be a fee to sit this exam of approximately £27, and we can send you further instructions on how to register for the exam on the website and support you with in-person revision sessions.  

If you are interested in applying for this exchange programme and would like more information on the HSK 2 certification process, then please get in touch with us at confucius-enquiries@glasgow.ac.uk. 

Associated costs: 

The Confucius Institute will pay for the language classes, accommodation, meals and transport during the programme duration in China, however applicants will required to pay for and arrange their own: 

  • Visa application fees (Currently from £130 for British Citizens, more information on application process can be found here - https://www.visaforchina.cn/EDI2_EN/). 
  • International return flights and travel to meeting point at Beijing International Airport, China (please contact the Confucius Institute before confirming booking details confucius-enquiries@glasgow.ac.uk). If you fly to Beijing Daxing Airport, the Confucius Institute will provide instructions on how to travel to the meeting point at Beijing International Airport, or to your accommodation. 
  • Travel insurance for full travel period. 

*It is very important that you please do not book flights, arrange travel insurance or apply for your Visa until your exchange application result has been confirmed as successful.* 

How to apply: 

Please send the following scanned/digital document copies to the Confucius Institute email mailbox confucius-enquiries@glasgow.ac.uk by Friday 17th May 2024 at midnight (GMT):  

Contact us: 

If you have any queries about the programme, eligibility or the application process, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we would be happy to advise further.  

Email: confucius-enquiries@glasgow.ac.uk   

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

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

First published: 26 March 2024