Confucius Institute Scholarship


To provide people around the world who are interested in Chinese language learning with more opportunities to further their studies, and to provide more resources for individual Confucius Institutes, the Confucius Institute Headquarters established the "Confucius Institute Scholarship" Program in 2009.


2017 Confucius Institute Scholarship applications have opened. Confucius Institute students and alumni (aged 18-35) are encouraged to apply.
Scholarships available in 2017:
  • One academic year of in-country Chinese study
  • One semester of in-country Chinese study
  • Four weeks of in-country Chinese study
  • Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL)
  • One academic year of Chinese study + MTCSOL

The Confucius Institute Scholarship provides full coverage on tuition fees, accommodation fees, provides a living allowance and comprehensive medical insurance expenses.

Please contact Lianying Hao before applying.

Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens in good health, aged between 18 and 35 (Chinese language teachers in post shall be aged below 45, and applicants for BTCSOL scholarship should be aged below 20).  

The scholarship will be offered every year. Please contact the Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne for further information.

Contact Person:

Lianying Hao:


Victorian Government Hamer Scholarship

The next round of Hamer Scholarships to China will open from 15 February - 13 March 2016 for study in China in the second half of 2016. The scholarships are targeted at Victorians seeking to further their engagement, understanding and develop partnerships with China. Scholarship recipients spend at least five-six months in-country focusing on intensive language study, cultural immersion and building professional networks and partnerships.

For application dates, further information about the scholarships and how to apply, visit


Call for Applications – 2016 Confucius China Studies Program (CCSP) Fellowship

“Confucius China Studies Plan” (CCSP), previously known as “New China Study Plan”, was established by Confucius Institute Headquarters, to encourage a deeper understanding of China and the Chinese culture among young elites from around the world. Financial support is provided to successful applicants to support specific China-related research and other projects.

The Confucius China Studies Program provides funding for doctoral students and academics to study or carry out work in China and for workshops and publications on China Studies related topics.

Applications for the 2016 CCSP Fellowship are now open and will close on April 1st 2016. The Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne can help assist interested students and scholars with the process of applying for the CCSP Fellowship but it is not responsible for decisions or recommendations on applications or funding.

There are a number of streams available including:

  • Sino-foreign Joint Research PhD Fellowship

  • PhD in China Fellowship

  • Joint Research Program

  • Short Visit to China

  • Chinese Senior Scholars Visiting Overseas Universities

  • Young Leaders Program

  • International Conference Program

  • Publication Program

Please click here for more information. If you would like to express your interest in applying through these programs, please contact Julia Gong, Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne, 9035 8205,

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