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Ph.D. in China Fellowship

    1. Purpose

    Support foreign students to pursue full-time Ph.D. degrees in the humanities and social sciences at Chinese universities.

    2. Duration

    Normally from three to four years.

    3. Eligibility

    • Non-Chinese citizen;

    • HSK test score level 5 is required, and priority is given to applicants with higher level of proficiency in Chinese under same conditions;

    • Priority is given to students studying at Confucius Institutes (CI) or from CI host universities;

    • Applicants who are currently participating in Chinese Government Scholarship are not eligible to apply for this Plan.

    4. Application materials

    • Recognized transcripts of undergraduate and graduate studies, diplomas and copies of all the documents above in Chinese;

    • HSK transcript;

    • Abstract of master’s thesis and other academic publications;

    • A doctoral research statement;

    • Two letters of recommendation from scholars in related field;

    • Priority is given to applicants who obtain a letter of recommendation from Confucius Institutes.

    5. How to apply

    Applicants shall log in on, download and fill in the application form, sign it before scanning it and sending it to, and then post the application forms and other supporting documents required (both Chinese and English versions) in one packet to the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

    6. Assessment Process

    Applicants will have a correspondence review from the expert panel of the Confucius China Studies Program, followed by an interview.

    7. Funding

    • Lodging and living stipend: 80,000 RMB per year;

    • Research fund: 20,000 RMB per year (to be reimbursed against actual cost);

    • One round-trip international airfare (economy class, to be reimbursed against actual cost) per year;

    • Tuition fees;

    • Other support provided by the host Chinese university;

    • Expenses for life and medical insurances in China;

    • Group activities and cultural experience.

    8. Schedule

    • Correspondence review by experts in February;

    • Interview within 1 month after correspondence review;

    • Announcement of final results within 1 month after interview;

    • Enrolment in September every year.

Questions concerning grants by Hanban can be directored to Chinese Director [[dwang05, Deliang Wang]].


    1.List of Pilot Chinese Universities for Confucius China Studies Program

    2.List of Proposed Research Topics of Confucius China Studies Program

    3.Application Form for Ph.D. in China Fellowship


    1. 项目内容


    2. 申请资格

    • 非中国公民;

    • 汉语水平考试(HSK)须达到5级,同等条件下汉语水平优异者优先;

    • 孔子学院所在大学或孔子学院学员优先;

    • 正在享受中国政府奖学金者不得同时申请本项目。

    3. 申请材料

    • 经公证的大学本科、硕士学习期间成绩单、学位证书及中文译本各一份;

    • 2封本领域专家推荐信;

    • 汉语水平考试(HSK)成绩单;

    • 硕士论文摘要及其他研究成果;

    • 博士研究计划;

    • 有孔子学院推荐信者优先。

    4. 申请办法


    5. 评审


    6. 资助内容

    • 生活津贴及住宿费8万元人民币/年;

    • 课题调研费2万元人民币/年;

    • 每年1次国际往返旅费(经济舱,按实际费用报销);

    • 学费;

    • 中方大学培养费;

    • 在华期间医疗和意外保险费;

    • 集体活动与文化体验。


    • 每年2月进行专家通讯评审;

    • 通讯评审后1个月内进行面试;

    • 面试后1个月内公布最终结果;

    • 一般为9月入学。