Scholarships for students

Application Information 2019 Confucius Institute Scholarships (CIS)

For the purpose of cultivating qualified Chinese language teachers and facilitating the promotion of Chinese language and culture, the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) launches “Confucius Institute Scholarship” (CIS) to support outstanding students, scholars and currently employed Chinese language teachers recommended by Confucius Institutes, independently operated Confucius Classrooms as well as some HSK test centers (hereinafter to be collectively referred to as “recommending institutions”) to study in Chinese universities and colleges (hereinafter referred to as “host institutions”).

Application Confucius Institute Scholarships 2019

Host Universities Confucius Institute Scholarships 2019
Please find a list of host universities here. We have included the English Name of each University to offer an overview over the participating universities and help find contact information.

More Informationen in English, provided by Hanban:
Application Guide Confucius Institute Scholarship 2019

More Informationen in Chinese, provided by Hanban:

Letter of Recommendation

We are happy to evaluate your academic achievements for your "reference letter by the head of the recommending institution". Please reach out to us with your request.

In case you need more information, please get in touch with Prof. Dr. LIU Liang by Email,

Study opportunities and scholarships at Wuhan University

Our partner university offers numerous study opportunities and scholarships. For more information, please visit the following websites:

Website Wuhan University (English)

Study opportunities and scholarships at other universities

Please find an overview over the different universities here:

We are happy to provide you with an English translation to offer an overview over the participating universities and help find contact information. Please find our spreadsheet here.

More information regarding the Confucius Institute Scholarship Program provided by host universities: 

Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU)
More information:
Informationen BLCU - in English
Informationen BLCU - in Chinese

Changchun University
Download information sheets (provided by the university): 
Study@CCU Program with Confucius Institute Scholarship 

China University of Petroleum, Beijing (CUPB)

Liaoning University
Information sheet regarding the application in English and Chinese:
Liaoning University 2019 Confucius Institute Scholarship Application Procedure

Northwest University
Download information sheets (provided by the university): 
Northwest University - Confucius Institute Scholarship 2019

Shanghai University
Please find the Confucius Institute Scholarship Application Guide of Shanghai University 2019 here on Weixin / Wechat.

Shanghai International Studies University
Weiterführende Informationen der Universität:
上海外国语大学介绍 Introduction Of Sisu  

Shanghai International Studies University
Independent recruitment of Master’s Degree and Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL)
More information (in English and Chinese)

SCUN-CIS - South-Central University for Nationalities
Download information sheets (provided by the university): 
2019 SCUN-CIS Programm EN

Tianjin Normal University
Weiterführende Informationen auf Englisch und Chinesisch finden Sie hier:

天津师范大学2019年孔子学院奖学金申请办法(中文, Chinesisch)  
天津师范大学2019年孔子学院奖学金申请办法(英文, Englisch)  
天津师范大学2019年国际学生招生简章(中文, Chinesisch)  
天津师范大学2019年国际学生招生简章(英文, Englisch)

School of International Education of XAUAT
(Xi’an University of Architecture & Technology)
Information Sheet provided by the university (English and Chinese)

Xi'an International Studies University
Information Sheet provided by the university (English and Chinese)

Wenzhou Medical University
CIS  Admission Brochure

Zhejiang Normal University
Information sheets regarding the application in English and Chinese:
Scholarships Available at Zhejiang Normal University for 2019 - English
Scholarships Available at Zhejiang Normal University for 2019 - Chinese

Zhejiang University of Science and Technology (ZUST)
Weiterführende Informationen finden Sie hier:
Infos auf Englisch und Chinesisch
Flyer Englisch

DAAD German Academic Exchange Service scholarships

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a major funding organization for the international exchange of students and scientists. Since its establishment in 1925, the DAAD has supported more than 1.5 million scholars in Germany and abroad. It is a registered association of German universities and student bodies. You can find information about scholarship opportunities in China here:

DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst

Offers for pupils

Students Summer Camp (for students in Germany)

Each year, the governing body of the Confucius Institutes organizes Summer Camps in China for students. Students from middle school onwards are eligble to apply. The trip generally takes two weeks, the participants are taken to different places in China, organised under a particular theme. The prerequisite for a successful application are basic knowledge of Chinese.


Teacher training

Each year, the Chinese National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (Hanban) in Beijing offers training for Chinese language teachers. The tuition fee, costs for teaching materials and accommodation in China are usually provided by Hanban.

Funding possibilites for scientists

Confucius China Studies Program

CCSP Ph.D. Fellowships

PhD students and young researchers in the field of humane discipline and social sciences can get funding from the Confucius Institute under certain conditions of the “China Studies Program”.

The funding opportunities include:

  • Covering tution fees
  • Covering  insurance premiums
  • Fnancial assistance with accommodation and living costs
  • Travel grants for research stays and study stays
  • Financial aid to attend conferences
  • Financial aid for publication projects related to issues concerning China

Excellent Chinese skills are required for application.

The China Studies Program basically offers six different funding opportunities for graduate students and young researchers.

For your online application please visit:

Please find more information here:, or contact the Division of Sinology and China Studies.

Contact:  WANG Xinsheng / WANG Duoli

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


You are also welcome to pay attentions to other CCSP programs (please contact

Don't hesitate to contact the secretary's office at our Confucius Institute, Ms. Urban, and state the planned proposition.

Online Application
Confucius Institut Scholarships


Note Data Protection

In order to apply for a Confucius Institute Scholarship, please visit the website of Hanban, Council of the Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing in the People’s Republic of China.

Hanban is responsible for collecting and processing personal data of all applicants. The Confucius Institute Metropolis Ruhr is not involved in data collection and we have no influence on the use of data collected by Hanban.

Please note that data protection regulations in the People’s Republic of China are not identical to those applicable in the EU. Please note also that there is no EU Commission decision that confirms that data protection is of an adequate standard in the People’s Republic of China.

Please find the Hanban website for your application here.