Scholarships for students

Application Information 2021 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 2021

Application Guide Confucius Institute Scholarship 2021


Your Letter of Recommendation - Confucius Institute Metropolis Ruhr
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 LI Ying:

Online Application Confucius Institut Scholarships


Portal open from March 1, 2021

Application deadlines CIS 2021 (Beijing Time): 

a) For programs commencing in July, student application must complete before April 10th; recommending institutions and host institutions must complete review before April 20th;

b) For programs commencing in September, student application must complete before May 10th; recommending institutions and host institutions must complete review before May 20th;

c) For programs commencing in December, student application must complete before September 10th; recommending institutions and host institutions must complete review before September 20th;

d) For programs commencing in March 2022, student application must complete before November 10th; recommending institutions and host institutions must complete review before November 20th.

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.

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 2020

Host Universities Confucius Institute Scholarships 2020
Please note that we will provide you with more current information for host universities in 2021 as soon as possible.

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.

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: 

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.