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Win a Scholarship to Study at a Chinese University During the Gap Year

The Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide provides scholarships for high school leavers in South Australia to study Chinese at a Chinese university during their Gap Year.

Students may study in a Chinese university for one semester. Living together with local Chinese students will offer you the opportunity to learn more about modern China and about daily life, and to get a taste of what university life in China is like, before you start your tertiary studies in Australia.

Six year 12 students have been granted a scholarship to go to China in 2013 and all of them were accepted by top Chinese universities including Peking University and Tsinghua University.

Below is the general process from the previous year, the application for September 2016 and February 2017 entries is not open yet. 


In order to be eligible to apply for this one semester scholarship, students must:

  1. Have completed or will have completed high school in South Australia prior to taking up the scholarship in China.
  2. Be ready to go to China in September 2016 or February 2017. 
  3. Have undertook HSK and HSKK tests.

How To Apply

Please view the Introduction to Confucius Institute Scholarships for information about categories of applicants, duration etc. For information about Chinese universities involved in this program, please refer to Link to external website

Step 1: Please send in your HSK and HSKK reports and a brief application statement along with your academic transcript to Emily Lee requesting a recommendation letter. Please read recruitment procedures thoroughly and have all documents required on hand before applying online.

Step 2: Go to website, then register for username and password. Please click here for online application manual.

Step 3: Please fill all the items the application form requires. Save them online. Please DO NOT SUBMIT your application yet.

Step 4: Please make a 15 minute appointment with the Confucius Insititute to finalise your application.

Please note online application is open all year round on a trial basis. 

More Information

For more information, please contact:

Emily Lee
The Confucius Institute
Level 4 Wills Building, The University of Adelaide
Phone: +61 8 8313 4798 Fax: +61 8 8313 0005

Photo Gallery

Take a look at the Photo Gallery of students during the Gap Year scholarship.

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