A range of scholarships to study in-country are available for students studying in senior high school, students taking a gap year, and students studying at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The scholarships generally cover tuition fees, living allowance, medical insurance and a monthly stipend to cover food and other costs. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn Chinese, live alongside Chinese students and teachers and have the time of your life while doing it!

Chinese Government Scholarship - Bilateral Program

The Bilateral Program provides both full scholarships and partial scholarships for undergraduate students, graduate students, general scholars and senior scholars to study and conduct research in Chinese universities. Application opens from the beginning of every year and closes around end of March.

Confucius Institute Scholarship

For students wanting to study Chinese in China for one or two semesters, and those wanting to get a Masters Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages. For information about Chinese universities involved in this program, please refer to Confucius Institute Scholarship website.

How to Apply

  1. Send in your HSK and HSKK reports and a brief application statement along with your academic transcript to Emily Lee requesting a recommendation letter. Read the recruitment procedures thoroughly and have all documents required on hand before applying online.
  2. Go to the Confucius Institute Scholarship website and register for a user name and password.
  3. Fill all the of the items the application form requires. Save them online. DO NOT SUBMIT your application yet.
  4. Make a 15 minute appointment with the Confucius Institute to finalise your application.

For assistance with the scholarship applications please contact Emily Lee at the Confucius Institute.