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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. 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;
  3. 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.
  4. How to apply
    Applicants shall submit the online application at, and then post the application forms and other supporting documents to the Confucius Institute Headquarters.
  5. Assessment Process
    The Confucius China Studies Program Expert Committee will review the application materials and conduct video interview.
  6. Funding
    Lodging and living stipend;
    Research fund;
    Round-trip international airfare;
    Other support provided by the host Chinese university;
    Expenses for life and medical insurances in China.
    Group activities and cultural experience.