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Young Leaders Fellowship

  1. Purpose
    Support outstanding youths who have been awarded at least a Bachelor’s Degree and hold a certain position in the field of politics, economics, finance, law, education, culture, arts, and media to visit China;
    There are two ways in applying for the grant: (1) a plan will be made by the Headquarters and published at due time through and, applicants can apply accordingly; (2) applicants can make their own visit plan and submit it to the Headquarters;
    Support senior undergraduates or graduates holding a position in students’ associations at foreign universities to visit China.
  2. Duration
    From two weeks to six months.
  3. Eligibility
    Non-Chinese citizen;
    Normally under the age of 40;
    Being interested in public affairs, and aspired to make positive contributions to the exchange and collaboration between China and other countries.
  4. Application materials
    Application form;
    A letter of recommendation from the current employer and two from other referees;
    A statement of purpose for the visit;
    Priority is given to applicants who obtain a letter of recommendation from local Confucius Institutes, or the Chinese Embassy (Consulate) in your country.
  5. How to apply
    Applicants shall log in
  6. Assessment Process
    Applicants will have a correspondence review from the expert panel of the Confucius China Studies Program.
  7. Funding
    Accommodation and travel expenses in China;
    Round-trip international airfare (economy class, to be reimbursed against actual cost);
    Life insurance during the visit term in China (we will buy for you. Reimbursement is not applicable.)