Study in China Programme

Confucius Institute Scholarships 2016

Applications for a number of Confucius Institute Scholarships are now being invited. Our CI can offer three types of scholarship in 2016 from Hanban, sponsor of the global network of Confucius Institutes. 

Scholarships cover registration fees, tuition fees, basic study materials, accommodation fees on campus, a one-off resettlement subsidy, monthly living allowance, outpatient medical service and comprehensive insurance for foreign students studying in China. 

There are a number of host universities offering places and applicants can choose the institution to which they wish to apply.

General Eligibility Criteria

Applicants shall be non-Chinese citizens aged between 16 and 35. Chinese language teachers currently in post should be below age 45.

Scholarships applications might be from students of the Liverpool Confucius Institute, overseas local Chinese language teachers, winners of the Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College Students and for Foreign High School Students, excellent foreign college graduates majoring in Chinese and outstanding performers on HSK exams.

Types of Scholarship

One Semester Scholarship

Applicants should achieve a score of at least 120 on HSK Level 2 and at least 40 on HSKK at primary level. Scholarship winners may choose to study in majors including Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese Philosophy entering in autumn 2015 or spring 2016.

One Academic Year Scholarship

Applicants should achieve a score of at least 180 on the HSK Level 3 and at least 60 on the HSKK at primary level. The scholarship winner may choose to study in majors including Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese Philosophy entering in autumn 2015 for one academic year.

2016/17 Confucius Institute Scholarship

Home stay/home visit four-week study in China. Application is open to applicants who are not Chinese citizens, aged between 18 and 35. For more information c 2016 -2017 Confucius Institute Scholarship

MTCSOL Scholarship

Applicants should have a bachelor degree or its equivalent, achieve a score of at least 180 on the HSK Level 5 and a score of at least 50 on the HSKK at intermediate level. Additionally the applicant must make a written commitment stating that s/he will be engaged in Chinese language teaching for at least 5 years after graduation. Any applicant with a specific teaching post arranged will be given admission priority. The scholarship winner shall begin the course of study in autumn 2015, and the duration of scholarship is two academic years.

Find out more about Scholarship programme specifics by downloading our Application Guideline

Confucius Institute Scholarship 2016—Four Week Programme

This category provides a sponsorship for 4-week study which is mainly focusing on Chinese language. Application is mainly open to Confucius Institute (Classroom) students. If you are a registered student in a Confucius Institute, you may be eligible for this Scholarship if you have no prior experience of studying in China. Please do not hesitate to contact us at lci@liverpool.ac.uk for more information if you are interested.