2015 Confucius China Studies Program (CCSP) Ph.D. Fellowships

The Office of Hanban, the Beijing headquarters of Confucius Institutes around the world, offers fellowships for Ph.D. students to study for one or more years in China. The Study in China Ph.D. Fellowship allows for students who will receive their Ph.D. at UCSB, and the Sino-foreign Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship provides for a joint Ph.D., where a student also gets a Ph.D. at a Chinese research university.

Click on each for more information:

Sino-foreign Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship

Purpose

Support doctoral students (candidates) registered with foreign universities to come to China for study, research and writing of their doctoral dissertations.

Duration

From six months to two years.

Eligibility

  • Non-Chinese citizen;
  • HSK test score level 3 is required, and priority is given to applicants with higher level of proficiency in Chinese under same conditions;
  • Applicants who are currently participating in Chinese Government Scholarship are not eligible to apply for this Program.

Application Materials

  1. Ph.D. Study Certificate;
  2. Two letters of recommendation from scholars in related field;
  3. HSK transcript;
  4. Abstract of master’s thesis or other academic publications;
  5. Abstract of doctoral dissertation;
  6. A research plan for the study in China;
    • Priority is given to applicants who obtain a letter of recommendation from local Confucius Institutes.

Assessment Process

The Confucius China Studies Program Expert Committee will review the application materials and conduct video interview.

Funding Provided

  • Lodging and living stipend: 80,000 RMB per year
  • Research fund: 20,000 RMB per year
  • Round-trip international airfare
  • Tuition
  • Other support provided by the host Chinese university
  • Expenses for the foreign supervisor’s visit or research in China
  • Expenses for life and medical insurances in China
  • Group activities and cultural experience

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Study in China Ph.D. Fellowship

Purpose

Support foreign students to pursue full-time Ph.D. degrees in the humanities and social sciences at Chinese universities.

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;
  • Applicants who are currently participating in Chinese Government Scholarship are not eligible to apply for this Plan.

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 (2) letters of recommendation from scholars in related field
    • Priority is given to applicants who obtain a letter of recommendation from Confucius Institutes

Assessment Process

The Confucius China Studies Program Expert Committee will review the application materials and conduct video interview.

Funding

  • Lodging and living stipend: 80,000 RMB per year
  • Research fund: 20,000 RMB per year
  • Round-trip international airfare
  • Tuition
  • Other support provided by the host Chinese university
  • Expenses for life and medical insurances in China
  • Group activities and cultural experience

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants shall submit the online application at ccsp.chinese.cn, and then post the application forms and other supporting documents to the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

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Going Abroad

A student may study at any qualified research university in China, or at Shandong University in Jinan City, Shandong Province, which is the partner university of UCSB Confucius Institute. If a student wishes to go study at Shandong University for one or more years, download this list of Research Faculty @ Shandong University.xslx and their areas of expertise.

Research Topics

Download the list of 100 Research Topics and areas of research that can be funded.


How to Apply

The applicant shall submit the online application, and then post the application form and other supporting documents to the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

DEADLINE

The online application system will be closed on January 31st, 2015, at 23:59 (BeiJing time).

We will review the application materials and conduct video interviews with shortlisted applicants. Please feel free to let us know if you have any inquiry or concern:

Office of Confucius Institute
Shandong University
Tel: 0086-531-88364983
kzxy@sdu.edu.cn
We sincerely appreciate all your attention to the Confucius China Studies Program (CCSP), and welcome you to apply for the CCSP Ph.D. Fellowships in Shandong University!