Confucius Institute Scholarship


To provide people around the world who are interested in Chinese language learning with more opportunities to further their studies, and to provide more resources for individual Confucius Institutes, the Confucius Institute Headquarters established the "Confucius Institute Scholarship" Program in 2009.


2019 Confucius Institute Scholarship applications have opened. Confucius Institute students and alumni (aged 18-35) are encouraged to apply.
Scholarships available in 2019:
  • Four weeks of in-country Chinese study
  • One semester of in-country Chinese study
  • One academic year of in-country Chinese study
  • Doctor's Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (DTCSOL)
  • Master's Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL)

The Confucius Institute Scholarship provides full coverage on tuition fees, accommodation fees, provides a living allowance and comprehensive medical insurance expenses.

Applicants shall be non-Chinese citizens in good health, aged between 18 and 35 (Chinese language teachers in post shall be aged below 45, and applicants for BTCSOL scholarship should be aged below 20).

Please click here for application guidelines.

The scholarship is offered every year. For further information, please contact Ms Lianying Hao at or call 03 9035 8204.


Victorian Government Hamer Scholarship

Hamer Scholarship offers Victorians the opportunity for 5-6 months of intensive in-market language study and cultural immersion in China, Indonesia, Japan or Korea with scholarships up to the value of $15,000. Further information and program guidelines can be found at


Call for Applications – Confucius China Studies Program (CCSP) Fellowship

“Confucius China Studies Plan” (CCSP), previously known as “New China Study Plan”, was established by Confucius Institute Headquarters, to encourage a deeper understanding of China and the Chinese culture among young elites from around the world. Financial support is provided to successful applicants to support specific China-related research and other projects.

The Confucius China Studies Program provides funding for doctoral students and academics to study or carry out work in China and for workshops and publications on China Studies related topics.

Applications for the 2019 CCSP Fellowship are now open all year round. The Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne can help assist interested students and scholars with the process of applying for the CCSP Fellowship but it is not responsible for decisions or recommendations on applications or funding.

There are a number of streams available including:

  • Joint Research PhD Fellowship

  • PhD in China Fellowship

  • Understanding China Fellowship

  • Young Leaders Program

  • International Conference Grant

  • Publication Grant

Please click here for application guidelines. For further information, please contact Ms Julia Gong at or call 9035 8205.