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: 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.

Contact Information

Contact person: Mr. WANG Xinsheng
Fax: +86-10-5859 5762
Division of Sinology and China Studies,
Confucius Institute Headquarters (HANBAN)

You should also contact Groningen Confucius Institute, in English or Chinese for a recommendation.
Contact person: Ms. Jingfan Xie

Groningen Confucius Institute
Correspondence address:
Boteringestraat 44
9712 GL Groningen
The Netherlands

Visiting address:
Oude Boteringestraat 42
9712 GL Groningen
The Netherlands

tel. +31 (0)50 - 36 34 688