“Understanding China” Short-term Visit

1) Purpose

The “Understanding China” Short-term Visit program serves to support senior officials from government, education and culture, non-governmental organizations and business.

2) Duration

From two weeks to two months.

3) Application materials

• Achievements and rewards;

• A statement of purpose for the visit;

• Passport information;

•Priority is given to applicants who obtain a letter of recommendation from local Confucius Institutes, or the Chinese Embassy (Consulate) in your country.

4) How to apply

Applicants shall log in on http://ccsp.chinese.cn/ , download and fill in the application form, sign it before scanning it and sending it to ccsp@hanban.org, and then post the application forms and other supporting documents required (both Chinese and English versions) in one packet to the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

5) Assessment

Applicants will have a correspondence review from the expert panel of the Confucius China Studies Program.

6) 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. )

7) Schedule

After passing a correspondence review from our expert panel, the admitted applicants will receive “Notice of Funding” from the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

Contact Information

Contact person: Mr. WANG Xinsheng
Email: wangxinsheng@hanban.org
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
Email: j.xie@confuciusgroningen.nl

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

Visiting address:
Oude Boteringestraat 42
9712 GL Groningen
The Netherlands

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