Young Leaders Fellowship

●Introduction

1. Purpose

1) Support outstanding youths who have been awarded at least a Bachelor’s Degree and hold a certain position in the field of politics, economics, finance, law, education, culture, arts, and media to visit China;

2) There are two ways in applying for the grant: (1) a plan will be made by the Headquarters and published at due time through http://www.hanban.org/ and http://ccsp.chinese.cn/, applicants can apply accordingly; (2) applicants can make their own visit plan and submit it to the Headquarters;

3) Support senior undergraduates or graduates holding a position in students’ associations at foreign universities to visit China.

2. Duration

From two weeks to six months.

3. Eligibility

• Non-Chinese citizen;

• Normally under the age of 40;

• Being interested in public affairs, and aspired to make positive contributions to the exchange and collaboration between China and other countries.

4. Application materials

• Application form;

• A letter of recommendation from the current employer and two from other referees;

• A statement of purpose for the visit;

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

5. How to apply

Applicants shall log in onccsp.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.

6. Assessment Process

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

7. 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. )


Contact Information

Contact person: GUAN Lei
Email: guanleihx@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
Oude Boteringestraat 42
9712 GL Groningen

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

info@confuciusgroningen.nl