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Ph.D. in China Fellowship

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1. Purpose
    Support foreign students to pursue full-time Ph.D. degrees in the humanities and social sciences at Chinese universities.  Normally from three to four years.

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;
    • Priority is given to students studying at Confucius Institutes (CI) or from CI host universities;
    • Applicants who are currently participating in Chinese Government Scholarship are not eligible to apply for this Plan.

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 fill in the application form, sign it before scanning it and sending it to, 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 Process

    Applicants will have a correspondence review from the expert panel of the Confucius China Studies Program, followed by an interview.

6. Funding

    • Lodging and living stipend: 80,000 RMB per year;
    • Research fund: 20,000 RMB per year (to be reimbursed against actual cost);
    • One round-trip international airfare (economy class, to be reimbursed against actual cost) per year;
    • Tuition fees;
    • Other support provided by the host Chinese university;
    • Expenses for life and medical insurances in China;
    • Group activities and cultural experience.

7. Schedule

    • Correspondence review by experts in February;
    • Interview within 1 month after correspondence review;
    • Announcement of final results within 1 month after interview;
    • Enrolment in September every year.