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Young Leaders Fellowship

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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 and, 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 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.

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);
    ♦ Expenses for life and medical insurances in China.