Chinese Language - Scholarships

Through Confucius Institute, students can apply for scholarships for both short-term and long-term studies in China. Participants of the Renmin University International Summer School can apply for the Hanban scholarship or tuition waiver. Confucius Institute scholarships are granted to outstanding Confucius Institute students worldwide for studies in China. Confucius China Studies Scholarships Program Ph.D. Fellowships are currently the most valuable fellowship programs that are available to international students in China. The majority of financial support is provided via the support of specific research and other projects on designated academic areas of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Renmin University of China International Summer School 8.7-3.8.2018

Renmin University of China (RUC) is a comprehensive research oriented university with its strength in social sciences and humanity. International Summer School of renmin University (ISS) will continue to open from 8 July to 3 August following our past six years’ successful experience since the summer of 2009. ISS provides opportunities for young scholars worldwide to work together for new experience, knowledge and insights. The summer school offers courses in Chinese language and other subjects. Most of the courses are taught in English.

The International Summer School in Beijing provides series courses on Chinese studies, general and frontier disciplines, and Chinese training courses for overseas students.
More information

The online application will start from March 3 to May 25, 2018.

ApplicationSchedule Via Confucius Institute
March 1:  CI publishes information on RUC ISS
March 20: All CI students and language centers submit application to CI by emailing “2018 ISS application list and Hanban scholarship application” (links to application forms below) to Mariliina (mariliina.rasanen(at) 
March 23: CI submits final application list to RUC;
(Only after the final application list is submitted and confirmed can students start to do online registration. So the earlier, the better.)
March 26:    RUC applies to Hanban for CI scholarships for all eligible applicants 
In late April:  RUC notifies admission results, after this students do online registration on RUC webiste
In April –May:  Students get notice of admissions, visa materials and other documents 

ISS brochure
ISS application list
Hanban scholarship application

1. Hanban Campus Scholarship Program

The Confucius Institute will assist in applications for Hanban Campus Scholarship Program just like before. The Scholarship will cover prospective students’ registration, tuition (for 2 courses and one of them must be Chinese language course), and accommodation (for double dormitory room) at Renmin University.

Applicants to apply for this Scholarship should meet the following requirements:

  1. Ages: 15-30 years old(included), and it must be students who has registered in the Confucius Institute or one of the language centers at  Universities of Tampere, Jyväskylä, Oulu and Eastern Finland)
  2. Non-Chinese citizen
  3. Chinese Learning classes hours: more than 40 hours, or have HSK results.
  4. Have never enjoyed Summer Campus scholarship before
  5. Total number of applicants: 20

Note: The 20 applicants include CI students and students at five language centers. Eligible applicants who want to apply for this scholarship must fill out the 2018 ISS Application list and Hanban scholarship application and send it to before March 20, 2018. In case there are more than 20 applicants Confucius Institute has the right to select the students it recommends to RUC. Students going to China for the first time have priority.

Kind reminders
1. Application: Each language center should collect the list first and submit only one final list of all applicants, before March 20, 2018 to CI.
2. HSK:  All ISS attendees have to take informal HSK tests organized by RUC at the end of ISS.
3. Course selection: Every student can only select 2 courses, and one of them must be Chinese language course. Additional courses will be charged according to ISS tuition standards and students have to pay by themselves.
4. Accommodation:  It will be standard double rooms for all students (40-50 RMB/person/day).  If a student wants a single room (120 RMB/person/day), he/she has to pay the difference in prices between double room and single room (around RMB 70-80/person/day). More info on accommodation:
4. More information on ISS:  

2. 2018 RUC International Summer School Scholarship

Those who are not eligible for the Hanban scholarship, RUC will waive tuition fee for 2 students of CI host university. Eligible students can apply for this tuition waiver by sending first a motivation letter to Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki before March 20, and should also send a recommendation letter from the Confucius Institute or the International Office of the University, to at CI no later than March 23, 2018.

3. For other applicants:

RUC ISS welcomes all kinds of applicants. Please refer to the following fees:

Registration fee: 800 RMB
Tuition:  Tuition differs according to your online application time.RMB 10000 in March, 11000 in April, 12000 in May (for two courses)
One additional course charges another RMB 2000.

Earlier bird tuition offers:
Registration in March, Tuition: RMB 10,000 (for two courses)
Registration in April: Tuition: RMB 11,000 (for two courses)

For further information: Mariliina Räsänen 02941 22868 , mariliina.rasane(at)



Confucius Institute Scholarships are granted for studies in China. There are several scholarship categories you may apply. The scholarship will cover, tuition, accommodation fees on campus, monthly allowance, and comprehensive insurance for foreign students.

Confucius Institute Scholarships 2018
Application information 2018

I. Eligibility
All applicants shall be
a) Non-Chinese citizens
b) In good Physical and mental condition, well performed both academically and behaviorally
c) Aspired to take future careers on the teaching or international promotion of Chinese language.
d) Between the ages of 16-35 on September 1st, 2018. Applicants currently worked as Chinese language teachers shall not exceed the age limit of 45, while undergraduate students shall not exceed the age limit of 25.

2. Scholarship Types
A. Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) Students (2 Academic Years)
B. Scholarship for Bachelor´s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) Students (4 Academic Years)
C. Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study Students (11 Months)
D. Scholarship for One-Semester Study Students (5 Months)
E. Scholarship for Four Week Study Students (July or December)

Please refer to : for full infromation in Chinese.

Online registration will be available from March 1, 2018 on the Confucius Institute Scholarship website ( Please log on to search recommending institutions and host institutions, upload application materials online, track the application progress, feedback of review and admission results. Scholarship holders need to confirm with the host institutions to go through the procedures of studying in China, print out CIS certificate online, and register at host institutions at the designated date and time as per the letter of admission.
The application deadlines are
a) April 20th (for those commencing in July)
b) June 20th (for those commencing in September)
c) September 20th (for those commencing in December)
d) December 20th (for those commencing in March 2019)
Hanban will complete the scholarship review and notify the results two months before enrollment of the admitted students..

Which school to choose
Check the list of Host Institutes for CI Scholarships

E.g. the following Universities are welcoming foreign students in 2018
Changchun University
Tianjin University
Zhejiang University

Nankai University English Chinese
Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST)

Application Schedule

After you submit your online-applications, Confucius Institute will act as a recommending institution. Confucius Institute will exam the qualification and application materials of applicants and submit the list of recommended applicants to Hanban. Host institutes in China will review the applications and submit the proposed list of qualified candidates to Hanban. Hanban will publish list of successfull applicants on the Scholarship website. For further information, please contact coordinator Mariliina Räsänen.


Confucius China Studies Program Ph.D. Fellowships are currently the most valuable fellowship programs that are available to international students in China. The majority of financial support is provided via the support of specific research and other projects on designated academic areas of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Headquarters will provide each approved awardee with research funds, tutoring fees for the foreign and Chinese tutors, tuition, lodging and living expenses, round-trip international transportation, etc.

Application for the Confucius China Studies Fellowships 2017-2018 will close on 15 February 2017.

Applicants are required to make online application at

Detailed information about PhD Programme at Renmin University of China:
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List of supervisors
Info on the application process

Info on the application process to the Renmin University