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Confucius Institute Scholarships

Each year CIBL offers Confucius Institute Scholarships and each academic year we are delighted to be facilitating 17 places.

The Confucius Institute Scholarships programme was launched by Hanban to sponsor foreign students, scholars and Chinese language teachers to study Chinese at over 100 Chinese universities (see the list of participating universities  2015).


The 2016 Confucius Institute Scholarship Categories are:

  1. Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study Students
  2. Scholarship for One-Semester Study Students
  3. Scholarship for Four-Week Study Students
  4. Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) Students
  5. Scholarship for one-Academic-Year Study + MTCSOL Students
  6. Scholarship for Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL) Students

Application is open to applicant who owns a non-Chinese citizenship, aged between 16 and 35, in good health condition, (Applicant is currently working in a Chinese language teaching position shall not exceed the age limit of 45. Undergraduate student shall not exceed the age limit of 20).

For more detailed information about the scholarship categories it is strongly recommended that applicants consult the Recruitment Procedures for Confucius Institute Scholarship (2016).

Anyone interested in these opportunities is also recommended to thoroughly consult the Confucius Institute Scholarship website and apply online.

Information Sessions

Information sessions can be arranged in April or May (TBC).

Documents to Submit to CIBL

Anyone interested should submit two copies of the following documents to Craig Meegan c.j.meegan@lse.ac.uk 

  • A printed out version of the completed online application form
  • A photocopy of passport photo page
  • Photocopies of valid HSK and HSKK score reports (BCT reports also valid) 
  • Copies of the applicants highest academic diploma
  • Two reference letters
  • Letter of commitment (if applying for MTCSOL) 

Successful candidates are chosen by a competitive selection process and will be notified online by Hanban in due course.

Should you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact Craig Meegan c.j.meegan@lse.ac.uk