Hanban (the Confucius Institute Headquarters) launched the Confucius Institute Scholarship program to provide financial aid for students, scholars and Chinese language teachers worldwide who want to proceed to a Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) in Chinese universities; or who want to study in such majors as Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese Philosophy.
The Hanban scholarship program was founded in order to support the development of Confucius Institutes, facilitate Chinese language promotion and Chinese cultural transmission across the world, and cultivate qualified Chinese language teachers and talented students of Chinese language.
The program is designed to support outstanding young scholars from various countries so that they may improve their academic research and grow into young sinologists and China study experts through studying in China for doctoral degrees or participating in Sino-foreign collaborative programs.
The Chinese Government Scholarship covers all levels of studies – undergraduates, master's degrees and PhDs. It also caters for Chinese language students, general scholars and senior scholars.