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.
Schwarzman Scholars, inspired by the Rhodes scholarship, is a program designed to help future leaders meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond by preparing them to better understand China’s culture, economy, governance and motivations.
In the summer of 2016 the first cohort of young leaders will gather at the newly constructed, state-of-the-art Schwarzman College on the campus of Tsinghua University in Beijing. We want to build a professionally diverse cohort each year, and welcome applicants up to age 28 who have completed an undergraduate degree (or will complete the degree by July of 2016) and can articulate how the experience in China will help develop their skills as leaders in their fields.