Confucius Institute Scholarship

The Confucius Institute Scholarship is a scholarship program sponsored by the Chinese government to support international students, undergraduates and Mandarin teachers in studying Chinese language and culture in China. These programs are generally administered by the Confucius Institutes, which are educational organizations affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Confucius Institute Scholarship’s Details

Full Scholarship

The Confucius Institute Scholarship covers a variety of benefits, such as tuition fees, accommodation on a Chinese or Chinese university campus, a monthly living allowance, health insurance, and funds for books and study equipment.

Education Terms and Details

The Confucius Institute Scholarship is a scholarship program offered by the Chinese Language and Culture Center (Hanban) to support international students who want to learn Mandarin and understand Chinese culture. This scholarship usually applies to Chinese language programs offered by various Confucius Institutes around the world.

This scholarship is intended for students who wish to study Mandarin in an intensive Mandarin language program.

  • This scholarship is usually open to non-Chinese or non-Chinese citizens.
  • Applicants should be in good health.
  • Various categories of scholarships are available for students, undergraduates, and Chinese language teachers.

This scholarship is primarily focused on the study of Mandarin language and culture. However, there may be opportunities for students to pursue degree programs in other disciplines taught in Mandarin.

The Confucius Institute Scholarship supports short-term and long-term studies. Typically short-term programs can last a few weeks to several months, whereas long-term programs can cover an academic year or more.

General Requirements for Confucius Institute Scholarship


Scholarship applicants must have citizenship of a country other than China. CSC Scholarships are generally open to foreign nationals.


Prospective scholarship recipients must meet the health requirements set by Chinese/Chinese health authorities. This may involve a physical health examination or attaching a health certificate.


Some programs have age restrictions for prospective scholarship recipients. This needs to be checked according to the terms of the specific program.


There are several categories of scholarships available, including for students, undergraduates, and Mandarin teachers.

Other requirements

  • Language Requirements
    The Confucius Institute (CIS) scholarship program requires proof of HSK & HSKK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) language skills, at least passing HSK 3 & HSKK.

  • Application Documents
    Application Form (Fill out the application form completely and accurately); Letter of Recommendation (Some programs may request a letter of recommendation from a teacher or principal); Grade Transcript (Include an official transcript from high school).

  • Passport
    Prospective scholarship recipients must have a valid passport. Of course provide a copy of a valid passport.

  • Study Plan or Statement of Purpose
    Some scholarships may ask you to draw up a study plan or statement of purpose, to explain why you have chosen a particular program and how it will support your career goals.

  • Other Personal Documents
    Additional documents such as CV, motivation letter, or portfolio (if required).

CIS Scholarship Registration and Selection Process

Registration Procedure

  • First of all, applicants must prepare the documents needed to register for the Confucius Institute scholarship. For the file preparation and registration stages, registrants can consult with an Elite Lingusitic Network consultant, so that they can be guaranteed that all the required files are complete.
  • Then, applicants can confirm the schedule for announcing scholarship results with Elite Lingusitic Network consultants. So that it can be continued with the discussion stage of sending the admission notice and JW (hardcopy).

During registration, applicants may need to fill out an online application form and upload documents via the platform provided by Elite Lingusitic Network consultants.

Selection Process

  1. Interview – Confucius Institute Scholarship
    Some scholarship programs may require applicants to take part in an interview as part of the selection process. However, there is no need to worry, because Elite Linguistic Network will provide interview practice or interview simulations before participants face the actual interview. Interviews are generally conducted in Mandarin.
  2. Selection Decision
    The selection decision will be announced after the selection process is complete. While waiting for the selection process, Elite Linguistic Network will help applicants improve their Mandarin language skills, which will be carried out in an online learning program.

Be sure to check the specific requirements imposed by the particular university or course you are interested in. Always check and contact an Elite Linguistic Network consultant, that way you will always get the most accurate and up-to-date information.

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