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2018-2019 Confucius China Studies Program-PhD Fellowships

The Confucius China Studies Program has been established by the Confucius Institute Headquarters with the aim of fostering a deeper understanding of China and Chinese culture among young generations around the world, enabling the prosperous growth of China studies, promoting the sustainable development of Confucius Institutes, and enhancing friendly relationships between China and the people of other countries. Sun Yat-sen University is one of the 16 Chinese host universities designated by the Headquarters for the Plan.

 

The Program consists of six subprograms in the academic areas of Humanities and Social Sciences. Two of them are to sponsor Ph.D. students.  The Ph.D. in China Fellowship aims to support foreign students in their pursuit of full-time Ph.D. degrees in the humanities and social sciences at Sun Yat-sen University. The Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship aims to sponsor doctoral students (candidates) enrolled at foreign universities to come to China for study, research, and writing doctoral dissertations.

I. Ph.D. in China Fellowship

  1. Purpose

To support international students who are interested in pursuing their doctoral degree at Sun Yat-sen University in the arts, education, humanities, and social sciences with a focus on China. The study period is 4 years.

  1. Funding
  • Lodging and living stipend: 80,000 RMB per year,
  • Research fund: 20,000 RMB per year,
  • Round-trip international economy class airfare,
  • Tuition,
  • Other support provided by the host Chinese university,
  • Medical insurance in China,
  • Group activities and cultural experiences.
  1. Eligibility
  • Non-Chinese citizens under 40 years of age,
  • HSK test score level 5 is required. A candidate with a higher level of Chinese proficiency would be given preference to an otherwise equally qualified candidate,
  • Applicants who are currently participating in the Chinese Government Scholarship program are not eligible to apply for this Plan.
  1. Application materials
  • Notarized transcripts of undergraduate and graduate studies, diplomas, and copies of all the documents above in Chinese,
  • HSK transcript,
  • Abstract of master’s thesis and other academic publications,
  • A doctoral research statement,
  • Two recommendation letters from scholars in a related field,
  • CCSP Application Form,
  • Other documents required by the university.
  • Priority is given to applicants who obtain a letter of recommendation from a Confucius Institute.
  1. How to apply

Step 1: Online application. Applicants shall submit their online applications at ccsp.chinese.cn.

Step 2: Post the hard copies of application materials. Applicants are required to send application forms and other supporting documents to the Confucius Institute Headquarters and Sun Yat-sen University. Please send the above documents to liangchy@mail.sysu.edu.cn.

Address: Office for International Students’ Affairs,Sun Yat-sen University#135 Xingang Xi Road, Guangzhou 510275 China

  1. Application Deadline

February 13, 2018

The online application system will be closed on February 13th, 2018 at 23:59 (Beijing time). All application documents should be posted before the deadline.

II. Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship

  1. Purpose

To support doctoral students (candidates) enrolled at foreign universities to come to China for study, research, and writing doctoral dissertations.

  1. Duration

From six months to two years.

  1. Funding
  • Lodging and living stipend: 80,000 RMB per year.
  • Research fund: 20,000 RMB per year.
  • Round-trip international economy class airfare.
  • Tuition.
  • Other support provided by the host Chinese university.
  • Expenses for the foreign supervisor’s visit or research in China.
  • Medical insurance in China.
  • Group activities and cultural experiences.
  1. Eligibility
  • Non-Chinese citizen.
  • HSK test score level 3 is required. A candidate with a higher level of Chinese proficiency would be given preference to an otherwise equally qualified candidate.
  • Applicants who are currently participating in the Chinese Government Scholarship scheme are not eligible to apply for this Program.
  1. Application materials
  • Ph.D. Study Certificate
  • Two recommendation letters from scholars a related field
  • HSK transcript
  • Abstract of master’s thesis or other academic publications
  • Abstract of doctoral dissertation
  • A research plan for study in China
  • Other documents required by the host Chinese University
  • Priority is given to applicants who obtain a recommendation letter from local Confucius Institutes.
  1. How to apply

The applicant shall submit the online application, and then post the application form and other supporting documents to the Confucius Institute Headquarters and Sun Yat-sen University. Please send the above documents to liangchy@mail.sysu.edu.cn.

  1. Assessment Process

The Confucius China Studies Program Expert Committee will review the application materials and conduct a video interview.

    8.  Application Deadline

February 13, 2018

The online application system will be closed on February 13th, 2018, at 23:59 (Beijing time). All the application documents should be posted before the deadline.

 

Contact Information

1.Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters

Tel: 86-10-58595771     Fax: 86-10-58595762

Email:wangxinsheng@hanban.org   Web: http://ccsp.chinese.cn/
2.
Office for International Students’ Affairs

Tel: 86-20-84036465  Fax: 86-20-84115621
E-mail: admissions@mail.sysu.edu.cn, liangchy@mail.sysu.edu.cn
Website: http://iso.sysu.edu.cn
Address: Office for International Students’ Affairs, Sun Yat-sen       University #135 Xingang Xi Rd., Guangzhou, China

Zip code: 510275