Over the past two decades, there has been a sharp increase in international interest in China, and the study of the Chinese language.The mission of the Confucius China Studies Program is to foster this interest by supporting China-related study and research among the international academic community's rising generation of young scholars. The CCSP Fellowships provide substantial funding to doctoral students, and award recipients are expected to further develop and improve their Chinese language skills for the duration of their grant.


Recipients will receive generous support during their time in China. The award package will include the following:

  • 80,000 RMB annual living stipend
  • 20,000 RMB annual research stipend
  • Insurance
  • Host university tuition
  • Airfare coverage to and from China
  • Coverage of costs associated with the Pre-Departure Orientation at IIE's headquarters in New York during the summer prior to departure for China
  • Financial support for a research visit to China by recipient's home university adviser (Research Ph.D. Fellowship only)

Where can I enroll?

Currently, there are 15 participating universities in China. With the exception of Peking University (PKU), the online application for this award constitutes the university application. When applying, you will be asked to indicate your top two choices. Your fellowship application will then be sent to the university of your first choice for consideration. Students applying to PKU will be given separate instructions on the application process and requirements.

Participating Institutions

  • Beijing Foreign Studies University
  • Beijing Language and Culture University
  • Beijing Normal University
  • East China Normal University
  • Fudan University
  • Jilin University
  • Nanjing University
  • Nankai University
  • Peking University
  • Renmin University of China
  • Shandong University
  • Sichuan University
  • Sun Yat-sen University
  • Wuhan University
  • Xiamen University