In order to strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the Chinese people and people from the rest of the world, the Chinese Ministry of Education offers a variety of scholarship programs to sponsor international students and scholars to undertake studies and research in Chinese institutions of higher education.
For 2012 scholarship enrollment information, please wait for the update on the China Scholarship Council website.
In order to attract the best international students, scholars and instructors, many leading Chinese universities and colleges have established their own scholarship schemes. A number of different types of scholarships are available; applicants should apply directly to their university of choice.
The Confucius Institute Scholarship Program was established by Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters in order to encourage students and Chinese language teachers all over the world to study Chinese or conduct research regarding Chinese language and culture in China.
For more details, please check the Confucius Institute Scholarship website http://cis.chinese.cn or enquire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To encourage more and higher caliber international students to study in China, 11 Chinese provincial and municipal governments have established scholarship funds for foreign students and scholars.