Scholarships and Awards


Scholarships and awards

For the purpose of supporting the development of Confucius Institutes, facilitating international promotion of Chinese language and dissemination of Chinese culture, as well as cultivating qualified Chinese-language teachers and excellent Chinese-language learners, Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban (hereinafter referred to as Hanban) launches a "Confucius Institute Scholarship" program to sponsor foreign students, scholars and Chinese language teachers to study Chinese in relevant universities of China (hereinafter referred to as "Host Institutes" ).

The scholarship of 2015 is divided into 5 categories:

  • Scholarship for Students of Master's Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages(MTCSOL),
  • Scholarship for Students of One-Academic-Year + MTCSOL
  • Scholarship for Students of Bachelor's Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages(BTCSOL),
  • Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Students,
  • Scholarship for One-Semester Students.

More Information:

Application Deadline: May 10, 2015

How to apply: Contact Jonathan Yi, Deputy Director of the Confucius Institute at University of Newcastle

Ph: 4985 4041


AsiaBound provides funding in the form of $2000 or $5000 grants for around 3600 Australian students each year to participate in a study experience in Asia. Students are able to undertake short-term mobility for a variety of experiences including practicums, clinical placements, research trips or volunteer projects for up to 6 months. Students are also able to undertake semester based experiences for one or two semesters. In addition to study grants, AsiaBound offers grants of $1000 for preparatory Asian language study that can be undertaken prior to or concurrently with an approved mobility project.

More info:  AsiaBound Grants Progams

OS-HELP is a loan available to eligible undergraduate students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place who want to undertake some of their study overseas. OS-HELP can be used for a range of expenses such as airfares, accommodation, and other travel or study expenses. Students may receive one loan per six-month study period and can access a total of two OS-HELP loans over their lifetime.
More info: OS-HELP

The Prime Minister's Australia Asia Endeavour Awards are a unique opportunity to undertake international study and research related to your Australian degree, as well as gain international work experience through an internship, building your professional network in Asia.

The Awards are open to Australian undergraduates and postgraduates in any field of study. Twenty postgraduate and twenty undergraduate awards are available each year for the successful students to undertake study, research and an internship in Asia.
Find out more about the Prime Minister's Australia-Asia Endeavour Awards

The goal of the AustCham China Scholarship is to foster the next generation of Sino-Australian business leaders. AustCham Beijing, along with its partners, believes that the development of China-literate Australian business leaders is key to forming stronger long term bilateral links between the two countries.

Applicants should have a deep desire to pursue a career in China and have demonstrated this through past academic, language, vocational or extracurricular activities. Candidates should be self starters who regularly take the initiative to get things done. Many of the opportunities available through the Scholarship require self motivation and a desire to achieve results.
Find out more about the AustCham China Scholarship

The Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Awards aim to support and strengthen educational exchange between undergraduate and postgraduate students in Australia and throughout Asia, providing a range of exchange and research grants. The Cheung Kong Awards are based on a recognition of the importance of cross cultural relationships, and various grants can be applied for by people from a range of academic backgrounds.

More info: Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Awards

The University of Newcastle has a joint agreement with the China Scholarship Council (CSC) for the provision of high quality research training and support to PhD students from Chinese universities. The University has committed to provide supplementary support to the scholarship holders through the waiving of tuition fees to ensure students have every opportunity to complete their research studies.

These scholarships outline the close relationship that the University has with the CSC and further reinforce the depth of the University's commitment to enhancing the research opportunities for high-calibre Chinese candidates.

More info:China Scholarship Council

The Study Plan was recently launched to promote students wishing to have a career in Sinology to further their studies in China. The Confucius Institute offers application assistance for: Joint-PhD programs, Visiting scholar research programs, Young Leaders short-term study programs, international Sinology conference funds, and publishing funds.
If you are interested in applying for the Confucius Study Plan please contact us.