ECNU Confucius Institute Scholarships for International Students in China, 2022

Dive into the enriching world of cultural exchange with the Confucius Institute Scholarship (CIS) at East China Normal University (ECNU) for the year 2022, proudly offered by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban). This opportunity is extended to non-Chinese citizens eager to immerse themselves in the vibrant tapestry of Chinese language and culture.

Founded in the bustling city of Shanghai in October 1951, East China Normal University (ECNU) stands as a beacon of academic excellence, boasting prestigious national sponsorships under the esteemed programs “Project 211” and “Project 985”. With campuses spanning across Minhang and Putuo Districts, ECNU’s sprawling campus, spanning over 207 hectares, has earned it the moniker of a Garden University.

Program Overview:

  • Scholarship Provider: Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban)
  • Host Institution: East China Normal University
  • Course Levels: Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D.
  • Awards: Varied
  • Access Mode: Online Application
  • Nationality: Non-Chinese Citizens
  • Location: China

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Non-Chinese citizenship
  • Good physical and mental health, along with exemplary academic and behavioral performance
  • Aspiration to pursue future careers in teaching or promoting Chinese language internationally
  • Age between 16-35 as of September 1st, 2021; exceptions apply for specific programs
  • Proficiency requirements in Chinese language tests (HSK and HSKK) vary based on the chosen program

Application Process: Interested applicants can access the online application system through the ECNU website and the Confucius Institute website ( Complete the application form online and upload scanned copies of relevant supporting documents.

Supporting Institutions: Confucius Institutes, Confucius Classrooms, HSK test centers, and Overseas Organizers of the Chinese Bridge Competition are authorized to recommend candidates for the scholarship.

Award Details: The CIS offers full coverage including tuition fees, accommodation expenses, living allowances, and comprehensive medical insurance. Monthly allowances vary based on the program, ranging from 2,500 CNY to 3,500 CNY per person.

Application Deadlines:

  • April 10th (for programs commencing in July)
  • May 10th (for programs commencing in September)
  • September 10th (for programs commencing in December)
  • November 10th (for programs commencing in March 2022)

Seize the opportunity to embark on a transformative journey of cultural immersion and academic pursuit in the heart of China. Apply now and embrace the boundless possibilities of the ECNU Confucius Institute Scholarship!

the author