China Study Program fellowships

The Center for Language Education and Cooperation in China’s Ministry of Education has been running its “China Study Program” (CSP) since 2013 and has supported more than 600 students with their studies and research. The fellowship program supports talented overseas students in the humanities and social sciences, whose research interests are related to Sinology or China Studies. As the Secretariat of the Expert Committee of the China Studies Program based at Renmin University of China, we are writing to introduce the program to you, and hope that you may encourage students to apply.

CSP provides individualized training programs for each candidate and offers generous fellowships to cover the cost of research, fieldwork, and living expenses in China. By offering opportunities for collaboration with prestigious professors in key universities in China, this program brings in-depth learning and research opportunities. Ph.D. candidates registered in an overseas university are eligible to apply for a “Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship”, and those who have obtained a master’s degree and are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. degree in China may apply for the “Ph.D. Program in China”.

The application for the 2021 CSP Fellowship is now open and will remain open until Feb 28, 2021. Please visit this website for detailed information: All applicants will be evaluated once applications close.

We would appreciate it very much if you can circulate this information among your students, or recommend students to us. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email at

We are all looking forward to a vaccinated new world where we may travel and research in person. Wishing you a safe and healthy spring term!


Dr. Jing (Cathy) Zhang

Deputy Director
Secretariat of Expert Committee of China Studies Program
Institute for the Promotion of Chinese Language and Culture
Renmin University of China
ADD: Room 516, Guo Xue Guan, Renmin University of China
59 Zhong-guan-cun Street, Beijing, 100872, P. R. China

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