Application & Scholarships



  • Normally under the age of 40
  • Being interested in Chinese culture and thoughts
  • Being interested in public affairs, and aspired to make positive contributions to the exchange and collaboration between China and other countries

How to Apply

  1. Please send the following application materials by April 23rd, 2017 to

(1) Scanned information page of passport;

(2) CV of no more than 3 pages;

(3) Statement of Intent of no more than 2 pages. Please include the reasons why you are interested in our summer school and your academic achievements or your social practices;

(4) 2 letters of recommendation from your current employer or from your academic supervisor;

(5) Completed Application Form for the Young Leaders Subprogram (Please see the attachment).

  1. Our committee will assess the applications and inform successful applicants by May 17th, 2017.


For most paticipants, the Confucius Institute Headquarters will provide a number of scholarships of the Young Leaders Fellowship Subprogram of Confucius China Studies Program, which are supposed to cover expenses for round-trip international airfare to different extents, lodging and sightseeing in Beijing during the time of our summer school.

To apply for a scholarship, please submit the following documents to by April 23rd, 2017:

(1) A short, separate letter outlining current funding status, financial needs and expected international travel expenses.

(2) An essay proposal on the topic of "Chinese Thoughts and Modern Civilization" with approx. 500-1000 words. Please note: this is not mandatory, but it would be a plus for the application of scholarships.


Completion Certificate

A certificate of completion will be awarded to all participants who complete the summer school program.


Program Contact

Ms. TAO Yuan

International Affairs Secretary, School of Philosophy

Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China






2017 BNU Philosophy Summer School Brochure.pdf

Application Form for 2017 BNU Philosophy Summer School.doc