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 9th, 2018 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 5th, 2018.
  2. VISA Information: the applicable visa category for attending the summer school is “L” (tourist visa).


The Confucius Institute Headquarters will provide a number of scholarships of different levels from the Young Leaders Fellowship Program to cover round-trip international air tickets, lodging and sightseeing in China during the BNU Philosophy Summer School 2018.

To apply for the scholarship, please submit the following documents to by April 9th, 2018:

(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. No previous study experience on the topic is needed to be considered for the Summer School.

(3)The scholarship for the round-trip international air tickets will be awarded at the end of the program according to the applicants’ academic background and their performance during the program.


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