Application & Scholarships



  • Usually under the age of 40
  • Interested in and having some basic knowledge about Sinology, Chinese philosophy and culture
  • Motivated to make positive contributions to the exchange and collaboration between China and the world


Application Procedure

  1. Please send the following application materials by March 24, 2019 to

(1) Scanned information page of passport;

(2) CV of no more than 3 pages;

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

(4) Two letters of recommendation from your current employer or your academic supervisors;

(5) Completed Application Form for the Young Leaders Program (please see the attachment).

  1. Our committee will assess the applications and inform successful applicants by April 24, 2019.
  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 support round-trip international air tickets, lodging and sightseeing in China during the BNU Philosophy Summer School 2019.

To apply for the scholarship, please submit the following documents to by March 24, 2019:

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

(2) An essay that discusses your interests in, and previous study of, Chinese thought and modern civilization in no less than 1000 words. No previous study experience on the topic is needed to apply for the Summer School.

Note: The scholarship will ONLY be awarded to applicants who can meet the following conditions: (1) completing the whole program; (2) ensuring 85% attendance of the lectures.


Completion Certificate

A Completion Certificate will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the Philosophy Summer School.


Program Contact

Ms. TAO Yuan

International Affairs Secretary, School of Philosophy

Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, 100875

Tel:+86 10-58801006


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