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Application Instructions for 2023 Ph.D. Fellowship of China Studies Program of Center for Language Education and Cooperation

I. Introduction

Ph.D. Fellowship of China Studies Program supports foreign students to research and study at the doctoral level in China, and aims to cultivate international young sinologists, who are proficient in international academic rules and capable of participating in international academic exchanges and research. It consists of two different kinds of fellowship: Ph.D. in China Fellowship and Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship.

For detailed information of program profile, eligibility for applicants, application materials, fellowship coverage, please click:

II. Application Period

January 1st, 2023 till February 28th, 2023.

III. How to Apply

1. Complete the online application on the Center for Language Education and Cooperation Application System ( Please register your own account when you first visit the system before you fill in personal information, upload required documents and submit your application.

2. Center for Language Education and Cooperation will publish list of admitted students. Admitted applicants are required to log in to Shandong University Online Application System for International Students ( to fill in personal information, upload the required documents and complete the online application. Paper application documents sent by post are not -required.

Note: Applicants must apply in both of the above two application systems, or your application will not be accepted by Shandong University.

IV. Application Instructions

1. Applicants must also meet other requirements specified in 2023 Application Instructions for International Students (Ph.D. Programs) of Shandong University.

2. All the uploaded documents must be in Chinese or English. For documents in other languages, scanned copies of the original documents and the notarized translations in English or Chinese must both be uploaded. Please scan the original and notarized application documents in color using a scanner. Images captured by mobile phones or cameras will not be accepted. Handwritten documents will not be accepted with the exception of the Foreigner Physical Examination Form or signatures.

3. Shandong University reserves the right to require applicants to provide the original/notarized paper documents or the certification documents issued by the designated certification authority for further inspection.

4. Given that some countries' higher education systems are very different from the Chinese education system. Applicants from certain countries should refer to Annex.

5. Applicants should ensure that the application information and application materials provided are authentic and correct. Once the admissions or certification department verifies that certain information or material in the application is incorrect or fraudulent the application or admission will be canceled. In the case the fraud is discovered after the student commenced his/her studies, it would lead to expulsion.

V. Review and Schedule

After the final admission results announcement, Shandong University will send notice to applicants and ask them to submit application on Shandong University Online Application System for International Students. The International Admissions Office of Shandong University will issue the Admission Notice for the admitted applicants. Enrollment is usually in September or March.

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