The Confucius China Study Plan (CCSP) is a scholarship program funded by the Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing, a division under the Ministry of Education of China.
The aim of the CCSP is to enable researchers and other professionals from outside China to conduct relevant research visits or study tours to China. PhD-students also have the chance to apply for a joint PhD-degree program with some of the best universities in China.
The CCSP program only covers projects within the disciplines of Humanities and Social Sciences.
There is no application deadline for the CCSP scholarships, as applications are evaluated and approved case by case. However, the Joint PhD Fellowship has an annual application deadline on 15 February.