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