China Study Tours 游学中国

 Confucius Institute and the School of Humanities at The University of Western Australia are pleased to offer the unit ‘Writing China in Country’ from 2-16 July 2017

Study contemporary Chinese literature (translated into English) at one of China’s top universities – Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU).

What is involved? Travel to Beijing and immerse yourself in Chinese language and culture, while residing at the BFSU campus, which is excellently located near Beijing’s rich cultural attractions. During this trip, you will have the opportunity to visit tourist attractions including the Great Wall, museums and galleries. This unit is a 6-point Category A broadening unit, open to all students if eligible. The intensive period of study takes place during the University’s winter break, from 2-16 July. Successful applicants will need to attend two information sessions prior to departure.

How to apply? This offer is limited to the first 20 students only. To register your interest please contact Dr Tony Hughes-d’Aeth, or Associate Professor Xianlin Song. *Alternatively you may enrol through studentConnect and select: ENGL2100 Writing China in Country

What does it cost? The tuition costs will be covered by HECS, however we ask students to budget approximately AUS$2,500 to cover flights, accommodation, food etc. This unit is a great addition to your degree and a unique opportunity to broaden the scope of your experience and knowledge!

Reader available here now.

WA PRINCIPALS STUDY TOUR: 23rd – 30th September 2017

Each year the Confucius Institute organises a China study tour tailored for WA school principals and leaders.  The aim is to provide these leaders with the insight and awareness to pilot their school community towards a better understanding of China.  The 2017 tour will take place from the 23rd to 30th September with the support of Confucius Institute Headquarters and The University of Western Australia’s  partner, Zhejiang University.  This is a unique professional development opportunity for school leaders; there is nothing like experiencing the dynamism and scale of contemporary China first hand.

  Images from the 2016 Principals Study Tour, including attending the Sino Australian Principal Forum and a visit to the Hangzhou Jingchang Experimental School. 

The study tour will include sightseeing at historic and cultural spots in Beijing and Hangzhou (capital city of Zhejiang Province), visits to several schools, and participation in the WA-Zhejiang Principals’ Forum in Hangzhou. You will be accompanied by a coordinator from the Confucius Institute who will offer both interpretative and guide services.  A professional tour guide will assist during sightseeing activities.
Details Here: WA Principals Tour to China 2017


For university students and general public: 28th Nov 2016 – 23rd Jan 2017

Registration Process:
1.       Register and pay fees at
2.       Download and complete relevant forms with your photo attached where indicated:
        a.       Confucius Institute China Study Tour 2016-17_Enrolment Form
        b.       Beijing Language and Culture University Application Form
        c.       Zhejiang University Application Form
3.       Arrange a scanned copy of the photo page of your passport
4.       Email completed forms in separate PDF files and passport scan to: by 30th October 2016.

The study tour is open to adults aged 18 and above at all levels of Chinese language proficiency including beginners.* Tertiary students from any Australian and New Zealand University are welcome.

The program is split between two prestigious institutions: Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) and Zhejiang University (ZJU) in Hangzhou. The tour includes four weeks in Beijing and four weeks of study content delivered in just over three weeks in Hangzhou (due to the timing of Chinese New Year). There will be a one-week break between the Beijing and Hangzhou courses.

The China Study Tour offers intensive classes in cultural studies and in all facets of Chinese language, including speaking, listening, reading and writing. Extracurricular activities are included which invite students to immerse themselves in Chinese culture and practise their newly acquired communication skills.

*Please Note: University of WA students who have completed any CHIN unit are ineligible for the China Study Tour but can enroll in the University’s CHIN 2801 China Field Study.

Important Dates:

Monday 22nd August Registrations open
Friday 30th September Early bird registrations close
Monday 31st October Registrations close
Sunday 27th November Students must have arrived in Beijing
Monday 28th Nov – Friday 23rd Dec Study at Beijing Language and Culture University
Monday 26th Dec – Sunday 1st Jan Break and travel to Hangzhou
Monday 2nd – Monday 23rd Jan Study at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou

2016 Fees:

Fees cover all tuition. Students must cover separately their own airfares, insurance, food and accommodation costs. More information will be provided once registration opens.

Earlybird Fee $3,500
Standard Fee $3,700
Beijing or Hangzhou only Fee $2,300

China Study Tour poster 2016_s

12th – 22nd April 2017

Applications are now open for the 2017 Easter Camp to Zhejiang University, China.

Easter Camp is a 10-day study tour in China. It provides an opportunity for non-Chinese students, aged 14-17, in WA’s secondary schools to visit China and to learn its language and culture.

  1. Duration: 12th–22nd April 2017
  2. Number of participants: 20 subsidised places are available
  3. Activities:
    1. intensive Chinese language and cultural experience
    2. cultural excursions in Hangzhou and Shanghai
    3. meeting and discussion with Chinese students
  4. Accommodation: Confucius Institute at UWA and Zhejiang University will provide free accommodation, meals and fees for excursions during the tour in China. Participants will stay at on-campus dormitory of Zhejiang University.
  5. Program cost: The participant will be responsible for his/her costs of visa fees, international flights, travel insurance and any other costs not related to the official program of the study tour.

Applications close 24th February 2017.

Program and application forms are attached here: Easter_Camp_Program_2017

The camp is an annual event and is jointly organized by the Confucius Institute at UWA and Zhejiang University and sponsored by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban).

For enquiries please contact the Confucius Institute on

(08) 6488 6888 or