China Study Tours 游学中国


To register:

For university students and the general public

26th Nov 2017 – 26th Jan 2018

The study tour is open to adults aged 18 and above at all levels of Chinese language proficiency, including beginners.

Students currently studying at UWA should enrol for the unit CHIN2801 China Field Study in order to seek credit toward their program of study.  If you have missed the deadline for enrolment in this unit you may contact us.

Tertiary students from other Australian and New Zealand Universities are welcome to apply through the Confucius Institute.

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 approximately three weeks in Hangzhou. There will be a 12-day break between the Beijing and Hangzhou courses.

Each Chinese university will provide participants with a formal record of study. Students may use this to apply for credit; however their home university will decide whether or not any credit can be awarded. Students should check with their faculty before enrolling.  Please note that the Confucius Institute does not provide students with any credit.

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

Dates for the 2017-2018 tour:

Sunday 26th November Students arrive in Beijing
Monday 27th Nov – Friday 22nd Dec Study at Beijing Language and Culture University
Saturday 23rd Dec – Wednesday 3rd Jan Break and travel to Hangzhou
Thursday 4th Jan – Friday 26th Jan Study at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou

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 2017/2018 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 2017.


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

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


17 – 28 April 2018 

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: 17 -28 April 2018
  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 23rd February 2018.

The program and application forms for 2018 are not yet available.  Information from the 2017 camp is attached here as a guide: 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

WA PRINCIPALS STUDY TOUR: 22nd – 29th September 2018

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 2018 tour will take place from the 22nd to 29th 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.


Confucius Institute and the School of Humanities at The University of Western Australia ran the  ‘Writing China in Country’ unit 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.