The 2022 tour has been postponed due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Please contact us direct for the latest information.

Are you a Australian secondary school student who would like to experience China? Come with us on a 10-day study tour to Shanghai and Hangzhou in the April school holidays. The tour is open to students aged 14-17 years of a non-Chinese background.

The tour is an annual event jointly organised by the Confucius Institute at UWA and Zhejiang University, and is sponsored by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban).  Applicants need to be recommended by their school principal and/or Chinese language teacher.

Just want to say a huge thank you to all involved in organising this amazing trip our children were privileged to be part of.

Ann Hewitt, Parent

The video below, which was produced by Zhejiang University, shows highlights of the 2019 tour. 

2019 China Experience for WA Secondary Students

Another short video created by one of the 2018 participants, Dayle D’Mello from Rossmoyne High School, can be viewed on the popular Chinese video-sharing website iQIY here. Many thanks to Dayle for for her wonderful work producing the video.

Visit our news pages to hear about the 2018 and 2019 tours. 

Why you should attend

Intensive Chinese language and cultural experience
Cultural excursions in Hangzhou and Shanghai
Meeting  and discussion with Chinese students

Details from 2020 included below for information only.

The program and application form is available here. This will need to be submitted with a copy of your valid passport to [email protected] or [email protected] by 17 February 2020. For enquiries please contact the Confucius Institute.


[email protected]
+61 8 6488 6888

Details from 2020 included below for information only.

Event details

12-22 April 2020 (this may move by one day depending upon flight schedules)
Number of participants
20 subsidised places are available
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.
Program cost
Tuition costs are covered, however participants must pay for their own
  • Visas
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
RSVP is required.