School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Confucius Institute

Queen Mary University of London's new Confucius Institute, is a collaboration between QMUL and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE)

About Us

Professor Colin Grant is our new Vice-Principal for International, and currently studying Chinese Mandarin at the Confucius Institute. 

'I’ve also just resumed my Mandarin learning with lessons at Queen Mary’s Confucius Institute; I think that it’s really important that when I go on overseas trips to China I can say more than just the basics.' [Colin speaks German, French and Portuguese]  Read the full interview here


We are very sorry for the delay in processing language scholarship applications. This is due to an unavoidable reduction in the administrative team during the summer months. We are working to process the applications and offer those students who are selected a language course beginning in January and lasting through Semester 2. We appreciate that this is unsatisfactory for all students and apologise on behalf of the university.


In line with QMUL's commitment to offer students a multidisciplinary education, a number of scholarships are available each year to undergraduate students who wish to learn a language in addition to their main programme of study (this scheme will be extended in future years and opened to postgraduate students). Students can apply for a scholarship for one module of language per year, involving one two-hour class per week across both semesters. This module will be non-credit bearing and will not contribute towards your degree result.

Following a successful first round in June, we are delighted to announce a further opportunity to apply for a language scholarship for 2018-19.

Find out more

The application process for this second round is now live, with a deadline of 16:00 on Monday 13 August 2018.


Confucius Institute Scholarships

Students will have the opportunity to be considered for a Confucius Institute scholarship, which is based on merit, to the top achieving students on their Chinese language and culture course. The scholarships will be a refund of fees paid at the beginning of the year. You do not need to apply for these scholarships as you will be automatically eligible once you have paid your fees. 
  • Scholarships awarded on merit demonstrated by passing the HSK test for their level (teacher to define the level) + 400-500 words on how the Chinese course has helped, or will help, them to develop in their academic or professional career
  • HSK test preparation will be free for those who achieve 80% attendance by the date of registration for the test
  • Students to pay for their own test