The Centre for Chinese Studies (CCS) offers Phandulwazinge China Scholarship Programme for Visiting Scholars from Africa. This is a 3 months scholarship for studying Phandulwazinge China. (isiXhosa for Understanding China).

Brief Description: Phandulwazi nge China (isiXhosa for Understanding China) scholarships offer opportunities for African researchers to spend research time at the Centre for Chinese Studies (CCS). The aim is to advance mutual learning and a better exchange on interpretations of the impact of Chinese engagement in Africa, expanding the African knowledge base. The Phandulwazi nge China scholarship targets citizens of African states from academia or the broader civil society with a proven research interest in China-Africa relations. The programme particularly addresses African scholars who are preparing for a stay in China or are returning from a longer stay in China. With the scholarship, African citizens are supported to continue working on China and China-Africa relations and to deepen their analytical work.

Award Includes: The scholarship involves:
-A fully funded 3-month visit at the CCS at Stellenbosch University, in the second half of 2015, including a fully funded short research trip to China during the stay at the CCS.
-Providing space for- and strengthening experience in evidence-based research that feeds into policy recommendation.
-Work and interaction with research within the CCS, with an opportunity for intellectual exchange and public engagement on a topic relevant for China-Africa relations.
-Publication of research results in a CCS publication format.

Study Program:  Scholarship is available to researchers for 3-month visit at the Centre for Chinese Studies (CCS).

Study Major: Scholarship is awarded for studying Phandulwazi nge China (isiXhosa for Understanding China).

Host Organization: Centre for Chinese Studies, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Eligibility Required? -Be a citizen of an African state.
-Have a strong social science, humanities, law or economics background.
-Be diligent and reliable in their work and have proven strong writing and research skills.
-(Basic) Mandarin language skills are not prerequisite, but will be an asset in the application.

Number of Awards: Not Known

National/International Students: African researchers (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe) can apply for this scholarship.

Governing Body: The Centre for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Application Procedure: Please send all application documents to
-Applications must include a full CV (max. 3 pages) and motivation letter of no more than 500 words.
-A brief research outline (max. 750 words), with clear title, research question, abstract and methodology.
-In addition to the research outline, include a short literature review and bibliography (max. 500 words excluding the bibliography)
-Applications should indicate institutional affiliation

Submission Deadline: The application deadline is 30th June, 2015.

For more details visit the official site.