Phandulwazi nge China (Xhosa for Understanding China) scholarships offer opportunities for African researchers to spend research time at the Centre for Chinese Studies (CCS) in order to advance mutual learning and a better exchange on interpretations of political, economic or environmental impact of Chinese engagement in Africa.
-Be a citizen of an African state. -Have a strong social sciences or economics background, e.g. Economics, Political Sciences, Sociology, Law, Journalism, Anthropology, etc., be diligent and reliable in their work and have proven strong writing and research skills. -Provide an outline of a project to be researched and written during their stay at the CCS. This can be based on an existing research/PhD proposal, but should fit the general evidence-based orientation of the scholarship. -(Basic) Mandarin language skills are not prerequisite, but will be an asset in the application.