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Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition

The "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition for International University Students is a large-scale international contest for students on their mastery of the Chinese language, sponsored by the Office of the Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) in Beijing.

The competition allows non-native Chinese speakers to demonstrate their knowledge of Chinese culture and knowledge in a written test, and compete in optional oral presentations and cultural arts performances for prizes including an all-expenses paid trip to China to compete in the grand finals.

To date, nearly 600,000 competitors from 110 countries have participated in the competition.

Read more about UQ's most recent participation in the Chinese Bridge.

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Scholarships for Tianjin University students

The Confucius Institute at UQ invites suitably qualified candidates for China Scholarship Council PhD scholarships from its Chinese partner university, Tianjin University (TU), to apply for admission to PhD degree programs at The University of Queensland.  Students in the fields of Engineering and Science are particularly encouraged to apply.

CSC Scholarship funding covers living allowance, health insurance in Australia, one return airfare from China to Australia, and your Australian student visa application fees. Successful applicants who are offered a place in the University’s PhD program and supported by their School will also receive a UQ International (UQI) Scholarship that covers your PhD tuition fees for 3.5 years.

Read more about the China Scholarship Council PhD Scholarships.

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Course in Chinese translation and interpreting

The Confucius Institute at UQ offers an English-Chinese translation and interpreting course in collaboration with the MACTI Program at the UQ School of Languages and Cultures.

The course is available to both students and members of the community. For members of the community, this course can be studied in ‘assessed’ or ‘non-assessed’ mode; upon completing the course, you will receive a Certificate issued by the Confucius Institute at the University of Queensland.

Further information is available from the UQ School of Languages and Cultures.

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Cultural events

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Tailored service products

In an increasingly globalised corporate environment, companies and organisations interested in developing skills to engage with key markets in China are welcome to contact the UQ Confucius Institute to discuss specific training needs.

With a team of experienced local and international staff available for course delivery, program content can extend to areas related to Chinese language, culture, economic, etiquette, customer/client management and pre-departure briefings.

Please direct enquries to the Business Manager at

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