Skip menu

Main Content

About Us

The Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh is a national centre to promote educational, economic, and cultural ties between Scotland and China.

Set up with Sino-Scottish government backing and partnered with Fudan University in Shanghai, the centre is one of 320 established under the auspices of Hanban - the Chinese government department responsible for promotion of Chinese language overseas.

In December 2011, following on from four consecutive annual awards of the title `Confucius Institute of the Year`, a special Gold Medal award was given to the University of Edinburgh's Principal, Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea in light of the Institute's work since opening in 2006.

Learn more about the Institute »


HSK Online Registration Deadline 24th April

  Published Mon, 17 Mar 2014

For the next diet of HSK exams taking place Sat 10th May online registration closes on 24th April.  

Additional Spring Term Classes - beginners

  Published Thu, 13 Mar 2014

As all spaces in next term`s beginners` classes are full please contact us to if you wish to join a class as we may be able to organise an additional class.  

Confucius Institute Scholarship Deadline 01 May

  Published Tue, 18 Mar 2014

The deadline for applications for the CI Scholarships on offer this year is just over one week away closing on Thursday 1st May.  

Shanghai Summer Study Break - deadline 25th April

  Published Tue, 11 Mar 2014

Students of the Confucius Institute for Scotland who hold a degree or are in Higher Education are eligible to apply for a sponsored space on the Shanghai Summer School running from July 14-Aug 10...  

Four winners at Chinese Bridge

  Published Tue, 25 Mar 2014

Three Edinburgh students and their tutor took top places at the UK wide `Chinese Bridge` competition for university students on Saturday March 22.  

Read More News Stories »


Main Navigation Menu