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CI Summer Camp 2019

zaterdag, 13 juli, 2019 - 09:00 to zondag, 28 juli, 2019 - 18:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Summer School

The Confucius Institute at the VUB (VUB-CI) is organising the 3rd edition of VUB-CI Summer Camp in China. 

This is a great opportunity for students to discover China while improving Chinese language skills! The VUB-CI Summer Camp allows you to explore 2 different Chinese cities - Beijing and Chengdu -  and visit temples, museums or other relavant turistic attractions.  During two weeks you will be able to taste delicious food (Beijing-style roast duck and the flavourful and spicy kitchen of Sichuan!) and start grasping the intriguing complexity of Chinese society. Your Chinese language skills will be truly put to test and strenthened further with included Chinese classes.  

Ready to go?  Then read the eligibility criteria and conditions below and let us know if you would like to participate by registering through the online form below. 

Dates and duration 

The next VUB-CI Summer Camp is scheduled from 15 to 26 July. 

Please note that the Summer Camp will start the 15th July but we recommend- if possible - to arrive there at least one day before. The official program covered by VUB-CI will end on 26 July. Upon communication with our partners in China, it is possible to arrive earlier or stay longer in China, as long as your VISA permits! Please inform us if you are planning to do so.

Partner Institutions

The host institutions in China are our two VUB-CI partners: Renmin University of China (Beijing) and Sichuan University (Chengdu).

Eligibility critera

Candidates are eligible for sponsorship by the Confucius Institute at the VUB if they meet the following criteria: 

  • Being a student at the Confucius Institute language classes at the VUB.
  • Being a VUB student regularly enrolled at VUB
  • Having completed at least 39 hours of courses during the Autumn Semester 2018 or by the end of the Spring Semester 2019.

The HANBAN Confucius Headquarters also have the following requirements:

  • Age limit: if you are a student enrolled at VUB no age limit applies.  If you are a Confucius Institute's student who is not enrolled at VUB, you must be between 15 and 30 years old.
  • Minumum of participants: the summer school is organised for a minimum of 15 students and a maximum of 20 students. With less than 15 participants, an alternative summer school programme is possible in partnership with other institutions.

If you don't meet the eligibility criteria you can still send us and email showing your interest at vub-ci@vub.be. We will try to see what we can do for you. 


The Confucius Institute covers the greater part of local expenses in China for all participants, including:

  • Accommodation at university dorms or hotel (depending on arrangements made)
  • Fees for the courses included in the program
  • Local group transports for trips and between cities
  • Entrance fees related to cultural visits.
  • Food during daytime activities. Dinner when preceded by an evening activity.

The following costs should be borne by the applicant. 

  • International A/R flight to China (* arranged by the applicant)
  • VISA application fees (* arranged by the applicant)
  • Travel/health insurance.  (* arranged by the applicant)
  • Other expenses such as metro/taxi, dinners, shopping etc. for any personal purpose.

Practical info

A member of our CI team will leave from Brussels and will be accompanying the VUB-CI group for the whole duration of the Summer School.  Each partner university will have a designated responsible person that will be following the group and all practical arrangements locally. 


The detailed program of the 2019 Summer Camp is being elaborated with our partners. In the meantime, you can already register below so that we can start collecting the info of eligible participants. Deadline for registration is Sunday 28 April 2019 at 23:59.

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