Advice and funding

Whether you’re looking for study, research or business opportunities, the China Institute can help create these collaborations. With years of experience in UK-China relations and as a key player in UK-China engagement, we will help you make connections that count.

The blue and gold lattice ceiling of the whispering gallery in the University of Birmingham's Aston Webb Building

Why come to us?

The China Institute provides advice, guidance and support. Our strong and growing network of Chinese colleagues and contacts, plus a regular schedule of events, brings together those interested in exploring Chinese initiatives.

Help for Students

If you a current University of Birmingham student, we can help you find the right study programme, from a few months at a summer school to spending a whole year of your degree living and studying in China. We can also advise students from China on the opportunities available to study at the University of Birmingham.  Please contact us to find out more!

Help for academics

We are very well connected, both internally and externally, to businesses and institutions that can offer research opportunities and funding. Contact us to discover the latest funding schemes, advice on securing funding and help with developing partnerships in China.

Funding opportunities

The University offers several internal and external funding oppurtunities. You can find information on the latest funding schemes and awards available on our Funding, Fellowship & Internship page.

Help for commercial partners

The University of Birmingham is renowned for its ideas and innovation, which create numerous opportunities for UK-China investment. We can advise on which technologies, research and projects are ready to take the next step onto a business platform. The University of Birmingham Business Engagement Team can offer advice on a range of Research, Education and Innovation Partnerships, and if you would like to speak with us also about the China context, please contact us