UKIC / Office of China Initiatives / Students / Teach / Qingdao Technological University

Qingdao Technological University

If you are a UK graduate student interested in collaborative teaching with new colleagues at the university-level in China, this may be the perfect program match for you.

With this program, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Hone your teaching skills in an international setting
  • Strengthen your global competency skills through cross-cultural interaction and communication
  • Navigate personally and professionally a new cultural environment

This opportunity is sponsored by the Office of China Initiatives, UK Confucius Institute, UK Graduate School and Qingdao Technological University (QUT). 

Important Information:

  • Location: Qingdao Technological University in Qingdao, China

  • For questions, contact Corinne O'Bryan at


Matriculating UK graduate students at either the master's or doctoral level may apply.

Teaching Responsibility

· Length: one academic year (2019 - 2020) 

· All teaching will be for undergraduate students

· Subject area: English as a Second Language

· Instructional level: full-time assistant professor 

· Number of courses taught & number of students per course: TBD 

· Maximum teaching responsibility 2-4 classes per day, 4 days a week; number of teaching/office hours per week TBD


· Subject area of teaching will be English as a Second Language under an established curriculum 

· All classes to be taught in English


QUT will cover the following:

  • International round-trip tickets: economy coach class, not exceeding $2,000
  • Free accommodation for one academic year 
  • Teaching stipend: 9,000 RMB/month (approx. $1,315.09/month at exchange rate of 6.84 RMB = $1)


Application Process

1. Complete application package including ALL items below (application deadline: TBD)

  • Letter of recommendation from Applicant's Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) or advising professor
    • Letter should include a statement that the applicant may participate in this program
    • Letter may be emailed to Corinne O'Bryan at
  • Qualtrics application form (link forthcoming)
    • Applicant background information
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of interest
  • An interview with UK Graduate Student Teach in China Program administrators
  • A class observation of your teaching by Program administrator(s)

2. Office of China Initiatives, UK Confucius Institute, and the UK Graduate School will work with QUT to determine acceptance.

3. Wait for your notification of acceptance (date of notification: TBD).

NOTE: Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be considered.

Passport & Visa

  • A valid passport is needed for this trip. The passport must be valid at least 6 months from the conclusion of the applicant's program in China.
  • UK Confucius Institute will assist in the visa application for successful applicants. A visa application fee of $333.50 to be covered by successful applicants. (Visa application fee is subject to change depending on the actual cost).

Program Orientation

  • The Office of China Initiatives, UK Confucius Institute and UK Graduate School will host a mandatory orientation for graduate students who are selected to teach at QUT to prepare them for their teaching and living in Qingdao, China.