China Exchange Programme

The China Exchange Programme (CEP) aims to foster scientific research cooperation between the Netherlands and the People’s Republic of China. CEP supports (the initiation of) collaboration in all fields of science.

The programme facilitates the exchanges of junior researchers, short-term joint research projects, and a yearly themed summer school.

The programme is carried out within the framework of the memoranda of understanding between the Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) and three Chinese counterpart organizations, the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).


The China Exchange Program is closed for new applications.The Program consisted of three types of funding:


The total annual budget was EUR 470,000 divided between the three types of funding.

Joint Research Projects - EUR 320,000 per year

Summer Schools -  EUR 50,000 per year

Individual Visits -  EUR 100,000 per year