Scholarships

Confucius Institute Scholarship

The Confucius Institute Scholarship Program was established by Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters to encourage students and Chinese language teachers all over the world to study Chinese or conduct research regarding Chinese language and culture

Ⅰ、 ELIGIBILITY

All applicants shall be

  • Non-Chinese citizens
  • In good physical and mental condition, well performed both academically and behaviorally
  • Aspired to take future careers on the teaching or international promotion of Chinese language.
  • Between the ages of 16-35 on September 1st, 2018. Applicants currently worked as Chinese language teachers shall not exceed the age limit of 45, while undergraduate students shall not exceed the age limit of 25.

II.SCHOLARSHIP TYPES AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL)

    Commences September 2018 and provides scholarship for maximum two academic years. Applicants shall be Bachelor degree holders, and have a minimum score of 210 in HSK Test (Level 5) as well as 60 in HSKK test (Intermediate Level). Applicants who are able to provide notarized document of the employment agreement or related proofs upon completing study in China are preferred.

  • Scholarship for Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL)

    Commences September 2018 and provides scholarship for maximum four academic years. Applicants must have graduated with a high school diploma, , and have a minimum score of 210 in HSK Test (Level 4) as well as 60 in HSKK test (Intermediate Level).

  • Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study

    Commences September 2018, and provides scholarship for maximum 11 months. International students currently studying in China are not eligible.

    • TCSOL
      Applicants shall have a minimum score of 270 in HSK test (Level 3), while HSKK test score required.
    • Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History, and Chinese Philosophy
      Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 in HSK test (Level 4) and 60 in HSKK test (intermediate level).
    • Chinese Language Study
      Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 in HSK test (Level 3 level).
  • Scholarship for One-Semester Study

    Commences either in September 2018 or March 2019, and provides scholarship of maximum 5 months. Applicants withholding visas X1 or X2 are not eligible.

    Study direction can be TCSOL, Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History or Chinese Philosophy.

    Applicants shall have a minimum score of 210 in HSK test (Level 3), while HSKK test score required.

  • Scholarship for Four-Week Study

    Commences either on July or December of 2018, and provides a four-week scholarship. Applicants withholding visas X1 or X2 are not eligible.

    • Chinese Language plus home-stay Experience in a Chinese Family
      HSK test score are required. Organized and applied by a Confucius Institute with 10-15 participants per group. Prior to the trip, a detailed study plan shall be made after consultation with host institutions and submit to Hanban for approval.
    • Special Four-week Program for Confucius Institutes
      HSK test score are required. Organized and applied by a Confucius Institute with 10-15 participants per group.

III. Confucius Institute Scholarship Coverage and Criteria

  • The Confucius Institute Scholarship provides full coverage on tuition fee, accommodation fee, living allowance (four-week study students are excluded) and comprehensive medical insurance expenses.
  • Living allowance is granted on a monthly basis. The monthly allowance for undergraduates, one-academic-year study students and one-semester students is 2,500 CNY per person. For MTCSOL student, the monthly allowance is 3,000 CNY per person.
  • Comprehensive medical insurance is purchased by Nankai university in accordance with relevant regulations of studying in China stipulated by the Ministry of Education of China.
  • Students are required to complete enrollment procedures for every semester within stipulated period. Students who are enrolled before the 15th (or on the 15th) of the month are entitled to the full allowance of that month while those enrolled after the 15th of that month are only entitled to half of the amount.
  • During the study period, for any student who is absent from China due to personal reasons for more than 15 days (excluding winter and summer holidays), the allowance during absence will be suspended. For students who suspend study or drop out of school for personal reasons, or who are given disciplinary punishment by the host institutions, allowance will be terminated on the date of such suspension, dropping out or when the decision of such punishment is announced. The living allowance for the month of graduation will be granted half a month after the date of graduation or expiration day of the study confirmed by host institutions.
  • Degree students shall accept the annual assessment under the Annual Appraisal Procedures of Confucius Institute Scholarship. Those who failed to register on time, failed to pass the health assessment, dropped out midway and/or suspended will be deprived of scholarship.

IV. APPLICATION PROCEDURES

  • Online registration will be available from March 1, 2018 on the Confucius Institute Scholarship website (http://cis.chinese.cn). Please log on and upload application materials online.
  • Please register on Nankai University admission website http://nankai.17gz.org
  • Track the application progress, feedback of review and admission results.
  • Scholarship holders need to confirm with our university to go through the procedures of studying in China, print out CIS certificate online (http://cis.chinese.cn), and register at the designated date and time as per the letter of admission.
  • The application deadlines are
    a)April 15th (for those commencing in July)
    b)June 15th (for those commencing in September)
    c)September 15th (for those commencing in December)
    d)December 15th (for those commencing in March 2019)

V.CHINESE BRIDGE AWARD RECIPIENT POLICIES

Chinese Bridge winners who have been awarded the 2018 “Confucius Institute Scholarship Certificate” shall log onto the scholarship website and submit documents to us.

Ⅵ、Application Documents for Confucius Institute Scholarship

  • A Scanned copy of passport photo page
  • A scanned copy of score reports of the HSK and HSKK tests (within the two-year validity).
  • A Recommendation letter by the head of the recommending institutions
  • A certification of the highest education diploma (or proof of expected graduation) and an official transcript.
  • A certification of the highest education diploma (or proof of expected graduation) and an official transcript.
  • Applicants currently worked as Chinese language teachers shall provide the proof of employment as well as a reference letter by the employing institution
  • Applicants currently worked as Chinese language teachers shall provide the proof of employment as well as a reference letter by the employing institution
  • Foreigner Physical Examination Form(written in English). The physical examinations must cover all of the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete forms or forms without the signature of the attending physician, or the official stamp of the hospital, or a sealed photograph of the applicant are considered as invalid. Please carefully plan your physical examination schedule as the result is valid for only 6 months.

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