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Confucius Institute Scholarship

To cultivate qualified Chinese language teachers and facilitate the promotion of Chinese language and culture, the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) launches the “Confucius Institute Scholarship” (CIS) to support outstanding students, scholars and currently employed Chinese language teachers recommended by Confucius Institutes, independently operated Confucius Classrooms as well as some HSK test centers (hereinafter to be collectively referred to as“recommending institutions”) to study in Chinese universities and colleges (hereinafter referred to as “host institutions”).

 

1. Qualifications

All applicants shall be:

1.1 Non-Chinese citizens

1.2 In good Physical and mental condition, well performed both academically and behaviorally

1.3 Aspired to take future careers in the teaching or international promotion of the Chinese language.

1.4 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.

 

2. Scholarship type

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

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

 

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

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

 

2.3 Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study

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

 

2.3.1 TCSOL

Applicants shall have a minimum score of 270 in the HSK test (Level 3), while the HSKK test score is required.

 

2.3.2 Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History, and Chinese Philosophy

Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 in the HSK test (Level 4) and 60 in the HSKK test (intermediate level).

 

2.3.3 Chinese Language Study

Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 in the HSK test (Level 3    level).

 

2.4 Scholarship for One-Semester Study

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

 

2.4.1 TCSOL, Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese  Philosophy

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

 

2.4.2 Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taiji Culture

HSK test scores are required.

 

2.5 Scholarship for Four-Week Study

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

 

2.5.1 Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taiji Culture

HSK test scores are required.

 

2.5.2 Chinese Language plus home-stay Experience in a Chinese Family

HSK test scores are required. Organized and applied by a Confucius Institute with 10-15 participants per group. Before the trip, a detailed study plan shall be made after consultation with host institutions and submit to Hanban for approval.

 

2.5.3 Special Four-week Program for Confucius Institutes

HSK test scores are required. Organized and applied by a Confucius Institute with 10-15 participants per group.

 

3. Application procedure

Online registration will be available from March 1, 2018, on the Confucius Institute Scholarship website (cis.Chinese.cn). Please log on to search recommending institutions and host institutions, upload application materials online, track the application progress, feedback of review, and admission results. Scholarship holders need to confirm with the host institutions to go through the procedures of studying in China, print out the CIS certificate online, and register at host institutions at the designated date and time as per the letter of admission.

 

The application deadlines are:

3.1 April 20th (for those commencing in July)

3.2 June 20th (for those commencing in September)

3.3 September 20th (for those commencing in December)

3.4 December 20th (for those commencing in March 2019)

Hanban will complete the scholarship review and notify the results two months before the enrollment of the admitted students.

 

4. China Bridge Award winner policy

Chinese Bridge winners who have been awarded the 2018 “Confucius Institute Scholarship Certificate” shall log onto the scholarship website and submit documents to relevant host institutions upon presentation of their CIS certificates. Please contact chinesebridge@hanban.org for an inquiry.

 

5. Admission Counseling and services

Recommending institutions and host institutions are responsible for issuing local enrollment guides and provide consulting, recommending, and registering services by this procedure.

 

6. Others

6.1 For major training plans and courses, please contact designated host institutions

6.2 Applicants shall be familiar with the specific criteria and closing dates for registration, and follow specific procedures to submit necessary documents

6.3 Degree students shall accept the annual assessment under the Annual Appraisal Procedures of Confucius Institute Scholarship

6.4 Those who failed to register on time failed to pass the health assessment, dropped out midway, and/or were suspended will be deprived of scholarship.

 

7. Contact

Division of Test and Scholarships at Hanban

Email: scholarships@hanban.org

Fax: +86-10-58595727

 

8. Appendix

8.1 Confucius Institute Scholarship Coverage and Criteria

8.2 Application Documents for Confucius Institute Scholarship

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