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Cis Scholarship

1. Confucius Institute Scholarship

"Confucius Institute Scholarship" is 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 to study in Chinese universities and colleges.


2. Scholarship Types




Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages

Applicants shall hold a Bachelor’s degree, and have a minimum score of 210 on the HSK Test (Level 5) as well as 60 on the HSKK test (Intermediate Level).

Full coverage on tuition fee, accommodation fee, living allowance, and comprehensive medical insurance expenses.

Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study

Applicants shall have a minimum score of 210 on the HSK test (Level 3).

Full coverage on tuition fee, accommodation fee, living allowance, and comprehensive medical insurance expenses.


3. Eligibility

3.1 Non-Chinese citizens;

3.2 In good physical and mental condition, with good academic performance and conduct;

3.3 Committed to the teaching and international promotion of the Chinese language;

3.4 Between the ages of 16 and 35 as of September 1st, 2020. Applicants currently working as Chinese language teachers shall not be over 45, while undergraduate student applicants shall not be over 25.


4. Application Process

4.1 Visit the Confucius Institute Scholarship website (, log on to search for recommending institutions and host institutions.

4.2 Upload application materials online and track the application progress, comments and result.

4.3 Scholarship holders need to confirm with the host institutions to go through the procedures of studying in China, print out the CIS certificate online.

4.4 Register at host institutions on the designated date as per the letter of admission.


5. Application Documents Required

5.1 For all applicants 

a) A Scanned copy of passport photo page
b) A scanned copy of score reports of the HSK and HSKK tests (within the two-year validity).
c) A reference letter by the head of the recommending institutions

5.2 For degree scholarship program applicants

a) A certification of the highest education diploma (or proof of expected graduation) and an official transcript.
b) Applicants of the Scholarship for MTCSOL students are required to provide 2 reference letters from professors or associate professors. Priority will be given to Applicants who may provide a work contract with a teaching institution or relevant proof upon completing their studies in China.

Applicants currently working as Chinese language teachers shall provide proof of employment as well as a reference letter by the employer.

Applicants under the age of 18 shall provide certified documents of designation signed by their entrusted legal guardians in China.



Division of Test and Scholarships at Hanban
Fax: +86-10-58595727


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