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Confucius Institute Scholarship

To cultivate qualified International Chinese language teachers and facilitate Chinese language education in other countries, the Confucius Institute Headquarters (CIH) will continue with the International Chinese Language Teachers (Confucius Institute) Scholarship. Confucius Institutes independently operated Confucius Classrooms, certain HSK test centers, Chinese language departments of foreign universities, professional associations for Chinese language instruction of other countries, Chinese embassies abroad may recommend outstanding students and currently-employed Chinese language teachers to study International Chinese Language Education or related majors in Chinese universities and colleges.

Tianjin University (TJU), as one of the host institutions, welcomes applicants all over the world to study at TJU.

 

I. Category & Eligibility

1. All applicants shall be:

1.1 non-Chinese citizens;

1.2 in good physical and mental conditions, and with good academic performance and conduct;

1.3 committed to the Chinese language education and related work;

1.4 between the ages of 18 and 35 (as of September 1 st, 2020). Applicants currently working as Chinese language teachers shall not be over 45.

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

This program provides sponsorship for 2 academic years. The applicant shall hold a Bachelor’s degree, and have a minimum score of 210 in the HSK Test (Level 5) as well as a minimum score of 60 on the HSKK Test (Intermediate Level). Priority will be given to applicants who may provide a work contract with a teaching institution upon completing their studies in China or proof to the same effect.

3. Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study

This program provides scholarships for a maximum of 11 months. International students currently studying in China are not eligible.

3.1 Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL): Applicants shall have a minimum score of 270 on the HSK Test (Level 3) and an HSKK test score is required.

3.2 Chinese Language & Literature: Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 on the HSK Test (Level 4) and a minimum score of 60 on the HSKK Test (Intermediate Level).

3.3 Chinese Language: Applicants shall have a minimum score of 210 on the HSK Test (Level 3). Priority will be given to applicants who provide an HSKK test score.

4. Scholarship for One-Semester Study Students

This program provides sponsorship of a maximum of 5 months. Applicants holding the X1 or X2 visa are not eligible.

4.1 Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL): Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 on the HSK Test (Level 3) and an HSKK test score is required.

4.2 Chinese Language & Literature, Chinese History: Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 in the HSK Test (Level 3) and should submit an HSKK test score if required.

4.4 Tai Chi Culture:An HSK test score is required. Priority will be given to applicants who provide an HSKK test score.

5. Scholarship for Four-Week Study

This program provides scholarships for 4 weeks. Applicants shall submit an HSK score report. Applicants holding the X1 or X2 visa are not eligible.

5.1 Chinese Language and Home-Stay Program: The program provides Chinese language & culture courses and home-stay experiences to student groups (10 to 15 students) which is organized by Confucius Institute. The Confucius Institute should contact TJU to negotiate the study plan and apply to Confucius Institute Headquarters for approval.

5.2 Four-Week Study Program: The program provides Chinese language & culture courses to student groups (10 to 15 students) which is organized by Confucius Institute. The Confucius Institute should contact TJU to negotiate the study plan and apply it to Confucius Institute Headquarters for approval.

 

II. Scholarship Coverage and Standard

The scholarship covers tuition fees, free accommodation on campus, living allowance (not include Four-week Study students), and comprehensive medical insurance fee. The living allowance is RMB 3,000 per month for MTCSOL students and RMB 2,500 per month for One-Academic-Year Study and One-Semester Study students.

Tianjin University provides free accommodation in Double Room. Applicants who apply to live in a Single Room need extra payment.

 

III. Program Schedule

Category

Date of Entry

Date of Graduation

MCCOOL

September 2020

July 2022

One-Academic-Year

September 2020

July 2021

One-Semester

Autumn Semester: September 2020

Autumn Semester: January 2021

Spring Semester: March 2021

Spring Semester: July 2021

Four-Week

Summer Program: 5th July 2020

Summer Program: 1st August 2020

Winter Program: December 2020

Winter Program: January 2021

 

VI. Admission Procedure

1. Applicant can log on to the Confucius Institute Scholarship website from March 1st, 2020 to look for Recommending Institutions and Host Institutions, to complete and submit application materials online, and upload scanned copies of relevant supporting documents. The deadline is as follows.

Category

Deadline(Beijing time)

MCCOOL

1st March to 30th June 2020

One-Academic-Year

1st March to 30th June 2020

One-Semester

Autumn Semester: 1st March to 30th June 2020

Spring Semester: 1st March to 10th November 2020

Four-Week

Summer Program: 1st March to 10th April 2020

Winter Program: 1st March to 10th September 2020

2. Recommending Institutions, Tianjin University, and Confucius Institute Headquarters will verify application materials online and select outstanding applicants. Confucius Institute Headquarters will make a comprehensive review and publish the result three months before school registration. Applicants can check the application process, materials review and admission results online. The scholarship applicants could print their scholarship certificates online.

3. After confirming with the successful applicants, Tianjin University will post a Letter of Admission, Visa Application Form for Foreigners to Study in China (The JW202 form will be issued according to the length of the application study time), and other relevant documents to Recommending Institutions.

 

V. Application Documents

1.  Scanned copies of the passport photo page;

2.  Score reports of the HSK, HSKK (within two-year validity);

3.  Certification of the highest education diploma (or proof of expected graduation);

4.  Certificate of an official transcript;

5. Recommendation letter signed by the head of the Recommending Institutions (please provide objective comments on the applicant, including whether the applicant is a student of Confucius Institute or another identity);

6. Applicants of the Scholarship for MTCSOL Students are required to provide 2 reference letters from professors or associate professors. An applicant who is able to provide notarized employment agreement upon graduation has priority of admission;

7. TCSOL teachers shall submit an employment verification letter and a reference letter provided by the institute they work for;

8. Applicants of the Scholarship for MTCSOL Students are required to provide a study or research plan of no less than 800 words in Chinese (this document should be uploaded to “Referee-Upload Recommendation Letter” together with your recommendation letters as a zip file);

9. Foreigner Physical Examination Form (applicant with a duration of study for more than one year should submit this form). The form should be filled in Chinese or English. The medical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital, or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. Please select the appropriate time to have the medical examination as the medical results have a 6-month validity.

10. Certificate of Non-Criminal Records.

Note: If the documents are not in Chinese or English versions, notarization documents should be provided. Item 9 and 10 should be uploaded to “Basic Information-Upload Passport First Page” together with your scanned copy of your passport as a zip file.

 

VI. Disclaimer

1. Incomplete or unqualified applications will not be processed.

2. Applicants will be disqualified from the application in case of fraudulent application materials or application materials are completed and submitted by someone else.

3. Scholarship winners who cannot register with Tianjin University on time should inform us about the reasons in written form within 15 days before the admission date. For those who do not register as requested without reason, the scholarship will be canceled.

4. Scholarship will be canceled for those who do not pass the admission physical examination, drop out, or take schooling suspension during the study.

 

VII. Contact

Office of Confucius Institute Affairs, Tianjin University

Address: School of International Education, Tianjin University. No.92 Weijin Road, Nankai District, Tianjin 300072, China

Tel: +86-22-27403107

Fax: +86-22-27406147

E-mail: CISTJU@163.com    

Website: http://sie.tju.edu.cn/

http://www.tju.edu.cn

 

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