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Confucius Institute Scholarships

Scholarship Summary

 In order to cultivate qualified TCSOL (Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages) teachersand facilitate Chinese cultural promotion worldwide, Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban)(hereinafter referred to as Hanban) launches the “Confucius Institute Scholarships” program andentrust overseas Confucius Institutes (Classroom) and some Chinese Language Test centers(hereinafter referred to as “Recommending Institutions”) to recommend outstanding students,scholars and TCSOL teachers to pursue study in universities in China (hereinafter referred to as“Host Institutions”).

 

Category & Eligibility

Application is open to applicant who owns

  • a non-Chinese citizenship
  • aged between 18 and 35
  • in good physical mental health and has no bad behavior records
  • HSK Certificate

(applicant who is currently aTCSOL teacher shall not exceed the age limit of 45).

 

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

This category provides a sponsorship no more than 2 academic years. Applicant should own a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent, a minimum score of 210 in HSK Test (Level 5) for full scholarship and a minimum score of 180 in HSK Test (Level 5) for partial scholarship. All the applicants should pass HSKK Test (Intermediate Level). Applicant who is able to provide notarized employment agreement upon graduation has priority of admission.

 

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

This category provides a sponsorship no more than 4 academic years. Applicant should hold a high school diploma or above, a minimum score of 210 in HSK Test (Level 4) for full scholarship and a minimum score of 180 in HSK Test (Level 4) for partial scholarship Both with pass HSKK Test (Intermediate Level). Applicant who is Confucius Institute (Classroom) student is preferred.

 

3. Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study Students(TCSOL

This category provides full scholarship for 11 months to TCSOL teachers and students (Chinese-related majors). Students who are still studying in China after 1st January 2017 are not eligible for this scholarship.

3.1 Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL)

This category provides full scholarship to TCSOL teachers, Confucius Institute (Classroom) students and Chinese major students who prepare to apply for Bachelor’s Degree in TCSOL. Applicant should have a minimum score of 270 in HSK Test (Level 3) and should submit a HSKK score report.

3.2 Chinese Language & Literature, Chinese History Course and Advanced Course of Chinese Philosophy

This category provides full or partial scholarship to scholars and students who are willing to work on Chinese translation and Chinese Study. Applicant should have a minimum score of 180 in HSK Test (Level 4) and should submit a HSKK score report(Intermediate Level). Full scholarship and partial scholarship will be distributed based on the nationality, the registration time and the level of Chinese.

 

4. Scholarship for One-Semester Study Students:

This category provides a sponsorship for 5 months. Applicant should have no prior experience of studying in China.

4.1 Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL)

This category provides full scholarship to TCSOL teachers, Confucius Institute (Classroom) students and Chinese major students who prepare to apply for Bachelor’s Degree in TCSOL. Applicant should have a minimum score of 210 in HSK Test (Level 3) and should submit a HSKK score report.

4.2 Chinese Medicine Course, Taiji culture Study Course

This category provides full sponsorship to applicants who are willing to promote Chinese Culture and have basic knowledge about that. Applicants must have a certificate in HSK.

4.3 Chinese Language & Literature, Chinese History Course and Advanced Course of Chinese Philosophy

This category provides full or partial scholarship to students and scholars who major in Chinese Communication/promotion. Applicant should have a minimum score of 210 in HSK Test (Level 3) and should submit a HSKK score report. Full scholarship and partial scholarship will be distributed based on the nationality, the registration time and the level of Chinese. 

 

5. Scholarship for Four-Week Study Students:

 This category provides full scholarship for 4 weeks. Applicant should have no prior experience of studying in China.

5.1 Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL)

This category provides full scholarship to TCSOL teachers. Applicant should submit a HSK score report.

5.2 Chinese Medicine Course, Taiji culture Study Course

This category provides full scholarship to Confucius Institute (Classroom) registered students and teachers. Applicant should submit a HSK score report.

5.3 Chinese Language course and Home-Stay experience

The program provides full to Confucius Institute (Classroom) registered student group (10 to 15 students). Applicant should submit a HSK score report.

 

Scholarship Coverage and Standard

Confucius Institute Scholarship consists of full scholarship and partial scholarship.

Full scholarship covers tuition fees, free accommodation on campus, living allowance (not include Four-week Study students) and comprehensive medical insurance fee.

Partial scholarship covers tuition fees, free accommodation on campus 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 .

For a full list of what the scholarship covers please follow this link to the Hanban website

 

Participating Institutions

Over 100 of the best universities in China including;

  • Tsinghua and Peking University, Beijing
  • Fudan and Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai
  • Nankai and Tianjin University, Tianjin
  • Sun Yat-Sen and Jinan University, Guangzhou

For a full list of the list participating universities please follow this link to the Hanban website

Deadlines

Official deadlines:Late May or early June.

Hanban has recommended that applications are submitted no later than 6 weeks before the start of the course. We STRONGLY recommend that applicants submit their applications as early as possible.

 

How to apply

  1. Contact Craig Meegan (Tel: 0207 955 6253) to arrange a meeting to discuss the scholarship (this can be done in person or over the phone)
  2. Go to the Confucius Institute Headquarters webpage and create an online account
  3. Fill out the online application form and upload the required documents – DO NOT SUBMIT the application
  4. Contact Craig Meegan so that your application can be checked. If everything is in order submit your application
  5. Send 2 copies of the following documents to Craig Meegan
    • A printed out version of the completed online application form
    • A photocopy of passport photo page
    • Photocopies of valid HSK and HSKK score reports (BCT reports also valid) 
    • Copies of the applicants highest academic diploma
    • Two reference letters
    • Letter of commitment (if applying for MTCSOL) 

Once the application has been submitted applicants will need to wait for Hanban to announce the result on their website. Should the application be successful then applicants will need to make all their own arrangements for international travel (flights, visas and insurance)

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