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Confucius Institute Scholarships

 

The Confucius Institute Scholarships programme was launched by Hanban to sponsor foreign students, scholars and Chinese language teachers to study Chinese at over 100 Chinese universities. Each year CIBL offers Confucius Institute Scholarships and each academic year we are delighted to be facilitating 17 places. Application is open to anybody that meets the Hanban requirements.  

Scholarship Summary

CI Scholarships Categories

  1. One-Academic-Year Study
  2. One-Semester Study
  3. Four-Week Study
  4. Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL)
  5. One-Academic-Year Study + MTCSOL 
  6. Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL) 

What the scholarships cover

  • Full tuition fee
  • University campus accommodation
  • Insurance

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

While there are no official deadlines 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.

Basic Requirements

One-Academic-Year scholarships (sponsorship for 11 months)

Applicants should have a minimum score of 180 in HSK Test (Level 3), and 60 in HSKK test (Beginner Level) OR a minimum score of 180 in BCT (A) and a minimum score of 180 BCT (Speaking).

 

One-Semester Study scholarships (sponsorship for 5 months)

Applicants should have no prior experience of studying in China, but have a minimum score of 120 in HSK Test (Level 2), and a minimum score of 40 in HSKK (Beginner Level) OR a minimum score of 100 in BCT (A), and a minimum score of 120 in BCT (Speaking).

 

Four-Week study scholarships (sponsorship for 4 weeks)

Mainly focusing on Chinese language. Application is mainly open to Confucius Institute (Classroom) students, excellent performers in HSK test, and outstanding club members of Confucius Institute Magazine. Applicant should submit a HSK or BCT score report, and have no prior experience of studying in China.

 

Application is open to anyone who owns a non-Chinese citizenship, is aged between 16 and 35 and is in good health condition. Applicants currently working in a Chinese language teaching position shall not exceed the age limit of 45. Undergraduate students shall not exceed the age limit of 20.

 

For full details of the scholarship requirements, please thoroughly check the official Hanban website

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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