For the purpose of cultivating qualified International Chinese  language teachers and facilitating 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 (education) departments of foreign universities, professional associations for Chinese language instruction of other countries, Chinese embassies (consulates) abroad (collectively ”recommending institutions”) may recommend outstanding students and currently-employed Chinese language teachers to study International Chinese Language Education or related majors in Chinese universities and colleges (“host institutions”).


ELIGIBILITY

All applicants shall be

  • Non-Chinese citizens

  • In good physical and mental condition, well performed both academically and behaviorally

  • Aspired to take future careers on the teaching or international promotion of Chinese language

  • Between the ages of 16-35 on September 1st, 2019. 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


SCHOLARSHIP TYPES AND QUALIFICATIONS


A. Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) applicants shall be between the age of 16-35

  • Commences September 2020 and provides scholarship for maximum two academic years

  • Applicants shall be Bachelor degree holders

  • Have a minimum score of 210 in HSK Test (Level 5) as well as 60 in HSKK test (Intermediate Level)

  • Applicants who are able to provide notarized document of the employment agreement or related proofs upon completing study in China are preferred


B.Scholarship for Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL) applicants shall be between the age of 16-25

  • Commences September 2020 and provides scholarship for maximum four academic years

  • Applicants must have graduated with a high school diploma

  • Have a minimum score of 210 in HSK Test (Level 4) as well as 60 in HSKK test (Intermediate Level)


C.Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study applicants shall be between the age of 16-35

  • Commences September 2020, and provides scholarship for maximum 11 months

  • International students currently studying in China are not eligible


  1. TCSOL

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

  1. Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History, and Chinese Philosophy,etc

Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 in HSK test (Level 4) and 60 in HSKK test (Intermediate Level)

  1. Chinese Language Study

Applicants shall have a minimum of 210 in HSK testLevel 3while priority will be given to applicants who provide an HSKK test score


D.Scholarship for One-Semester Study applicants shall be between the age of 16-35

Commences either in September 2020 or March 2021, and provides scholarship for maximum 5 months. Applicants withholding visas X1 or X2 are not eligible.

  1. TCSOL, Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese   Philosophy,etc

Applicants shall have a minimum score of 210 in HSK test (Level 3), while priority will be given to applicants who provide an HSKK test score


E.Scholarship for Four-Week Studyapplicants shall be between the age of 16-35

  • Commences either on July or December of 2020, and provides a four-week scholarship

  • Applicants withholding visas X1 or X2 are not eligible

  • HSK test score is required

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


APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Online registration will be available from March 1st , 2020on the International Chinese Language Teachers (Confucius Institute)  Scholarship application website(cis.chinese.cn). Please log on to search for recommendation institutions and host institutions; upload application materials online; and track the application progress, comments and result. Scholarship holders need to confirm with the host institutions to go through the procedures of studying in China, print out the scholarship certificate online, and register at host institutions on the designated date as per the letter of admission.


The application deadlines are

  • April 10th (for those commencing in July)

  • May 10th  (for those commencing in September)

  • September 10th (for those commencing in December)

  • November 10th (for those commencing in March 2021)


CIH will entrust an expert panel to review the applications. Decisions will be made based on HSK and HSKK scores and levels, and in consideration of country distribution as well as other factors. The results will be published about three months before school starts.


CHINESE BRIDGE AWARD RECIPIENT  POLICIES

Chinese Bridge winners who have been awarded the 2020  Confucius Institute Scholarship Certificate shall log onto the International Chinese Language Teachers( Confucius Institute)  Scholarship website and submit documents to relevant host institutions upon presentation of their scholarship certificates. For inquiry, Please contact  chinesebridge@hanban.org.


RECOMMENDING INSTITUTIONS AND HOST INSTITUTIONS

Recommending institutions and host institutions shall, pursuant to the Guide,fulfill relevant responsibility, provide consulting, recommendation and enrollment services.


As the HSK test center of Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters, Nanjing University can be functioned as a recommending institution. For details, please contact the Office of Confucius Institutes.(Ms. XU, qzxu@nju.edu.cn)


OTHERS

  • For major training plans and courses, please contact NJU

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

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

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


CONTACTS

The Office of Confucius Institutes at NJU Ms. XU

E-mailqzxu@nju.edu.cn

Tel+86-25-83595071


Division of Test and Scholarships at Hanban

E-mailscholarships@hanban.org

Tax+86-10-58595727



International Chinese Language Teachers(Confucius  Institute) Scholarship Coverage and Criteria


Coverage

The CIS Provides full coverage on tuition fee, accommodation fee, living allowance(four-week study students are excluded) and comprehensive medical insurance expenses.

Tuition fee

Tuition fee is under the overall planning and utilization of host institutions to provide teaching and management of scholarship students organizing cultural and social activities, as well as organizing Chinese language proficiency tests. Tuition fee does not cover the textbook expenses and tourist tickets.

Accommodation Fee

Accommodation fee is under the overall planning and utilization of host institutions to provide students with in-campus apartments (usually double rooms).

Students may also live off-campus upon application and getting permission from the host institutions.

Students who live off-campus are entitled to accommodation allowance of 700 CNY per person/month paid on a monthly basis from the host institutions.

Living allowance

Living allowance is granted by host institutions on a monthly basis.

The monthly allowance for undergraduates, one-academic-year study students and one-semester students is 2,500 CNY per person.

For MTCSOL student, the monthly allowance is 3,000 CNY per person.


Students are required to complete enrollment procedures for every semester within stipulated period, Otherwise, their scholarship may be cancelled. Students who are enrolled before 15th (or the 15th) of the month are entitled to the full allowance of that month, while those enrolled after the 15th of that month are only entitled to half of the amount.

Those who need to take a leave during study duration (school vacations excluded) should submit a written request for leave to the Office of Confucius Institute in advance. During the study period, for any student who is absent from China due to personal reasons for more than 15 days (excluding winter and summer holidays), the allowance during absence will be suspended.

For students who suspend study or drop out of school for personal reasons, or who are given disciplinary punishment by the host institutions, allowance will be terminated on the date of such suspension, dropping out or when the decision of such punishment is announced.

The living allowance for the month of graduation will be granted half a month after the date of graduation or expiration day of the study confirmed by host institutions.

Comprehensive medical insurance

Comprehensive medical insurance is purchased by the host institutions in accordance with relevant regulations of studying in China stipulated by the Ministry of Education of China. Insurance fee per person is 160 CNY for four-week study students, 400 CNY for one-semester students, and 800 CNY per year for students engaged in program longer than one academic year.


Application Documents for International Chinese Language Teachers(Confucius Institute) Scholarship


All applicants shall provide:

  • A Scanned copy of passport photo page

  • A scanned copy of score reports of the HSK and HSKK tests (within the two-year validity).

  • A Recommendation letter by the head of the recommending institutions

For degree scholarship program applicants

  • A certification of the highest education diploma (or proof of expected graduation)

  • An official transcript

  • Applicants of the Scholarship for MTCSOL Students are required to provide 2 reference letters from professors or associate professors

  • Those who can provide a notarized employment agreement with teaching institutions are preferred

Applicants currently worked as Chinese language teachers

the proof of employment as well as a reference letter by the employing institution

Applicants under the age of 18

certified documents of designation signed by their entrusted legal guardians in China

Other materials

Other materials that need  to be submitted to NJU will be notified during the interview.

The applicants should state in the application statement their Chinese learning background, their study plan and study objectives in China.


Disclaimer

If the application materials are incomplete or incompatible with the enrollment conditions, they will not be accepted.

 If the application materials are fraudulent or are not submitted by the applicant, the application qualification will be cancelled upon verification.

Scholarship holders that cannot report for any reason should inform NJU in 15days before the reporting date and indicate the reasons. If they fail to report for no reason, scholarship holders will be disqualified from the scholarship.

For students who have unqualified physical examination, drop out of the school or leave school, the scholarship will be cancelled.













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