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Scholarships

 

This scholarship supports US college students in spending a semester or academic year at a Chinese university to study Chinese language and culture.  Students who wish to transfer credit from the Chinese university to their home institution need to work with the Study Abroad Office or equivalent at their home institution.  IUPUI students applying to this scholarship must work with the Study Abroad Office who will facilitate the transfer credit process. This office can be reached at abroad@iupui.edu; 317-274-2081; ES 2129B.

Recruitment Procedures for Confucius Institute Scholarship

一、Category of Scholarship and Eligibility Criteria

  The scholarship is divided into 5 categories:

  1. Scholarship for Students of Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages(MTCSOL),
  2. Scholarship for Students of One-Academic-Year + MTCSOL,
  3.  Scholarship for Students of Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages(BTCSOL),
  4. Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Students,
  5. Scholarship for One-Semester Students.

Applicants shall be non-Chinese citizens in good health, aged between 16 and 35 (Chinese language teachers in post shall be aged below 45, and applicants for BTCSOL scholarship should be aged below 20).

  1.Scholarship for Students of MTCSOL: The scholarship is oriented at excellent students from Confucius Institutes (Classrooms), overseas local Chinese language teachers, winners of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College Students and for Foreign High School Students, excellent foreign college graduates majored in Chinese and outstanding performers on HSK exams, to undertake a Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages. The scholarship winner shall begin the study in autumn 2014, and the duration of scholarship is two academic years. The applicant should have a bachelor degree or its equivalent, get a score of at least 180 on the HSK (level 5) and a score of at least 50 on the HSKK (intermediate level), and make a written commitment stating that he/she will be engaged in Chinese language teaching for at least 5 years after graduation. The applicant with a specific teaching post arranged will be given admission priority (certification by the institution he/she will teach for is required). Hanban will provide support for outstanding graduates to teach in their home countries.

  2. Scholarship for Students of One-Academic-Year + MTCSOL: The scholarship is oriented at students from Confucius Institutes in Africa and Latin America regions, who are interested in Chinese Language teaching. The applicant shall sign an agreement with the Confucius Institute or an institute he/she will teach for. The Applicant is required to have a bachelor degree or its equivalent and achieve a score of at least 180 on the HSK (level 3) and a score of at least 60 on the HSKK (primary level). Those who pass the first-academic-year assessment and score at least 180 on the HSK (level 5) can proceed with their study in China for the Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages. Hanban will support graduates to teach Chinese in their home countries by recruiting them as local teachers, providing wage subsidies, etc.

  3. Scholarship for Students of BTCSOL: The scholarship is oriented at students from Confucius Institutes in underdeveloped regions in Asia and Africa, who are interested in Chinese Language teaching. Scholarship winners will major in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (or Chinese in the direction of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages). Time of enrollment for scholarship winners is autumn, 2014, and the duration is four academic years. Applicants should have a high school degree or above, and meanwhile get no less than 180 scores in HSK (level 3) and at least 40 scores in HSKK (intermediate level).

  4. Scholarship for One-Academic Year Students : The scholarship is oriented at outstanding students of Confucius Institutes (Classrooms), overseas local Chinese language teachers, winners of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College Students and for Foreign High School Students, excellent foreign college students majored in Chinese, outstanding performers on the HSK, and those who intend to become Chinese teachers. The scholarship winner may choose to study in majors including Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese Philosophy. Applicants should achieve a score of at least 180 on the HSK (level 3) and at least 60 on the HSKK (primary level).

  5. Scholarship for One-Semester Students : The scholarship is oriented at excellent students of Confucius Institutes (Classrooms), winners of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College Students and for Foreign High School Students, overseas local Chinese language teachers, excellent foreign college students majored in Chinese, and outstanding performers on the HSK. The scholarship winner may choose to study in majors including Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese Philosophy. The time of entrance is autumn 2014 or spring 2015 and the grant term is one semester. Applicants should achieve a score of at least 180 on the HSK (level 3) and at least 60 on the HSKK (primary level).

  For all categories of scholarships, priority will be given to applicants with HSK and HSKK scores. Winners of the finals of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College Students and for Foreign High School Students in China shall arrange their applications in accordance with the prize specifications. Repetitive applications are invalid.

 

From the issue date of the Procedures, applicants should log on to the Confucius Institute Scholarship website at http://cis.chinese.cn, set up an individual account, read information and introduction of host institutes and majors, complete and submit the Confucius Institute Scholarship Application Form online.

Confucius Institutes (independently set-up Confucius Classrooms), overseas Chinese test centers, educational and cultural offices (sections) of Chinese embassies (consulates), host institutes and institutions of higher education in those countries with no Confucius Institutes are entrusted by Confucius Institute Headquarters to accept applications, select and recommend eligible candidates for the scholarship.

Host institutes are responsible for reviewing the qualification of applicants.

Confucius Institute Headquarters will organize an expert panel to make the final selection and publish the name list of successful applicants on the Scholarship website, which will be informed to applicants through recommending institutions.

The host institutes will post “Admission Notice”, “Enrollment Instructions”, “Visa Application Form for Foreigners to Study in China” (JW202 Form) and photocopies of Confucius Institute Scholarship Certificate to successful applicants through their recommending institutions.

Application Documents

Applicants must log onto the Scholarship website, fill out the “Confucius Institute Scholarship Application Form”, and attach the electronic files of the following materials:

1.   Photocopy of Passport Photo Page

2.Photocopy of HSK and HSKK Result Report

3.Notarized highest education diplomas attained or proof of study

4. Reference Letter and Letter of Commitment. Students attending Chinese language programs of universities in countries with no Confucius Institutes established shall attach a reference letter signed and issued by the university President. The Master’s Degree Scholarship applicants are required to submit reference letters provided by two professors or associate professors (in Chinese or English). A written commitment stating that the applicant will be engaged in Chinese language teaching for at least 5 years after graduation (written in Chinese and sign with signature).

5. Applications under the age of 18 shall submit relevant legal documents of entrusted legal guardians in China.

6.Winners of the finals of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College Students and for Foreign High School Students in China shall submit the scholarship certificate. Winners of preliminary rounds of the “Chinese Bridge” Proficiency Competitions in their countries shall provide award proof and reference letter provided by the organizers.

7. Chinese language teachers shall submit certificate of employment and recommendation letters provided by institutes they work for.

8.    Those applying for the Scholarship for Students of One-Academic-Year + Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages are required to provide the agreement signed with the Confucius Institute or the institute which they will be working for.

9.    Other materials required by host institutes.

Entrance and Annual Appraisal

Students for a Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) shall be subject to an annual appraisal organized by the host institutes before the end of the first school year after being enrolled according to the “Annual Appraisal Procedures for Confucius Institute Scholarship”. Only the eligible students are entitled to continue to receive the Scholarships in the following year.

For contact information of host institute and the Recruitment Procedures for Confucius Institute Scholarship, please visit the website at htt://cis.chinese.cn

Contact Information

Division of Testing and Scholarship, Confucius Institute Headquarters / Hanban

Address: 129, Deshengmenwai Street, Xicheng District, Beijing, 100088.

Fax: +86-10-58595937

Email:scholarships@hanban.org

Confucius Institute Scholarship Website: http://cis.chinese.cn

HSK and HSKK Website: http://www.chinesetest.cn