Online Chinese Program

 I. Eligibility

1. Applicants should be in good physical and mental condition, well performed both academically and behaviorally with no record of bad behavior, aged 16-35 years old (for in-service Chinese language teachers, the age limit is within 45 years old).

2. Applicants should be non-Chinese citizens and are friendly to China with no criminal record, abide by the laws and regulations of the Chinese government and the rules and regulations of the school. Not eligible for those who’re studying in China.

3. Applicants should be students or scholars who are devoted to Chinese cultural transmission, majoring in Chinese language and its education or related.

4. HSK Requirement

1) One-year online Chinese program: HSK level 3 with a score of 180 or above, preferred with HSKK score.

2) One-semester online Chinese program: the applicants should have HSK score (no specific requirements for level and score).

5. ‘Chinese Bridge’ winners who have been awarded 2022 ‘International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship Certificate’ can apply for admission according to the scholarship specified in the certificate. Please consult chinesebridge@chinese.cn concerning scholarship awarding.

II. Scholarship Coverage and Criteria

Those who meet the above requirements can participate in the Online Chinese Program of the International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship for free.

III. Enrollment Time

Spring semester: March

Fall semester: September

For the specific date, please refer to the Admission Notice from ECNU.

IV. Application Documents

1. Scanned copy of passport photo page or ID

2. Highest diploma (Chinese/English)

3. HSK & HSKK (the Chinese Proficiency Test) certificate

4. Recommendation letters 

1) Recommendation letter signed by recommending institution director (the applicant shall be objectively evaluated and the letter should indicate the identity of Confucius Institute student or others).

2) If you will choose ECNU as your recommending institution, please download the recommendation letter here. ECNU Recommendation Letter 

3) In-service Chinese teacher should provide incumbency certificate and recommendation letter by inaugural institution

5. Application statement, including the applicant's Chinese learning background, learning plan and objectives, written in Chinese or English, printed and attached with the applicant's signature.

6. Non-criminal certificate (notarized photocopy in English or Chinese) or letter of commitment of non-criminal record. Letter of Commitment of Non-criminal Record

Notes: There’s no need to mail hard copies of the above required documents. Submit digital files in the online application system is enough.

V. Admission Procedures

1. Submit the application both on the International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship website (cis.chinese.cn) and the ECNU online application system (https://lxsapply.ecnu.edu.cn/).

2. Host institutions review the eligibility of applicants and recommend applicants accordingly.

3. CLEC (Center for Language Education and Cooperation) awards scholarship.

4. Host institutions issue admission documents.

VI. Application Deadline

Spring semester: November 15

Fall semester: May 15

VII. Contact Information

Add: International Students Office, East China Normal University

Room 253, Physics Building, 3663 Zhongshan Rd.(N.), Shanghai, 200062, China

Tel: 86-21-62232013

Fax: 86-21-62238352

E-mail: lxs@ecnu.edu.cn



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