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In order to support development of Confucius Institutes, facilitate Chinese language promotion and Chinese cultural transmission in the world, cultivate qualified Chinese language teachers and talented students of Chinese language, Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) (hereinafter referred to as Hanban) launches the “Confucius Institute Scholarships” program for providing sponsorship to students, scholars and Chinese language teachers of other countries for pursuing a study in relevant universities in China (hereinafter referred to as “host institutions”).

The 2017 Confucius Institute Scholarship Categories are:

1. Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other
Languages (MTCSOL) Students
2. Scholarship for Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other
Languages (BTCSOL) Students
3. Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study Students
4. Scholarship for One-Semester Study Students
5. Scholarship for Four-Week Study Students
 
Application is open to applicant who owns a non-Chinese citizenship, aged between 16 and 35, in good health condition, (Applicant is currently working in a Chinese language teaching position shall not exceed the age limit of 45. Undergraduate student shall not exceed the age limit of 20).
 
1. Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) Students
This category provides a sponsorship for no more than 2 academic years. Applicant should own a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent and pass the HSKK Test (Intermediate Level). Applicants for full scholarship should own a minimum score of 210 in HSK Test (Level 5), and applicants for partial scholarship should own a minimum score of 180 in HSKTest (Level 5). Applicant who is able to provide the employment agreement or certification upon finishing the study from designated working institutions is preferred.
  
2. Scholarship for Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL) Students
This category provides a sponsorship for no more than 4 academic years. Applicant should hold a high school diploma or above, and pass the HSKK Test (Intermediate Level). Applicants for full scholarship should own a minimum score of 210 in HSK Test (Level 4), and applicants for partial scholarship should own a minimum score of 180 in HSK Test (Level4). Applicant who has enrolled at the confucius institute(Classooms) is preferred.
 
3. Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study Students
This category provides a sponsorship for 11 months. Students involved in any study program in China after 1st January 2017 are not eligible.
3.1 Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages Course: A full scholarship Application is open to current Chinese language teachers, and students who are potential Master pusuers in Teaching to Speakers of Other Languages.  Applicant should have a minimum score of 270 in HSK Test (Level 3), and obtain HSKK test certificate.
3.2 Chinese Philosophy Course: A full or partial scholarship Application is open to scholars or students who are committed to Chinese Translation or Chinese Studies. Applicant should have a minimum score of 180 in HSK Test (Level 4), and pass HSKK test (Intermediate Level).
 
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.
4.1Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages Course: Application is open to current Chinese teacher, registered students of Confucius Institute (classroom) and students majoring in Chinese language who are potential bachelor pursuers of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages. Applicant should have a minimum score of 210 in HSK Test (Level 3), and obtain HSKK test certificate. 
4.2 Chinese Language& Literature, Chinese Philosophy Course: Application is open to scholars or students who are committed to Chinese Translation or Chinese Studies.Applicant should have a minimum score of 210 in HSK Test (Level 3), and obtain HSKK test certificate. 
 
5. Scholarship for Four-Week Study Students
This category provides a sponsorship for 4-week home stay program. Application is mainly open to Confucius Institute (Classroom) students group(10-15 people). Applicant should submit a HSK score report, and have no prior experience of studying in China.
 
‘Chinese Bridge’ (Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students) Winners who have been awarded the 2017 “Confucius Institute Scholarship Certificate” can apply for admission according to the scholarship specified in the certificate.Please consult chinesebridge@hanban.org concerning scholarship awarding.

II. Majors, Host Institutions & Admission

As one of the host institutions of the scholarships, ECNU provides various subjects including Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages, Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese Philosophy, etc. For more detailed information of the host institutions and application procedures, please find on the Confucius Institute Scholarships Website (http://cis.chinese.cn).
 
Admission for students of MTCSOL, BTCSOL, and one-Academic-Year Study is in September, 2017.
Admission for students of one-Semester Study is either in September, 2017 or in March, 2018.
 
Four-Week home stay courses are available from July 23rd - August 19th, 2017, or December.2017.
 
III. Scholarship Coverage, Criteria and Academic Assessment
The Confucius Institute Scholarship provides full scholarship and partial scholarship. Full Scholarship is with a coverage on tuition fee, accommodation fee, living allowance and comprehensive medical insurance expenses; Partial scholarship covers tuition fee, accommodation fee, and comprehensive medical insurance expenses.
Tuition fee is under the overall planning and utilization of host institutions to provide teaching, management, Chinese language proficiency tests (HSK/HSKK once), and cultural and social activities for scholarship holders. Textbooks and Tourist attractions tickets are not included.
Accommodation fee is under the overall planning and utilization of host institutions which should provide scholarship holders with free dormitory rooms (usually double rooms). For those who live off campus with the permission of host institutions are entitled to accommodation allowance from host institutions on by month or by quarter. The allowance criteria are RMB700 per person on monthly basis.
 
Living allowance is granted by the host institutions on monthly basis. The allowance
criteria per person are:
● BTCSOL, One-Academic-Year Study, One-Semester Study: RMB2,500 per month
● MTCSOL: RMB3,000 per month Enrollment status is based on semesters of host institutions.
Students who are enrolled before the 15th (or on the 15th) of the admission month, are entitled to the full allowance of that month. Students, who are enrolled after the 15th of that month, are only entitled to half of the allowance.
The living allowance for the month of graduation will be granted half a month later upon confirming the graduation status by host institutions.
During the study, for any students who is absent from China of personal reasons for more than 15 days (excluding legal holidays), the allowance will be suspended during absence. Allowance will be terminated in case of schooling suspension or dropping out for personal reasons.
Comprehensive medical insurance is purchased by the host institutions in accordance to relevant regulations on international students stipulated by the Ministry of Education of China. The insurance fee are: 100RMB/person for four week study, 400RMB/person for One-semester study, and 800RMB per year for students who study over one year.
 
The degree scholarship program applicants are subject to annual academic performance review. Only those who achieve outstanding records in academic and Chinese language proficiency are entitled to a full scholarship for the following year; those who achieve average academic records are entitled to partial scholarships; the others will not be entitled to scholarship any longer. The One-Academic-Year Study and One-Semester Study programmers are required to attend Chinese language proficiency test before graduation. Test fee is reimbursed by host institutions.

IV. Admission Procedure

For applicants, recommending institutions and host institutions, please find admission procedures and scholarship recruitment results on the Confucius Institute Scholarships website
(http://cis.chinese.cn).
 
1. For application, please log on to the Confucius Institute Scholarships website (http://cis.chinese.cn) to register, complete the Confucius Institute Scholarships Application Form online, and upload the scanned copies of relevant supporting documents.
 
2. Entrusted by Hanban, Confucius Institutes (independent Confucius Classrooms) in different countries, Chinese language testing centers(ECNU) are working as recommending institutions to engage in the applicant selection, materials review, host institutions connection, and collecting and handing over applicants’ documents to host institutions.
 
3. Host institutions will review the eligibility of applicants(An interview is required for ECNU degree program applicants) and submit the admission list to Hanban.
 
4. Hanban will conduct an overall assessment of all applications and admit applicants on the basis of competitive selection. Normally, the admission results will be announced 2 months before the beginning of term.
 
5. After confirming with the successful applicants, host institutions will post “Letter of Admission”, “Visa Application Form for Foreigners to Study in China" (JW202 Form) and other relevant documents. The copy of the scholarship certificate can be print out from the CIS website.

V. Disclaimer

1. Incomplete or unqualified applications will not be processed.
2. Applicants will be disqualified from application in case of fraudulent application materials or application materials are completed and submitted by someone else.
3. Scholarship winners who cannot register with the host institutions on time should inform the host institution about the reasons in written form within 15 days before the admission date. For those who do not register as requested without reason, the scholarship will be canceled.
4. Scholarship will be canceled for those who do not pass the admission physical examination, drop out, or take schooling suspension during the study.

Ⅵ Contact Information

Ms. Sun Qi
Add: International Students Office, East China Normal University
Room 253, Physics Building, 3663 Zhongshan Rd.(N.), Shanghai, 200062, China
Tel: 86-21-62232013/62238353
Fax: 86-21-62238352
E-mail: qsun@admin.ecnu.edu.cn

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

 

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