Required Application Documents

Recommending institutions and host institutions should examine the completeness, validity and accuracy of applicant’s name, nationality and permanent address on the passport. If the following documents are not in Chinese or English version, notarization documents should be provided.

I. For all applicants

1. For application, please log on to the ECNU online application system and the International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship  website (http://cis.chinese.cn) to register, complete the  Application Form online.

2. A scanned copy of the passport photo page. 

3. A scanned copy of score reports of the HSK, HSKK (within the two-year validity).

4. A Recommendation letter by the head of the recommending institutions.

II. For degree scholarship program applicants

5. A certification of the highest education diploma (or proof of expected graduation) and an official transcript.

6. Applicants of the Scholarship for MTCSOL Students are required to provide 2 reference letters from scholars who hold the title of associate professor or higher, or senior professionals in a related academic fieldThose who can provide an employment agreement or related documents with the designated teaching institution are preferred. MTCSOL applicants are required to provide a Study Plan (800-1000 words) including your background information and your purpose of study

7. Applicants of the Scholarship for PhDTCSOL Students are required to provide 2 reference letters from scholars who hold the title of associate professor or higher, or senior professionals in a related academic field. PhD applicants are also required to provide a Study Plan in Chinese including your understanding of the related major and research plan, about 3000 words.

Special Documents:

8.  Guardian's letter of guarantee is required for applicants under 18 years old. The guardian should be in China.

9.  Currently employed Chinese language teachers should provide the working certifciate and recommendation letter.

III. Application documents required by ECNU

10. MTCSOL applicants should provide a short essay related to your research, about 1000 words. 

11. Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (printed by Chinese quarantine authority) filled in English. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid.

12. Non-criminal Certificate (notarized photocopy in English or Chinese).

13. Application fee: RMB800 for degree program applicants. (Application fee should be paid online: http://lxs.ecnu.edu.cn/application.php ) 


1. Application documents sent by fax will not be accepted.
2. The application documents will not be returned no matter you are accepted or not.
3. The Scholarship Scheme will be posted online in January or February every year. Please pay attention to our website for updated information.

Contact Information

Global Education Center, East China Normal University

Add: Room 253, Physics Building, 3663 Zhongshan Rd.(N.), Shanghai, 200062, China
Tel: 86-21-62233283/62232013
Fax: 86-21-62238352
E-mail: lxs@ecnu.edu.cn

Division of Testing and Scholarship, CLEC
Address: 129, Deshengmenwai Street, Xicheng District, Beijing, 100088.
Tel: +86-10-58595727 Email:scholarships@chinese.cn
Scholarship Website: http://cis.chinese.cn
HSK and HSKK Website:



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