East China Normal University Global Education Center
International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship
Category of Enrollment

Full-time Master Program

Program: Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages  (MTCSOL)

Period: 2 years


Application Target

Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens and in good health. Well performed both academically and behaviorally. 

Applicants should be friendly to China, have no criminal record, and abide by the laws and regulations of the Chinese government and the rules and regulations of the school.

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

Degree Requirement

Applicants shall be Bachelor degree holders

Applicants shoule be between the ages of 16-35 on September 1st, 2024. Applicants currently working as Chinese language teachers shall not be over 45.

Language Requirement

Applicants should 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.

Scholarship Coverage

Exempt from tuition fee; 

Provide accommodation on campus: economic double room (public restroom). If you choose to live off-campus and get approval from the university, off-campus living allowance is 700 RMB/month/person. 

Living allowance: 3000 RMB/month).

Provide comprehensive medical care insurance for International Students: 800 RMB/person/year. 

Application Deadline

May 15 (programmes commencing in September).

Application Procedures

Step 1: Apply Online

1. Submit ECNU online application and pay application fee

Applicant should register and apply online through http://lxsapply.ecnu.edu.cn/. Submit online application and pay application fee.

2. Submit ICLTS online application

Applicant should register and apply online through http://cis.chinese.cn from Mar 1 to May 15. Submit online application and download the application form. 


Step 2: Contact with your recommending institutions

What are the recommending Institutions?

I. Confucius Institutes and Confucius classrooms which have been in operation for more than six months. For more information, please refer to www.hanban.org.

II. Testing centers for Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) which have the right to recommend Confucius Institute Scholarship candidates. For information, please refer to www.chinesetest.cn.

III. Oversea organizers of Chinese Bridge Competition: education and cultural offices (groups) of China’s oversea embassies (consulates), Confucius Institute and relevant educational institutions. For further information, please consult


Notice: If you will choose ECNU as your recommending institution, please download the recommendation letter on this page.

Step 3: Wait for interview notice

We will contact the applicants via emails or phone calls during the enrollment. Please be sure that you provided with valid contact information. If an applicant misses the interview without any reason, the application will be regarded as "given up".

Step 4: Track Application Status Online

Check your email or login on your ECNU online application account to track your application status.

* Make sure your email address is correct and check your email occasionally, you will receive some IMPORTANT INFORMATION, eg. the arrangement of interview etc.

Step 5: Admission and University Enrollment

The final result of your application will be announced both in your application account and on the noticeboard of Global Education Center website (http://lxs.ecnu.edu.cn/). Admitted students must register on time with the original graduation certificate and degree certificate. Students would not register, if they could not provide the relevant graduation certificate and degree certificate.

Application Documents

1) Application form for  International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship filled in Chinese or English and generated by online application.

2) Copy of passport

* Applicants under the age of 18 shall provide certified documents of designation signed by their entrusted legal guardians in China.

3) Highest diploma & Academic transcripts  (original or notarized photocopy): Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.

4) A study or research plan. All applicants are required to submit a study or research plan. It must be in Chinese or in English and no less than 800 words.

5) Recommendation letters from recommending Institution

6) 2 reference letters from professors or associate professors. Priority will be given to applicants who may provide a work contract with a teaching institution upon completing their studies in China or a proof to the same effect.

7) An essay about "Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages" (1000 words)

8) Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (The original copy should be kept by the applicant.) The medical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Please select the appropriate time to take medical examination as it is valid for only 6 months.

9) HSK & HSKK Certificate (the Chinese Proficiency Test, Valid for 2 years).

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

11) Application fee: 800 RMB (Please pay through the online registration at https://lxsapply.ecnu.edu.cn/)


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.

Contact Us

Global Education Center of ECNU

Address: Room 253, Physics building, 3663 Zhongshan North Road, 200062

Contact phone number: +86 6223 2013

E-mail: lxs@ecnu.edu.cn


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