Application Guide for Confucius Institute Scholarship 2019


  For the purpose of cultivating qualified Chinese language teachers and facilitating the promotion of Chinese language and culture, the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) launches “Confucius Institute Scholarship” (CIS) to support outstanding students, scholars and currently employed Chinese language teachers recommended by Confucius Institutes, independently operated Confucius Classrooms as well as some HSK test centers (hereinafter collectively referred to as “recommending institutions”) to study in Chinese universities and colleges (hereinafter referred to as “host institutions”).


  • ELIGIBILITY

All applicants shall be:

a) non-Chinese citizens;

b) in good physical and mental condition, with good academic performance and conduct;

c) committed to the teaching and international promotion of the Chinese language;

d) between the ages of 16 and 35 as of September 1st, 2019. Applicants currently working as Chinese language teachers shall not be over 45, while undergraduate student applicants shall not be over 25.


  • SCHOLARSHIP TYPES AND QUALIFICATIONS

A.Scholarship for Doctor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (DTCSOL)
The program commences in September 2019 and provides scholarship for a maximum four academic years. Applicants shall hold a Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese as A Foreign Language, Linguistics, Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages or education-related majors. Applicants shall have a minimum score of 200 on the HSK Test (Level 6), 60 on the HSKK test (Advanced Level) and more than 2 years’ work experience in Chinese language teaching and related fields.


B.Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL)
The program commences in September 2019 and provides scholarship for a maximum of two academic years. Applicants shall hold a Bachelor’s degree, and have a minimum score of 210 on the HSK Test (Level 5) as well as 60 on the HSKK test (Intermediate Level). Priority will be given to applicants who may provide a work contract with a teaching institution or relevant proof upon completing their studies in China.


C.Scholarship for Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL)
The program commences in September 2019 and provides scholarship for a maximum of four academic years. Applicants shall hold a high school diploma and a minimum score of 210 on the HSK Test (Level 4) as well as 60 on the HSKK test (Intermediate Level).


D.Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study
The program commences in September 2019, and provides scholarship for a maximum of 11 months. International students currently studying in China are not eligible.
i. TCSOL
Applicants shall have a minimum score of 270 on the HSK test (Level 3), and an HSKK test score is required.
ii. Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History, and Chinese Philosophy
Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 on the HSK test (Level 4) and 60 on the HSKK test (Intermediate Level).
iii. Chinese Language Study
Applicants shall have a minimum score of 210 on the HSK test (Level 3).


E. Scholarship for One-Semester Study
The program commences either in September 2019 or March 2020, and provides scholarship of a maximum of 5 months. Applicants holding the X1 or X2 visa are not eligible.
i. TCSOL, Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese Philosophy
Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 on the HSK test (Level 3), and an HSKK test score is required
ii. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taiji Culture
An HSK test score is required.


F. Scholarship for Four-Week Study
The program commences either in July or December 2019, and provides a four-week scholarship. Applicants holding the X1 or X2 visa are not eligible.
i. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taiji Culture
An HSK test score is required.
ii. Chinese Language plus Home-Stay Experience in a Chinese Family
An HSK test score is required. The program is organized and applied for by a Confucius Institute with 10-15 participants per group. Prior to the trip, a detailed study plan shall be made in consultation with host institutions and such plan shall be submitted to Hanban for approval.
iii. Special Four-week Program for Confucius Institutes
An HSK test score is required. The program is organized and applied for by a Confucius Institute with 10-15 participants per group.


G. Cooperative Scholarship between Hanban and Host Institutions
Hanban, in cooperation with some host institutions has established the “XX University Confucius Institute Scholarship”. Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study, Scholarship for MTCSOL and Scholarship for BTCSOL shall be enrolled by the relevant institutions according to the standards stipulated in this Guide. Scholarship for “Chinese + Vocational Training” shall be enrolled according to the standards announced by the relevant institutions in the Application System (the categories and enrollment slots of relevant institutions are listed in Appendix 3).


  • APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Online registration will be available from March 1, 2019 on the Confucius Institute Scholarship website (cis.chinese.cn). Please log on to search for recommending institutions and host institutions; upload application materials online; and track the application progress, comments and result. Scholarship holders need to confirm with the host institutions to go through the procedures of studying in China, print out CIS certificate online, and register at host institutions on the designated date as per the letter of admission.

The application deadlines are

a) April 19th (for programs commencing in July)

b) May 19th (for programs commencing in September)

c) September 19th (for programs commencing in December)

d) November 19th (for programs commencing in March 2020)

Hanban will complete the scholarship review and publish the results three months before enrollment of the scholarship winners.


  • CHINESE BRIDGE AWARD RECIPIENT POLICIES

Chinese Bridge winners who have been awarded the 2019 “Confucius Institute Scholarship Certificate” shall log onto the scholarship website and submit documents to relevant host institutions upon presentation of their CIS certificates. For inquiry, please contact chinesebridge@hanban.org.

  • RECOMMENDING INSTITUTIONS AND HOST INSTITUTIONS

Recommending institutions and host institutions shall, pursuant to the Guide, provide consulting, recommendation and enrollment services.


  • OTHERS

a) Please contact host institutions for curriculum and course listings.

b) Applicants shall be familiar with the specific criteria and deadlines for registration, andsubmit necessary documents according to specific requirements.

c) Degree students are subject to the annual assessment according to the Annual Appraisal Procedures of Confucius Institute Scholarship.

d) Those who fail to register on time, fail to pass the health assessment, drop out midway and/or are suspend from school will be deprived of their scholarship.

  • CONTACTS

Division of Test and Scholarships at Hanban

Email: scholarships@hanban.org

Fax: +86-10-58595727


  • Appendix

1 Confucius Institute Scholarship Coverage and Criteria

2 Application Documents for Confucius Institute Scholarship

3 Categories and Enrollment Slots of Cooperative Confucius Institute Scholarship between Hanban and Host Institutions in 2019



Confucius Institute Headquarters(Hanban)

Appendix 1.docx

Appendix 2.docx

Appendix 3.docx