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International Chinese Language Teachers (Confucius Institute) Scholarship

1.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 Chinese language education and related work;

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

 

2.SCHOLARSHIP TYPES AND QUALIFICATIONS

A.Scholarship for Doctor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (DTCSOL)

The program provides scholarship for a maximum four academic years.   

Scholarship

HSK Requirement

HSKK Requirement

DTCSOL

Score of 200 on HSK Test (Level 6)

Score of 60 on HSKK test (Advanced Level)

Note:

- 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 more than 2 years’ work experience in Chinese language teaching and related fields. 

- 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.

 

B.Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL)

The program provides scholarship for a maximum four academic years.   

Scholarship

HSK Requirement

HSKK Requirement

MTCSOL

Score of 210 on HSK Test (Level 5)

Score of 60 on HSKK test (Intermediate Level)

Note:

- Applicants shall hold a Bachelor’s degree;

- 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.

 

C.Scholarship for Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL)

The program provides scholarship for a maximum four academic years.   

Scholarship

HSK Requirement

HSKK Requirement

BTCSOL

Score of 210 on HSK Test (Level 4)

Score of 60 on HSKK test (Intermediate Level)

Note:

- Applicants shall hold a senior high school diploma

 

D.Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study

The program provides scholarship for a maximum four academic years.   

Scholarship

HSK Requirement

HSKK Requirement

TCSOL

Score of 270 on HSK Test (Level 3)

HSKK test score is required

Chinese Language and Literature

Score of 180 on HSK Test (Level 4)

Score of 60 on HSKK test (Intermediate Level)

Chinese Language Study

Score of 210 on HSK Test (Level 3)

Priority will be given to applicants who provide an HSKK test score.

Note:

- International students currently studying in China are not eligible.

 

E.Scholarship for One-Semester Study

The program provides scholarship for a maximum four academic years.   

Scholarship

HSK Requirement

HSKK Requirement

TCSOL

Score of 180 on HSK Test (Level 3)

HSKK test score is required

Chinese Language and Literature

Score of 180 on HSK Test (Level 3)

HSKK test score is required

Taiji Culture

HSK test score is required

Priority will be given to applicants who provide an HSKK test score.

Note:

- Applicants holding the X1 or X2 visa are not eligible.

 

F.Scholarship for Four-Week Study

The program provides a four-week scholarship.

Scholarship

HSK Requirement

Other Requirement

Taiji Culture

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 Capital Normal University and such plan shall be submitted to Confucius Institute Headquarters (CIH) for approval.

Chinese Language plus Home-Stay Experience in a Chinese Family

Special Four-week Program for Confucius Institutes

 

Note:

- Applicants holding the X1 or X2 visa are not eligible.

 

3.APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Online registration will be available on the International Chinese Language Teachers (Confucius Institute) Scholarship application website (http://cis.chinese.cn/account/login). 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 Capital Normal University to go through the procedures of studying in China, print out the scholarship certificate online, and register at Capital Normal University on the designated date as per the letter of admission.

 

4.APPLICATION DEADLINES

a) April 10th (for programs commencing in July)

b) June 30th (for programs commencing in September)

c) September 10th (for programs commencing in December)

d) November 10th (for programs commencing in March of the following year)

 

5.CHINESE BRIDGE AWARD RECIPIENT POLICIES

Chinese Bridge winners who have been awarded the  Confucius Institute Scholarship Certificate shall log onto the International Chinese Language Teachers (Confucius Institute) Scholarship website and submit documents to Capital Normal University upon presentation of their scholarship certificates. For inquiry, please contact  http://bridge.chinese.cn/.

 

6.CONTACTS

Admission Office for International Students

College of International Education

Capital Normal University

          Email: cie@cnu.edu.cn

          Tel.: +86-10-68902651+86-10-68902796

          Fax: +86-10-68416837

 

Center for Language Education and Cooperation

       E-mail: scholarships@chinese.cn

   Tel:+86-10-58595743

 

Appendix 1

International Chinese Language Teachers (Confucius Institute ) Scholarship Coverage and Criteria

The scholarship provides full coverage on tuition fee, accommodation fee, living allowance (four-week study students are excluded) and comprehensive medical insurance expenses.

a) Tuition is under the overall planning and utilization of Capital Normal University to provide teaching and management of scholarship students organizing cultural and social activities, as well as organizing Chinese language proficiency tests. Tuition fee does not cover the textbook expenses and tourist tickets.

b) Accommodation fee is under the overall planning and utilization of Capital Normal University to provide students with in-campus apartments (usually double rooms). Students may also live off-campus upon application and getting permission from Capital Normal University. Students who live off-campus are entitled to accommodation allowance of 1000 CNY per person/month for doctoral students and 700 CNY per person/month for other students paid on a monthly / quarterly basis from Capital Normal University.

c) Living allowance is granted by Capital Normal University on a monthly basis. The monthly allowance for undergraduates, one-academic-year study students and one-semester students is 2,500 CNY per person. For MTCSOL student, the monthly allowance is 3,000 CNY per person. For DTCSOL student, the monthly allowance is 3500 CNY per person.

Students are required to complete enrollment procedures for every semester within stipulated period; otherwise, their scholarship may be canceled. Students who are enrolled before the 15th (or on the 15th) of the month are entitled to the full allowance of that month while those enrolled after the 15th of that month are only entitled to half of the amount.

During the study period, for any student who is absent from China due to personal reasons for more than 15 days (excluding winter and summer holidays), the allowance during absence will be suspended.

For students who suspend study or drop out of school for personal reasons, or who are given disciplinary punishment by Capital Normal University, allowance will be terminated on the date of such suspension, dropping out or when the decision of such punishment is announced.

The living allowance for the month of graduation will be granted half a month after the date of graduation or expiration day of the study confirmed by Capital Normal University.

Comprehensive medical insurance is purchased by Capital Normal University in accordance with relevant regulations of studying in China stipulated by the Ministry of Education of China. Insurance fee per person is 160 CNY for four-week study students, 400 CNY for one-semester students, and 800 CNY per year for students engaged in program longer than one academic year.

 

Appendix 2

Application Documents for Confucius Institute Scholarship

       A. For all applicants 

a) a scanned copy of passport photo page

b) a scanned copy of score reports of the HSK and HSKK tests (within the two-year validity)

c) a reference letter by the head of the recommending institutions

d) the foreigner physical examination form

B. For degree scholarship program applicants

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

b) applicants of the Scholarship for DTCSOL students are required to provide 2 reference letters from professors or associate professors or experts with equivalent professional and technical titles in relevant fields and a 3000-word personal statement in Chinese (including knowledge of the intended field of study and research proposal). 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.

c) applicants of the Scholarship for MTCSOL students are required to provide 2 reference letters from professors or associate professors, and a Study Plan in Chinese. 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.

C. Applicants currently working as Chinese language teachers shall provide proof of employment as well as a reference letter by the employer.

D. Applicants under the age of 18 shall provide certified documents of designation signed by their entrusted legal guardians in China. The guardian needs to go to a local notary office in Beijing, and submit the notarization issued by the notary office to Capital Normal University.

E. Applicants shall also provide additional documents required by Capital Normal University.