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Confucius Institute Scholarship

Confucius China Studies Program (2014)

In order to foster a deep understanding of China and the Chinese culture among young generations from around the world, enable the prosperous growth of China studies, promote the sustainable development of Confucius Institutes, and enhance the friendly relationship between China and people of other countries, the Confucius Institute Headquarters has set up the “Confucius China Studies Program”.

The Program consists of six subprograms in the academic areas of Humanities and Social Sciences.

  1. Joint Ph.D. Fellowship
  2. Ph.D. in China Fellowship
  3. “Understanding China” Fellowship
  4. Young Leaders Fellowship
  5. International Conference Grant
  6. Publication Grant

For further details, please visit Confucius China Studies Program(2014 Version)

Deadline

Applicants for Sino-Foreign Joint Ph.D. Subprogram and Ph.D. in China Fellowship should submit their applications to the Confucius Institute Headquarters by February 28th, 2014. The application materials must include the Chinese versions.

The Headquarters will organize the “Confucius China Studies Program” Expert Committee to conduct the appraisal and interview. The result of appraisal will be announced in the spring of 2014. The first batch of candidates will start their programs from the autumn of 2014.

The starting and termination time of other subprograms will be determined in accordance to their specific situation.

Confucius Institute Scholarship

孔子新汉学计划 (2014年)

为帮助世界各国青年深入了解中国和中华文化,繁荣汉学研究,促进孔子学院可持续发展,增进中国与各国人民之间的友好关系,孔子学院总部设立“孔子新汉学计划”。
   本计划包含6个项目,专业领域为人文学科和社会科学。

  1. 中外合作培养博士项目
  2. 来华攻读博士学位项目
  3. “理解中国”访问学者项目
  4. 青年领袖项目
  5. 国际会议项目
  6. 出版资助项目

更多相关信息请浏览 Confucius China Studies Program(2014 Version)

截止日期
中外合作培养博士、来华攻读博士学位项目申请者须于2014年2月28日前,将申请材料提交孔子学院总部和中方高校,申请材料须包括中文版本。
总部将组建“孔子新汉学计划”专家委员会,进行评审和面试,2014年春季发布评审结果。首批来华就读、访学时间将从2014年秋季开始。
其他项目起始及完成时间根据具体情况分别确定。 

Confucius Institute Scholarship

孔子学院奖学金

General information

The Confucius Institute Scholarship programme was established by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) in Beijing in order to encourage people to study China’s languages and cultures.

The Scholarship Programme provides financial aid to students, scholars and Chinese language teachers to study in a university in China. University list is here: Host Institutes for Confucius Institute Scholarship

Eligibility

There are three main categories for the Confucius Institute Scholarship Programme.

Category 1: Scholarship for One-Semester Students一学期研修生

The grant term is one semester.

This scholarship is awarded to students of Chinese who fulfill the eligibility criteria. Applicants can choose to study a semester in Autumn 2014 or Spring 2015 in the institutions (cis.chinese.cn) approved by Hanban. Successful candidates can study Mandarin Chinese for a period of one semester.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens aged from 16 to 35.
  • Applicants must have achieved a score of at least 120 on the HSK (Level 2)
  • Applicants must have achieved a score of at least 40 on the HSK Oral Exam (beginner level).*
Category 2:  Scholarship for One-Academic Year Students一学年研修生

The grant term is one academic year.

This scholarship is awarded to students of Chinese who fulfill the eligibility criteria. The academic year will start in Autumn 2014 and successful candidates can choose to study Mandarin Chinese for one academic year.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens aged from 16 to 35.
  • Applicants must have achieved an average of 180 or above on the HSK (level 3).
  • Applicants must have achieved a score of at least 60 on the HSK Oral Exam (beginner level).*
Category 3:  Scholarship for Students of MTCSOL  汉语国际教育专业硕士

The grant will cover two academic years.

This scholarship is awarded to students of Chinese who fulfill the eligibility criteria and wish to become a Chinese teacher. The start of the programme will take place in Autumn 2014 and the scholarship will cover two academic years. Successful candidates will obtain a Master’s degree in MTCSOL.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens aged from 16 to 35.
  • This scholarship is open to final year students and graduates who intend to become Chinese teachers.
  • Applicants must be willing to make a written commitment stating that they will be engaged in Chinese teaching for at least 5 years after graduation.
  • Applicants must have a Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) exam score of 180 or over (level 5).
  • Applicants must have achieved a score of at least 50 on the HSK Oral Exam (Intermediate level).* 

* For specific information about the HSK and the HSK Oral Exam please see the following link: SOAS: HSK Test Centre
For more Scholarship details please visit Confucius Institute Scholarship.

London Confucius Institute will support any candidate who sit the HSK and HSKK exam with us and achieve good result, to apply for Confucius Scholarship.

Contact

Miss Dong Qian Email: qd1@soas.ac.uk Telephone: (44) 20 7898 4880; 20 7898 4887

Grants

Those who have been awarded the scholarship will be exempt from registration fees, tuition fees, fees for basic learning materials, accommodation fees on campus, and are provided with a one-off resettlement subsidy (RBM 1,500 for one year or more and RMB 1,000 for one semester), monthly allowance (RMB 1,700 for master study and RMB 1,400 for one semester and one year), outpatient medical services and comprehensive insurance for foreign students studying in China. Scholarship recipients will receive their monthly allowance and one-off settlement subsidy from their host university once they have arrived in China.

Students who are already located in China and who have been studying for more than 6 months in China will not receive the one-off resettlement subsidy.

Application Procedure

Candidates should set up an individual profile at Confucius Institute Scholarship and make sure they have read information about the host institution they wish to study at before completing the application form. You will be asked to upload certain documents, so make sure you can electronically submit them. Make sure you keep copies of the documents submitted.

Apart from the online application you should also submit the following documents to London Confucius Institute, Room 4420, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street 1, WC1H 0XG:

  • two signed copies of the application form, which you can download at Confucius Institute Scholarship
  • two photocopies of your passport
  • a personal statement of a minimum of 800 words written in Chinese (preferably by hand) describing your Chinese learning background, aims and study plan in China
  • a copy of the HSK results and HSK results.
  • degree certificates and academic transcripts (where possible).
  • a reference letter from your language tutor (mentioning the amount of hours of Chinese you have studied).
  • Students who participated in the Chinese Bridge competition should also send in their certificate of participation.

Requirements for Master’s Degree Scholarship applicants only

  • Master’s Degree Scholarship candidates are required to submit two letters of recommendation by an academic referee (in Chinese or English).
  • Master’s Degree Scholarship candidates are required to submit a written commitment stating that they will engage in Chinese teaching for at least 5 years after graduation. This should be printed and signed in Chinese.