Confucius Institute Scholarship
Confucius China Studies Program (2015)
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.
- Joint Ph.D. Fellowship
- Ph.D. in China Fellowship
- “Understanding China” Fellowship
- Young Leaders Fellowship
- International Conference Grant
- Publication Grant
For further details, please visit Confucius China Studies Program(2014 Version)
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
Confucius Institute Scholarship
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
The scholarship of 2015 is divided into four categories:
1.Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Students,
2.Scholarship for One-Semester Students,
3.Scholarship for Four-Weeks Students,
4.Scholarship for Students of Master's Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages（MTCSOL）.
Applicants shall be non-Chinese citizens in good health, aged between 16 and 35 (Chinese language teachers in post shall be aged below 45).
Category 1: Scholarship for One-Semester Students一学期研修生
The grant term is one semester with the training target for HSK level 4 and HSKK intermediate level.
The scholarship is oriented at excellent students of Confucius Institutes (Classrooms), winners of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College Students , excellent foreign college students majored in Chinese, and outstanding performers on the HSK. The scholarship winner may choose to study in majors including Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese Philosophy. The time of entrance is autumn 2015 or spring 2016.
- Applicants must have achieved a score of at least 120 on the HSK (Level 2)
- Applicants should achieve a score of at least 40 on the HSKK (primary level)*
Category 2: Scholarship for One-Academic Year Students一学年研修生
The grant term is one academic year with the training target for HSK level 5 and HSKK intermediate level
The scholarship is oriented at outstanding students of Confucius Institutes (Classrooms), winners of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College Students, excellent foreign college students majored in Chinese, outstanding performers on the HSK, and those who intend to become Chinese teachers. The scholarship winner may choose to study in majors including Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese Philosophy. The time of entrance is autumn 2015.
- Applicants should achieve a score of at least 180 on the HSK (level 3) .
- Applicants should achieve a score of at least at least 60 on the HSKK (primary level).*
Category 3: Scholarship for Four-Weeks Students
The scholarship is oriented at excellent students of Confucius Institutes (Classrooms) with a priority of language study and supplemented with cultural study. The time of enrollment is July to August, 2015 for four weeks.
Applicants need to take HSK exam and submit a score report, with no prior experience of studying in China.
Hanban will adjust the arrangement according to applicants’ language level to assign host institutes for their study.
Category 4: 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 2015 and the scholarship will cover two academic years. Successful candidates will obtain a Master’s degree in MTCSOL.
- 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 HSKK (Intermediate level).*
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.
Ms Lin Zhang Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: (44) 020 7898 4887
Scholarship winners are exempt from tuition, accommodation fees on campus, and are provided with monthly living allowance, and comprehensive insurance for foreign students studying in China. Monthly living allowances are provided at the following rates (CNY Yuan per month):
- a.CNY 2,500 for One-Academic-Year Students and One-Semester Students.
- b.CNY 3,000 for Master’s Degree Students.
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.
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
- Application Statement: stating applicant's Chinese language learning background, study plan and aim in China It shall be written in Chinese and 200- 800 words
- 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.