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Confucius Institute Scholarship

Application Information 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:

  1. non-Chinese citizens;
  2. in good physical and mental condition, with good academic performance and conduct;
  3. committed to the teaching and international promotion of the Chinese language;
  4. 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 therelevant 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 20th (for programs commencing in July)
b) May 20th (for programs commencing in September)
c) September 20th (for programs commencing in December)
d) November 20th (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.

CONTACT

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)

                                                                                                           November 2018

Appendix 1:

                                     Confucius Institute Scholarship Coverage and Criteria

The Confucius Institute 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 host institutions 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 host institutions to provide students with in-campusapartments (usually double rooms). Students may also live off-campus upon application and getting permission from the host institutions. 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 the host institutions.

c) Living allowance is granted by host institutions 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 cancelled. 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 the host institutions, 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 host institutions.

Comprehensive medical insurance is purchased by the host institutions 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

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)

applicants of the Scholarship for MTCSOL students are required to provide 2 reference letters from professors or associate professors.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. 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.

E. Applicants shall also provide additional documents required by the host institutions.

 
Appendix 3:

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

孔子学院奖学金申请办法(2019年)

为培养合格的汉语教师,促进汉语国际推广和中国文化传播,孔子学院总部/国家汉办(以下简称汉办)设立孔子学院奖学金,委托孔子学院、独立设置的孔子课堂、部分汉语考试考点等(以下简称推荐机构)推荐优秀学生和在职汉语教师到中国大学(以下简称接收院校)学习。

一、资助对象

1.非中国籍人士。

2.身心健康,品学兼优。

3.有志于从事汉语教育、教学及汉语国际推广相关工作。

4.年龄为16-35周岁(统一以2019年9月1日计)。在职汉语教师放宽至45周岁,本科奖学金申请者一般不超过25周岁。

二、奖学金类别及申请条件

1.汉语国际教育专业博士

2019年9月入学,资助期限为4年。

具有硕士学历,硕士专业为对外汉语、语言学、汉语国际教育或者教育相关专业。汉语考试成绩达到HSK(六级)200分、HSKK(高级)60分。2年以上从事汉语教学及相关领域工作经历。

2. 汉语国际教育专业硕士  

2019年9月入学,资助期限为2年。

具有大学本科学历。汉语考试成绩达到HSK(五级)210分、HSKK(中级)60分。提供毕业后拟任教机构工作协议或相关证明者优先。

3.汉语国际教育本科  

2019年9月入学,资助期限为4年。

具有高中学历。汉语考试成绩达到HSK(四级)210分、HSKK(中级)60分。

4.一学年研修生  

2019年9月入学,资助期限为11个月。不录取在华留学生。

4.1汉语国际教育

汉语考试成绩达到HSK(三级)270分,具有HSKK成绩。

4.2汉语言文学、中国历史、中国哲学

汉语考试成绩达到HSK(四级)180分、HSKK(中级)60分。

4.3 汉语研修

汉语考试成绩达到HSK(三级)210分。

5.一学期研修生

2019年9月、2020年3月入学,资助期限为5个月。不录取护照上有X1、X2签证者。

5.1汉语国际教育、汉语言文学、中国历史、中国哲学

汉语考试成绩达到HSK(三级)180分,具有HSKK成绩。

5.2中医、太极文化

具有HSK成绩。

6.四周研修生  

2019年7月或12月入学,资助期限为4周。不录取护照上有X1、X2签证者。

6.1中医、太极文化

具有HSK成绩。

6.2汉语言+中国家庭体验

具有HSK成绩。由孔子学院组团进行报名,并事先联系接收院校确定在华学习计划,提前报总部审批,每团10-15人。

6.3孔子学院专项四周生

具有HSK成绩。由孔子学院组团进行报名,每团10-15人。

7. 汉办与接收院校合作奖学金

汉办与部分接收院校合作设立孔子学院奖学金,冠名“XX大学孔子学院奖学金”,其中一学年研修,汉语国际教育本科、硕士类奖学金,由相关院校按本办法规定标准招生;“汉语+职业技术培训”类奖学金按相关院校在奖学金系统内公布的标准招生(相关院校招生类别及名额见附件3)。

三、办理流程

2019年3月1日起,申请者可登录孔子学院奖学金网站(cis.chinese.cn)申请孔子学院奖学金。

登录孔子学院奖学金网站,查询推荐机构与接收院校;在线提交申请材料,关注申请进程、审核意见与奖学金评审结果;奖学金获得者与接收院校确认办理来华留学手续,在线打印获奖证书;按接收院校录取通知书规定的时间入学报到。

申请截止日期为:

1.4月20日(7月入学)。

2.5月20日(9月入学)。

3.9月20日(12月入学)。

4.11月20日(2020年3月入学)。 

汉办集中评审,择优资助,于入学前3个月完成奖学金评审工作,公布评审结果。

四、关于汉语桥获奖者

在各类汉语桥比赛中获得2019年度“孔子学院奖学金证书”者,登录孔子学院奖学金网站,凭奖学金证书向目标接收院校提交申请材料。

如有问题,请咨询chinesebridge@hanban.org

五、推荐机构和接收院校

推荐机构和接收院校依据本办法履行属地责任,提供咨询、推荐、招生等服务。

六、其它

1.相关专业培养方案与教学课程,可咨询目标接收院校。

2.申请者须了解目标接收院校的具体招生条件及报名截止时间,按照相关规定提交申请材料。

3.学历生须参加年度评审,详见《孔子学院奖学金年度评审办法》。

4.未按时报到、入学体检不合格、中途退学、休学者,取消奖学金资格。

七、汉办联系方式

汉办考试与奖学金处

电子信箱:scholarships@hanban.org

传真:+86-10-58595727

八、附件

1. 孔子学院奖学金资助内容及标准

2. 孔子学院奖学金申请材料清单

3.2019年汉办与部分接收院校合作招生孔子学院奖学金类别及名额

  

                                                                                                                   孔子学院总部/国家汉办

                                                                                                                         2018年11月

 

附件1.

                                                         孔子学院奖学金资助内容及标准

孔子学院奖学金资助内容包括:学费、住宿费、生活费(四周研修生除外)和综合医疗保险费。

1.学费由接收院校统筹用于奖学金生的培养与管理,开展文化活动,组织参加汉语考试。学费不包含教材费和旅游景点门票。

2.住宿费由接收院校统筹使用,为学生提供免费宿舍,一般为双人间;经奖学金生申请、接收院校批准,选择校外住宿者,由学校按月或季度发放住宿费,博士生标准为1000元人民币/月,其他类奖学金生为700元人民币/月。

3.生活费由接收院校按月发放。本科生、一学年和一学期研修生标准为2500元人民币/月;汉语国际教育专业硕士生为3000元人民币/月;汉语国际教育专业博士生为3500元人民币/月。

奖学金生按接收院校录取通知书规定的时间入学报到,否则取消奖学金资格。当月15日(含15日)前到校注册者,当月发放全额生活费;15日以后注册者,当月发放半月生活费。

奖学金生在学期间(不含寒暑假)因个人原因离开中国时间超过15天者,停发离华期间生活费。

奖学金生因个人原因休学、退学或受接收院校纪律处分者,停发自休学、退学或接到处分通知之日起的生活费。

毕(结)业生的生活费发放至学校确定的毕(结)业日期后的半个月。

4.综合医疗保险费参照中国教育部来华留学有关规定执行,由接收院校统一购买。四周研修生标准为160元人民币/人,一学期研修生为400元人民币/人,一学年以上标准为800元人民币/年/人。

 

附件2.

                                                          孔子学院奖学金申请材料清单

 一、与所有申请者有关的证明材料

1.护照照片页扫描件。

2.HSK、HSKK成绩报告(有效期两年)扫描件。

3.推荐机构负责人的推荐信。

二、与学历生有关的证明材料

4.提供最高学历证明(毕业预期证明)和在校学习成绩单。

5.汉语国际教育专业博士须提供两封相关专业领域内的副教授(含)以上或具有相当专业技术职称专家的推荐信。提供中文个人陈述(含对报考学科专业的认识、拟定研究计划,3000字左右)。

6. 汉语国际教育专业硕士须提供两名副教授以上职称导师的推荐信。提供毕业后拟任教机构工作协议者优先资助。

三、在职汉语教师须附上就职机构出具的在职证明和推荐信。

四、未满18周岁的申请者,须提交在华监护人署名的委托证明文件。

五、申请者还须提供接收院校要求的其他证明材料。

附件3.

2019年汉办与部分接收院校合作招生孔子学院奖学金类别及名额

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