Scholarship- Study in China
Our Confucius Institute is run in partnership with two of the top institutions for higher learning in China, Nanjing University (NJU) and Beijing Languages and Culture University (BLCU), both of which provide excellent short- and long-term Chinese language, culture and teacher training courses throughout the year as well as full undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. We highly recommend the Confucius Institute Scholarship (CIS) at BLCU and NJU.
If you are a learner at our CI, or taking Non-Specialist Chinese module at SEAS, with 150 vocabulary (passing HSK Level 1), you could apply for 4-wks scholarships, studying in China this winter. Deadline for degree studies in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL) have been extended to 30th June 2020.
We give recommendations ONLY to our learners at our Confucius Institute, the students at our CI and at SEAS. Please note HSK and HSKK test reports should be valid within recent two years for the purpose of applying for the CIS.
Confucius Institute Scholarship, CIS 2020
Eligibility, all applicants shall be:
a) non-Chinese citizens;
b) in good physical and mental condition, and with good academic performance and conduct;
c) committed to the Chinese language education and related work;
d) between the ages of 16 and 35 (as of September 1st, 2020). Applicants currently working as Chinese language teachers shall not be over 45, while undergraduate student applicants shall not be over 25.
SEVEN types of Scholarships and Qualifications:
1. Scholarship for Doctor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (DTCSOL).
2. Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL).
3. Scholarship for Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL).
4. Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study
- commences in September 2019,
- maximum of 11 months.
International students currently studying in China are not eligible.
4.1 TCSOL, Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages.
* >270 on HSK3 and an HSKK test
4.2 Major in Chinese languages and literature, Chinese history and Chinese philosophy.
* >180 on HSK4 and 60 on HSKK Intermediate.
4.3 Chinese language study
* >210 on HSK3. Priority will be given to applicants who provide an HSKK test score.
5. Scholarship for One-Semester Study
- commences either in September 2020 or March 2021;
- maximum of 5 months.
Applicants holding the X1 or X2 visa are not eligible.
5.1. TCSOL, Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese Philosophy
* >180 on HSK3 and an HSKK test score
5.2. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taiji Culture
* An HSK test score. Priority will be given to applicants who provide an HSKK test score.
6.Scholarship for Four-Week Study
- commences in July 2020 or December 2020.
- a four-week scholarship.
Applicants holding the X1 or X2 visa are not eligible.
6.1. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taiji Culture
6.2. Chinese Language plus Home-Stay Experience in a Chinese Family
6.3. Special Four-week Program for Confucius Institutes
An HSK test score is required.
The program is organised 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.
7. Cooperative Scholarship between Hanban and Host Institution
At Sheffield CI, we are organising a Special 4-wks CIS at BLCU, around 27th July - 23rd August 2020.
Uploading Documents, in jpg or pdf, for CIS Application
a) a passport-sized photo of applicant
b) valid passport and photo page
c) score reports of the HSK and HSKK tests (within the two-year validity)
d) a reference letter by the recommending institutions
e) a certification of the highest education diploma (or proof of expected graduation) and an official transcript.
f) 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.
g. Applicants currently working as Chinese language teachers shall provide proof of employment as well as a reference letter by the employer.
h. Applicants under the age of 18 shall provide certified documents of designation signed by their entrusted legal guardians in China.
i. Applicants shall also provide additional documents required by the host institutions.
Online registration and application at cis.chinese.cn opens from March 1, 2020
- Search for recommending institution- 英国谢菲尔德大学孔子学院
- Select the type of CIS to apply
(2). Log on;
- Fill in the Form online and save it from time to time;
- Write self statement in Chinese, getting help from the Sheffield CI;
- Select/search host institutions;
(3). Upload application materials online;
- Application checked by our Sheffield CI and then submit;
(4). Track the application progress, comments and result.
(5). 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.
(6). At our Sheffield CI, we hold pre-departure briefing.
Application Deadlines (Beijing Time)
|CIS||Deadline for Applicants||Deadline for Sheffield CI||Deadline for Host Institutes in China|
|Commencing in July||April 8th||April 10th||April 20th|
|Commencing in September||May 8th||May 10th||May 20th|
|Commencing in December||September 8th||September 10th||September 20th|
|Commencing in March 2021||November 8th||November 10th||November 20th|
Decisions will be made based on HSK and HSKK scores and levels, and in consideration of country distribution as well as other factors. The results will be published about three months before school starts.
For more information, contact:
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