Scholarship- Study in China

奖学金- 留学中国

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 at BLCU and NJU.

We give recommendations ONLY to our learners at our Confucius Institute.

HSK and HSKK test reports are ONLY valid for 2 years for the purpose of applying for the scholarships.

Now OpenConfucius Institute Scholarship 2019

Hanban scholarships

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 teaching and international promotion of the Chinese language;

d) 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.

SEVEN types of Scholarships:

1. Scholarship for Doctor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (DTCSOL).
- Commences in September 2019 and max 4yrs.
- Hold a Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese as A Foreign Language, Linguistics, Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages or education-related majors.
- With minimum score of 200 on HSK6, 60 on HSKK Advanced;
- Have > 2 years’ work experience in Chinese language teaching and related fields.

2. Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL).
- commences in September 2019;
- maximum of two academic years;
- hold a Bachelor’s degree;
- have a minimum score of 210 on HSK5 and 60 on HSKK Intermediate;
- 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.

3. Scholarship for Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL).
- commences in September 2019;
- maximum of four academic years;
- hold a high school diploma;
- have a minimum score of 210 on HSK4 and 60 on HSKK Intermediate.

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.

5. Scholarship for One-Semester Study
- commences either in September 2019 or March 2020;
- 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

6.Scholarship for Four-Week Study
- commences in July 2019,
- a four-week scholarship.
   Applicants holding the X1 or X2 visa are not eligible.
6.1. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taiji Culture
   * An HSK test score is required.
6.2. 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.
6.3. 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.

7. Cooperative Scholarship between Hanban and Host Institution
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 the relevant institutions in the Application System (the categories and enrollment slots of relevant institutions are listed in Appendix 3).

Application Documents for Confucius Institute Scholarship

A. For all applicants
a) a passport-sized photo of applicant
b) a Scanned copy of passport photo page
c) a scanned copy of score reports of the HSK and HSKK tests (within the two-year validity).
d) 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.

Application Procedures

- Online registration from March 1, 2019
- on the Confucius Institute Scholarship website (cis.chinese.cn).
Please register and log on;
Search for host institutions;
Upload application materials online;
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.

Application Deadlines

a) April 20th (for scholarship commencing in July)

b) May 20th (for scholarship commencing in September)

c) September 20th (for scholarship commencing in December)

d) November 20th (for scholarship commencing in March 2020)

Hanban will complete the scholarship review and publish the results three months before enrollment of the scholarship winners.

 Now OpenOnline Application OPENS on 1st March 2019

Individual applicants need to register, log in and fill in the online Form, at 

Confucius Institute Scholarship

For more information, contact:

confucius@sheffield.ac.uk / 0114 22 28447