Confucius Institute Scholarships

孔子学院奖学金宣传册

(Applications open 1 March 1 2017 and close 30 March 2017)

Overview

Each year Confucius Institute Headquarters (also known as Hanban) provides a variety of scholarships to enable foreign students, scholars and Chinese language teachers to study at selected universities in China.

The program aims to support talented Chinese language students and teachers, to promote Chinese language and culture internationally, and to aid the development of Confucius Institutes around the world.

The scholarships provide full coverage of tuition and accommodation fees, as well as a living allowance and comprehensive medical insurance.

Students can study for periods of four weeks, one semester, or one academic year. Those studying for a Bachelor’s or Master’s qualification in teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages can apply for scholarships lasting between two and four years.

Eligibility

All applicants must be in good health and must not hold Chinese citizenship.

In general, applicants must be aged between 16 and 35. However Chinese language teachers should be aged under 45, and undergraduate students should be aged under 20.

Categories

Scholarships are available as follows:

  1. Four Weeks
    • Sponsorship for four weeks of study focusing on Chinese language
    • Applications open to those with no prior experience of studying in China
    • Applications mainly available to students with an excellent HSK result, Confucius Institute (Classroom) students, and Chinese Bridge competition winners.
    • Applicants should submit a HSK or BCT score report
  2. One Semester
    • Sponsorship for five months of study
    • Applications open to those with no prior experience of studying in China
    • Minimum scores of 120 in HSK Test (Level 2), and 40 in HSKK (Beginner Level).
  3. One Academic Year
    • Sponsorship for eleven months of study
    • Open to Chinese language majors, Chinese language teachers, students with an excellent HSK result, and Confucius Institute (Classroom) students
    • Applications not open to international students currently studying in China
    • Minimum scores of 180 in HSK Test (Level 3), and 60 in HSKK test (Beginner Level).
  4. Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL) Students
    • Sponsorship for four academic years
    • Applicant should hold a high school diploma or above
    • Minimum scores of 180 in HSK Test (Level 3), and 40 in HSKK Test (Intermediate Level).
  5. Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) (includes additional year of language study)
    • Sponsorship for three academic years
    • Applicant should provide an employment agreement from a Confucius Institute or from a prospective working institution.
    • Applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
    • Minimum scores of 180 in HSK Test (Level 3), and 60 in HSKK Test (Beginner Level).
  6. Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL)
    • Sponsorship for two academic years
    • Applicants who have evidence of employment upon graduation are preferred
    • Applicants should hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
    • Minimum score of 180 in HSK Test (Level 5), and a score of 50 in HSKK Test (Intermediate Level).

Where to study

More than 150 Chinese universities take part in the program; however students are encouraged to consider Zhejiang University in Hangzhou – UWA’s partner university.

In addition to Chinese language and culture, courses in teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages, Chinese history, philosophy, literature, music, dance and traditional medicine are available at most institutions.

How to Apply

Applications will open on 1 March. Applicants are encouraged to prepare their documentation ahead of time. The application procedure will be as follows:

  1. Please send in a brief application statement, along with your academic transcript and any HSK test results, to UWACI at confucius.institute@uwa.edu.au requesting a letter of recommendation.
  2. After March 1, 2017, go to the website http://cis.chinese.cn and register for a username and password. Below is a screenshot from the website: use the lower middle button labelled注册to register.                                                   
  3. Fill in the form and save it online, but do not submit the application yet.
  4. Please call UWACI on 08 6488 6888 to make a short appointment to finalise the application.

 

Updated information for 2017 is expected soon. The following links from 2016 may be of assistance:

More information:

http://cis.chinese.cn/    (Please note that this page is in Chinese only)

Recruitment Procedures: 

http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua/scholarshipdetailen.aspx?cid=218&id=2728

Host institutes and available scholarship categories: http://cis.chinese.cn/article/old/node_5737.htm                

Confucius Institute Scholarship Brochure: 孔子学院奖学金宣传册