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Confucius Institute Scholarship


Application Guide for NENU 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 to be collectively referred to as “recommending institutions”) to study in Chinese universities and colleges (hereinafter referred to as “host institutions”).

I.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 16-35 as of September 1st, 2019. Applicants currently worked as Chinese language teachers shall not over 45, while undergraduate student applicants shall not be over 25.

II. SCHOLARSHIP TYPES AND QUALIFICATIONS

1. Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL)

The program commences in September 2019 and provides scholarship for maximum 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.

2.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). 

3.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.

  3.1 TCSOL

  Applicants shall have a minimum score of 270 on the HSK test (Level 3), and an HSKK test score is required.

  3.2 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).

  3.3 Chinese Language Study

  Applicants shall have a minimum score of 210 on the HSK test (Level 3).

4. 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.

Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 on the HSK test (Level 3), and an HSKK test score is required.

5. Scholarship for Four-week Study

The program commences either in July or December of 2019, and provides a four-week scholarship. Applicants holding the X1 or X2 visa are not eligible.

An HSK test score is required. The program is organized and applied for by a Confucius Institute with 10-15 participants per group.

6.Cooperative Scholarship between Hanban and NENU((MTCSOL)

NENU cooperated with Hanban to establish “NENU Confucius Institute Scholarship”to enroll MTCSOL. The enrollment procedures and requirements are same as the ordinary MTCSOL. 

III. APPLICATION PROCEDURES

1.On-line Application

Online registration will be available from March 1, 2019 on the Confucius Institute Scholarship website (cis.chinese.cn). Applicants should register, fill in the application form and upload required documents.

2.Recommendation from Recommending Institutions

1) Confucius Institutes and Confucius classrooms which have been in operation for more than six months. For more information, please refer to www.hanban.org.

2) Testing centers for Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) which have the right to recommend Confucius Institute Scholarship candidates. For information, please refer to www.chinesetest.cn.

3.) Oversea organizers of Chinese Bridge Competition: education and cultural offices (groups) of China’s oversea embassies (consulates), Confucius Institute and relevant educational institutions. For further information, please consult chinesebridge@hanban.org

3.Review

NENU will review the eligibility of applicants and go through preliminary enrollment process. Hanban will conduct an overall assessment and grant the scholarship on the basis of competitive selection.

4. Register at NENU

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.

IV. 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.

V.OTHERS

a) Please contact host institutions for curriculum and course listings.

b) Applicants shall be familiar with the specific criteria and deadlines for registration, and submit necessary documents according to specific requirements.

c) Degree students art subject to the annual assessment according to theAnnual Appraisal Procedures of Confucius Institute Scholarship.

d) Those who failed to register on time, failed to pass the health assessment, dropped out midway and/or are suspended from school will be deprived of their scholarship.

VI. ADMISSION AND CONSULTATION SERVICES

Name:Cui Yan

E-mail:cuiy738@nenu.edu.cn

Office Number:0431-85099754

Address:Division of International Cooperation & Exchange, Northeast Normal University, No. 5268, Renmin Street, Changchun, Jilin, P.R. China

VII.Appendix

1.Confucius Institute Scholarship Coverage and Criteria

2.Application Documents for Confucius Institute Scholarship


Northeast Normal University

January 18,2019


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-campus apartments (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 700 CNY per person/month 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 students, the monthly allowance is 3,000 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 MTCSOL students are required to provide 2 reference letters from professors or associate professors. Those who can provide a notarized employment agreement with teaching institutions are preferred.

c) Applicants of the Scholarship for MTCSOL students are required to provide a Study Plan (800-1000 words) in Chinese.

C.   Applicants currently worked as Chinese language teachers shall provide the proof of employment as well as a reference letter by the employing institution

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.