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International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship

For the purpose of satisfying the growing demand of the international community for Chinese language teachers and facilitating Chinese language education in other countries, the Center for Language Education and Cooperation(CLEC) will continue with the International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship(hereinafter referred to as the Scholarship). Confucius Institutes, independently operated Confucius Classrooms, certain HSK test centers, Chinese language (education) departments of foreign universities, professional associations for Chinese language instruction, Chinese embassies (consulates) abroad (hereinafter collectively referred to as “recommending institutions”) may recommend outstanding students and currently-employed Chinese language teachers for study of International Chinese Language Education or related majors at Chinese universities and colleges (hereinafter referred to as “host institutions”).

I. Eligibility
a) Non-Chinese citizens;
b) Should be friendly to China, have no criminal record, and abide by the laws and regulations of the Chinese government and the rules and regulations of the school;
c) in good physical and mental conditions, and with a good record of academic performance and conduct;
d) Aspiring to work in the Chinese language education and related fields;
e) Aged between 16 and 35( as of September 1st, 2022), with the special allowance for the age limit of 45 for applicants currently working as Chinese language teachers and that of 25 for undergraduate student applicants.

II. Scholarship Types And Qualifications

III. Application Procedures

1. On-line Application
Online registration will be available from March 1, 2022 on the International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship application website ( Applicants should register, fill in the application form and upload required documents.
2. Recommendation from Recommending Institutions
a) Confucius Institutes and Confucius classrooms which have been in operation for more than six months. For more information, please refer to
b) Testing centers for Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) which have the right to recommend Confucius Institute Scholarship candidates. For information, please refer to
c) 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
3. Review
NENU will review the eligibility of applicants and go through preliminary enrollment process. CLEC will conduct an overall assessment and grant the scholarship on the basis of competitive selection.
4. Register at NENU
Scholarship winners need to confirm with the host institutions to go through the procedures of studying in China and print out scholarship certificate online. Affected by the pandemic, the arrangements of the registration and class will be subject to the final notice.
5. The Application Deadlines (Beijing Time) :
a) For programs commencing in September 2022, applicants must complete their applications before 15 May, and recommending institutions and host institutions must complete reviewing before 25 May;
b) For programs commencing in March 2023, applicants must complete their applications before 15 November, 2022, and recommending institutions and host institutions must complete reviewing before 25 November,2022. 
CLEC will entrust an expert panel to review the applications. 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.

IV. Policies Regarding Currently Employed Chinese Language Teachers & Chinese Bridge Award Recipients
a) Currently employed Chinese language teachers:
Currently employed Chinese Language teachers applying for the scholarship can be exempted from submitting Chinese Language Proficiency Test(HSK) certificates if they can provide proof of employment and a letter of recommendation from the institution where they work.
b) Chinese Bridge Award Recipients:
Applicants who have won the 2022 International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship Certificate in various Chinese Bridge competitions should submit their application documents along with their scholarship certificates to relevant host institutions on the International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship website. For further inquiry, please contact

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 are subject to the annual assessment according to the Annual Appraisal Procedures of International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship.

d) Students who fail to pass the pre-enrollment medical examination, withdraw from school midway, or fail to report to school or suspend their studies without permission will be disqualified for scholarship.

VI. Admission & Consultation Services
Office Number: +86-431-85099754

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

VII. Appendix
1. Coverage and Criteria for International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship
2. Application Documents for International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship

Division of International Cooperation & Exchange
Northeast Normal University

Appendix 1

Coverage and Criteria for International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship

The scholarship provides full coverage on tuition fee, accommodation fee, living allowance (four-week study students are excluded) and comprehensive medical insurance expenses.

a) The tuition fees are used by the host institution for the training and management of scholarship students, the development of cultural activities and the organization of Chinese language proficiency test.  organizing cultural and social activities, as well as organizing Chinese language proficiency tests.
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 student, 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 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.
d) 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 International Chinese Language Teachers 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. Priority will be given to applicants who may provide a work contract with a teaching institution upon completing their studies in China or a proof to the same effect.
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.