Confucius Institute Scholarship 2019-2020 (Study in China)

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Confucius Institute Scholarship 2019

Whether you’re interested in the Confucius Institute Scholarship or the Hanban scholarship 2019.

Here on this post, you will find out how to apply for Confucius Institute scholarship, which is more often than not, used interchangeably with Hanban scholarship.

Confucius Institute Scholarship or Hanban Scholarship?

There’s a popular misconception about the Confucius scholarship, which is exactly what we want to address.

Hanban can be used interchangeably with Confucius Institute Headquarters, which is an abbreviation for Office of Chinese Language Council International.

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Confucius Institute’s mission is to “make Chinese language and culture teaching resources and services available to the world”, “meet the demands of overseas Chinese learners”, as well as “contribute to the formation of a world of cultural diversity and harmony”.

That said, “Confucius Institute scholarship” is same as “Hanban scholarship”.

But before we delve straight into providing more in-depth information as regards the Confucius scholarship; lets first, outlined some of the basic details about the Hanban scholarship 2019.

About Confucius Institute Scholarship

The Confucius Institute scholarship is aimed at developing competent and qualified Chinese language teachers, including promotion of Chinese culture and language across the world.

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Confucius Institute Scholarship offers supports to excellent students, scholars and employed Chinese language teachers who are doing quite well in their respective fields.

Confucius Institute Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for the Confucius Institute Scholarship, candidates should be:

  • Non-Chinese citizens
  • In good physical and mental condition, with good academic performance and conduct
  • Committed to the teaching and international promotion of the Chinese language
  • Between the ages of 16 and 35 as of September 1st, 2019.
  • Applicants currently working as Chinese language teachers shall not be over 45.
  • Undergraduate student applicants shall not be over 25.

Confucius Institute Scholarship Types & Qualifications

  • Scholarship for Doctor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (DTCSOL)
  • Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL)
  • Scholarship for Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL)
  • Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study
  • Scholarship for One-Semester Study
  • Scholarship for Four-Week Study
  • Cooperative Scholarship between Hanban and Host Institutions

Scholarship for Doctor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (DTCSOL)

  • Starts in September 2019 and provides scholarship for a maximum four academic years.
  • Applicants shall hold a Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese as A Foreign Language, Linguistics, Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages or education-related majors.
  • Applicants shall have a minimum score of 200 on the HSK Test (Level 6), 60 on the HSKK test (Advanced Level) and more than 2 years’ work experience in Chinese language teaching and related fields. 

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

  • Starts in September 2019 and provides scholarship for a maximum of 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.  

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).

Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study

  • Starts in September 2019, and provides scholarship for a maximum of 11 months.
  • International students currently studying in China are not eligible.
  • 1. TCSOL
    • Applicants shall have a minimum score of 270 on the HSK test (Level 3), and an HSKK test score is required.
  • 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. Chinese Language Study
    • Applicants shall have a minimum score of 210 on the HSK test (Level 3).

Scholarship for One-Semester Study

  • Starts 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.
  • 1. TCSOL, Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese Philosophy
    • Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 on the HSK test (Level 3), and an HSKK test score is required
  • 2. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taiji Culture
    • An HSK test score is required.

Scholarship for Four-Week Study

  • Starts either in July or December 2019, and provides a four-week scholarship.
  • Applicants holding the X1 or X2 visa are not eligible.
  • 1. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taiji Culture
    • An HSK test score is required.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Cooperative Scholarship between Hanban and Host Institutions

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.

Scholarship for “Chinese + Vocational Training” shall be enrolled according to the standards announced by the relevant institutions.

How to Apply for Confucius Institute Scholarship

  • Visit the Confucius Institute Scholarship application page
  • “Create account” and search for recommending institutions and host institutions
  • Upload application documents and materials
  • Follow up, track application progress, comments and results
  • Confirm with the host institutions to figure out the procedures of studying in China
  • Print out CIS certificate online
  • Register at host institutions on the given date, as outlined in the letter of admission.

Confucius Scholarship Deadline

  • April 20th (for programs commencing in July)
  • May 20th (for programs commencing in September)
  • September 20th (for programs commencing in December)
  • November 20th (for programs commencing in March 2020)

Please note that, Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) will complete the scholarship review and publish the results three months before enrollment of the scholarship winners.

Important Notice:

  • Applicants shall be familiar with the specific criteria and deadlines for registration, and submit necessary documents according to specific requirements.
  • Degree students are subject to the annual assessment according to the Annual Appraisal Procedures of Confucius Institute Scholarship.
  • Those who fail to register on time, fail to pass the health assessment, drop out midway and/or are suspend from school will not be considered for the scholarship.

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re a Chinese residence of an international students, with ambition to further your studies in China.

Confucius Institute Scholarship would help you achieve that dream.

As a Hanban scholarship recipient, you have an opportunity to study in one of mainland China’s university, for free.

For more information as regards the Hanban scholarship, please contact:

Division of Test and Scholarships at Hanban
Email: scholarships@hanban.org
Fax: +86-10-58595727

International Students Office, East China Normal University
Sun Qi (Ariel)
Room 253, Physics Building, 3663 Zhongshan Rd.(N.), Shanghai, 200062, China
Tel: +86-21-62232013/62238353
Fax: +86-21-62238352
E-mail: qsun@admin.ecnu.edu.cn

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