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1. 2018 Confucius Institute Scholarship Application Procedure

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”).
 

  • ELIGIBILITY
All applicants shall be
  1. Non-Chinese citizens
  2. In good Physical and mental condition, well performed both academically and behaviorally
  3. Aspired to take future careers on the teaching or international promotion of Chinese language.
  4. Between the ages of 16-35 on September 1st, 2018. Applicants currently worked as Chinese language teachers shall not exceed the age limit of 45, while undergraduate students shall not exceed the age limit of 25.
 
  • SCHOLARSHIP TYPES AND QUALIFICATIONS
​1. Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL)
Commences September 2018 and provides scholarship for maximum two academic years.  Applicants shall be Bachelor degree holders, and have a minimum score of 210 in HSK Test (Level 5) as well as 60 in HSKK test (Intermediate Level). Applicants who are able to provide notarized document of the employment agreement or related proofs upon completing study in China are preferred. 

2. Scholarship for Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL)
Commences September 2018 and provides scholarship for maximum four academic years. Applicants must have graduated with a high school diploma, , and have a minimum score of 210 in HSK Test (Level 4) as well as 60 in HSKK test (Intermediate Level).

3.  Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study 
Commences September 2018, and provides scholarship for maximum 11 months. International students currently studying in China are not eligible.
  1. TCSOL
Applicants shall have a minimum score of 270 in HSK test (Level 3), while HSKK test score required.
  1. Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History, and Chinese Philosophy
Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 in HSK test (Level 4) and 60 in HSKK test (intermediate level).
  1. Chinese Language Study
Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 in HSK test (Level 3 level).
4. Scholarship for One-Semester Study
Commences either in September 2018 or March 2019, and provides scholarship of maximum 5 months. Applicants withholding visas X1 or X2 are not eligible.
  1. TCSOL, Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese Philosophy
Applicants shall have a minimum score of 210 in HSK test (Level 3), while HSKK test score required
  1. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taiji Culture
HSK test score are required.
5. Scholarship for Four-Week Study
Commences either on July or December of 2018, and provides a four-week scholarship. Applicants withholding visas X1 or X2 are not eligible.
  1. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taiji Culture
HSK test score are required.
  1. Chinese Language plus home-stay Experience in a Chinese Family
HSK test score are required. Organized and applied by a Confucius Institute with 10-15 participants per group. Prior to the trip, a detailed study plan shall be made after consultation with host institutions and submit to Hanban for approval.
  • Special Four-week Program for Confucius Institutes
HSK test score are required. Organized and applied by a Confucius Institute with 10-15 participants per group.
 
  • APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Online registration will be available from March 1, 2018 on the Confucius Institute Scholarship website (cis.chinese.cn). Please log on to search recommending institutions and host institutions, upload application materials online, track the application progress, feedback of review and admission results. 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 at the designated date and time as per the letter of admission.
The application deadlines are
  1. April 20th (for those commencing in July)
  2. June 20th (for those commencing in September)
  3. September 20th (for those commencing in December)
  4. December 20th (for those commencing in March 2019)
Hanban will complete the scholarship review and notify the results two months before enrollment of the admitted students.
 
  • CHINESE BRIDGE AWARD RECIPIENT POLICIES
Chinese Bridge winners who have been awarded the 2018 “Confucius Institute Scholarship Certificate” shall log onto the scholarship website and submit documents to relevant host institutions upon presentation of their CIS certificates. Please contact chinesebridge@hanban.org for inquiry.
 
  • ADMISSION AND CONSULTATION SERVICES
Recommending institutions and host institutions are responsible for issuing local enrollment guide and provide consulting, recommending and registering services in accordance with this procedure.
 
  • OTHERS
a)  For major training plans and courses, please contact designated host institutions
b)  Applicants shall be familiar with the specific criteria and closing dates for registration, and follow specific procedures to submit necessary documents
c)  Degree students shall accept the annual assessment under the Annual 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 suspended will be deprived of scholarship.

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

 
  • Appendix
  1. Confucius Institute Scholarship Coverage and Criteria
  2. Application Documents for Confucius Institute Scholarship
Please see the pdf for more details about Confucius Institute Scholarship Coverage and Criteria:
CI-Scholarship-2018-English.pdf



 

2. 2018/2019 Chinese Government Scholarship                           

Applicants from the State of Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana , Arkansas, Oklahoma , Alabama, Georgia ,Florida and Puerto Rico need to apply to the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Houston.

Please click http://www.csc.edu.cn/Laihua/scholarshipdetailen.aspx?cid=97&id=2070 for details about Chinese Government Scholarship (CGS), including supporting categories, duration, coverage and standards.

More information about the CGS Bilateral Program is available http://www.csc.edu.cn/Laihua/scholarshipdetailen.aspx?cid=97&id=3157

Questions about Chinese Government Scholarship Application? Please feel free to click http://www.csc.edu.cn/Laihua/newsdetailen.aspx?cid=66&id=3074.

Application needs to be done online and please see the instructions of the Chinese Government Scholarship Program

As part of the application documents, a Foreigner Physical Examination Form should be included in the application package it. Please refer to the instructions for detailed requirement for it.
Online application and the corresponding application documents should be submitted no later than April 1, 2018. Please send or email Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship to us while you finish online application. Our mailing address is Mo Chen, 811 Holman Street, TX, 77002. Please mark Chinese Government Scholarship on the envelope and make sure the materials are sent by traceable mail. Email:
houstonscholarhip@gmail.com
For further information, please contact Consul Mo Chen at chenmo2418@gmail.com, or office 713-522-0438. Emails preferred.
  • 2018/2019 Chinese Government Scholarship Application
  •  Instructions of the Chinese Government Scholarship Information System
  •  Physical Examination Form

 

Please contact Zhou Hong, Confucius Institute Chinese director (zhouhong@tamu.edu) with any questions and/or if you have interest in submitting an application.

 


 

 


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