Application Guide for Confucius Institute Scholarship 2019
In Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
( For Language Program and Bachelor’s Program )
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 collectively referred to as “recommending institutions”) to study in Chinese universities and colleges (hereinafter referred to as “host institutions”).
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 and 35as of September 1st, 2019. Applicants currently working as Chinese language teachers shall not be over 45, while undergraduate student applicants shall not be over 25.
SCHOLARSHIP TYPES AND QUALIFICATIONS
1. 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). Applicants must pass the Skype interview conducted by our university.
2. 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.
Applicants shall have a minimum score of 270 on the HSK test (Level 3), and an HSKK test score is required. Applicants must pass the phone interview conducted by our university.
2.2 Chinese Language and Literature
Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 on the HSK test (Level 4) and 60 on the HSKK test (Intermediate Level). Applicants must pass the phone interview conducted by our university.
2.3 Chinese Language Study
Applicants shall have a minimum score of 210 on the HSK test (Level 3). Applicants must pass the phone interview conducted by our university.
3. Scholarship for One-Semester Study(TCSOL, Chinese Language and Literature)
The program commenceseither 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. Applicants must pass the phone interview conducted by our university.
4. Scholarship for Four-Week Study
The program commenceseither in July or December 2019, and provides a four-week scholarship. Applicants holding the X1 or X2 visa are not eligible.
4.1 Taiji Culture
An HSK test score is required.
4.2. Special Four-week Program for Confucius Institutes
An HSK test score is required.The program isorganized and applied for by a Confucius Institute with 10-15 participants per group.
Online registration will be available from March 1, 2019 on the Confucius Institute Scholarship website (cis.chinese.cn). Please log on to search for recommending institutions and host institutions; upload application materials online; and track the application progress, comments and result. 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 (forprogramscommencing in July)
b) May 20th (forprogramscommencing in September)
c) September 20th (forprogramscommencing in December)
d) November 20th (forprogramscommencing in March 2020)
Hanban will complete the scholarship review andpublishthe results three months before enrollment of thescholarship winners.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
RECOMMENDING INSTITUTIONS AND HOST INSTITUTIONS
Recommending institutions and host institutions shall, pursuant to the Guide, provide consulting, recommendation and enrollmentservices.
1. Applicants for bachelor’s degree scholarship must attend the Skype interview conducted by our university.
2. Applicants for scholarship of one-year study or one-semester study must attend the phone interview conducted by our university.
3. After being admitted, scholarship students have to sign the “Letter of Commitment”, ensure that they will value and make every effort to take the opportunity to study in China on the CIS program on time. They should abide by the rules and regulations, complete their study plan and actively participate in extracurricular activities while studying in China.
4.Those who fail to register on time, fail to pass the health assessment, drop out midway and/or are suspend from school will be deprived of their scholarship.
5. Applicants are not allowed to apply Chinese Government Scholarship and Confucius Institute Scholarship to study at our university at the same time. We preserve the right to terminate their Confucius Institute Scholarship applications once the above-mentioned conduct is confirmed.
6. Please also be aware that 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
7. Applicants who apply to study MTCSOL in our university should consult the Faculty of Chinese Language and Culture at email@example.com.
Contact Person: Ms. Zhou Quan
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-campusapartments (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 1000 CNY per person/month for doctoral students and 700CNY per person/month for other students 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. For DTCSOL student, the monthly allowance is 3500 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 DTCSOL students are required to provide 2 reference letters from professors or associate professors or experts with equivalent professional and technical titles in relevant fields and a 3000-word personal statement in Chinese (including knowledge of the intended field of study and research proposal)
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 or relevant proof upon completing their studies in China.
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.