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Application Guide for International Chinese Language Teachers (Confucius Institute) Scholarship 2020
2020-03-21 17:29  

By Institute for International Education

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

 

For the purpose of cultivating qualified Chinese language teachers and facilitating Chinese language education in other countries, the Confucius Institute Headquarters (CIH) will continue with the International Chinese Language Teachers (Confucius Institute) Scholarship.

Confucius Institutes, independently operated Confucius Classrooms, certain HSK test centers, Chinese language (education) departments of foreign universities, professional associations for Chinese language instruction of other countries, Chinese embassies (consulates) abroad (collectively “recommending institutions”) may recommend outstanding students and currently-employed Chinese language teachers to study International Chinese Language Education or related majors in Chinese universities and colleges to study in Chinese universities and colleges (“host institutions”).

ELIGIBILITY

All applicantsshall be:

a) non-Chinese citizens;

b) in good physical and mental condition, with good academic performance and conduct;

c) committed to the Chinese language education and related work;

d) between the ages of 16 and 35as of September 1st, 2020. 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 2020 and provides scholarship for a maximum of four academic years. Applicants shall hold a high school diploma anda minimum score of 210 on the HSK Test (Level4) as well as 60 on the HSKK test(IntermediateLevel). Applicants must pass the Skype interview conducted by our university.

2. Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study

The program commences in September 2020, and provides scholarship for a maximum of 11 months. International students currently studying in China are not eligible.

2.1 TCSOL

Applicants shall have a minimum score of 270 on the HSK test (Level 3), and anHSKK 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). Priority will be given to applicants who provide an HSKK test score. Applicants must pass the phone interview conducted by our university.

3. Scholarship for One-Semester Study(TCSOL, Chinese Language and Literature)

The program commences either in September 2020 or March 2021, 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 forSpecial Four-week Program for Confucius Institutes

The program commenceseither in July or December 2020 and provides a four-week scholarship. Applicants holding the X1 or X2 visa are not eligible.

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

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Online registration will be available from March 1, 2020 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 (Beijing Time) are:

a) April 10th(for programs commencing in July)

b) May 10th(for programs commencing in September)

c) September 10th(for programs commencing in December)

d) November 10th(for programs commencing in March 2021)

CHI 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.

CHINESE BRIDGE AWARD RECIPIENT POLICIES

Chinese Bridge winners who have been awarded the 2020 “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.

RECOMMENDING INSTITUTIONS AND HOST INSTITUTIONS

Recommending institutions and host institutions shall, pursuant to the Guide, provide consulting, recommendation and enrollmentservices.

OTHERS

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. We will keep applicants updated on the changes of recruitment, admission and registration because of the COVID-19 impact.

8. Applicants who apply to study MTCSOL in our university should consult the Faculty of Chinese Language and Culture at gdufs404@126.com.

CONTACT

Contact Person: Ms. Zhou Quan

Email:

200711644@oamail.gdufs.edu.cn

Winddancer2001@163.com

Tel: 0086-20-36207142

Fax: 0086-20-36209309

Appendix

1 Confucius Institute Scholarship Coverage and Criteria

2 Application Documents for Confucius Institute Scholarship

 

Appendix 1

International Chinese Language Teachers (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 organizingcultural and social activities, as well as organizingChinese 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-campusupon application and gettingpermission from the host institutions.Students who live off-campus are entitled to accommodation allowanceof1000 CNY per person/month for doctoral students and 700CNY perperson/month for other students paidon a monthly / quarterly basis from the host institutions.

c) Living allowance is grantedby host institutions onamonthly 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 accordancewith 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)

c) 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.

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