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Application Guide for Confucius Institute Scholarship 2019

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 at Nanjing Normal University(NNU).

For the year of 2019, NNU has been authorized to recruit scholarship students who are willing to study at NNU for non-degree training program, Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL), Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) and Doctor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (DTCSOL). For more information, please visithttp://cis.chinese.cn/Account/AcceptShool

ELIGIBILITY
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 35 as 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.
For more information about Scholarship Coverage and Criteria, please visithttp://cis.chinese.cn/Account/Proceduresfor?lang=en-us

SCHOLARSHIP TYPES AND QUALIFICATIONS
A. Scholarship for Doctor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (DTCSOL)
The program commences 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.

B. Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL)
The program commences 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. 

C. 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). 

D. 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.
i. TCSOL
Applicants shall have a minimum score of 270 on the HSK test (Level 3), and an HSKK test score is required.

ii. 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).

iii. Chinese Language Study
Applicants shall have a minimum score of 210 on the HSK test (Level 3).

E. Scholarship for One-Semester Study
The program commences 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.
i. 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

ii. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taiji Culture
An HSK test score is required.

F. Scholarship for Four-Week Study
The program commences either in July or December 2019, and provides a four-week scholarship. Applicants holding the X1 or X2 visa are not eligible.
i. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taiji Culture
An HSK test score is required.

ii. 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.

iii. 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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Online registration will be available from March 1, 2019 on the Confucius Institute Scholarship website (cis.chinese.cn). Please log on to upload application materials online (Check the material list at http://cis.chinese.cn/Account/Proceduresfor?lang=en-us ); and track the application progress, comments and result. Scholarship holders need to confirm withiso@njnu.edu.cn 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 (for programs commencing in July)
b) May 20th (for programs commencing in September)
c) September 20th (for programs commencing in December)
d) November 20th (for programs commencing in March 2020)

Hanban will complete the scholarship review and publish the results three months before enrollment of the scholarship 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 contact chinesebridge@hanban.org.

OTHERS
a) Degree students are subject to the annual assessment according to the Annual Appraisal Procedures of Confucius Institute Scholarship.
b) 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.

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

Nanjing Normal University
Application affairs: Ms. Meng
Tel: +86-(0)25-83598362
Email: studyinnnu@njnu.edu.cn

Admission affairs: Ms. Wang
Tel: +86-(0)25-83598326
Email: iso@njnu.edu.cn

 

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