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Confucius Institute Scholarship

Date: 2018-03-01 Views:1426

Application Information for Confucius Institute Scholarship 2018, Xiamen University

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”).

Xiamen University (XMU), established in 1921 by renowned patriotic overseas Chinese leader Mr. Tan Kah Kee, has recently been chosen for inclusion in the Chinese Government’s Program of Building World-Class Universities and World-Class Disciplines. With nearly a century of robust growth, XMU today is a nationally-ranked and internationally-recognized comprehensive university. With a global vision, XMU is committed to internationalization and open-ended education and has operated 16 Confucius Institutes and 44 Confucius Classroom in 13 countries and regions.

l ELIGIBILITY

All applicants shall be

a) Non-Chinese citizens

b) In good Physical and mental condition, well performed both academically and behaviorally

c) Aspired to take future careers on the teaching or international promotion of Chinese language.

d) 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.

II SCHOLARSHIP TYPES AND QUALIFICATIONS

A. 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.  

B.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.

i. TCSOL

Applicants shall have a minimum score of 270 in HSK test (Level 3), while HSKK test score required.

ii. Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History, and Chinese Philosophy

Applicants shall have a minimum score of 210 in HSK test (Level 5) and 60 in HSKK test (intermediate level).

iii. Chinese Language Study

Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 in HSK test (Level 3 level).

C. 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.

i. TCSOL, Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese Philosophy

TCSOL: Applicants shall have a minimum score of 210 in HSK test (Level 3), while HSKK test score required

Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese Philosophy: Applicants shall have a minimum score of 210 in HSK test (Level 5), while HSKK test score required

ii. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taiji Culture

Applicants shall have a minimum score of 210 in HSK test (Level 5), while HSKK test score required

D. 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.

i. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taiji Culture

HSK test score are required. Organized and applied by a Confucius Institute with 10-15 participants per group.

ii. 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.

ⅲ. 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.

III 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 fee 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-campus apartments (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 700 CNY per person/month 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.

d) 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.

IV 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 Xiamen University, upload application materials online, track the application progress, feedback of review and admission results. Applicants are expected to keep their phones on and check their email and online application account regularly as XMU Admissions Office will contact them when necessary.

Scholarship holders need to confirm with Xiamen University to go through the procedures of studying in China, print out CIS certificate online, and register at Xiamen University at the designated date and time as per the letter of admission.

The application deadlines are

a) Four-Week Study: April 20th (for those commencing in July)

b) MTCSOL, One-Academic-Year Study and One-Semester Study: June 20th (for those commencing in September)

c) Four-Week Study: September 20th (for those commencing in December)

d) One-Semester Study: 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.

V 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 Recommendation 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.

Note: Applicants who have provided a proof of expected graduation should submit a notarized copy of their highest degree to the XMU Admissions Office before the specified registration date (mid-September 2018); failure to do so will result in disqualification of enrollment.

b) Applicants of the Scholarship for MTCSOL Students are required to provide 2 reference letters from professors or associate professors. Those who can provide a notarized employment agreement with teaching institutions are preferred.

C. Applicants currently worked as Chinese language teachers shall provide the proof of employment as well as a reference letter by the employing institution

D. Applicants under the age of 18 shall provide certified documents of designation signed by their entrusted legal guardians in China.

VI 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 Xiamen University upon presentation of their CIS certificates. Please contact chinesebridge@hanban.org for inquiry.

VII ADMISSION AND CONSULTATION SERVICES

Recommending institutions and Xiamen University are responsible for issuing local enrollment guide and provide consulting, recommending and registering services in accordance with this procedure. 

VIII OTHERS

a) For major courses of Chinese Language, Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages, please contact with Overseas Education College of Xiamen University. For training plan of Four-Week Study programs, please contact with Confucius Institute Affairs Office of Xiamen University.

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 submit their highest degree before the specified registration date, failed to pass the health assessment, dropped out midway and/or suspended will be deprived of scholarship.

IX CONTACTS

Division of Test and Scholarships at Hanban

Email: scholarships@hanban.org

Fax: +86-10-58595727                              E-mail: scholarships@hanban.org

Admissions Office of Xiamen University

Add: 422 South Siming Road, Xiamen, Fujian Province, China 361005

Web: http://admissions.xmu.edu.cn          Fax: +86-592-2180256

Tel: +86 (0)592 2184792                           Email: admissions@xmu.edu.cn

Overseas Education College of Xiamen University (for the management and teaching of the programs of Chinese Language and Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages)

Tel: +86 (0) 592 2186211                          Fax: +86 (0) 592 2093346

Email: oec@xmu.edu.cn                           Website: http://oec.xmu.edu.cn

Confucius Institute Affairs Office of Xiamen University (for the management and teaching of Four-Week Study programs)

Tel: 0086-592-2185303                             Fax: 0086-592-2185382

Email: xmuci@xmu.edu.cn                       Website: http://ocia.xmu.edu.cn/

The Annual Appraisal Procedures of Confucius Institute Scholarship (2017).docx


* In case of the discrepancy in English and Chinese, the English version of application guidelines is provided for reference and general guide ONLY. All information is subject to XMU official documents written in Chinese to the contrary.

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