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Date: 2020-01-22 Views:10059

Application Guide for International Chinese Language Teachers (Confucius Institute) Scholarship 2020, Xiamen University

For the purpose of cultivating qualified International 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 Xiamen University.

 

Xiamen University (XMU), established in 1921 by renowned patriotic overseas Chinese leader Mr. Tan Kah Kee, has been chosen into 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 15 Confucius Institutes in 12 countries. XMU campuses are landscaped as beautiful gardens, with serene lakes, ranked among the most beautiful campuses in the world. 

 

I. ELIGIBILITY

All applicants shall be:

a) non-Chinese citizens;

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

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

d) between the ages of 16 and 35 (as of September 1st, 2020). Applicants currently working as Chinese language teachers shall not be over 45.

 

II. SCHOLARSHIP TYPES AND QUALIFICATIONS

A. Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL)

The program commences in September 2020 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 upon completing their studies in China or a proof to the same effect.  

B. Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study 

The program commences in September 2020, and provides scholarship for a maximum of eleven 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 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.

C. Scholarship for One-Semester Study

The program commences either in September 2020 or March 2021, and provides scholarship of a maximum of five months. Applicants holding the X1 or X2 visa are not eligible.

i. TCSOL: Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 on the HSK test (Level 3), and an HSKK test score is required.

D. Scholarship for Four-Week Study

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

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taiji Culture, Chinese Language plus Home-Stay Experience in a Chinese Family, Special Four-week Program for Confucius Institutes

An HSK test score is required. The program may be organized and applied for by a Confucius Institute with 15 participants per group. Prior to the trip, a detailed study plan shall be made in consultation with Xiamen University and such plan shall be submitted to CIH for approval.

 

III. International Chinese Language Teachers (Confucius Institute) Scholarship Coverage and Criteria

The 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 Xiamen University 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 Xiamen University to provide students with in-campus apartments (double rooms). Students may also live off-campus upon application and getting permission from the Xiamen University. Students who live off-campus are entitled to accommodation allowance of 700 CNY per person/month for master and language students paid on a monthly / quarterly basis from the Xiamen University.

c) Living allowance is granted by Xiamen University on a monthly basis. The monthly allowance for 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. 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 university for personal reasons, or who are given disciplinary punishment by the Xiamen University, 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 Xiamen University.

d) Comprehensive medical insurance is purchased by the Xiamen University 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, 2020 on the International Chinese Language Teachers (Confucius Institute) Scholarship application website (cis.chinese.cn). Please log on to search for recommending institutions and Xiamen University; upload application materials online; and track the application progress, comments and result. 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 the Xiamen University to go through the procedures of studying in China, print out the scholarship certificate online, and register at Xiamen University on the designated date as per the letter of admission.

The application deadlines (Beijing Time) are:

a)  For programs commencing in July, student application must complete before April 10th; recommending institutions and Xiamen University must complete review before April 20th;

b) For programs commencing in September, student application must complete before May 10th; recommending institutions and Xiamen University must complete review before May 20th;

c) For programs commencing in December, student application must complete before September 10th; recommending institutions and Xiamen University must complete review before September 20th;

d) For programs commencing in March 2021, student application must complete before November 10th; recommending institutions and Xiamen University must complete review before November 20th.

CIH 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 university starts. 

 

V. Application Documents for International Chinese Language Teachers (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;

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 2020); failure to do so will result in disqualification of both enrollment and scholarships.

b) 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 upon completing their studies in China or a proof to the same effect.

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 Xiamen University.

 

VI. CHINESE BRIDGE AWARD RECIPIENT POLICIES

Chinese Bridge winners who have been awarded the 2020 Confucius Institute Scholarship Certificate shall log onto the International Chinese Language Teachers (Confucius Institute) Scholarship website and submit documents to Xiamen University upon presentation of their scholarship certificates. For inquiry, please contact chinesebridge@hanban.org.

 

VII. OTHERS

a) For course schedule in the program of Chinese Language and Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages, please contact the Overseas Education College of Xiamen University at oec@xmu.edu.cn. For training plan of the Four-Week Study programs, please contact the Office of Confucius Institute Affairs of Xiamen University at xmuci@xmu.edu.cn.

b) Applicants shall be familiar with the specific criteria and deadlines for registration, and submit necessary documents according to specific requirements.

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

d) Those who fail to register on time, fail to pass the health assessment, drop out midway and/or suspended from university will be deprived of their scholarship.

 

VIII.  CONTACTS

Division of Test and Scholarships, CIH

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

Admissions Office of Xiamen University

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

Tel: +86 (0)592 2184792  Fax: +86-592-2180256

Email: admissions@xmu.edu.cn Web: http://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


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