Confucius Institute Scholarships

Confucius Institute Scholarships

Date: 2019-01-03 Views:4099

Application Guide for Confucius Institute Scholarship 2019, 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 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 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. XMU campuses are landscaped as beautiful gardens, with serene lakes, ranked among the most beautiful campuses in the world. 

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. 

SCHOLARSHIP TYPES AND QUALIFICATIONS

A. 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 provide a work contract with a teaching institution or relevant proof to certify their future employment opportunity upon completing their studies in China.  

B. 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 Study: Applicants shall have a minimum score of 210 on the HSK test (Level 3).

C. 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: 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 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. The program is organized and applied for by a Confucius Institute with 15 participants per group.

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 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 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 15 participants per group.

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 on-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 an accommodation allowance of 700 CNY per person/month paid on a monthly / quarterly basis by 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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Online registration will be available from March 1, 2019 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 on the designated registration date as per the letter of admission.

The application deadlines are as follows:

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.

APPLICATION DOUCUEMTNS

A. For all applicants 

a) a scanned copy of passport photo page. The passport should be valid through July 31, 2020.

b) a scanned copy of score reports of the HSK and HSKK tests (within the two-year validity).

c) a reference letter from the head of the recommending institutions

B. For degree scholarship program applicants

a) a certification of the highest degree (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 2019); 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 or relevant proof to certify their employment opportunity 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 from the employer.

D. Applicants under the age of 18 shall provide certified documents of designation (Guarantee Statement for International Students under the Age of 18.pdf) signed by both their parents and entrusted legal guardians in China.

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 Xiamen University upon presentation of their CIS certificates. For inquiry, please contact chinesebridge@hanban.org. 

RECOMMENDING INSTITUTIONS AND HOST INSTITUTIONS

Recommending institutions and Xiamen University shall follow the instructions of the Guide, provide consulting, recommendation and enrollment services.

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 all the required documents.

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, failed to submit their highest degree before the specified registration date, fail to pass the health assessment, drop out midway and/or are suspend from school will be deprived of their scholarship.

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


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