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Introduction

For the purpose of supporting the development of Confucius Institutes, facilitating international promotion of Chinese language and dissemination of Chinese culture, as well as cultivating qualified Chinese-language teachers and excellent Chinese-language learners, Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban (hereinafter referred to as Hanban) launches a “Confucius Institute Scholarship” program to sponsor foreign students, scholars and Chinese language teachers to study Chinese in relevant universities of China (hereinafter referred to as “Host Institutes” ).

Students can log on to cis.chinese.cn each February to check application information. Students should create their own account name and passwords, complete the online application form. The deadline for application is early May.

The receiving institutions will review the application documents of the applicants, and submit the admission list to Hanban Headquarters.

Hanban Headquarters will review the list and make the final decision on the admission list. The applicants can log on to cis.chiense.cn after June 15th to check the application results. The receiving institutions will inform the applicants accordingly.

The receiving institutions will send out the admission letter and JW 202 forms to the applicants.

Application documents

1.  Photocopy of passport and ID pictures

2.HSK, HSKK, BCT, BCT(oral) grades certificate

3.The photocopy of highest degrees earned (or pre-graduation certificate, or certificate of enrollment). Languages other than Chinese or English must be accompanied with notarized documents.

4.Reference letter and letter of commitment. The BTCSOL Scholarship applicants should submit pre-admission notice issued by the host institutes designated by Hanban. The MTCSOL Scholarship applicants are required to submit two reference letters from professors or associate professors (in Chinese or English) and a written commitment stating that the applicant will be engaged in Chinese language teaching for at least 5 years after graduation (written in Chinese and signed). College students majored in Chinese in countries with no Confucius Institutes established shall submit a reference letter signed and issued by the university President.

5.Applicants under the age of 18 shall submit relevant legal documents of entrusted legal guardians in China.

6.Winners of the finals of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College Students and for Foreign High School Students in China shall submit the certificate of scholarship. Winners of preliminary rounds of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions in their countries shall submit award proof and a reference letter from the Chinese Embassy (or Consulate) in the competition area.

7.Chinese language teachers shall submit the proof of the length of time in teaching and weekly teaching hours provided by institutes they work for.

8. Those applying for scholarship of One-Academic-Year + MTCSOL are required to provide the agreement signed with the Confucius Institute or the institute which they will be working for.

9. Other materials required by host institutes.

Note: currently, we only take the one semester Chinese language study and one year Chinese language study scholarship application

For more information, please visit: cis.chinese.cn