Application Guide for International Chinese Language Teachers
(Confucius Institute) Scholarship 2020
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. Based on Application Guide for International Chinese Language Teachers (Confucius Institute) Scholarship 2020, released by CIH, Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) worked out following application guide :
All applicants shall be:
a) non-Chinese citizens;
b) in good physical and mental conditions, 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, 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 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 Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL)
The program commences in September 2020 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).
C. Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study
The program commences in September 2020, and provides scholarship for a maximum of 11 months. International students currently studying in China are not eligible.
i. Chinese Language Study
Applicants shall have a minimum score of 210 on HSK test (Level 3 level). Priority will be given to
applicants who provide an HSKK test score.
ii. TCSOL(Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages)
Applicants shall have a minimum score of 270 in HSK test (Level 3), and an HSKK test score is required.
D. Scholarship for One-Semester Study
The program commences either in September 2020 or late February 2020, and provides scholarship of a maximum of 5 months. Applicants holding the X1 or X2 visa are not eligible. Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 on the HSK test (Level 3), and an HSKK test score is required. There is only one direction:
i. Chinese Language and Literature
E. Special Four-week Program for Confucius Institutes
An HSK test score is required. It provides a four-week scholarship. Organized and applied by a Confucius Institute with 10-15 participants per group. Applicants holding the X1 or X2 visa are not eligible. Students will be placed into different level classes according to their Chinese languageproficiency and choose one of the slots below to study with otherinternational students. If the group forms one class on its own,commencement date can be negotiated.
Jun. 25th to Jul. 22th, 2020 (4-week)
Jul. 23rdto Aug. 19th, 2020 (4-week)
Aug. 5th to Sept. 1st, 2020 (4-week)
Dec. 24th,2020 to Jan. 20th, 2021 (4-week)
International Chinese Language Teachers (Confucius Institute) Scholarshipprovides full coverage on tuition fee, accommodation fee, living allowance (four-week study students are excluded)and comprehensive medical insurance expenses.
Online registration will be available from March 1, 2020 on International Chinese Language Teachers (Confucius Institute) Scholarship website (cis.chinese.cn). Please log on to search for recommending institutions and host institutions, upload application materials online, track the application progress, comments and results. Scholarship holders need to confirm with BLCU to go through the procedures of studying in China, print out CIS certificate online, and register at BLCU on the designated date and time as per the letter of admission.
The application deadlines(Beijing Time) are
a.) April 10th (for those commencing in June, July and August)
b.) June 22nd (for those commencing in September)
c.) September 10th (for those commencing in December)
d.) November 10th (for those commencing in late February 2021)
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 school starts.
CHINESE BRIDGE AWARD RECIPIENT POLICIES
Chinese Bridge winners who have been awarded the 2020 Confucius Institute Scholarship Certificate shall log onto theInternational Chinese Language Teachers (Confucius Institute) Scholarship websiteand submit documents to BLCU upon presentation of their scholarship certificates. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiry.
Application Documents for Confucius Institute Scholarship
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.
d.) A certification of the highest education diploma (or proof of expected graduation)
Degree Programs Application Documents
i. For Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL)
a.) A scanned copy of an official undergraduate transcript.
b.) 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 upon completing their
studies in China.
c.) A study plan (including CV, education background, Chinese language proficiency, personal
statement on research ability, research proposal, and career plan) above 800 Chinese words. This
should be scanned and uploaded in Education Background section.
ii. For Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL)
a.) a certification of official transcript for the highest education
Other Required Application Documents
A.For the student under the age of 18, their parents should entrust a foreignerresiding in China or a Chinese
residing in Beijing with the student’s guardianship, and provide notarized guardianship guarantee
B. Applicants currently working as Chinese language teachers shall provide the proof of employment as well
as a reference letter by the employer.
A.) Applicants for one-semester and four-week program scholarship who withhold X1 or X2 visa are not
eligible. Passport pages will be checked upon registration. Those who withhold visas X1 or X2 will be
deprived of scholarship. All the consequences caused by providing false documents shall be borne by
B.) Additional documents will be required by BLCU on certain conditions.
a.) For major training plans and courses, please refer to BLCU admission website for international students:
b.) Degree students are subject to the annual assessment according to the Annual Appraisal Procedures of
Confucius Institute Scholarship.
c.) Those who failed to register on time, failed to pass the health assessment, dropped out midway and/or
suspended from school will be deprived of their scholarship.
d.) Each applicant can only apply for one scholarship provided by Chinese government. Multiple
applications for different scholarships will be considered invalid and such applicants will be disqualified
International Admissions Department
Beijing Language and Culture University
Tel: 86-10-82303086/ 82303951
Confucius Institute Office
Beijing Language and Culture University