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    Zhejiang Normal University

    Confucius Institute Scholarship Program

    For the purpose of implementing the spirit of the reform and development of the Confucius Institutes in the central government, further improving the efficiency of the use of funds of the Confucius Institutes, and appropriately expanding the number of scholarships for Confucius Institutes, according to the relevant provisions of the Confucius Institute Scholarship Management Measures (Trial), Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban and Zhejiang Normal University decided to establish a cooperative scholarship for the Confucius Institute at Zhejiang Normal University from 2019.

    I. 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 18 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.

    II. Scholarship Types and Qualifications


    Sponsoring Duration




    Master’s Program

    2 years

    (Register in September, 2020)

    Master in Teaching Chinese   to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL)


    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 or   relevant proof upon completing their studies in China.



    4 years

    (Register in September, 2020)

    Bachelor’s Degree in   Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL)


    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).

    One Academic Year Program

    11 months

    (Register in September, 2020)

    Applicants who are already   studying in China are not accepted.

    Chinese Language Training


    HSK (Level 3) -210

    III Scholarship Coverage

    The scholarship covers tuition fee, accommodation fee, monthly living allowance (except four weeks students) and comprehensive insurance for foreign students studying in China. The amount of living allowance is 2500 yuan per month for undergraduate students and one-academic-year students. For Master in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages, it’s 3000 yuan per month.

    Confucius Institute students should register on time according to the admission notice, otherwise, the scholarship will be cancelled. Students who register before September 15 (including September 15) can get the whole month living allowance, and students who register after September 15 can only get half of the living allowance for this month.

    IV. Application Procedure

    Online registration will be available from March 1, 2020 on the Confucius Institute Scholarship website (cis.chinese.cn). Please log on to find recommendation institutions and host institutions (the Agency Number of ZJNU is 10345), submit application documents online, track the application progress, feedback of review and admission results. Scholarship winners shall confirm with the host institutions to go through the procedures of studying in China, print out CIS certificate online, and register at host institutions on the designated date as per the letter of admission.

    The application deadlines are

    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 2021)

    Hanban will complete the scholarship review and publish the results three months before enrollment of the scholarship winners.

    V. “Chinese Bridge” Award Recipient Policies

    Chinese Bridge winners who have been awarded the 2020 “Confucius Institute Scholarship Certificate” shall log onto the scholarship website and submit documents to relevant host institutions upon presentation of their CIS certificates.

    VI. Disclaimer

    1.Incomplete or unqualified applications will not be processed.

    2.Applicants will be disqualified from application in case of fraudulent

    application materials or application materials are completed and submitted by someone else.

    3. Scholarship winners who cannot register with the host institutions on time should inform the host institution about the reasons in written form within 15 days before the admission date. For those who do not register as requested without reason, the scholarship will be canceled.

    4. Scholarship will be canceled for those who do not pass the admission physical examination, drop out, or take schooling suspension during the study.

    VII. Contact Information

    Address: Office for International Students, Zhejiang Normal University, 688 Yingbin Avenue, Jinhua City, Zhejiang Province, 321004, P.R. China

    Tel: +86-579-82283155, 82283146

    Fax: +86-579-82280337

    E-mail: zjnu@vip.126.com; admission@zjnu.edu.cn

    University Website: http://iso.zjnu.edu.cn

    Confucius Institute Scholarships website: http://cis.chinese.cn

    HSK website: http://www.chinesetest.cn