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    Confucius Institute Scholarship Program

    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”).

    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.

    Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages

    HSK (Level 3) -270


    Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and   Chinese Philosophy

    HSK (Level 4) -180

    HSKK (Intermediate Level) -60

    Chinese Language Training

    HSK (Level 3) -210

    Priority will be given to applicants who have pass HSKK test

    One Semester


    5 months

    (Register in September, 2020 or March, 2021)

    Applicants holding the X1 or X2 visa are not   eligible.

    Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages,   Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese Philosophy

    HSK (Level 3) -180


    Four-Week Study Program

    4 weeks

    (Register in July, 2020 or December, 2020)

    Applicants holding the X1 or X2 visa are not   eligible.

    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 10-15 participants per group.

    Special Four-week Program

    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, one-academic-year students and one-semester 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 10th (for programs commencing in July)

    b) May 10th (for programs commencing in September)

    c) September 10th (for programs commencing in December)

    d) November 10th (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