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” ). Tianjin University, as one of the Host Institutes, welcomes applicants all over the world to study at TJU.
The scholarship is oriented at outstanding students of Confucius Institutes (Classrooms), overseas local Chinese language teachers, winners of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College Students and for Foreign High School Students, excellent foreign college students major in Chinese, and those who intend to become Chinese teachers.
Applicants shall be non-Chinese citizens in good health, aged between 18 and 35.
Scholarship for One-Academic Year Students: Applicants should achieve a score of at least 180 on the HSK (level 3) and at least 60 on the HSKK (primary level); or a score of at least 180 on the BCT (A) and at least 180 on the BCT (spoken Chinese).
Scholarship for One-Semester Students: Applicants should achieve a score of at least 120 on the HSK (level 2) and at least 40 on the HSKK (primary level); or a score of at least 100 on the BCT (A) and at least 120 on the BCT (spoken Chinese).
Scholarship winners are exempt from tuition, accommodation fees on campus, and are provided with monthly living allowance of CNY2,500 per month, and comprehensive insurance for foreign students studying in China.
1.From the issue date of the application procedures, applicants can log on to the Confucius Institute Scholarship website at http://cis.chinese.cn, set up an individual account, complete and submit the Confucius Institute Scholarship Application Form online by 10th May, 2015.
2.Confucius Institutes (independently set-up Confucius Classrooms), overseas Chinese test centers, educational and cultural offices (sections) of Chinese Embassies (Consulates), Tianjin University and institutions of higher education in those countries with no Confucius Institutes are entrusted by Hanban as the recommending institutions. The recommending institutions shall examine the qualification and application materials of applicants, and submit the list of recommended applicants to Hanban by 20th May, 2015.
3.Tianjin University is responsible for reviewing the qualification of applicants and submitting the proposed enrollment name list of qualified candidates to Hanban by 31st May, 2015.
4.Hanban will organize an expert panel to make the final selection, and publish the name list of successful applicants on the Scholarship website by 15th June, 2015. Hanban will also inform Tianjin University and the recommending institutions, and the recommending institutions will inform the applicants.
5.Tianjin University will post “Admission Letter”, “Enrollment Instructions”, “Visa Application Form for Foreigners to Study in China (JW202 Form) " and other related materials to successful applicants through their recommending institutions.
Applicants should log on to the Confucius Institute Scholarship website at http://cis.chinese.cn, fill out the “Confucius Institute Scholarship Application Form” online, and attach the electronic files of the following materials:
1.Photocopy of the photo page of the passport.
2.Photocopies of HSK, HSKK or BCT, BCT (spoken Chinese) score reports.
3.Notarized highest education diploma attained (scheduled graduation proof or official proof of student status).
4.Reference letter and letter of commitment. College students major in Chinese in countries with no established Confucius Institutes shall submit a reference letter signed and issued by the university President.
5.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.
6.Chinese language teachers shall submit the proof of the length of time in teaching and weekly teaching hours provided by institutes they work for.
If the name on application is inconsistent with the name on the attached passport scanning file, or relevant certification material is incomplete, the application will be invalid.
If the scholarship winner cannot register for certain reason, he/she shall inform Tianjin University 15 days prior to the registration day with a written explanation. Those who cannot complete registration without any reason, the scholarship qualification will not be remained and no longer have the qualification of applying the scholarship.
Scholarships will be canceled for those who fail to pass the health examination.
Address: International Admissions Office (Room118 in Liuyuan),
School of International Education, Tianjin University
No.92, Weijin Road, Nankai District
Tianjin 300072, China