Confucius Institute Scholarship 2019 Fully Funded to Study in China

Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) is now accepting applications from non-Chinese citizens for its 2019 Scholarship programmme. The deadline for submission of applications for the “Confucius Institute Scholarship” (CIS) is 20th May, 2019.

Confucius Institute Scholarship

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 to be collectively referred to as “recommending institutions”) to study in Chinese universities and colleges (hereinafter referred to as “host institutions”).

Confucius Institute Scholarship Eligibility.

All applicants shall be

  • Non-Chinese citizens
  • In good Physical and mental condition, well performed both academically and behaviorally
  • Aspired to take future careers on the teaching or international promotion of Chinese language
  • Between the ages of 16-35 on September 1st, 2019. Applicants currently worked as Chinese language teachers shall not exceed the age limit of 45

Confucius Institute Scholarship Types and Qualifications.

  • Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL):Commences September 2019 and provides scholarship for maximum two academic years. Applicants shall be Bachelor degree holders, and have a minimum score of 210 in HSK Test (Level 5) as well as 60 in HSKK test (Intermediate Level). Applicants who are able to provide notarized document of the employment agreement are preferred.
  • Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study (Chinese Language and Literature): Commences September 2019, and provides scholarship for maximum 11 months. International students currently studying in China are not eligible. Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 in HSK test (Level 4) and 60 in HSKK test (intermediate level).
  • Scholarship for One-Semester Study (Chinese Language and Literature):Commences either in September 2019 or March 2020, and provides scholarship of maximum 5 months. Applicants withholding visas X1 or X2 are not eligible. Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 in HSK test (Level 3), while HSKK test score required.

Confucius Institute Scholarship Benefits.

  • The Confucius Institute Scholarship provides full coverage on tuition fee, accommodation fee, living allowance and comprehensive medical insurance expenses.

How to Apply for Confucius Institute Scholarship.

  • For application, log on to the ZJU online application system and Confucius Institute Scholarships website to register, complete the Application Form online, and upload the scanned copies of relevant supporting documents.
  • Contact Recommending Institutions:
    • Confucius Institutes and Confucius classrooms which have been in operation for more than six months. For more information, refer to
    • Testing centers for Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) which have the right to recommend Confucius Institute Scholarship candidates. For information, refer to
    • Oversea organizers of Chinese Bridge Competition: education and cultural offices (groups) of China’s oversea embassies (consulates), Confucius Institute and relevant educational institutions. For further information, consult
  • Host institutions will review the eligibility of applicants , and Hanban will conduct an overall assessment of all applications and admit applicants on the basis of competitive selection.
  • After confirming with the successful applicants, host institutions will post the Admission documents. The copy of the scholarship certificate can be printed out from the CIS website. The student should register at host institutions at the designated date and time as per the letter of admission.

NOTE: Applicants of Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) MUST submit or post all the following application materials to the Confucius Institute Office at Zhejiang University before the deadline. The application package should be labeled “Confucius Institute Scholarship Application ”.

  • Application Form for Admission to Zhejiang University pasted with a recent photograph (white background, 35mm×45mm in size). Applicants shall fill in and submit the application form via the ZJU online application system first , then print and sign the Application Form produced by the online application system.
  • Confucius Institute Scholarship Application Form.
  • A photocopy of passport.
  • Highest degree certificates, which must be original documents or notarized copies. If applicants are university students, they shall provide an official pre-graduation certificate showing their student status and stating expected graduation date. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.
  • Academic transcripts during Bachelor’s degree study, which must be original documents or notarized copies. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.
  • Photocopies of Chinese proficiency certificates.
  • Personal statement, in Chinese or English, should include study and work experience, reasons for application and study proposal. No less than 1500 words.
  • Two letters of recommendation from full professors or associate professors, in Chinese or English. (Professors’ signature, contact phone number and email address must be put on the letter.)
  • Published academic papers or other academic achievements. (If any)
  • Form for Provisional Acceptance of International Student by ZJU Professor. (If any)
  • Notarized employment agreement with teaching institutions.(If any)
  • Applicants currently worked as Chinese language teachers shall provide the proof of employment as well as a reference letter by the employing institution.

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