Shanghai International Studies University
        Application information for Confucius Institute Scholarship 2019

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 16 and 35 as of September 1st, 2019. 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 Doctor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other
Languages (DTCSOL)
The program commences in September 2019 and provides scholarship for a maximum
four academic years. Applicants shall hold a Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese as A
Foreign Language, Linguistics, Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages or
education-related majors. Applicants shall have a minimum score of 200 on the HSK
Test (Level 6), 60 on the HSKK test (Advanced Level) and more than 2 years’ work
experience in Chinese language teaching and related fields.
B. Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other
Languages (MTCSOL)
The program commences in September 2019 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 or relevant proof upon completing their studies in China.
C. Scholarship for Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other
Languages (BTCSOL)
The program commences in September 2019 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).
D. Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study
The program commences in September 2019, and provides scholarship for a maximum
of 11 months. International students currently studying in China are not eligible.
i. TCSOL
Applicants shall have a minimum score of 270 on the HSK test (Level 3), and
an HSKK test score is required.
ii. Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History, and Chinese Philosophy
Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 on the HSK test (Level 4) and 60 on
the HSKK test (Intermediate Level).
iii. Chinese Language Study
Applicants shall have a minimum score of 210 on the HSK test (Level 3).
E. Scholarship for One-Semester Study
The program commences either in September 2019 or March 2020, and provides
scholarship of a maximum of 5 months. Applicants holding the X1 or X2 visa are not
eligible.
i. TCSOL, Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese
Philosophy
Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 on the HSK test (Level 3), and
an HSKK test score is required
ii. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taiji Culture
An HSK test score is required.
F. Scholarship for Four-Week Study
The program commences either in July or December 2019, and provides a
four-week scholarship. Applicants holding the X1 or X2 visa are not eligible.
i. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taiji Culture
An HSK test score is required.
ii. 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. Prior to the trip, a detailed
study plan shall be made in consultation with host institutions and such plan shall be
submitted to Hanban for approval.
iii. Special Four-week Program for Confucius Institutes
An HSK test score is required. The program is organized and applied for by a
Confucius Institute with 10-15 participants per group.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
A. Online registration: will be available from March 1, 2019 on the Confucius Institute
Scholarship website (cis.chinese.cn). Please log on and upload application materials online;
B. Contact and select recommending institutions:
I. Confucius Institutes and Confucius classrooms which have been in operation for more than
six months. For more information, please refer to www.hanban.org.
II. Testing centers for Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) which have the right to recommend
Confucius Institute Scholarship candidates. For information, please refer to
www.chinesetest.cn. (ECNU is eligible to recommend).
III. 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, please consult chinesebridge@hanban.org.
C. Review:Host institutions will review the eligibility of applicants (A skype interview is
required for SISU degree program applicants), and Hanban will conduct an overall
assessment of all applications and admit applicants on the basis of competitive selection.
D. Admission Notice: After confirming with the successful applicants, host institutions will post
the Admission documents. The copy of the scholarship certificate can be print out from the
CIS website.
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 2020)
Application Documents for Confucius Institute Scholarship
A. 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
B. For degree scholarship program applicants
a) a certification of the highest education diploma (or proof of expected graduation)
and an official transcript.
b) applicants of the Scholarship for DTCSOL students are required to provide 2
reference letters from professors or associate professors or experts with equivalent
professional and technical titles in relevant fields and a 3000-word personal statement
in Chinese (including knowledge of the intended field of study and research proposal)
c)applicants of the Scholarship for MTCSOL students are required to provide 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. Applicants currently working as Chinese language teachers shall provide proof of
employment as well as a reference letter by the employer.
D. Applicants under the age of 18 shall provide certified documents of designation signed
by their entrusted legal guardians in China.
E. Applicants shall also provide additional documents required by the host institutions.
Confucius Institute Scholarship Coverage and Criteria
The Confucius Institute Scholarship provides full scholarship and partial scholarship. Full
Scholarship consists of tuition fee, accommodation fee, living allowance and comprehensive
medical insurance expenses. Partial scholarship covers tuition fee, accommodation fee, and
comprehensive medical insurance expenses.
The allowance criteria per person are:
● BTCSOL, One-Academic-Year Study, One-Semester Study: RMB2,500 per month
● MTCSOL: RMB3,000 per month
● DTCSOL: RMB 3,500 per month
Dorms: University provides on-campus dormitory with double beds for scholarship students.
Students hoping to live off-campus should apply to the university and receive the off-campus
permission from the university. Then the accommodation allowance for PhD student is
RMB1,000 per month per person and other scholarship students is RMB700 per month per
person.
Notice
Degree students are subject to the annual assessment. Those who fail to register on time,
fail to pass the health assessment, drop out midway and/or are suspend from school will be
deprived of their scholarship.
Contact Information
Division of Test and Scholarships at Hanban
Email: scholarships@hanban.org
Fax: +86-10-58595727
Office of International Student Affairs
Shanghai International Studies University
Tel:0086-21-35375823
Email:yangliudai@shisu.edu.