Hanban Scholarship

Confucius Institute Scholarship--Nanjing University 2017

For the purpose of an increased understanding of Chinese language and culture, as well as cultivating qualified Chinese-language teachers and excellent Chinese-language learners, Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) has launched a “Confucius Institute Scholarship” program to sponsor foreign students, scholars and Chinese language teachers to study Chinese at Nanjing University.

Please note that HSK scores are required for scholarship applications. In order to receive test results in time for application, applicants would need to participate in the April 22, 2017 HSK test date. The registration for the April 22 HSK test date is on March 26. Please view our HSK page to get more information about testing. 

 

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Contact Information

GW Confucius Institute
Address: 2147 F ST NW, Washington DC, 20052
Tel: 202-994-4808    E-mail: confucius@gwu.edu

 

General Eligibility

Scholarships Programs

Host Institutions

Scholarship Coverage

Application Procedure & Required Documents

 


General Eligibility Requirements

Application is open to applicants who meet the following criteria:

  1. Non-Chinese citizenship
  2. Aged between 16 to 35 years old - Applicants who are currently working in a Chinese language teaching position, shall not exceed the age limit of 45 years old. Applicants applying to the undergraduate program shall not exceed the age limit of 20 years old
  3. In good health condition
  4. HSK & HSKK requirements vary by scholarship program.

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Scholarship Program Options

  1. Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL)
  2. One Academic Year Study + MTCSOL
  3. Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL)
  4. One Academic Year Study
  5. One Semester Study
  6. Four Week Study

Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL)

This category provides a sponsorship for 2 academic years.

Program Specific Eligibility Requirements: Applicant should own a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent, a minimum score of 180 in HSK Test (Level 5), and a minimum score of 50 in HSKK Test (Intermediate Level). Applicant who is able to provide the employment agreement or certification upon finishing the study from designated working institutions is preferred.

Program Dates: Admission for students of MTCSOL, one-Academic-Year Study + MTCSOL, BTCSOL, one-Academic-Year Study, and one-Semester Study is either on September 1, 2016 or March 1, 2017.

 

Scholarship for One Academic Year Study + MTCSOL

This category provides a sponsorship for 3 academic years.

Program Specific Eligibility Requirements: Applicant should provide the employment agreement from a designated Confucius Institute or a prospective working institution. Applicant should hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent, a minimum score of 180 in HSK Test (Level 3), and a minimum score of 60 in HSKK Test (Beginner Level).

Program Dates: Admission for students of MTCSOL, one-Academic-Year Study + MTCSOL, BTCSOL, one-Academic-Year Study, and one-Semester Study is either on September 1, 2016 or March 1, 2017.

 

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

This category provides a sponsorship for 4 academic years.

Program Specific Eligibility Requirements: Applicant should hold a high school diploma or above, a minimum score of 180 in HSK Test (Level 3), and a minimum score of 40 in HSKK Test (Intermediate Level).

Program Dates: Admission for students of MTCSOL, one-Academic-Year Study + MTCSOL, BTCSOL, one-Academic-Year Study, and one-Semester Study is either on September 1, 2016 or March 1, 2017.

 

Scholarship for One Academic Year Study

This category provides a sponsorship for 11 months.

Program Specific Eligibility Requirements: Application is open to Confucius Institute (Classroom) students, overseas Chinese language teachers, Chinese language major students and excellent performers in HSK test. International students who are now studying in China are not eligible for the scholarship. Applicant should have a minimum score of 180 in HSK Test (Level 3), and 60 in HSKK test (Beginner Level). Alternatively, applicant should hold a minimum score of 180 in BCT (A) , and a minimum score of 180 BCT (Speaking).

Program Dates: Admission for students of MTCSOL, one-Academic-Year Study + MTCSOL, BTCSOL, one-Academic-Year Study, and one-Semester Study is either on September 1, 2016 or March 1, 2017.

 

Scholarship for One Semester Study

This category provides a sponsorship for 5 months.

Program Specific Eligibility Requirements: Applicant should have no prior experience of studying in China, but have a minimum score of 120 in HSK Test (Level 2), and a minimum score of 40 in HSKK (Beginner Level). Alternatively, applicant should have a minimum score of 100 in BCT (A), and a minimum score of 120 in BCT (Speaking).

Program Dates: Admission for students of MTCSOL, one-Academic-Year Study + MTCSOL, BTCSOL, one-Academic-Year Study, and one-Semester Study is either on September 1, 2016 or March 1, 2017.

 

Scholarship for Four-Week Study

This category provides a sponsorship for 4-week study which is mainly focusing on Chinese language.

Program Specific Eligibility Requirements: Application is mainly open to Confucius Institute (Classroom) students, excellent performers in HSK test, and outstanding club members of Confucius Institute Magazine. Applicant should submit a HSK or BCT score report, and have no prior experience of studying in China.

“Chinese Bridge” (Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students) Winners who have been awarded the 2016 “Confucius Institute Scholarship Certificate” can apply for admission according to the scholarship specified in the certificate.

Program Dates: Four-Week Study courses are available from July 15, 2016 – August 14, 2016 or December 15, 2016 – January 14, 2017.

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Host Institutions

This year, 150 Chinese universities are entrusted as the host institutions of the scholarships which provide various subjects including Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages, Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History, Chinese Philosophy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Music, Chinese Dance, etc.

For more detailed information of the host institutions, please find the list of host institutions on the Confucius Institute Scholarships Website.

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Scholarship Coverage and Academic Assessment

*Please note that non-graduating GW students will need to speak with the Study Abroad Office in order to determine all tuition liabilities they will have if they wish to remain enrolled in GW while abroad.

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

Tuition fee is under the overall planning and utilization of host institutions to provide teaching, management, Chinese language proficiency tests (HSK/HSKK), and cultural and social activities for scholarship holders.

Accommodation fee is under the overall planning and utilization of Nanjing University which should provide scholarship holders with free dormitory rooms (usually double rooms). Those who live off campus with the permission of host institutions are entitled to accommodation allowance from host institutions on a by month or by quarter basis. The allowance criteria is RMB 700 per person on monthly basis.

Living allowance is granted by the Nanjing University on monthly basis. The allowance criteria per person are:
* BTCSOL, One-Academic-Year Study, One-Semester Study: RMB 2,500 per month
* MTCSOL: RMB 3,000 per month

Comprehensive medical insurance is purchased by the host institutions in accordance to relevant regulations on international students stipulated by the Ministry of Education of China. The insurance fee per person is RMB 800 per year.

Enrollment status is based on semesters of Nanjing University Students who are enrolled on/before the 15th of the admission month, are entitled to the full allowance of that month. Students, who are enrolled after the 15th of the month, are only entitled to half of the allowance. The living allowance for the month of graduation will be granted half a month later upon confirming the graduation status by host institutions.

During the study, for any students who is absent from China of personal reasons for more than 15 days (excluding legal holidays), the allowance will be suspended during absence. Allowance will be terminated in case of schooling suspension or dropping out for personal reasons.

Academic Performane Review: The degree scholarship program applicants (Category 1, 2, 3) are subject to annual academic performance review. Only those who achieve outstanding records in academic and Chinese language proficiency are entitled to a full scholarship for the following year. Those who achieve average academic records are entitled to partial scholarships. The others will not be entitled to scholarship any longer. Partial scholarships consist of tuition fee, accommodation fee and comprehensive medical insurance. The One-Academic-Year Study and One-Semester Study programmers is required to attend Chinese language proficiency test before graduation. Test fee is reimbursed by host institutions.

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Admission Procedure

For applicants, please find admission procedures and scholarship recruitment results on the Confucius Institute Scholarships website.

1. For application, please log on to the Confucius Institute Scholarships website to register, complete the Confucius Institute Scholarships Application Form and upload copies of relevant supporting documents. The deadline is May 16.

2. Entrusted by Hanban, Confucius Institutes will work as recommending institutions to engage in the applicant selection, materials review, host institutions connection, and collecting and handing over applicants’ documents to host institutions.

3. Once application materials are verified by the Division of Scholarships of Hanban as valid, Nanjing University will then review the eligibility of applicants and submit the admission list to Hanban.

4. Hanban will conduct an overall assessment of all applications and admit applicants on the basis of competitive selection. Nanjing University will publish the list of successful applicants on the Scholarship website after June 15, 2016.

5.Nanjing University will provide an 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.

 

Required Application Documents

If the following documents are not in Chinese or English version, notarization documents should be provided.

I. For all applicants

1. A scanned copy of the passport photo page. Applicants under the age of 18 shall submit relevant documents of entrusted legal guardians in China.

2.  Score reports of the HSK, HSKK or BCT, BCT (Speaking). 

3. Recommendation letter signed by the head of the recommending institutions, the GW Confucius Institute.
 
II. For degree scholarship program applicants

4. Certification of the highest education diploma (or proof of expected graduation)

5. An official transcript.

6. Applicants of the Scholarship for MTCSOL or Scholarship for “1 Academic Year Study + MTCSOL” programs are required to provide 2 reference letters from professors or associate professors. Those who can provide an employment agreement or related documents with the designated teaching institution are preferred.

III. Nanjing University will contact applicants directly if other materials are required.

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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 prior to 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.