Application Guidance for Confucius Institute Scholarship 2018 at SNNU

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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 to study in Chinese universities and colleges. According to related document issued by Hanban, the application for Confucius Institute Scholarship 2018 at SNNU has started:


All applicants shall be

a) Non-Chinese citizens

b) In good Physical and mental condition, well performed both academically and behaviorally

c) Aspired to take future careers on the teaching or international promotion of Chinese language.

d) Between the ages of 16-35 on September 1st, 2018. Applicants currently worked as Chinese language teachers shall not exceed the age limit of 45.


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

Commences September 2018 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 or related proofs upon completing study in China are preferred.

B. Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study

Commences September 2018, and provides scholarship for maximum 11 months. International students currently studying in China are not eligible.


Applicants shall have a minimum score of 270 in HSK test (Level 3), while HSKK test score required.

ii. Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History, and Chinese Philosophy

Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 in HSK test (Level 4) and 60 in HSKK test (intermediate level).

iii. Chinese Language Study

Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 in HSK test (Level 3 level).

C. Scholarship for One-Semester Study

Commences either in September 2018 or March 2019, and provides scholarship of maximum 5 months. Applicants withholding visas X1 or X2 are not eligible.

i. TCSOL, Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese Philosophy

Applicants shall have a minimum score of 210 in HSK test (Level 3), while HSKK test score required

D. Scholarship for Four-Week Study

Commences either on July or December of 2018, and provides a four-week scholarship. Applicants withholding visas X1 or X2 are not eligible.

i. Chinese Language plus home-stay Experience in a Chinese Family

HSK test score are required. Organized and applied by a Confucius Institute with 10-15 participants per group. Prior to the trip, a detailed study plan shall be made after consultation with host institutions and submit to Hanban for approval.

ii. Special Four-week Program for Confucius Institutes

HSK test score are required. Organized and applied by a Confucius Institute with 10-15 participants per group.


Online registration will be available from March 1, 2018 on the Confucius Institute Scholarship website ( Please log on to search recommending institutions and host institutions, upload application materials online, track the application progress, feedback of review and admission results, register at the designated date and time as per the letter of admission.

The application deadlines are

a) April 20th(for those commencing in July)

b) May 31st(for those commencing in September)

c) September 20th(for those commencing in December)

d) November 30th(for those commencing in March 2019)

Hanban will complete the scholarship review and notify the results two months before enrollment of the admitted students..


Chinese Bridge winners who have been awarded the 2018 “Confucius Institute Scholarship Certificate” shall log onto the scholarship website and submit documents to relevant host institutions upon presentation of their CIS certificates. Please contactchinesebridge@hanban.orgfor inquiry.


a) Degree students shall accept the annual assessment under theAnnual Appraisal Procedures of Confucius Institute Scholarship

b) Those who failed to register on time, failed to pass the health assessment, dropped out midway and/or suspended will be deprived of scholarship.


Mr. Huang Lu ( Leonard Huang)


Tel: +86-29-85303569

Fax: +86-29-85303653

● Appendix

a) Confucius Institute Scholarship Coverage and Criteria

b) Application Documents for Confucius Institute Scholarship

c) Introduction of Shaanxi Normal Unicersity

International Student Office Shaanxi Normal University

January 23rd, 2018

Appendix 1

Confucius Institute Scholarship Coverage and Criteria

The Confucius Institute Scholarship provides full coverage on tuition fee, accommodation fee, living allowance (four-week study students are excluded) and comprehensive medical insurance expenses.

a) Tuition fee is under the overall planning and utilization of host institutions to provide teaching and management of scholarship students organizing cultural and social activities, as well as organizing Chinese language proficiency tests. Tuition fee does not cover the textbook expenses and tourist tickets.

b) Accommodation fee is under the overall planning and utilization of host institutions to provide students with in-campus apartments (usually double rooms). Students may also live off-campus upon application and getting permission from the host institutions. Students who live off-campus are entitled to accommodation allowance of 700 CNY per person/month paid on a monthly / quarterly basis from the host institutions.

c) Living allowance is granted by host institutions on a monthly basis. The monthly allowance for undergraduates, one-academic-year study students and one-semester students is 2,500 CNY per person. For MTCSOL student, the monthly allowance is 3,000 CNY per person.

Students are required to complete enrollment procedures for every semester within stipulated period; otherwise, their scholarship may be cancelled. Students who are enrolled before the 15th (or on the 15th) of the month are entitled to the full allowance of that month while those enrolled after the 15th of that month are only entitled to half of the amount.

During the study period, for any student who is absent from China due to personal reasons for more than 15 days (excluding winter and summer holidays), the allowance during absence will be suspended.

For students who suspend study or drop out of school for personal reasons, or who are given disciplinary punishment by the host institutions, allowance will be terminated on the date of such suspension, dropping out or when the decision of such punishment is announced.

The living allowance for the month of graduation will be granted half a month after the date of graduation or expiration day of the study confirmed by host institutions.

Comprehensive medical insurance is purchased by the host institutions in accordance with relevant regulations of studying in China stipulated by the Ministry of Education of China. Insurance fee per person is 160 CNY for four-week study students, 400 CNY for one-semester students, and 800 CNY per year for students engaged in program longer than one academic year.

Appendix 2

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 Recommendation 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 MTCSOL Students are required to provide 2 reference letters from professors or associate professors. Those who can provide a notarized employment agreement with teaching institutions are preferred.

C. Applicants currently worked as Chinese language teachers shall provide the proof of employment as well as a reference letter by the employing institution

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


Appendix 3

Introduction of Shaanxi Normal University

Founded in 1944, Shaanxi Normal University, known as the“Cradle of Teachers”in Northwest China, is directly administered by the Ministry of Education of China and under the construction plan of China’s national“211 Project”. The University currently has more than 2800 faculty and staff members, 17800 full-time students of undergraduate levels and 12000 full-time students of postgraduate levels, more than 1000 international students.

Shaanxi Normal University is located in the historical city Xi’an, which possesses a typical regional cultural characters. It has two campuses. Yanta campus is adjacent to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda of Tang Dynasty, and Chang”an campus is neighbor to the Zhongnan Mountain, earning the university the name of “Garden Campus”.

During its more than 70-year history in education, the University, while rooted in China’s West, has embraced the whole country, developed a school spirit of“Morality, Learning, Aspiration and Action”and has seen itself become firmly established in Western China as an influential top-tier comprehensive teachers training university, as it strives to achieve the goal of building itself to be a major comprehensive research university distinguished by its teacher education.

With more than 50 years history of receiving international students, the International School of Chinese Studies is an important component in the university’s international exchange and cooperation; it is a teaching and research body in the university specializing in the education of international students and the promotion of the Chinese language in the world. It is the “Chinese Education Base of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council”, the first one in Northwest China, and also the designated“Test of Chinese Language Ability for Foreigners”by the State’s Chinese Language Council International (Hanban). Basing on its rich resources, the school has established an Institute of International Sinology and a Center for Training Overseas Chinese Teachers.

The school organizes various extracurricular activities and encourages students to experience the Chinese culture. Classroom instruction is combined with outside classroom language practice activities and cultural study field trips for students’ extended achievements. The school holds various activities such as the Chinese Corner and New Year celebrating parties to provide international students with more opportunities to communicate with Chinese people and also to experience the Chinese culture and society. The Student Union, Clubs and Associations also organize various extracurricular entertaining, sports and volunteer activities to provide a platform for the exchange between Chinese and international students and for them to exhibit their talents.

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