Confucius Institute Scholarship Program

孔子学院奖学金项目

The Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) offers scholarships to students, scholars, and Chinese language teachers who want to earn a degree or further their studies at a university in China. The scholarships cover tuition fees, accommodations, and medical insurance, and also provide a monthly living stipend. Applicants may select to affiliate with one of 150 Chinese universities offering courses in a variety of disciplines, including Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages, Chinese Language and Literature, History, Philosophy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Music, Dance, and more. See below for a quick overview of Confucius Institute scholarship options. For more information on the details of the programs, host institutions and to apply, click on the Application Form on the Confucius Institute Scholarships Website (http://cis.chinese.cn). 

2018 Scholarships

4-Week Study

Description This is an option primarliy for Confucius Classroom students to enroll in four weeks of language study.
When July or December 2018
Requirements HSK test. Applicants may not hold X1 or X2 visas.
Amount Varies
Deadline April 20 (for July start); September 20 (For December start)


1-Semester Study

Description Scholarship for 5 months of study for students in TSCOL, Chinese language and literature, Chinese history, or Chinese philosophy (HSK level 3 required); or students studying Traditional Chinese medicine (HSK exam required).
When September 2018 or March 2019
Requirements HSK level 3 (270+) or just the exam (see above). International students currently studying in China are not eligible. 
Amount 2,500 CNY
Deadline June 20 (for September start); December 20 (For March start)
 

1-Academic Year Study

Description Scholarship for 11 months of study for students in TSCOL (HSK level 3), Chinese language and literature, Chinese history, or Chinese philosophy (HSK level 4).
When September 2018
Requirements HSK level 3 or HSK level 4. International students currently studying in China are not eligible. 
Amount 2,500 CNY
Deadline June 20

Students of Bachelor's Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages

Description Scholarship for maximum of four academic years.
When September 2018
Requirements High school graduate. HSK level 4 and HSKK 60+. 
Amount 2,500 CNY
Deadline June 20
 

Students of Master's Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages  

Description Scholarship for maximum of two academic years
When September 2018
Requirements Undergraduate degree. HSK level 4 and HSKK 60+. 
Amount 3,000 CNY
Deadline June 20
 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Non-Chinese citizens in good health
  • Aged between 16 and 35 (Chinese language teachers in post shall be aged below 45, and applicants for BTCSOL scholarship should be aged below 25).

Scholarship Coverage and Criteria

Scholarship winners are exempt from tuition, accommodation fees on campus, are provided with monthly living allowance and comprehensive insurance for foreign students studying in China. Monthly living allowances are provided at the following rates (CNY Yuan per month):

  • CNY 2,500 for Bachelor's Degree Students, One-Academic-Year Students and One-Semester Students.
  • CNY 3,000 for Master's Degree Students.