Recruitment Procedures for Confucius Institute Scholarship (2015) of Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other
Languages (MTCSOL) of
of Foreign Studies
For the purpose of supporting the development of Confucius Institutes, facilitating international promotion of Chinese language and dissemination of Chinese culture, as well as cultivating qualified Chinese-language teachers and excellent Chinese-language learners, Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban (hereinafter referred to as Hanban) launches a “Confucius Institute Scholarship” program to sponsor foreign students, scholars and Chinese language teachers to proceed to a Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) in relevant universities of China.
Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (hereinafter referred to as GDUFS) as one of the units of MTCSOL, is now recruiting 25 Confucius Institute Scholarship students in 2015.
I. Application Requirement
1.Scholarship for Students of MTCSOL（Master's Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages）
Applicants shall be non-Chinese citizens in good health, aged between 16 and 35(Chinese language teachers in post shall be aged below 45).
The scholarship is oriented at excellent students from Confucius Institutes (Classrooms), overseas local Chinese language teachers, winners of the "Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College Students and for Foreign High School Students, excellent foreign college graduates majored in Chinese and outstanding performers on HSK exams, to undertake a Master's Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages. The scholarship winner shall begin the study in autumn 2015 and the duration of scholarship is two academic years. The applicant should have a bachelor degree or its equivalent, get a score of at least 180 on the HSK (level 5) and a score of at least 50 on the HSKK (intermediate level) or a score of at least 180 on the BCT (B) and at least 260 on BCT(spoken Chinese). The applicant make a written commitment stating that he/she will be engaged in Chinese language teaching for at least 5 years after graduation. The applicant with a specific teaching post arranged will be given prior admission (certification by the institution he/she will teach for is required). Scholar winner who passes the annual assessment with the score of at least 180 on the HSK (level 6) and the score of at least 70 on the HSKK (intermediate level) by the first-academic-year after admission, is qualified for continuing the scholarship. Hanban will provide support for outstanding graduates to teach in their home countries.
II. Scholarship Coverage and Criteria
Scholarship winners are exempt from tuition, accommodation fees on campus, and are provided with monthly living allowance (CNY 3000 per month), and comprehensive insurance for foreign students studying in
III. Recruitment Procedures
1. From now on, applicants should log on to the Confucius Institute Scholarship website at http://cis.chinese.cn, set up an individual account, complete and submit the Confucius Institute Scholarship Application Form online, print out the Form and submit it to GDUFS along with other application materials (see Article 4)before May 10th, 2015.
2. GDUFS is responsible for reviewing the qualification of applicants and submitting the proposed enrollment name list of qualified candidates to Hanban by May 31th 2015.
3. Hanban will organize an expert panel to make the final selection, and publish the name list of successful applicants on the Scholarship website by June 15th, 2015.Hanban will also inform the host institutes and the recommending institutions, and the recommending institutions will inform the applicants.
4. GDUFS will post “Admission Letter”, “Enrollment Instructions”, “Visa Application Form for Foreigners to Study in
" (JW202 Form) and other related materials to successful applicants through their recommending institutions by July 1st,2015.
IV. Application Documents
Applicants should log onto the Scholarship website, fill out the “Confucius Institute Scholarship Application Form”, and attach the electronic files of the following materials:
1. Photocopy of passport photo page.
2.Photocopies of HSK、HSKK or BCT(B)、BCT(spoken Chinese)score reports.
3.Notarized highest education diploma attained（scheduled graduation proof or official proof of student status）.
4.Reference letter and letter of commitment. The BTCSOL Scholarship applicants should submit pre-admission notice issued by the host institutes designated by Hanban. The MTCSOL Scholarship applicants are required to submit two reference letters from professors or associate professors (in Chinese or English) and a written commitment stating that the applicant will be engaged in Chinese language teaching for at least 5 years after graduation (written in Chinese and signed). College students majored in Chinese in countries with no Confucius Institutes established shall submit a reference letter signed and issued by the university President.
5.Applicants under the age of 18 shall submit relevant legal documents of entrusted legal guardians in
6.Winners of the finals of the “
” Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College Students and for Foreign High School Students in
shall submit the certificate of scholarship. Winners of preliminary rounds of the “
” Chinese Proficiency Competitions in their countries shall submit award proof and a reference letter from the Chinese Embassy (or Consulate) in the competition area.
7.Chinese language teachers shall submit the proof of the length of time in teaching and weekly teaching hours provided by institutes they work for.
1.If the name on application is inconsistent with the name on the attached passport scanning file, or relevant certification material is incomplete, the application will be invalid.
2.If the scholarship winner cannot register for certain reason, he/she shall inform the host institute 15 days prior the registration day with a written explanation. Those who cannot complete registration without any reason, the scholarship qualification will not be remained and no longer have the qualification of applying the scholarship.
3.Scholarships will be canceled for those who cannot pass the health examination.
VI. Contact Information
Tel & Fax：0086-20-86319791
Address：MTCSOL Education Center, 3rd Teaching Building of GDUFS, No.2 BaiYun North Street ,Guangzhou, Guangdong China (510420).