Study for FREE in China 2021-2022! Confucius Institute Scholarships In-Depth Review!

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The issue: How can I study for FREE in China?

The number of foreign Chinese students grows at an ever-quicker pace. However, the number of qualified teachers grows at a much slower rate.

Therefore, to meet the international growing demand, the Center For Language Education and Cooperation (CLEC) will continue to offer its renowned Confucius Institute Scholarship (CIS).

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The Solution: Confucius Institute Scholarships

The CIS is offered to students involved with Confucius Institutes (CI), Confucius Classrooms (based in primary and secondary schools), Chinese language departments at universities, and Chinese embassies among other “recommending institutions”.

These institutions may recommend students to attend Chinese language programs or to pursue a degree in teaching Chinese at China’s universities and colleges, considered as “host institutions”.

Important Notice

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following information may not apply to you at the time of your application. Entry to China is not guaranteed and remote learning may be imposed.

For further details, please contact your “recommending institution”.

General contact information is provided at the end for your convenience.

General Eligibility

Applicants for these scholarships must answer the following basic requirements:

– Non-Chinese citizens.

– Healthy, both physically and mentally. A medical examination will be requested.

– Between the ages of 16 and 35.

Benefits of Confucius Institute Scholarships

The following scholarships include tuition, accommodation (at the university campus, in a shared room), medical insurance, and most include a monthly allowance for personal expenses.

Furthermore, students who choose to lodge off-campus are entitled to receive a monthly accommodation stipend of 1000 CNY for doctoral students and 700 CNY for students of other programs.

Acronyms you should know

HSK (link 1 to HSK post): Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (Chinese Proficiency Test).

HSKK: Hanyu Shuiping Kouyu Kaoshi (Chinese Proficiency Spoken Test).

TCSOL: Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages.

BTSOL: Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages.

MTCSOL: Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages.

DTCSOL: Doctor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages.

Chinese Language Scholarships

4-Week Programs

Commences in July or December 2021.

Possible fields of study are Chinese language, traditional Chinese medicine, and Taiji Culture with the possibility of a Home-Stay experience.

Any HSK test score is mandatory.

Semester Program

Commences in July or December 2021.

Possible fields of study are Chinese language, traditional Chinese medicine, and Taiji Culture with the possibility of a Home-Stay experience.

Any HSK test score is mandatory.

Year-Long Program

Commences in July or December 2021.

Possible fields of study are Chinese language, traditional Chinese medicine, and Taiji Culture with the possibility of a Home-Stay experience.

Any HSK test score is mandatory.

Degree Scholarships

BTCSOL

Beginning in September 2021, it provides a scholarship for 4 academic years at most. Requirements:

– High school diploma

– HSK 4 – 210+ test score

– HSKK Intermediate – 60+ test score

MTCSOL

Beginning in September 2021, it provides a scholarship for 2 academic years at most. Applicants who provide an employment contract with a teaching institution upon completing their studies will be given priority. Includes a monthly allowance of 3000 CNY. Requirements:

– Bachelor’s degree.

– HSK 5 – 210+ test score

– HSKK Intermediate – 60+ test score

DTCSOL

Beginning in September 2021, it provides a scholarship for 4 academic years at most. Includes a monthly allowance of 3500 CNY. Requirements:

– Master’s degree in TCSOL, linguistics, or other education-related majors.

– HSK 6 – 200+ test score

– HSKK Advanced – 60+ test score

Contact

For further information you may contact your local Confucius Institute or the Center for Language Education and Cooperation at scholarships@chinese.cn or at telephone number +86-10-58595727.

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