Confucius Institutes Scholarship

2016 SJTU Confucius Institute Scholarship Application Procedure
2016年3月28日

I. Category & Eligibility
The 2016 SJTU Confucius Institute Scholarship Categories are:
  1.Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) Students
  2.Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study Students
  3.Scholarship for One-Semester Study Students
  Application is open to applicant who owns a non-Chinese citizenship, aged between 16 and 35, in good health condition, (Applicant is currently working in a Chinese language teaching position shall not exceed the age limit of 45).
1.Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) Students
  This category provides a sponsorship for 2 academic years. 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.  
2. Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study Students
  This category provides a sponsorship for 11 months. 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).
3. Scholarship for One-Semester Study Students
  This category provides a sponsorship for 5 months. 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).
  “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.

II. Majors & Admission
  Subject in SJTU is Chinese Language and Literature. Admission for students of MTCSOL, is September 12th, 2016(Autumn Semester). For one-Academic-Year Study and one-Semester Study is either on September 12th, 2016(Autumn Semester) or February 19th, 2017(Spring Semester).
  Please submit your application before 8th May 2016 if you want to apply for Autumn Semester of 2016. Please submit your application before 15th November 2016 if you want to apply for Spring Semester of 2017.

III. Scholarship Coverage, Criteria and Academic Assessment
  The Confucius Institute Scholarship provides full coverage on tuition fee, accommodation fee, living allowance and comprehensive medical insurance expenses.
  Each student enjoys RMB1000 accommodation fund per month. Due to the limited amount of dormitories on campus, students who need the dormitory are required to apply in advance and pay the accommodation fee based on the SJTU Accommodation Fee Standard.
  Living allowance is granted by the host institutions on monthly basis. The allowance criteria per person are:
   MTCSOL: RMB3,000 per month
   One-Academic-Year Study, One-Semester Study: RMB2,500 per month
  Enrollment status is based on semesters of SJTU. Students who are enrolled before the 15th (or on the 15th) of the admission month, are entitled to the full allowance of that month. Students, who are enrolled after the 15th of that 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 SJTU.
  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.
  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 RMB800 per year.
  The degree scholarship program applicants 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 are required to attend Chinese language proficiency test before graduation. Test fee is reimbursed by host institutions.

IV. Admission Procedures
  1. Scholarship recruitment is open all year round on a trial basis. For application, please log on to the Confucius Institute Scholarships website (http://cis.chinese.cn) to register, complete the Confucius Institute Scholarships Application Form online, and upload the scanned copies of relevant supporting documents. (Students who apply for MTCSOL need to go to Foreign Students Apply website of SJTU :http://isc.sjtu.edu.cn/ and apply again and upload your Confucius Institute Scholarship Application in“step 8”as a proof that one does not need to pay application fee anymore.)
*Note: Please submit your application before 8th May 2016 if you want to apply for Autumn Semester of 2016. Please submit your application before 15th November 2016 if you want to apply for Spring Semester of 2017.
  Applicants who apply to study at SJTU should choose it as their first choice.

  2. Confucius Institutes (independently set-up Confucius Classrooms), overseas Chinese test centers, educational and cultural offices (sections) of Chinese Embassies (Consulates), and institutions of higher education in those countries with no Confucius Institutes are entrusted by Hanban as the recommending institutions. The recommending institutions shall examine the qualification and application materials of applicants, issue recommendation letter and complete the recommendation on the Scholarship website.
  3. Once application materials are verified by the Division of Scholarships of Hanban as valid, SJTU 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. Normally, the admission results will be announced within 45 working days after the application materials are confirmed as valid.
  5. After confirming with the successful applicants, SJTU will post “Letter of Admission”, “Visa Application Form for Foreigners to Study in China" (JW202 Form), copy of the scholarship certificate and other relevant documents to the recommending institutions within 15 working days.

V. Application Documents
  Recommending institutions and host institutions should examine the completeness, validity and accuracy of applicant’s name, nationality and permanent address on the passport. If the following documents are not in Chinese or English version, notarization documents should be provided.   
  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). Winners of the finals of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions may submit the award certificate and the “Confucius Institute Scholarship Certificate”.
  3. Recommendation letter signed by the head of the recommending institutions (please provide objective comments on the applicant, including whether the applicant is a student of Confucius Institute or other identity. Chinese language teachers shall submit an employment verification letter and a reference letter provided by the institutes they work for.)
  4. Notarized highest education diploma attained(scheduled graduation proof or official proof of student status).
  5. Applicants of the Scholarship for MTCSOL Students 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.

 SJTU will contact applicants directly if other materials are required.

VI. 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 before 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.

VII. Contact Information
  Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Confucius Institute Office
  Contact:Liu Nan; Zhang Ruining
  Tel:+86-021-34205103; +86-021-34206753
  Email:nliu@sjtu.edu.cn; zhangruining@sjtu.edu.cn

  Confucius Institute Scholarship Website:http://cis.chinese.cn
  HSK and HSKK Website:http://www.chinesetest.cn
   Foreign Students Apply website of SJTU :http://isc.sjtu.edu.cn/

  Division of Scholarships, Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban)
  Address: 129, Deshengmenwai Street, Xicheng District, Beijing, 100088
  Fax: +86-10-58595727  

  E-mail: scholarships@hanban.org

 

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