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Application procedures for Confucius Institute Scholarship

Confucius Institute launches the "Confucius Institute Scholarship" program to encourage more students and Chinese language teachers worldwide to study Chinese language and culture in China.


1.Excellent students from Confucius Institutes (Classrooms);

2.Excellent overseas local Chinese language teachers;

3.People who participated different kinds of Chinese examinations sponsored by Confucius Institutes and got a good score;

4.Outstanding participants of the "Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College Students and for Foreign High School Students;

5.Foreign college students majored in Chinese;

6.People who passed the specific rules of Confucius Institutes.

7. Applicants should be non-Chinese citizens and be in good health.

( 二 ) Scholarship Categories and requirements:

The scholarship is divided into 3 categories, namely, Scholarships for Four-Week Study, Scholarships for a semester and scholarship for One-Academic Study. Applicants should have basic knowledge of Chinese language and be under the age of 55.

( 三 ) Scholarship Coverage and Criteria

1.Exemption from registration fees, tuition and accommodation fees on campus;

2.Monthly CNY 2500 living allowance;

3.Comprehensive insurance mainly used for the extra expenses caused by accidents or disease.

( 四) Application Methods

The applicants must fill in and submit the following documents truly, correctly and completely:

1.Education and culture offices (sections) of Chinese embassies (consulates) worldwide;

2.Confucius Institutes;

3.Overseas Chinese Proficiency Tests centers recognized by Confucius Institute Headquarters;

4. Other institutions designated by Confucius Institute Headquarters.

( 五) Application Materials

Applicants must submit application materials to the recruiting institutions according to the following requirement ( in duplicate):

1. Fill out the “Confucius Institute Scholarship Application Form”; download site:;

2. A Photocopy of the passport page with your photo on it;

3. Personal statements, indicating the applicant’s Chinese learning background, study plan and goals in China, etc. The statement should be no less than 200 words, printed in either Chinese or English and signed by the applicant. Detail research and study plan (additional paper can be attached ) are required for students applying for master’s or doctorate degree;

4. Certificates of Chinese Proficiency. Chinese Proficiency Certificates and transcripts, or other certificates of Chinese language learning and/or education;

5. Diploma and transcripts(issued directly by the educational administration office of the school/university, and with a school cache); Applicants for undergraduate studies are required to provide notarized copy of senior high school transcripts. Documents in language other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English; Applicants for Master’s or Doctorate Degree are required to submit two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English by professors or associated professors;

6. Applications under the age of 18 should submit letters of approval and provide emergent contact of their legal guardians;

7. Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (printed by Chinese quarantine authority and only for those whose period of studies in China lasts up to six months) filled in English. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicant are invalid.

( 六) Selection of Institutions

Applicants can select 3 institutions as personal preference from the list of Chinese higher institutions or secondary schools designated by Confucius Institute Headquarters. For detail information of the designated institutions, please check on the website of Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters at。 Contacts between applicants and their target institutions are encouraged. Please attach the admission letters from the target institution to the application materials, if there’s any.