Scholarships to China

Thanks to our sponsor Hanban, we can offer a number of  Confucius Institute scholarships each year for students who are interested in studying in China. Please read through the information below for an overview of the Confucius Institute Scholarships or download the Hanban CI Scholarships.pdf

Hanban Confucius institute Scholarships – 2017

  1. One Semester Scholarship
  2. One Academic Year Scholarship
  3. Master`s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL)
  4. Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL)
  5. Four-week scholarship

Full scholarship winners are exempt from tuition fees, accommodation fees on campus, and are provided with a monthly living allowance (except the 4-week scholarship), and comprehensive medical insurance for foreign students studying in China.

Partial scholarship winners are exempt from tuition fees, accommodation fees on campus and comprehensive medical insurance for foreign students studying in China.

General Eligibility Criteria
Applicants shall be non-Chinese citizens in good health, aged between 16 and 35. Chinese language teachers currently in post should be age below 45. Applicants for undergraduate studies should be age below 20.

1.       One Semester Scholarship

Specific Scholarship Eligibility Criteria – One Semester Scholarship (5 Months)
Applicants should have no prior experience in studying in China. The scholarship winner shall begin the course of study from September 2017 or March 2018.

Applicants for the one semester scholarship are classified in three ways.

Type 1:

  • Chinese Language Teachers currently in post outside of China, who would like to take a language training programme in China;
  • Registered students at Confucius Institutes or classrooms who would like to pursue an undergraduate degree in International Chinese Education.
  • Students in Chinese degree programmes

Full scholarship on an International Chinese Education programme will be offered to successful applicants in the above categories.

Applicants should achieve a score of at least 210 on HSK Level 3 and have an HSKK result.

Type 2:
For those with a relevant academic background who wish to learn about and promote Chinese culture, the Scholarship course will focus on Chinese medicine and Tai Chi.  Applicants must have relevant academic background and must provide an HSK result.  A full scholarship will be offered to successful applicants.

Type 3:
For students and scholars who have a relevant academic background in Chinese Communication Programmes, courses in Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese Philosophy courses will be offered.

Applicants should should achieve a score of at least 210 on HSK Level 3 and have an HSKK result. Depending on the country of application, application dates and level of Chinese, either a full scholarship or partial scholarship will be awarded.

2.     One Academic Year Scholarship

Specific Scholarship Eligibility Criteria – One Academic Year Scholarship (11 Months)
The scholarship winner shall begin the course of study from September 2017.  International students who were studying in China on or after 1 January 2017 are not eligible for this scholarship.Applicants for this one academic year scholarship are classified in two ways.

Type 1:

  • Chinese Language Teachers, currently in post outside China, who would like to take a language training programme in China will be offered the Chinese International Education programme.
  • Students with relevant academic background who would like to pursue a postgraduate degree in International Chinese Education.

A full scholarship on the Chinese International Education programme will be offered to successful applicants in the above categories. Applicants should achieve a score of at least 270 on HSK Level 3 and have an HSKK result.

Type 2:

Advanced programmes in Chinese language and literature, Chinese History, and Chinese Philosophy will be offered to students and scholars who would like to pursue a career in Chinese translation and Chinese studies.

Applicants should achieve a score of at least 180 on the HSK Level 4 and an HSKK pass at intermediate level. Depending on the country of application, application dates and level of Chinese, either a full or partial scholarship will be awarded.

3.         MTCSOL Scholarship

Specific Scholarship Eligibility Criteria – MTCSOL Scholarship (Two Academic Years)
This scholarship for a Master in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages will run from  September 2017 and the period of sponsorship is no longer than two years.

  • Full scholarship applicants require a score of at least 210 on HSK Level 5.
  • Partial scholarship applicants should achieve a score of 180 on HSK Level 5.
  • For both full and partial applications an HSKK pass at Intermediate Level is required.
  • Any applicant with a specific teaching post already arranged will be given priority admission.

4.          BTCSOL Scholarship

Specific Scholarship Eligibility Criteria – BTCSOL Scholarship (Four Academic Years)
This scholarship for a Bachelor in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages will run from  September 2017 and the period of sponsorship is no longer than four years.

  • Full scholarship applicants require a score of at least 210 on HSK Level 4.
  • Partial scholarship applicants should achieve a score of 180 on HSK Level 4
  • For both full and partial applications an HSKK pass at Intermediate Level is required.
  • Registered students at Confucius Institutes or Classrooms will be given priority admission

5.      Four-week Confucius Institute Scholarship

Specific Scholarship Eligibility Criteria – Four-week Confucius Institute Scholarship

Applicants for this four week scholarship are classified in two ways.

  • Chinese language teachers who are teaching outwith China will be offered a Chinese International Education programme.
  • Registered Confucius Institute students and teachers will be offered Chinese Medicine and Tai Chi cultural training programme.

This scholarship can be taken starting either in July 2017 or December 2017. A full scholarship will be offered. All applicants should submit an HSK report and have not studied in China before

How to Apply

To apply please visit the Confucius Institute Scholarship website at http://cis.chinese.cn, where you can set up an individual account, get more information as well as an introduction to the range of participating host Higher Education institutions along with details as to which scholarships are offered.

Applicants should complete and submit via the website the online Confucius Institute Scholarship Application Form with relevant supporting documents. Applicants are required to follow up with the application procedures, review comments, and scholarship award results which will be posted two months prior to the relevant entry date.

Scholarship winners should confirm the scholarship offer with the host universities and undertake  the registration procedures required by the host universities. Scholarship winners should also print out the Scholarship award certificate and register with the host universities within the required period to ensure they receive the entitlements of the awarded scholarship.

Application Deadlines

If you would like to apply for a Confucius Institute Scholarship through the Confucius Institute for Scotland, please submit your scholarship application via the Scholarship Website meeting the deadlines set out below.

For September 2017 entry or a summer 4-week scholarship, applications should be submitted by 17th April 2017;

For March 2017 entry or a winter 4-week scholarship, applications should be submitted by 25 September 2017.

Need help?

Contact Jie Chen on 0131 662 2182, email jie.chen@ed.ac.uk, or make an appointment for a face to face discussion.

We encourage all our students to consider the benefit of these scholarship offers. Please feel free to check with us for further information on the Confucius Institute scholarships.

Good luck!
Confucius Institute for Scotland