Announcements Archive

  • Character Course

    Join us for a 5-week Chinese character introductory course on Thursday evenings from 30 May to 27 June 2013. This course is designed for beginners with an interest in Chinese characters. The course will be taught in English. Content of Course The structure of Chinese characters Character components and radicals Rules of stroke order Phonetic and semantic components of Chinese ... Read more
  • Chinese Govt. Scholarships – Deadline 18 March

    The deadline for applications from full time students in the University of Edinburgh for Chinese Government Scholarship places for 2013-14 is Monday 18th March. The scholarship covers registration, tuition, comprehensive medical insurance and accommodation. Successful applicants will only have to pay their own airfares to China. This two stage process requires applicants completion and submission via an ... Read more
  • China Debate 21 March 2013

    Event Date: 21/03/2013 As China and the world grapple with the emergence of the world`s soon to be largest economy this debate, initiated by SCEN, will take stock of where China is and where it might get to. This question is key to those with a serious interest in international politics and economics, and China. This free ... Read more
  • HSK Exam Sat May 11

    The May HSK exam diet offers candidates the choice of online or offline options to secure a Chinese language proficiency certificate. The exam, which runs globally, is offered at 6 levels with level one being appropriate for students who have studied for up to 40 hours. The online format is most suitable for those who are ... Read more
  • Three winners for Edinburgh

    Three fourth year undergrads from the University of Edinburgh swept the boards at the 12th annual `Chinese Bridge` language competition with Meghan Ghent being awarded First Prize. In addition Edijana Obiakpani-Guest received 3rd prize and Anitra Williams was awarded best speaker. Meghan will now go forward to represent the UK in Beijing where the global finals ... Read more
  • HSK Exam Registration Deadline – 28 Feb

    Candidates for the March HSK online exam should ensure that they have registered by 6pm on Thursday 28 February. Registered candidates can try out the online format at the briefing workshop when there is the opportunity to take a trial online exam (which is not marked). The online exam format should suit students who are familiar ... Read more
  • Chinese Corner – new location for March 2013

    Every Friday in March 2013, from 5pm-7pm, the Institute`s `Chinese Culture and Conversation Corner` will be held in the University`s Appleton Tower building on the mezzanine floor Room M2A. Each corner will feature a short talk on a specific aspect of Chinese culture as shown in the programme below. English is spoken! Friday 1st March: Have you ... Read more
  • CI Scholarship Deadline 15 April

    Applications are now being sought for the Confucius Institute Scholarship Schemes which are open to candidates age 16-35. If you are currently in post teaching Chinese the upper age limit is extended to 45. CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIPS 2013 The deadline for submission of applications to the Confucius Institute for Scotland is Monday 15th April 2013. There are ... Read more