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Confucius Institute Scholarship

In order to support the development of Confucius Institutes, facilitate Chinese language promotion and Chinese cultural transmission in the world, cultivate qualified Chinese language teachers and talented students of Chinese language, Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban (hereinafter referred to as Hanban) launches the “Confucius Institute Scholarship” program to provide financial aid for students, scholars and Chinese language teachers worldwide.


Scholarship winners are exempt from registration fees, tuition, fees for basic learning materials, accommodation fees on campus, and are provided with a one-off resettlement subsidy, monthly allowance, outpatient medical service and comprehensive insurance for foreign students studying in China. Monthly allowances are at the following rates (CNY Yuan per month):

a. CNY 1,400 for One-Academic-Year Students and One-Semester Students.

b. CNY 1,700 for Master’s Degree Students.

The one-off resettlement subsidy will not be provided to those who have studied in China for more than half a year before being enrolled.

Application Time

The recommending institutions shall exam and submit the list of recommended applicants to Hanban by April 25th, 2014.

Hanban will publish the name list of successful applicants on the Scholarship website by June 15th, 2014. Hanban will also inform the host institutes and the recommending institutions, which will inform the applicants.

Application Documents

Applicants must log onto the Scholarship website, fill out the “Confucius Institute Scholarship Application Form”, and attach the electronic  files of the following materials:

1.Photocopy of Passport Photo Page

2.Photocopy of HSK and HSKK Result Report

3.Notarized highest education diplomas attained or proof of study

4.Reference Letter and Letter of Commitment.

5. Applications under the age of 18 shall submit relevant legal documents of entrusted legal guardians in China.

6.Other materials required by host institutes.

Terms and Conditions

The scholarship winners shall register at the host institutes before the deadline set by the institutes. Scholarships will not be kept for those who do not register on time without reasonable cause.

Scholarships will be canceled for those who cannot pass the health examination.

Students for a Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) shall be subject to an annual appraisal organized by the host institutes before the end of the first school year after being enrolled according to the “Annual Appraisal Procedures for Confucius Institute Scholarship”. Only the eligible students are entitled to continue to receive the Scholarships in the following year.

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