Recruitment Procedures for Confucius Institute Scholarship
Shanghai Normal University (2016)
Ⅰ. Category of Scholarship and Eligibility Criteria
The candidates of all the following categories should be no-Chinese nationality, with good health condition, aged between 16 and 35 (Applicant is currently working in a Chinese language teaching position shall not exceed the age limit of 45. Undergraduate student shall not exceed the age limit of 20).
1. Scholarship for Students of Master's Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages（MTCSOL）
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 Students of One-Academic-Year + MTCSOL
This category provides a sponsorship for 3 academic years. Applicant should provide the employment agreement from a designated Confucius Institute or a prospective working institution. Applicant should hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent, a minimum score of 180 in HSK Test (Level 3), and a minimum score of 60 in HSKK Test (Beginner Level).
3. Scholarship for One-Academic-Year 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).
4. Scholarship for One-Semester 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).
Ⅱ. Recruitment Procedures
1. Contact the recommending institutions, including：
Confucius Institutes (independently set-up Confucius Classrooms), overseas Chinese test centers, educational and cultural offices (sections) of Chinese Embassies (Consulates), host institutes and institutions of higher education in those countries with no Confucius Institutes are entrusted by Hanban as the recommending institutions.(Host institutes can only recommend the MTCSOL, and the number of persons designated is limited. If you need recommendation from our university, please contact us.)
2. Submit the Confucius Institute Scholarship Application Form online：
From the issue date of the Procedures, applicants can log on to the Confucius Institute Scholarship website at http://cis.chinese.cn, set up an individual account, choose the recommending institute, complete and submit the Confucius Institute Scholarship Application Form online.
3. Upload the electronic files of the following materials：(For those recommended by other institutes, please refer the check list to your own recommending institute.)
⑴. Photocopy of passport photo page.
⑵. Photocopies of HSK、HSKK score reports.
⑶. Notarized highest education diploma attained（scheduled graduation proof or official proof of student status）.
⑷. Reference letter and letter of commitment.
The MTCSOL Scholarship applicants are required to submit two reference letters from professors or associate professors (in Chinese or English) and a written commitment stating that the applicant will be engaged in Chinese language teaching for at least 5 years after graduation (written in Chinese and signed). College students majored in Chinese in countries with no Confucius Institutes established shall submit a reference letter signed and issued by the university President.
⑸. Applicants under the age of 18 shall submit relevant legal documents of entrusted legal guardians in China.
⑹. Winners of the finals of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College Students and for Foreign High School Students in China shall submit the certificate of scholarship. Winners of preliminary rounds of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions in their countries shall submit award proof and a reference letter from the Chinese Embassy (or Consulate) in the competition area.
⑺. Chinese language teachers shall submit the proof of the length of time in teaching and weekly teaching hours provided by institutes they work for.
⑻. Those applying for scholarship of One-Academic-Year + MTCSOL are required to provide the agreement signed with the Confucius Institute or the institute which they will be working for.
⑼.Those applying for Master's Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages should also submit the APPLICATION FORM FOR ADMISSION OF FOREIGN STUDENTS(SHNU).
Ⅲ. Application time and Contact Information
Contact person：Samantha LI
Address：100, Guilin road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, 200234
Ⅳ. Scholarship Coverage and Criteria, please refer to the Recruitment Procedures for Confucius Institute Scholarship (2016)
1. Application deadline
Scholarship recruitment is open all year round.
Students undertaking MTCSOL program and “One-Academic-Year + MTCSOL” program can only choose to start from the fall semester .
Students undertaking One-Academic-Year program and One-Semester program can choose both fall semester and spring semester..
In order to ensure enough time for enrollment procedures, you are required to submit your application at least 2 month in advance.
The university dormitory offers double room with private bathroom, air-conditioner, wifi, fridge, telephone, TV, desk, bed etc. The public laundry and kitchen are also available in the building.
If you want to apply for a single room, you should pay 6000RMB/semester (one semester=4 months)
If you want to see the photos of dormitory, please click here
3. Selection criteria
Besides the criteria set up by the Confucius Institute Scholarship committee, the candidate will also be required to have an online interview.
Students who have deep love for Chinese language, Chinese culture, specialized in Chinese culture and art are given priority.
4. Annual Appraisal
Students undertaking MTCSOL(including One-Academic-Year + MTCSOL) shall be subject to an annual appraisal 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.
Ⅳ.Main courses list
1. Main courses of above programs except MTCSOL(one semester, one year)
2. Main courses of MTCSOL
※This announcement is subject to the Recruitment Procedures for Confucius Institute Scholarship (2016)
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