In order to support 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 Scholarships” program for providing sponsorship to students, scholars and Chinese language teachers of other countries for pursuing a study in Shandong University in China (hereinafter referred to as “UJN”).
I. Category & Eligibility
The 2016 Confucius Institute Scholarship Categories are:
1.Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study Students
2.Scholarship for One-Semester Study Students
Application is open to applicant who owns a non-Chinese citizenship, aged between 16 and 35, in good health condition (Applicant is currently working in a Chinese language teaching position shall not exceed the age limit of 45).
1.Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study
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 200 in HSK Test (Level 3), and 60 in HSKK test (Beginner Level). Alternatively, applicant should hold a minimum score of 200 in BCT (A) , and a minimum score of 200 BCT (Speaking).
2. Scholarship for One-Semester Study
This category provides a sponsorship for 5 months. Applicant should have no prior experience of studying in China, but have a minimum score of 140 in HSK Test (Level 2), and a minimum score of 50 in HSKK (Beginner Level).
Alternatively, applicant should have a minimum score of 120 in BCT (A), and a minimum score of 140 in BCT (Speaking).
II. Scholarship Coverage, Criteria and Academic Assessment
The Confucius Institute Scholarship provides full coverage on tuition fee, accommodation fee, living allowance and comprehensive medical insurance expenses.
Tuition fee is under the overall planning and utilization of UJN to provide teaching, management, Chinese language proficiency tests (HSK/HSKK), and cultural and social activities for scholarship holders. Accommodation fee is under the overall planning and utilization of UJN which should provide scholarship holders with free double-bed rooms.
Living allowance is granted on monthly basis. The allowance criteria per person are:
RMB2,500 per month.
Enrollment status is based on semesters of UJN. Students who are enrolled before the 15th (or on the 15th) of the admission month, are entitled to the full allowance of that month. Students, who are enrolled after the 15th of that month, are only entitled to half of the allowance.
The living allowance for the month of graduation will be granted half a month later upon confirming the graduation status by host institutions.
During the study, for any students who is absent from China of personal reasons for more than 15 days (excluding legal holidays), the allowance will be suspended during absence. Allowance will be terminated in case of schooling suspension or dropping out for personal reasons or violating university regulations.
Comprehensive medical insurance is purchased by UJN in accordance to relevant regulations on international students stipulated by the Ministry of Education of China. The insurance fee per person is RMB800 per year.
III. 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. Students attending Chinese language programs of universities in countries with no Confucius Institutes established shall attach a reference letter signed and issued by the university President.
5.Applications under the age of 18 shall submit relevant legal documents of entrusted legal guardians in China.
6.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 scholarship certificate. Winners of preliminary rounds of the “Chinese Bridge” Proficiency Competitions in their countries shall provide award proof and reference letter provided by the organizers.
7.Other materials required by our university.
IV. Time for Registration and Completion
Registration for students of one-Academic-Year Study, and one-Semester Study is either on September 1st, 2016 or March 1st, 2017.The completion of Spring semester is beginning of July, and that of Fall semester is beginning of January.
V. Main Courses
Compulsory: Comprehensive reading, listening, speaking, reading and writing, Chinese Culture, Survey of China, Chinese Characters
Optional: HSK tutorial, Calligraphy, Chinese Painting, Taiji and Chinese Kongfu, Paper Cutting, Chinese Folk Song,etc..