For the purpose of satisfying the growing demand of the international community for Chinese language teachers and facilitating Chinese language education in other countries, the Center for Language Education and Cooperation (CLEC) will continue with the International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship (hereinafter referred to as the Scholarship). Confucius Institutes, independently operated Confucius Classrooms, certain HSK test centers, Chinese language (education) departments of foreign universities, professional associations for Chinese language instruction, Chinese embassies (consulates) abroad (hereinafter collectively referred to as “recommending institutions”) may recommend outstanding students and currently-employed Chinese language teachers for study of International Chinese Language Education or related majors at Lanzhou Jiaotong University.
a) Non-Chinese citizens;
b)Should be friendly to China, have no criminal record, and abide by the laws and regulations of the Chinese government and the rules and regulations of the school;
c)In good physical and mental conditions, and with a good record of academic performance and conduct;
d)Aspiring to work in the Chinese language education and related fields;
e)Aged between16 and 35 (as of 1September, 2022), with the special allowance for the age limit of 45 for applicants currently working as Chinese language teachers and that of 25 for undergraduate student applicants.
SCHOLARSHIP TYPES AND QUALIFICATIONS
A. Offline Chinese Language Teacher Programme
a)Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study
The programme commences in September 2022, and provides scholarship for a maximum of eleven months. International students who have benefited from similar scholarships are not eligible.
For the area of TCSOL, applicants shall have a minimum score of 270 on the HSK test (Level 3), and an HSKK test score is required.
For the areas of Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History, and Chinese Philosophy, etc., applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 on the HSK test (Level 4) and 60 on the HSKK test (Intermediate Level).
For the area of Chinese Language Study, applicants shall have a minimum score of 210 on the HSK test (Level 3). Priority will be given to applicants who provide an HSKK test score.
b)Scholarship for One-Semester Study
The programme commences either in September 2022 or March 2023, and provides scholarship of a maximum of five months. Applicants holding the X1 or X2 visa are not eligible.
For the areas of TCSOL, Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History, and Chinese Philosophy, etc., applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 on the HSK test (Level 3), and an HSKK test score is required.
For the area of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taiji Culture, applicants are required to provide HSK test scores. Priority will be given to applicants who also provide HSKK test scores.
c)Scholarship for Four-Week Study
The programme commences either in July or December, 2022, and provides a four-week scholarship. Applicants holding the X1 or X2 visa are not eligible.
For the areas of Chinese Study, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Taiji Culture, Chinese Language plus Home-Stay Experience in a Chinese Family, and Special Four-week Programme for Confucius Institutes, applicants are required to provide HSK test scores. The programme may be organized and applied for by a recommending institution with 10- 15 participants per group. Prior to the trip, a detailed study plan shall be made in consultation with host institutions and such plan shall be submitted to CLEC for approval.
B.Scholarship for Online Programmes
a)Online Programme for One-year Chinese Language Study commences in September or March each year. A general Chinese proficiency test score of 180 in HSK (Level 3) is required, and HSKK scores are preferred.
b)Online Programme for One-Semester Chinese Language Study commences in September or March each year. Generally, applicants must have an HSK score (no specific requirements for level or score).
COVERAGE AND CRITERIA
a)The offline Scholarship provides full coverage on tuition fees, accommodation fees, living allowance (four-week study students excluded) and comprehensive medical insurance expenses.
The monthly allowance for one-academic-year study students and one-semester students is 2,500 CNY per person.
b)Scholarship for online programmes only provides coverage on tuition fees.
Online application will be available from 1 March, 2022 on the International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship application website (cis.chinese.cn).
b)Searching for Recommending Institutions
Please log on (cis.chinese.cn) to search for recommending institutions and host institutions; upload application materials online; and track the application progress, comments and results.
c)Review the Applications
CLEC will entrust an expert panel to review the applications. Decisions will be made based on HSK and HSKK scores and levels, and in consideration of country distribution as well as other factors.
Scholarship holders need to confirm with the host institutions to go through the procedures of studying in China, print out the scholarship certificate online, and register at LJU on the designated date as per the letter of admission.
THE APPLICATION DEADLINES (BEIJING TIME)
For programmes commencing in July, applicants must complete their applications before15 April.
For programmes commencing in September, applicants must complete their applications before 15 May 15.
For programmes commencing in December, applicants must complete their applications before 15 September.
For programmes commencing in March 2023, applicants must complete their applications before 15 November, 2022.
Currently Employed Chinese Language Teachers and Chinese Bridge Award Recipients
Currently employed Chinese language teachers:
Currently employed Chinese language teachers applying for the scholarships can be exempted from submitting Chinese Language Proficiency Test (HSK) certificates if they can provide proof of employment and a letter of recommendation from the institution where they work.
Chinese Bridge Award Recipients:
Applicants who have won the 2022 International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship Certificate in various Chinese Bridge competitions should submit their application documents along with their scholarship certificates to relevant host institutions on the International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship website. For further inquiry, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A scanned copy of passport photo page;
A scanned copy of score reports of the HSK and HSKK tests (within the two-year validity);
A reference letter by the head of the recommending institutions.
Certificate of No Criminal Record.
A photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form
Applicants currently working as Chinese language teachers shall provide proof of employment as well as a reference letter by the employer.
Applicants under the age of 18 shall provide certified documents of designation signed by their entrusted legal guardians in China.
For enrollment and other matters during the Covid-19 epidemic, please contact LJU for update information.
Students who fail to pass the pre-enrollment medical examination, withdraw from school midway, or fail to report to school or suspend their studies without permission will be disqualified for scholarship.
Admission Office of International Students