2013 Application Process

Application Procedures for the Confucius Institute Scholarship 2013

According to different types of programs, the Scholarship is divided into 3 categories, namely, Scholarships for One-Semester Students, Scholarships for One-Academic Year Students and Scholarships for Students of  Master's Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages.

1. Scholarships for One-Semester Students

(1) Applicants are allowed to choose the time of entrance on Fall Semester 2013 or Spring Semester 2014 and the grant term is one semester. (2) Objects: Scholarships for One-Semester Study are provided to outstanding students from GSU Confucius Institute, outstanding performers on HSK, winners of the Huston Consular District “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College Students and for Foreign High School Students, Chinese language teachers, and outstanding college students of Chinese Language across the State of Georgia. (3) Conditions: i) Applicants should achieve a score of at least 120 on the HSK (level 2) and at least 40 on the HSKK (elementary level ) , or complete their study at a Confucius Institute for over 60 hours. ii) Applicants are allowed to choose 2 host schools which offer several areas of specialization, including Chinese language and literature, Chinese history and Chinese Philosophy. However, the first choice MUST be “Beijing Language and Culture University” (BLCU). iii) Applicants shall be non-Chinese citizens aged between 16 to 35 years old (Chinese language teachers could be up to 45 years old) and in good health.

2. Scholarships for One-Academic Year Students

(1) The time of entrance is fall 2013 and the grant term is one academic year. (2) Objects: Scholarships for One-Semester Study are provided to outstanding students from GSU Confucius Institute; outstanding performers on HSK; who have won the preliminary round of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College Students and for Foreign High School Students in Huston Consular District; Chinese language teachers or those who intend to become Chinese teachers, and outstanding college students of Chinese language across Georgia State. (3) Conditions: i) Applicants should achieve a score of at least 180on the HSK (level 3) and at  least 60 on the HSKK (primary level) , or complete their study at a Confucius Institute for over 120 hours. ii) Applicants are allowed to choose 2 host schools which offer several areas of specialization, including Chinese language and literature, Chinese history and Chinese Philosophy. However, the first choice MUST be “Beijing Language and Culture University” (BLCU). iii) Applicants shall be non-Chinese citizens aged between 16 to 35 years old (Chinese language teachers could be up to 45 years old) and in good health.

3. Scholarships for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages, MTCSOL:

Applicants will obtain a Master’s degree in MTCSOL upon completing the two-year study and passing the related examinations. (1) The scholarship winner shall begin the study in fall 2013, and the grant will cover two academic years. (2) Objects: Scholarships for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages are provided to outstanding students from GSU Confucius Institute; outstanding performers on HSK; students who have won the preliminary round of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College Students and for Foreign High School Students in Huston Consular District; Chinese language teachers and outstanding college students of Chinese language across Georgia State. (3) Conditions: Applicants shall be non-Chinese citizens aged between 16 to 35 years old (Chinese language teachers could be up to 45 years old) who are in good health and: i) have bachelor degrees or its equivalent; ii) with a score of at least 180 on the new HSK (level 5) and a score of at least 50 on the HSKK (intermediate level) iii) make a written commitment stating that he/she will be engaged in Chinese teaching for at least 5 years after graduation. Applicants are allowed to choose 2 host schools, but the first choice MUST be “Beijing Language and Culture University” (BLCU).
Scholarship holders 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 study and one-semester study; b. CNY 1,700 for Master’s Degree Students. The one-off settlement subsidy is CNY 1,500 for students who will study in China for one academic year or more. CNY 1,000 will be provided to all students who studies in China for one semester.
1. The Confucius Institute at Georgia State University (GSUCI) will select the best applicants and recommend them to the host institutes. 2. How to apply From the issue date of the application procedures, applicants can log on to the Confucius Institute Scholarship website at http://cis.chinese.cn, set up an individual account, complete the Confucius Institute Scholarship Application form online, print out the form and sign it; then submit it to one of the recommended institutes along with the other application materials (see article 4). 3. Application Deadline:April 10TH, 2013, 5 pm(EST). 4. Application Results: GSUCI will send the application materials for the Scholarships to Hanban/ Confucius Institute Headquarters, and related application materials to Beijing Language and Culture University by May 7th. Applicants will get the results from GSUCI around June 15th. The “Admission Notice”, “Visa Application Form for Foreigners to Study in China" (JW202 Form) and other related materials will be issued to the qualified applicants around July 1th.
Applicants must submit their documents according to the following instructions (all in duplicate): 1.Confucius Institute Scholarship Application Form; 2.Photocopy of passport photo page; 3.Application statement: indicating the applicant's Chinese learning background, study plan and aim in China. It should be written in Chinese with no less than 800 words. 4 .Photocopy of HSK and HSKK Result Report 5.Diploma certificate and transcript. Applicants should submit notarized highest education diplomas attained or proof of enrollment. 6.Recommendation letter. The Master’s Degree Scholarship applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation by professors or associate professors (in Chinese or English); 7.Applications under the age of 18 should submit letters of approval and provide the emergency contact number for their legal guardians in China; 8.Written commitment : stating that the Master’s Degree Scholarship applicants will be engaged in Chinese teaching for at least 5 years after graduation (written in Chinese with the applicant’s  signature). 9.Copy of the award certificates of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese proficiency competitions or certifications issued by the organizers. 10. Chinese language teachers shall submit proof of teaching years and weekly teaching hours provided by the institutes they work for.
1.The scholarship winners must 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; 2.Scholarships will be cancelled for those who cannot pass the physical examination; 3.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 in the second semester 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.
Confucius Institute at Georgia State University Address : 75 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 926,Citizens Trust Building,Atlanta, GA 30303 Contact Person: Jing Wang,(404)413-5161, jwang50@gsu.edu