Minzu University of China (MUC) is one of the key universities in China, as well as one of the demonstration bases for Study-in-China. To meet the growing international demand for Chinese language teachers, facilitate Chinese language education in other countries, and support the cultivation of qualified overseas Chinese languages teachers, Minzu University of China will provide International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship (hereinafter collectively referred to as “scholarship” ) with support from the Center for Language Education and Cooperation (CLEC). 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 etc. (hereinafter collectively referred to as “recommending institutions”) are all welcome to recommend outstanding students and currently-employed Chinese language teachers for study of International Chinese Language Education or related majors at MUC.
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)Be interested in Chinese language education and related fields;
e)Be aged between18 and 35 on 1 September, 2023. The maximum age limit for in-service Chinese teachers may be extended to 45, but those who apply for a scholarship for a Bachelor’s degree shall be no more than 25 under most circumstances.
SCHOLARSHIP CATEGORIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
A.Chinese Language Teacher Scholarships
a)Scholarship for Master’s Degree in International Chinese Language Education
The program commences in September 2023 and scholarship is provided for a maximum of two academic years. Applicants shall hold a Bachelor’s degree, and have a minimum score of 210 on the HSK Test (Level 5), as well as 60 on the HSKK test (Intermediate Level). Priority will be given to applicants who may provide an employment contract with a teaching institution upon completing their studies in China or proof to the same effect.
b)Scholarship for Bachelor’s Degree in International Chinese Language Education
The program commences in September 2023, and the scholarship is provided for a maximum of four academic years.
Applicants shall hold a senior high school diploma and have a minimum score of 210 on the HSK Test (Level 4) and 60 on the HSKK test (Intermediate Level).
c)Scholarship for One-Year Study Program
The program commences in September 2023, and the scholarship is provided for a maximum of eleven months. International students who have benefited from similar scholarships are not eligible.
Applicants of international Chinese language education programs shall have a minimum score of 270 on the HSK test (Level 3), and an HSKK test score is required. Applicants of Chinese language and literature programs shall have a minimum score of 180 on the HSK test (Level 4) and 60 on the HSKK test (Intermediate Level). Applicants of Chinese language study programs shall have a minimum score of 210 on the HSK test (Level 3), and priority will be given to applicants who provide an HSKK test score.
d)Scholarship for One-Semester Study Program (Chinese language and literature program)
The program commences either in September 2023 or March 2024 and provides scholarship of a maximum of five months. Applicants holding the X1 or X2 visa are not eligible.
The program commences either in September 2023 or March 2024, and the scholarship is provided for a maximum of five months. Applicants holding the X1/X2 visa category are not eligible. Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 on the HSK test (Level 3), and an HSKK test score is required.
e)Scholarship for Four-Week Study Program
The program commences either in July or December, 2023, 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, applicants are required to provide HSK test scores. The program 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 MUC and such plan shall be submitted to CLEC for approval.
B.Scholarship for Online Programs
a)The Online Program for One-Year Chinese Language Study commences in September or March each year. Under most circumstances, a score of 180 on the HSK test (Level 3) is required, and priority will be given to those who also provide an HSKK test score.
b) The Online Program for One-Semester Chinese Language Study commences in September or March each year. Under most circumstances, an HSK test score (regardless of level or score) is required.
POLICIES REGARDING IN-SERVICE CHINESE LANGUAGE TEACHERS AND CHINESE BRIDGE WINNERS
a) In-Service Chinese Language Teachers
In-service Chinese language teachers may be exempted from HSK/HSKK certificates if they provide proof of employment and a letter of recommendation from the employer.
b) Chinese Bridge Winners
Applicants who have received the International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship Certificate during Chinese Bridge competitions may submit their application documents along with their scholarship certificates to MUC directly at the International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship website.
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COVERARGE AND CRITERIA FOR SCHOLARSHIP
The Scholarship provides full coverage on tuition fees, accommodation fees, living allowance (excluding four-week study students) and comprehensive medical insurance expenses.
a)MUC use the tuition fees for the training and management of the scholarship students, cultural programming and HSK tests. The scholarships for online programs provide support for tuition fees only
b)MUC use the accommodation fees to provide scholarship recipients with free on-campus accommodation (typically double rooms). Scholarship recipients may live off-campus upon application and approval from the university. Under such circumstances, doctoral students are entitled to an accommodation allowance of CNY 1000 per person/month, and other students are entitled to CNY 700 per person/month paid on a monthly/quarterly basis by MUC.
c)The living allowance is paid to the scholarship recipients by MUC on a monthly basis. The monthly allowance for undergraduates, one-year study program students and one-semester study program students is CNY 2,500 per person; that for master’s students in International Chinese Language Education is CNY 3,000 per person.
Scholarship recipients must register with the university within the period stipulated in the Letter of Admission. Otherwise, the scholarship will be revoked. Students registered before the 15th (inclusive) of the month are entitled to the full allowance of that month, while those who are registered after the 15th are entitled to half of the amount.
If a scholarship recipient leaves China for more than 15 days for personal reasons during the study period (excluding summer and winter vacations), the living allowance during the period of absence from China will be suspended.
If a scholarship recipient is suspended or withdrawn from school for personal reasons or is subject to disciplinary action by MUC, the living allowance from the date of suspension, withdrawal, or notification of disciplinary action will be suspended.
The living allowance for graduating students is paid until half a month after the graduation date set by MUC.
d)Comprehensive medical insurance is purchased by MUC in accordance with applicable regulations on overseas students stipulated by the Ministry of Education of China. The insurance premium for four-week study program students is CNY 160 per person, that for one-semester study program students is CNY 400 per person, and that for students studying more than one year is CNY 800 per person/year.
a)Online application will be available from 1 March, 2023 on the International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship application website:
(http://www.chinese.cn/page/#/pcpage/project_detail). Applicants applying for MUC should choose Minzu University of China as the first choice，and complete online application.
b)Applicants should also use MUC International Student Service System
（http://lxs.muc.edu.cn/member/login.do）to complete online application and upload application materials.
c)Please track the application progress, feedback of review and admission results online. Our university will organize interview during the review process. Please check emails regularly and keep communication channels work well.
d)Scholarship holders need to confirm with MUC to go through the procedures of studying in China, as well as print out CIS certificate online.
e)Scholarship holders needs to register at MUC according to the registering date on the letter of admission issued by MUC.
f)The Application Deadlines (Beijing Time) :
ØFor programs commencing in July, applicants must complete their applications before 15 April, while recommending institutions and MUC will complete reviewing before 25 April.
ØFor programs commencing in September, applicants must complete their applications before 15 May, while recommending institutions and MUC will complete reviewing before 25 May.
ØFor programs commencing in December, applicants must complete their applications before 15 September, while recommending institutions and MUC will complete reviewing before 25 September.
ØFor programs commencing in March 2024, applicants must complete their applications before 15 November, 2023, while recommending institutions and MUC will complete reviewing before 25 November, 2023.
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. The results will be released about three months before the program starts.
APPLICATION DOCUMENTS FOR SCHOLARSHIP
Applicants must confirm that their information such as name and nationality is consistent with their passports. The permanent address is real and effective. The following documents in neither Chinese nor English need notarization in Chinese or English.
a)A scanned copy of passport photo page;
b)A scanned copy of score reports of the HSK and HSKK tests (within the two-year validity);
c)A reference letter by the head of the recommending institutions.
d)Applicants for Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree programs in International Chinese Language Education are required to provide a certification of the highest education diploma (or proof of expected graduation) and an official transcript, both notarized in Chinese or English;
e)Applicants for Master’s Degree programs in International Chinese Language Education are required to provide two reference letters from professors or associate professors. Priority will be given to applicants who may provide an employment contract with a teaching institution upon completing their studies in China or a proof to the same effect.
f)In-service Chinese language teachers shall provide proof of employment and a reference letter from the employer.
g)A scanned copy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form in English (keep the original copy as well). The physical examination must cover all of the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete forms or forms without the signature of the attending physician, or the official stamp of the hospital, or a sealed photograph of the applicant are considered as invalid. As the examination results are valid for 6 months, the applicants should schedule his medical examination accordingly.
h)Non-Criminal Record Report
a)Applicants shall meet the application qualifications of MUC and complete online application before the deadline. Applications incomplete or unqualified will not be accepted.
b)If the applicant has submitted false documents or not completed the application in person, once verified, the application qualification will be disqualified.
c)Successful Scholarship applicants shall inform MUC 15 days before the stipulated registration date in written form to explain the reason if they are unable to register on time. Otherwise, they will be disqualified for scholarship.
d)Degree students are subject to the annual assessment according to the Annual Appraisal Procedures of International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship.
e)Students who fail to pass the pre-enrollment medical examination, withdraw from school, or fail to register to school on time or suspend their studies without permission will be disqualified for scholarship.
College of International Education, Minzu University of China
Attachment：PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FORM.pdf
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