2017 Confucius Institute Scholarship Open for Application

The 2017 Confucius Institute (CI) Scholarship now is accepting application through the Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware.

Categories of the 2017 scholarship include:

  1. Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) Students
    2. Scholarship for one-Academic-Year Study + MTCSOL Students
    3. Scholarship for Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL) Students
    4. Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study Students
    5. Scholarship for One-Semester Study Students

Click HERE to see the specific requirement for each category.

Applicants shall be non-Chinese citizens in good health, aged between 16 and 35 (Chinese language teachers in post shall be aged below 45, and applicants for bachelor degree seeking scholarship (BTCSOL) should be aged below 20).

Recipients of the scholarship can choose from a list of will be studying in Xiamen University, Xiamen, China.

Admission day is either on September 10th, 2017 or March 1st, 2018.

Scholarship Coverage:

The Confucius Institute Scholarship provides full coverage on tuition fee, accommodation fee, living allowance and comprehensive medical insurance expenses.

Living allowance is granted by the host institution on monthly basis. The allowance criteria per person are:

  • BTCSOL, One-Academic-Year Study, One-Semester Study: RMB2,500 (approx. USD380) per month
  • MTCSOL: RMB3,000 (approx. USD460) per month

Click HERE to see more details about the scholarship coverage.

Application Procedure

Applicants should create an account and log on to http://cis.chinese.cn, complete and submit the “Confucius Institute Scholarship Application Form” online, and attach the electronic files of the following materials per instruction:

  1. Passport personal information page with photo.
  2. HSK, HSKK score reports.
  3. Notarized highest education diploma attained (scheduled graduation proof or official proof of student status).
  4. Official transcript.
  5. Personal Statement (please specify why you are interested in the scholarship and how it would benefit your future study and long term career goal)
  6. Name and contact information of at least two academic or professional references.
  7. Applicants under the age of 18 shall submit relevant legal documents of entrusted legal guardians in China.

Submit your application form, current resume, personal statement, and the names and contact information of at least two academic or professional references via email to guofang@udel.edu or drop it off at the UDCI’s office at 121 E Delaware Avenue, Newark, DE 19711.

Application Deadline: March 6th, 2017.

Please be advised that you will be asked to provide more documents once you pass the first round selection.

About Credit Transfer

Scholarship Recipients are required to consult their academic advisor as well as Dr. Haihong Yang, Credit Transfer Officer of the UD Chinese Program by phone 302-831-2580 or via email hyang@udel.edu about credit transfer in relation to their Chinese studies at Xiamen University before they leave for Xiamen.

Scholarship recipients must comply with UD’s credit transfer requirement. More information can be obtained fromhttp://www1.udel.edu/registrar/transfer/transins-intl-sa.html. Students must complete the Transfer Credit Evaluation Form before they leave.

About International Travel Insurance Requirement

Scholarship recipients must register in the Institute of Global Studies database and fulfill the University’s international travel insurance requirement before they leave for Xiamen University. Contact Karen Lundin, Academic Program Coordinator at IGS by phone 302-831-4399 via email klundin@udel.edu after the scholarship is confirmed.

About HSK Tests

All applicants are encouraged to take HSK tests. The Confucius Institute at UD will offer HSK and HSKK tests throughout the year. Please contact Ms. Yan Wang (email yancwang@udel.edu) for details at least seven business days before test date.

HSK & HSKK Test Dates in 2017 (UD Newark Campus)
HSK: Jan 14; Feb 25; Mar 19; Apr 22; May 20; June 11; July 29; Aug 27; Sep 17; Oct 15; Nov 11; Dec 3.
HSKK: Mar 19; May 21; Oct 15; Dec 3.

Click HERE for the complete application guidelines.

Spring 2017 Chinese Classes Now Open for Registration

The Confucius Institute will continue offering Chinese language and culture classes to all UD affiliated faculty, professionals, staff and their spouses as well as alumni in Spring 2017. Non-credit classes or activities are open to the general public. Children under the age of 18 are not eligible to participate in this program unless specified otherwise.

All classes and activities are FREE but registration is REQUIRED.
Please complete this on-line registration form.

Class size is limited to 20 people; registration will take place on a first-come, first-served basis. The Confucius Institute reserves the right to cancel any classes due to student shortage.

Confucius Institute Class Schedule – Spring 2017

  • ccChinese Corner
    Mondays 
    from February 13 to May 15  for 13 weeks.
    (Class does not meet on March 27 due to spring recess.)
    Open to the general public. All are welcome.
    Time: 5:15-6:15 PM
    Location: Conference Room at the CI building
    121 E Delaware Avenue, Newark, DE 19711
    Instructor: Ms. Tingting Li
  • Chinese Level 1 for faculty/staff/alumni
    Tuesdaysfrom February 14 to May 9  for 12 weeks.
    (Class does not meet on March 28 due to spring recess.)
    Time:  5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom:  MEM 107
    Instructor: Ms. Fang Guo
  • Chinese Level 2 for faculty/staff/alumni
    Wednesdaysfrom February 15 to May 10  for 12 weeks.
    (Class does not meet on March 29 due to spring recess.)
    Time:  5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom:  MEM 126
    Instructor: Ms. Fang Guo
  • meiChinese Calligraphy and Painting
    Open to the general public. All are welcome. 
    Thursdaysfrom February 16 to May 11  for 12 weeks.
    (Class does not meet on March 30 due to spring recess.)
    Time:  5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom:  MEM 107
    Instructor: Ms. Fang Guo
  • Chinese Movie Club
    Open to the general public. All are welcome.
    Every other Thursdaysfrom February 23 to May 11  for 6 sessions.
    Time: 5:00-7:00 PM
    Location: Conference Room at the CI building
    121 E Delaware Avenue, Newark, DE 19711
    Instructor: Ms. Tingting Li

 

UD-PKU Scholar Lecture Features Study on Historical Nanjing

The Confucius Institute cordially invites campus and community audience to the annual UD-Peking University Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series on Thursday October 27, 2016.

Professor Zhangcan Cheng (程章灿教授) will give a talk on the Culture Image of Nanjing in Historical Perspective – The Royal Aura of Jinling (金陵的皇家风范).

Prof. Cheng is a Changjiang Professor of Classical Chinese Literature. He has published more than ten books including: An Introduction to The Poetry of the Tang Dynasty (1992), The Great Families and the Literature in Six Dynasties (1998), Milou: Poetry and the Labyrinth of Desire (Chinese Translation from English) (2003), and Wenxuan and the Chinese Literary Tradition (2014).

English interpretation will be provided for this talk.

Date: Thursday October 27, 2016
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Location: Brown Lab 206

Direction and parking info for Brown Lab: http://maps.rdms.udel.edu/map/index.php?id=NC14

Light refreshments and beverages will be provided before the event. The event is open to the public for free.

This event is co-sponsored by the Dean’s Office of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Confucius Institute.

UDCI will Host “China Town Hall 2016” Featuring Dr. Henry Kissinger and Senior Diplomat Neighbors on Oct. 18

The Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware is in partnership with the National Committee on United-States-China Relations to present the 2016 China Town Hall program. The theme title of the talk is “The Sino-American Relationship: Challenges and Opportunities.

The program speakers include:

Nationwide Webcast Keynote: Dr. Henry A. Kissinger 

Henry A Kissinger was the 56th Secretary of State (1973-1977) and the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (1969-1975). He has also taught at Harvard University and is currently chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm. While national security advisor, Dr. Kissinger played a crucial role in arranging President Nixon’s 1972 visit to China, which opened the door to the re-establishment of U.S.-China relations. He is respected for his many decades of efforts to strengthen the Sino-American relationship during the past half-century.

lbsLocal Keynote: Mr. Lloyd Neighbors

Lloyd Neighbors served as a diplomat for 30 years with the U.S. Information Agency and the Department of State. He retired in 2005 from the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor. Most of his career was dedicated to work in greater China. As a junior officer Mr. Neighbors served in Taiwan (both Taipei and Kaohsiung) from 1975 to 1979. He was a public affairs officer (PAO) at the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai from 1983 to 1987. He filled the same role in Hong Kong from 1989 to 1993 and once again in Taipei (this time at the American Institute in Taiwan) from 1997 to 1999. From 2000 to 2003, his last long-term assignment abroad, he served as Minister Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

Webcast Moderator: Stephen A. Orlins
President of National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

To help Americans better understand the complexity of U.S.-China relations and its impact on the lives of just about everyone in the United States, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is conducting the tenth annual CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections at more than 70 locations nationwide, featuring a live webcast and Q&A with Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, former National Security Advisor and Former Secretary of State. This national day of programming is designed to provide Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss issues in the relationship with leading experts.

Please mark your calendar:

Time: 6:00–8:00pm
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Location:  Kirkbride Hall 205 at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Lecture Subject Title: “the Sino-American Relationship: Challenges and Opportunities.”
Direction and parking instructions see here: http://maps.rdms.udel.edu/map/index.php?id=NW65

Light refreshments will be served after the event. The event is FREE to the public.

This event is co-sponsored by the Confucius Institute, Institute of Global Studies,  the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the Center for Global and Area Studies.