Celebrate the Year of Rooster with the UDCI

Celebrate the Chinese New Year, aka Spring Festival, with the Confucius Institute (UDCI) this year! The UDCI is collaborating with several local institution and organizations to present several events to celebrate the Year of the Rooster! Mark the calendar:

  • The Greater Dover Chinese Cultural Festival
    Date: Sunday Jan. 29, 2017
    Time: 1:00-3:00pm Culture Activities; 3:00-5:00pm Stage Performances
    Location: Education and Humanities Building Theatre on Delaware State University campus
    Free event, open to public.
  • Delaware Chinese New Year Celebration
    Date: Saturday Feb. 4, 2017
    Time: 2:00-4:00pm
    Location: John Dickinson High School Auditorium, 1801 Milltown Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808
    Free event, open to public.
  • Chinese New Year at Osher
    Date: Thursday Feb. 9, 2017
    Time: 11:50am-12:20pm
    Location: UD Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Lobby, 2700 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806
    Free event, open to public.
  • UD Spring Festival Gala
    Date: Saturday Feb. 18, 2017
    Time: 6:30pm
    Location: Mitchell Hall on UD campus
    Open to public. Tickets are now available online at https://udcssa.ticketleap.com/newyear/. Prices vary from $5.99 to $12.99 per person. An online booking processing fee may apply. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

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

Please note a change of class locations below. (2/7/17)

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.

Due to popular demand, the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting class will be offered in two sessions focusing on different painting genres on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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
    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
    Tuesdays from 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: Mr. Libao Xia
  • Chinese Level 2 for faculty/staff/alumni
    Wednesdays from 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: Mr. Libao Xia
  • meiChinese Calligraphy and Painting
    Open to the general public. All are welcome.
    Session A (Landscape):
    from 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: GOR 223 (new location)
    Instructor: Ms. Fang Guo

    Session B (Flowers & Birds):
    from 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 048 (new location)
    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. Li Liu