Call for Application for the 2015 Confucius Institute Scholarship

Now it is the time to submit your application for the 2015 Confucius Institute Scholarship offered through the Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware.

Categories of the 2015 scholarship include:

  • Scholarship for Students of Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other LanguagesMTCSOL
  • Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Students
  • Scholarship for One-Semester Students

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 BTCSOL scholarship should be aged below 20).

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

I. Scholarship Category and Application Requirement

  • Scholarship for Students of MTCSOL

The scholarship is provided to outstanding students of Confucius Institutes (Classrooms), overseas local Chinese language teachers, outstanding performers on HSK exams, winners of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College Students and for Foreign High School Students, and outstanding graduates of Chinese language across the world for taking the MTCSOL degree. The scholarship winner shall begin the study in autumn 2015, and the grant will cover two academic years. Applicants are required to have bachelor degrees or its equivalent with a score of at least 180 on the HSK (level 5) and a score of at least 50 on the HSKK (intermediate level), and make a written commitment stating that he/she will be engaged in Chinese language teaching for at least 5 years after graduation. Applicants with specific teaching posts arranged will be given admission priority (certification by the institution he/she will teach for is required). Hanban will provide support for outstanding graduates to return to their countries to teach.

  • Scholarship for One-Academic Year Students

The scholarship is provided to outstanding students of Confucius Institutes (Classrooms), winners of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College Students and for Foreign High School Students, overseas local Chinese language teachers, outstanding graduates of Chinese language across the world, and outstanding performers on the HSK, and those who intend to become Chinese teachers. The scholarship winner may choose to study majors including Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese Philosophy. The time of entrance is autumn 2015 and the grant term is one academic year. Applicants should achieve a score of at least 180 on the HSK (level 3) and at least 60 on the HSKK (primary level).

  • Scholarship for One-Semester Students

The scholarship is provided to outstanding students of Confucius Institutes (Classrooms), winners of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College Students and for Foreign High School Students, overseas local Chinese language teachers, outstanding graduates of Chinese language across the world, and outstanding performers on the HSK. The scholarship winner may choose to study majors including Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese Philosophy. The time of entrance is autumn 2015 or spring 2015 and the grant term is one semester. Applicants should achieve a score of at least 120 on the HSK (level 2) and at least 40 on the HSKK (primary level).

Applicants with HSK and HSKK scores will be given priority to all categories of scholarships. Winners of the finals of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College Students and for Foreign High School Students in China shall arrange their applications in accordance with the prize specifications. Repetitive applications are invalid.

All applicants are encouraged to take HSK tests. The Confucius Institute at UD will offer HSK tests on April 18 and May 16. Please contact Ms. Kuangbin Fan (email fank@udel.edu) for details no later than April 7 for April tests and May 5 for May tests.

II. Scholarship Coverage and Criteria

Scholarship winners 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):

  1. CNY 2,500 for One-Academic-Year Students and One-Semester Students.
  2. CNY 3,000 for Master’s Degree Students.

III. 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:

  1. Photocopy of passport photo page.
  2. Photocopies of HSK, HSKK score reports.
  3. Notarized highest education diploma attained (scheduled graduation proof or official proof of student status).
  4. Name and contact information of at least two academic or professional references.
  5. Applicants under the age of 18 shall submit relevant legal documents of entrusted legal guardians in China.
  6. Winners of the finals of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College Students and for Foreign High School Students in China shall submit the certificate of scholarship. Winners of preliminary rounds of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions in their countries shall submit award proof and a reference letter from the Chinese Embassy (or Consulate) in the competition area.

Please also submit your application form, current resume and personal statement (please specify why you are interested in the scholarship and how it would benefit your future study and long term career goal) via email to fank@udel.edu or drop it off at the CIUD’s office on 121 E Delaware Avenue, Newark, DE 19711.

Application Deadline: May 8, 2015

Please be advised that you will be asked to provide more documents once you pass the first round selection. First round interview will be held on May 15, 2015.

 

“Confucius Day” Photo Contest Results Announcement

Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware is proud to announce the winner of the photo contest!

The photo contest on September 27, 2014 for Confucius Day at the University of Delaware was a great success!  With nearly 40 photo entries, participants found it difficult to choose a winner among the wonderful pictures!  But finally the votes were tallied, and the competition victor was decided!

Congratulations to Michael Luck! Your photos were voted number one!

Final Competition results:

1st Prize: Michael Luck

“This was a great memory.  This little boy had a few minutes to play after I asked his mother for a picture. We played hide and seek at the Summer Palace. When I jumped out from behind a pillar, he was surprised and I captured this look. Combined with the cookie crumbs on his chin, you would think he was caught being naughty. The combination of cuteness and composition makes this one of my favorite photos.”

Michael Luck 2

2nd Prize: John Polk

“Potala Palace, Lhasa, Xizang”

Potala Palace, Lhasa, Xizang

3rd Prize: David Cannon

“Shanghai at nighttime!”

David Cannon 5

As a prize, the final contestants will receive a gift card from their teacher! The first place gift card will be a $30 value, while second and third prizes are gift cards valued in $20 and $10 respectably.

Congratulations again to the winners! And thank you for your support and participation!

UPCOMING LECTURE: FROM “LOW-PROFILE” TO “HIGH-PROFILE”: CHANGES IN CHINA’S FOREIGN POLICY STRATEGY AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS

 

The Confucius Institute cordially invites you to a “Tradition & Innovation around the Globe” lecture from Dr. Jianguo Chen, renowned scholar in Chinese Literatures, Comparative Literacy Studies and Chinese Cultural and Films Studies.

Dr. Jianguo Chen, Director of Confucius Institute from the University of Delaware will present a topic on “From ‘Low-Profile’ to ‘High-Profile': Changes in China’s Foreign Policy Strategy and Their Implications”.

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time: 12:20 – 1:10 pm
Location: Memorial Hall 113
Direction and parking info for Memorial Hall: http://maps.rdms.udel.edu/map/index.php?id=NC32

Lecture is free and open to the public.

The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Global and Area Studies.

Apply Today! 2014 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for American High School Students

head

Look for something cool and special in summer? Visit China and explore different language and culture!

The Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware is calling for application to the 2014 “Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for American High School Students”.

Camp Dates: July 17 – August 1

Camp Destination Cities: Beijing and another city (TBA)

Qualifications:

Students shall be:

-American citizens;

-less than 3 years of Chinese learning experience

-in good health

-aged between 14 and 18 and enrolled in grades 9 to 12.

Chaperones shall be:

-experienced in K-12 teaching and student management;

-responsible and compatible;

-in good health;

-aged below 50 in post.

Costs:

China visa fees

Round-trip international airfare

International travel insurance

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants need to submit their application form, personal application letter and a recommendation letter from schools or teachers (Chaperones should also submit their resumes) to the Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware via:

Email: confucius@udel.edu

Mail: 121 E Delaware Ave, Newark, DE 19711

Application Deadline: March 7, 2014

For more details, please see:

2014 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp Announcement – UDCI (PDF)

Forms Download:

Application Form (Chaperone)

Application Form (Student)

If you have any question, please contact us at (302)831-7190/7188 or send email to confucius@udel.edu.

APPLY TODAY!

2014 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for American High School Students is sponsored by Hanban (Headquarters of Confucius Institute) and coordinated by the Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware.