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Application Guide for DUT International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship 2023


To meet the growing international demand for Chinese language teachers, facilitate Chinese language education around the world, and support the professional development of Chinese language teachers, the Center for Language Education and Cooperation (CLEC) has established the International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship (hereinafter referred to as the Scholarship) for eligible Chinese language teachers outside of China. Confucius Institutes, independent Confucius Classrooms, selected HSK test centers, foreign educational institutions, Chinese language teacher training programs/Chinese departments at foreign universities, professional associations for Chinese language teaching, Chinese embassies (consulates) abroad (hereinafter collectively referred to as Recommending Institutions) may recommend outstanding students and in-service Chinese language teachers to further their studies in international Chinese language education and related programs at Chinese universities (hereinafter referred to as Host Institutions).



ELIGIBILITY

a) Be a non-Chinese citizen;

b) Be friendly to China, have no criminal record, abide by the laws and regulations of China and the rules and regulations of the Host Institution;

c) Be in good physical and mental health, be in good academic and behavioral standing;

d) Be interested in Chinese language education and related work;

e) Be aged between 16 and 35 years on September 1, 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 younger than 25 under most circumstances.


CATEGORIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

The DUT International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship of 2023 is divided into two categories: Chinese Language Teacher Scholarships (Scholarship for Master’s Degree in International Chinese Language Education, Scholarship for One-Year Study Program, Scholarship for One-Semester Study Program, Scholarship for Four-Week Study Program) and Scholarships for Online Programs.


A. Chinese Language Teacher Scholarships

a) Scholarship for Master’s Degree in International Chinese Language Education

The program commences in September 2023 and provides scholarship for a maximum of two academic years. The study duration of the master’s Degree in International Chinese Language Education in DUT is three years. Research directions are as follows: (1) Research of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (2) The Study of Second Language Acquisition (3) Comparative Study of Chinese and Foreign Cultures and Chinese Culture Communication.

As the maximum period of International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship is 2 years, once it is finished, applicants can apply for DUT scholarship. If applicants can pass the review of DUT scholarship, they will be awarded DUT scholarship in the 3rd year.


The applicants shall hold a Bachelor’s degree, and have a minimum score of 210 on the HSK Test (Level 5), a minimum score of 65 on the HSK Test-Writing Part (Level 5) as well as 60 on the HSKK test (Intermediate Level) along with other support materials. Priority will be given to applicants who may provide a work contract with a teaching institution upon completing their studies in China or a proof to the same effect.


b) Scholarship for One-Year Study Program

The program commences in September 2023, and provides scholarship for a maximum of eleven months. International students who have benefited from similar scholarships are not eligible.

1. Chinese Language and Literature

Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 on the HSK test (Level 4) and 60 on the HSKK test (Intermediate Level).

2. Chinese Language Study

Applicants shall have a minimum score of 210 on the HSK test (Level 3). Priority will be given to applicants who provide an HSKK test score.


c) Scholarship for One-Semester Study Program

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 or X2 visa are not eligible.

1. Chinese Language and Literature

Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 on the HSK test (Level 3), and an HSKK test score is required.


d) Scholarship for Four-Week Study

The program commences either in July or December 2023, and the scholarship is provided for a maximum of four weeks. Applicants withholding visas X1 or X2 are not eligible.

For the areas of Chinese Study, Taiji Culture, Chinese Language plus Home-Stay Experience in a Chinese Family, and Special Four-week Program for Confucius Institutes, 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 host institutions and such plan shall be submitted to CLEC for approval.


B. Scholarships 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.

C) Please consult the Host Institution for the eligibility and application for Special Online Study Programs.


APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Online registration will be available from March 1, 2023 on the International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship website (http://www.chinese.cn). You may search for Recommending Institutions and Host Institutions; submit application materials online; and track the application process. The successful applicant must confirm with the Host Institutions to go through the procedures of studying in China, print out the scholarship certificate online, and register at the Host Institution on the designated date as per the Letter of Admission.

All the applicants also need to complete the application in DUT website: http://iso.dlut.edu.cn/

The Application Deadlines (Beijing Time):

a) For programs commencing in July, applicants must complete their applications by April 15, and Recommending Institutions and Host Institutions must complete the review by April 25.

b) For programs commencing in September, applicants must complete their applications by May 15, and Recommending Institutions and Host Institutions must complete the review by May 25.

c) For programs commencing in December, applicants must complete their applications by September 15, and Recommending Institutions and Host Institutions must complete the review by September 25.

d) For programs commencing in March 2024, applicants must complete their applications by November 15, and Recommending Institutions and Host Institutions must complete the review by November 25.

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 published about three months before school starts.


Policies Regarding Currently Employed Chinese Language Teachers and Chinese Bridge Award Recipients

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 the Host Institutions directly at the International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship website.

For any further inquiries, please contact chinesebridge@chinese.cn.


RECOMMENDING INSTITUTIONS AND HOST INSTITUTIONS

The Recommending and Host Institutions shall, pursuant to the Guidelines, provide consulting, recommendation and enrollment services.


MISCELLANEOUS

a) Please contact the Host Institutions for curriculum and course listings.

b) Applicants shall be familiar with the admission criteria and application deadlines of the Host Institutions and submit necessary documents accordingly.

c) Degree students are subject to the annual assessment according to the Annual Assessment Procedures of the International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship.

d) Please contact the Host Institutions for enrollment matters.

e) Students who fail to pass the pre-enrollment medical examination, withdraw from school before completing the program, fail to register at the university without prior permission, or suspend their studies will be disqualified for the scholarship.


CONTACT CLEC

Division of Test and Scholarships

Email: scholarships@chinese.cn

Tel: +86-10-58595727

+86-10-58595932 (Asia, Africa)

+86-10-58595999 (US, Canada)

+86-10-58595744 (South America, Oceania)

+86-10-58595875 (Europe)


DUT Contact Information:

School of International Education, Dalian University of Technology

Address: School of International Education

Dalian University of Technology

Linggong Road No.2, Gaoxinyuan District

Dalian 116024, P.R. China

Tel: +86-411-84706048/84706370

Fax: +86-411-84770361

Email: dutsice@dlut.edu.cn

International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship website: http://cis.chinese.cn

Chinese test website: http://www.chinesetest.cn


l Appendix

1 Scholarship Coverage and Criteria

2 List of Application Materials



Dalian University of Technology



Appendix 1

Coverage and Criteria for International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship

The scholarship supports tuition, accommodation, living allowance (excluding four-week study program students) and comprehensive medical insurance.

a) The Host Institutions use the tuition fees for the education and management of scholarship recipients, cultural programming and HSK tests. The scholarships for online programs provide support for tuition fees only.

b) The Host Institutions 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 Host Institutions. Under such circumstances, doctoral students are entitled to an accommodation allowance of RMB 1000 per person/month, and other students are entitled to RMB 700 per person/month paid on a monthly/quarterly basis by the Host Institutions.

c) The living allowance is paid to the scholarship recipients by the Host Institutions on a monthly basis. The monthly allowance for undergraduates, one-year study program students and one-semester study program students is RMB 2,500 per person; that for master’s students in International Chinese Language Education is RMB 3,000 per person; and that for doctoral students in International Chinese Language Education is RMB 3,500 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 the Host Institution, 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 the Host Institution.

d) The comprehensive medical insurance is purchased by the Host Institutions 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 RMB 160 per person, that for one-semester study program students is RMB 400 CNY per person, and that for students studying more than one year is RMB 800 per person/year.


Appendix 2

Application Documents for International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship

A. For all applicants:

a) A scanned copy of the passport photo page;

b) A scanned copy of score reports of the HSK/HSKK tests (within the two-year validity);

c) A reference letter by the head of the Recommending Institution.

B. For degree scholarship program applicants:

d) A certificate of the highest diploma (or proof of expected graduation) and an official transcript;

e) Applicants of the Scholarship for a Doctor’s Degree in International Chinese Language Education are required to provide two reference letters from professors or associate professors or experts with equivalent professional titles in relevant fields and a 3,000-word personal statement written in Chinese (including knowledge of the intended area of study and research proposal). 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.

f) Applicants of the Scholarship for a Master’s Degree 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.

C. In-service Chinese language teachers shall provide proof of employment and a reference letter from the employer.

D. Applicants under 18 shall provide certified documents of designation signed by their entrusted legal guardians in China.

E. Applicants shall provide additional documents as required by the Host Institutions.



Center for Language Education and Cooperation

January 2023