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Application Guide for 2023 DUT International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship

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For the purpose of satisfying the growing demand of the international community for Chinese language teachers and facilitating Chinese language education in other countries, the Center for Language Education and Cooperation (CLEC) will continue with the International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship (hereinafter referred to as the Scholarship). 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 (hereinafter collectively referred to as “recommending institutions”) may recommend outstanding students and currently-employed Chinese language teachers for study of International Chinese Language Education or related majors at Chinese universities and colleges (hereinafter referred to as “host institutions”).


ELIGIBILITY

a) Non-Chinese citizens;

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) Aspiring to work in the Chinese language education and related fields;

e) Aged between16 and 35 (as of September, 2023), with the special allowance for the age limit of 45 for applicants currently working as Chinese language teachers and that of 25 for undergraduate student applicants.


SCHOLARSHIP TYPES AND QUALIFICATIONS

The DUT International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship of 2023 is divided into four categories: Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL), Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study, Scholarship for One-Semester Study, Scholarship for Four-Week Study.


a) Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL)

The program commences in September 2023 and provides scholarship for a maximum of two academic years. The study duration of MTCSOL 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-Academic-Year Study

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

The program commences either in March/September 2023 and provides scholarship of 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 provides a four-week scholarship. 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.


APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Online registration will be available on the International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship application website (cis.chinese.cn). Please log on to search for recommending institutions and host institutions; upload application materials online; and track the application progress, comments and results. Scholarship holders need to confirm with the host institutions to go through the procedures of studying in China, print out the scholarship certificate online, and register at host institutions 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 before 2023 April 15th, and recommending institutions and host institutions must complete reviewing before 2023 April 25th.

b) For programs commencing in September, applicants must complete their applications before 2023 May 15th, and recommending institutions and host institutions must complete reviewing before 2023 May 25th.

c) For programs commencing in December, applicants must complete their applications before 2023 September 15th, and recommending institutions and host institutions must complete reviewing before 2023 September 25th.

d) For programs commencing in 2023 March, applicants must complete their applications before 2022 November 15th, and recommending institutions and host institutions must complete reviewing before 2022 November 25th.

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) Currently employed Chinese language teachers:

Currently employed Chinese language teachers applying for the scholarships can be exempted from submitting Chinese Language Proficiency Test (HSK) certificates if they can provide proof of employment and a letter of recommendation from the institution where they work.

b) Chinese Bridge Award Recipients:

Applicants who have won the 2022 International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship Certificate in various Chinese Bridge competitions should submit their application documents along with their scholarship certificates to relevant host institutions on the International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship website. For further inquiry, please contact chinesebridge@chinese.cn.


RECOMMENDING INSTITUTIONS AND HOST INSTITUTIONS

Recommending institutions and host institutions shall, pursuant to the Guide, provide consulting, recommendation, and enrollment services.


OTHERS

a) Please contact host institutions for curriculum and course listings.

b) Applicants shall be familiar with the specific criteria and deadlines for registration, and submit necessary documents according to specific requirements.

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

d) For enrollment and other matters during the Covid-19 epidemic, please contact the host institutions.

e) Students who fail to pass the pre-enrollment medical examination, withdraw from school midway, or fail to report to school or suspend their studies without permission will be

disqualified for 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 Application Documents for Scholarship



Dalian University of Technology



Appendix 1

Coverage and Criteria for International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship

The Scholarship provides full coverage on tuition fees, accommodation fees, living allowance (four-week study students excluded) and comprehensive medical insurance expenses.

a) The tuition fees are used by the host institution for the training and management of the scholarship students, the development of cultural activities and the organization of Chinese language proficiency tests. The scholarship online programs only support tuition fees.

b) Accommodation fees are under the overall planning and utilization of host institutions to provide students with in-campus apartments (usually double rooms). Students may also live off-campus upon application and getting permission from the host institutions. Students who live off campus are entitled to accommodation allowance of 1000 CNY per person/month for doctoral students and 700 CNY per person/month for other students paid on a monthly / quarterly basis from the host institutions.

c) Living allowance is granted by host institutions on a monthly basis. The monthly allowance for undergraduates, one-academic-year study students and one-semester students is 2,500 CNY per person. For MTCSOL students, the monthly allowance is 3,000 CNY per person. For DTCSOL students, the monthly allowance is 3500 CNY per person. Students are required to complete enrollment procedures for every semester within stipulated period, otherwise their scholarship may be cancelled. Students who are enrolled before the 15th (or on the 15th) of the month are entitled to the full allowance of that month while those who enroll after the 15th of that month are entitled to half of the amount. During the study period, for any student who is absent from China due to personal reasons for more than 15 days (excluding winter and summer holidays), the allowance during absence will be suspended. For students who suspend study or drop out of school for personal reasons, or who are given disciplinary punishment by the host institutions, allowance will be terminated on the date of such suspension, dropping out or when the decision of such punishment is announced. The living allowance for the month of graduation will be granted half a month after the date of graduation or expiration day of the study confirmed by host institutions.

d) Comprehensive medical insurance is purchased by the host institutions in accordance with relevant regulations of studying in China stipulated by the Ministry of Education of China. Insurance fee per person is 160 CNY for four-week study students, 400 CNY for one-semester students, and 800 CNY per year for students engaged in program longer than one academic year.



Appendix 2

Application Documents for International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship

A. For all applicants:

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.

B. For degree scholarship program applicants:

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

e) Applicants of the Scholarship for DTCSOL students are required to provide 2 reference letters from professors or associate professors or experts with equivalent professional and technical titles in relevant fields and a 3000-word personal statement in Chinese (including knowledge of the intended field of study and research proposal). 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.

f) Applicants of the Scholarship for MTCSOL students are required to provide 2 reference letters from professors or associate professors. 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.

C. Applicants currently working as Chinese language teachers shall provide proof of employment as well as a reference letter by the employer.

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

E. Applicants shall also provide additional documents required by the host institutions.



Center for Language Education and Cooperation




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