Be a non-Chinese citizen;
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;
Be in good physical and mental health, be in good academic and behavioral standing;
Be interested in Chinese language education and related work;
5.年龄为16-35 周岁（统一以2023年9月1日计）。在职中文教师放宽至45周岁，本科奖学金申请者一般不超过 25周岁。
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.
二、奖学金类别及申请条件CATEGORIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
Scholarship for Master’s Degree in International Chinese Language Education
具有大学本科学历。汉语考试成绩达到 HSK（五级）210 分、HSKK（中级）60 分。提供毕业后拟任教机构工作协议或相关证明者优先。
The program commences in September 2023, and the scholarship is provided for a maximum of two academic years.
Applicants shall hold a Bachelor’s degree. Applicants shall have a minimum score of 210 on the HSK Test (Level 5) and 60 on the HSKK test (Intermediate Level). 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.
Scholarship for Bachelor’s Degree in International Chinese Language Education
具有高中学历。汉语考试成绩达到 HSK（四级）210分、HSKK（中级）60 分。
The program commences in September 2023, and the scholarship is provided for a maximum of four academic years.
Applicants shall hold a senior high school diploma and have a minimum score of 210 on the HSK Test (Level 4) and 60 on the HSKK test (Intermediate Level).
3.一学年研修生Scholarship for One-Year Study Program
国际中文教育方向，汉语考试成绩达到 HSK（三级）270分，具有HSKK成绩；汉语言文学、中国历史、中国哲学等方向，汉语考试成绩达到 HSK（四级）180 分、HSKK（中级）60分；汉语研修方向，汉语考试成绩达到 HSK（三级）210 分，提供 HSKK 成绩者优先。
The program commences in September 2023, and the scholarship is provided for a maximum of eleven months. International students who have benefited from similar scholarships are not eligible.
Applicants of international Chinese language education programs shall have a minimum score of 270 on the HSK test (Level 3), and an HSKK test score is required. Applicants of Chinese language and literature, Chinese history, or Chinese philosophy programs shall have a minimum score of 180 on the HSK test (Level 4) and 60 on the HSKK test (Intermediate Level). Applicants of Chinese language study programs shall have a minimum score of 210 on the HSK test (Level 3), and priority will be given to applicants who provide an HSKK test score.
4.一学期研修生Scholarship for One-Semester Study Program
2023年9月、2024年3月入学，资助期限为5个月。不录取护照上有 X1、X2 签证者。国际中文教育、汉语言文学、中国历史、中国哲学等方向，汉语考试成绩达到 HSK（三级）180 分，具有HSKK成绩；中医、太极文化方向，具有HSK成绩，同时提供HSKK成绩者优先。
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/X2 visa category are not eligible. Applicants of international Chinese language education, Chinese language and literature, Chinese history, or Chinese philosophy programs shall have a minimum score of 180 on the HSK test (Level 3), and an HSKK test score is required. Applicants of traditional Chinese medicine or Taiji culture programs are required to provide HSK test scores, and priority will be given to those who also provide an HSKK test score.
5.四周研修生Scholarship for Four-Week Study Program
The program commences either in July or December 2023, and the scholarship is provided for a maximum of four weeks. Applicants holding the X1/X2 visa category are not eligible.
汉语研修、中医、太极文化、汉语言+中国家庭体验等方向，具有HSK成绩。可由推荐机构组团进行报名，并事先联系接收院校确定在华学习计划，提前报中心审批，每团 10-15 人。
Applicants of Chinese language study, traditional Chinese medicine, Taiji culture, or Chinese language plus homestay with a Chinese family program are required to provide an HSK test score. The program may be organized and applied for by a Recommending Institution with 10-15 participants per group. Before the trip, a detailed study plan shall be made in consultation with the Host Institution(s) and such plan shall be submitted to CLEC for review and approval.
三、资助内容及标准Funding content and criteria
Accommodation fees, living allowance (four-week study students excluded) and comprehensive medical insurance expenses.
Shanghai University is responsible for the tuition fees of the scholarship students of Confucius Institute. The tuition fee does not include the cost of teaching materials and the tickets of tourist attractions in Chinese practice.The scholarship online programmes only support tuition fees.
Shanghai University is responsible for the accommodation expenses of the scholarship students of Confucius Institute. It provides students with free dormitories.
3. 国际中文教师奖学金的生活费由上海大学按月发放。本科生、一学年和一学期研修生标准为 2500 元人民币/月；汉语国际教育专业硕士生为 3000 元人民币/月。
The living expenses of Confucius Institute Scholarship students are paid by Shanghai University on a monthly basis. The standard for undergraduates, one academic year and one semester students is 2500 yuan RMB/ one month; for master students majoring in Chinese international education, it is 3000 yuan RM/ one month.
The scholarship students shall register according to the time specified in the acceptance notice of the receiving institution, otherwise they will be disqualified from the scholarship. Those who register before the 15th day of the current month (including the 15th day) will pay full living expenses in the current month; those who register after the 15th day will pay half monthly living expenses in the current month.
Scholarship students who leave China for more than 15 days due to personal reasons during the semester (excluding winter and summer vacation) will not be paid the living expenses during the period of leaving China.
For scholarship students who suspend or drop out of school for personal reasons or are subject to disciplinary action by the receiving institution, the living expenses from the date of suspension or drop out or receiving the notice of disciplinary action shall be suspended.
The living expenses of graduates will be paid to half a month after the graduation date determined by the school.
4.国际中文教师奖学金的综合医疗保险费参照中国教育部来华留学有关规定执行，由上海大学统一购买。四周研修生标准为 160 元人民币/人，一学期研修生为 400 元人民币/人，一学年以上标准为 800 元人民币/年/人。
The comprehensive medical insurance premium of the scholarship students of Confucius Institute shall be purchased by Shanghai University in accordance with the relevant regulations of the Ministry of education of China on studying in China. The standard for four week students is 160 yuan RMB/one person, for one semester students is 400 yuan RMB/one person, and for more than one academic year students is 800 yuan RMB / one year / one person.
The application materials
Proof materials related to all applicants:
A scanned copy of the passport photo page.
A scanned copy of HSK and HSKK score reports (valid for two years).
Recommendation letter from the person in charge of the recommending institution.
Proof materials related to degree students:
Provide the highest education certificate (expected graduation certificate) and school transcript.
The master of Chinese international education should provide the recommendation letters of two or more tutors with the title of associate professor or above. It is preferred to provide financial assistance to those who plan to work in the teaching institutions after graduation.
The in-service Chinese teachers should attach the in-service certificate and recommendation letter issued by the employment organization.
4.未满 18 周岁的申请者，须提交在华监护人署名的委托证明文件。
Applicants under the age of 18 must submit a certificate of entrust signed by their guardian in China.
Documents in the application materials that are not in Chinese or English must be attached with notarization or Chinese/English translation of the issuing unit;
2. 材料申请时仅需要上传电子文件（PDF 或JPG格式），开学报到时需提供原件备查；
Only the electronic files (PDF or JPG format) need to be uploaded when applying for materials, and the originals must be provided for reference when the journal is opened;
Paper application materials are not accepted.
Online registration will be available from March 1, 2023 on the International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship website (http://www.chinese.cn) and Shanghai University application website (https://apply.shu.edu.cn/).
Log in to the scholarship website and submit the application materials online;
Recommend the unit to review the application materials;
Shanghai University reviews the application materials and conducts video interviews for the applicants who meet the standards;
4. 中心委托专家组集中评审：根据 HSK、HSK考分和级别，兼顾国别等因素择优资助，于入学前约3个月完成奖学金评审工作，公布评审结果。
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.
Applicants pay attention to the application process, review opinions and scholarship evaluation results;
Shanghai University will issue admission notices to applicants who are pre-admitted;
Applicants for pre-admission can report to Shanghai University within the specified time according to the requirements of the admission notice.
Application Deadlines (Beijing Time)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Policies Regarding Currently Employed Chinese Language Teachers and Chinese Bridge Award Recipients
1. 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.
2. Chinese Bridge Award Recipients:
Applicants who have won the 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.
Office of Confucius Institute Affairs，Shanghai University
通讯地址：中国上海市宝山区上大路 99 号上海大学行政楼2楼204
Address：Shangda Road No.99, Baoshan District, Shanghai, China
Contact person：Jin Qi 、Peng Yanan
Applicants must understand the specific enrollment requirements and deadlines of the target host colleges, and submit application materials in accordance with relevant regulations.
Degree students are subject to the annual assessment according to the Annual Appraisal Procedures of International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship.
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.