2022 Application Guide for International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship of Lanzhou University
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)
Lanzhou University welcomes all related institutions to recommend outstanding students and Chinese teachers to study at here.
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 1September, 2022), 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
A.Chinese Language Teacher Programme
a)Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL)
The programme commences in September 2022 and provides scholarship for a maximum of two academic years. Applicants shall hold a Bachelor’s degree, and have a minimum score of 210 on the HSK Test (Level 5) as well as 60 on the HSKK test (Intermediate Level).
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 Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL)
The programme commences in September 2022 and provides scholarship for a maximum of four academic years. Applicants shall hold a senior high school diploma and a minimum score of 210 on the HSK Test (Level4) as well as 60 on the HSKK test (Intermediate Level).
c)Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study
The programme commences in September 2022, and provides scholarship for a maximum of eleven months. International students who have benefited from similar scholarships are not eligible.
For the area of TCSOL, applicants shall have a minimum score of 270 on the HSK test (Level 3), and an HSKK test score is required.
For the areas of Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History, and Chinese Philosophy, etc., applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 on the HSK test (Level 4) and 60 on the HSKK test (Intermediate Level).
For the area of 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.
d)Scholarship for One-Semester Study
The programme commences either in September 2022 or March 2023, and provides scholarship of a maximum of five months. Applicants holding the X1 or X2 visa are not eligible.
For the areas of TCSOL, Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History, and Chinese Philosophy, etc., applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 on the HSK test (Level 3), and an HSKK test score is required.
For the area of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taiji Culture, applicants are required to provide HSK test scores. Priority will be given to applicants who also provide HSKK test scores.
e)Scholarship for Four-Week Study
The programme commences either in July or December, 2022, and provides a four-week scholarship. Applicants holding the X1 or X2 visa are not eligible.
For the areas of Chinese Study, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Taiji Culture, Chinese Language plus Home-Stay Experience in a Chinese Family, and Special Four-week Programme for Confucius Institutes, applicants are required to provide HSK test scores. The programme 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.
f)Lanzhou University International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship
In 2022, the CLEC and Lanzhou University will continue to cooperate to establish the "Lanzhou University International Chinese Language Teacher Scholarship", which plans to enroll 180 students. The application conditions and methods are the same as the "Application Guide for the International Chinese Language Teacher Scholarship (2022)". Students need to complete application online through the website (cis.chinese.cn).
Cooperative Scholarships are jointly funded by CLEC and educational departments and universities of other countries. The enrollment methods, slots, and forms of support under this type of scholarships will be updated on the International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship application website and our school website.
C.Scholarship for Online Programmes
a)Online Programme for One-year Chinese Language Study commences in September or March each year. A general Chinese proficiency test score of 180 in HSK (Level 3) is required, and HSKK scores are preferred.
b)Online Programme for One-Semester Chinese Language Study commences in September or March each year. Generally, applicants must have an HSK score (no specific requirements for level or score).
c)For Special Online Study Programme, the specific application requirements and methods of application will be updated on our school website.
Online registration will be available from 1 March, 2022 on the International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship application website (cis.chinese.cn). At the same time, applicants need to complete online application on Lanzhou University International Student Online Service System (https://lzu.17gz.org). Application steps are as follows:
For International Chinese Teacher Scholarship Application Website
a)Log on to the scholarship website cis.chinese.cn to check the recommending institutions and host institutions and register an account (scholarship program category: for the International Chinese Language Teacher Scholarship, applicants need to check box before that; for the LZU International Chinese Teacher Scholarship, applicants need to check box before the International Chinese Teacher Scholarship of the partner institution).
b) Upload application materials and submit online
c)Track the application progress, comments and results (Please fill in correct email address and phone number, check your email frequently, Lanzhou University will contact you for future interviews)
For Lanzhou University International Student Online Application System
a)Log on to website (https://apply.lzu.edu.cn/en/site/login) to register an account
b)Upload application materials and submit online. In addition to the materials required by the International Chinese Language Teacher Scholarship application website, you must also upload:
Foreigner’s Physical Examination Form. Original forms must be presented when you come to register. The medical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner’s Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. In view of the fact that the inspection result is valid for 6 months, the applicant shall determine the time for the medical examination.
Non-criminal record report. The applicant shall submit a valid certificate of Non-Criminal Record issued by the local public security authority, usually issued within 6 months prior to the submission date of the application. If the applicant is unable to provide this document, as a substitute, the applicant could sign a non-criminal record commitment (Attachment 3).
c)Submit application online
Scholarship holders need to confirm with Lanzhou University to go through the procedures of studying in China, print out the scholarship certificate online, and register at Lanzhou University on the designated date as per the letter of admission in accordance with the requirements of China's epidemic prevention and registration.
The Application Deadlines (Beijing Time) :
a)For programmes commencing in July, applicants must complete their applications before15 April, and recommending institutions and host institutions must complete reviewing before 25 April.
b)For programmes commencing in September, applicants must complete their applications before 15 May 15, and recommending institutions and host institutions must complete reviewing before 25 May 25.
c)For programmes commencing in December, applicants must complete their applications before 15 September, and recommending institutions and host institutions must complete reviewing before 25 September.
d)For programmes commencing in March 2023, applicants must complete their applications before 15 November, 2022, and recommending institutions and host institutions must complete reviewing before 25 November, 2022.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
All materials provided by the applicant should be in Chinese or English, and must be scanned and submitted online
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 programme applicants:
d)A certification of the highest education diploma (or proof of expected graduation) and an official transcript;
e)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.
Coverage 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 (Students need to buy third-party liability insurance for RMB 100/semester or RMB 200/year themselves).
The scholarship online programmes only support tuition fees.
a)Students who have been admitted should follow the admission requirements of Lanzhou University and register on time, The specific time will be based on the Admission Notice.
b)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.
c)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.
d)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.
e)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.
f)Degree students are subject to the annual assessment according to the Annual Appraisal Procedures of International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship.Students shall pass the assessment to continue to be qualified for the scholarship of the next academic year.
School of International Cultural Exchange, Lanzhou University
Address: No.222 South Tianshui Road, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, P. R. China
Post code: 730000
Division of Test and Scholarships of CLEC
+86-10-58595932 (Asia, Africa)
+86-10-58595999 (US, Canada)
+86-10-58595744 (South America, Oceania)
1.Foreigner’s Physical Examination Form/statement
2.Non-criminal record commitment
3.Certified documents of entrusted legal guardians in China