Basic Eligibility Requirements

  1. Non-Chinese Citizens
  2. Past or current student Ateneo Confucius Institute or partner institutions (students from partner institutions must have attended Chinese language classes in the said institution) or currently-employed teachers of Chinese language or Chinese Studies. 
  3. No prior experience in studying in China (except for Bachelor's and Master's degree applicants).
  4. In good physical and mental condition.
  5. Excellent academic and behavioral record.
  6. Excellent performer in HSK and HSKK tests. Certificate/s must not be older than 24 months on the day of the deadline.
  7. Aspires to take future careers in the teaching or promotion of Chinese language and culture in the Philippines.
  8. Between the ages of 16-35 on September 1st, 2018. Applicants currently working as Chinese language teachers must not exceed the age limit of 45, while applicants for undergraduate scholarships must not exceed the age limit of 25.

Applicants must fulfill all of the above to be granted a qualifying interview with the Ateneo Confucius Institute Chinese Director.

Scholarship Types and Qualifications

Degree Programs

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

Commences September 2018 and provides scholarship for a maximum of two academic years.  Applicants must be a bachelor’s degree holder, and have a minimum score of 210 in HSK Test (Level 5) and 60 in HSKK test (Intermediate Level). Applicants who are able to provide a notarized document of the employment agreement or proof of study leave from employer are preferred.  Awardees of the scholarship must commit to teaching Mandarin Chinese in the Philippines for 5 years immediately after graduation.

B. Scholarship for Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL) 

Commences September 2018 and provides scholarship for a maximum of four academic years. Applicants must have graduated with a high school diploma, and have a minimum score of 210 in HSK Test (Level 4) as well as 60 in HSKK test (Intermediate Level).  

Short-term Academic Programs

C. Scholarship for One School Year Academic Study

Commences September 2018, and provides scholarship for a maximum of 11 months. International students currently studying in China are not eligible. The following fields of study are available:

i. Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages
Applicants must have a minimum score of 270 in HSK test (Level 3) and 60 in any HSKK test.

ii. Chinese Language and Literature
Applicants must have a minimum score of 180 in HSK test (Level 4) and 60 in HSKK test (Intermediate level).

iii. Chinese History
Applicants must have a minimum score of 180 in HSK test (Level 4) and 60 in HSKK test (Intermediate level).

iv. Chinese Philosophy
Applicants must have a minimum score of 180 in HSK test (Level 4) and 60 in HSKK test (Intermediate level).

v. Chinese Language Study
Applicants must have a minimum score of 180 in HSK test (Level 3 level).

D. Scholarship for One-Semester Study

Commences either on September 2018 or March 2019, and provides scholarship for a maximum of 5 months. Applicants holding X1 or X2 visas are not eligible.

i. Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages
Applicants must have a minimum score of 210 in HSK test (Level 3) and 60 in any HSKK test

ii. Chinese Language and Literature
Applicants must have a minimum score of 210 in HSK test (Level 3) and 60 in any HSKK test

iii. Chinese History
Applicants must have a minimum score of 210 in HSK test (Level 3) and 60 in any HSKK test

iv. Chinese  Philosophy
Applicants must have a minimum score of 210 in HSK test (Level 3) and 60 in any HSKK test

v.  Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taiji Culture
Applicants must have a minimum score of 60% in any HSK test

E. Scholarship for Four-Week Study

Commences either on July or December of 2018, and provides a four-week scholarship. Applicants holding X1 or X2 visas are not eligible.

i. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taiji Culture
Applicants must have a minimum score of at 60% in any HSK test

ii. Chinese Language plus Home-stay Experience with a Chinese Family
Applicants must have a minimum score of at 60% in any HSK test. Applicants must be organized in to a group of 10-15 participants and apply together to the Ateneo Confucius Institute. Prior to online application a the group must contact a host institution and consult with them in creating detailed study plan. The study plan is  is subject to Hanban for approval.

iii. Special Four-week Program for Confucius Institutes
Applicants must have a minimum score of at 60% in any HSK test. Applicants must be organized in to a group of 10-15 participants and apply together to the Ateneo Confucius Institute.

Application Procedure

Step 1: Qualifying Interview

Al applicants must go through a qualifying interview. Express your intention to apply for the Confucius Institute Scholarship by sending an e-mail to info@ateneoconfucius.com. Attach scanned copies of your HSK and HSKK certificates, résumé, highest obtained diploma, latest academic transcript, valid passport, and an application essay written in Chinese 200-800 characters long. If your documents are in order, and you shall be scheduled for an interview with the Confucius Institute Chinese Director. Applicants outside Metro Manila may be interviewed online via WeChat video chat. Successful interviewees will be awarded a letter of recommendation. The interview will be conducted in Chinese.

Step 2: Online Application

Upon receipt of the recommendation letter, the applicant must open an account on http://cis.chinese.cn, and fill up the Confucius Institute Scholarship Online Application Form. They must fill up all the information and upload all the necessary documents. 

  1. Passport-sized photo
  2. Valid Passport page
  3. HSK/HSKK Certificate/s. Certificate/s must not be older than 24 months on the day of the deadline.
  4. Recommendation letter from the Ateneo Confucius Institute Chinese Director 
  5. Ateneo CI Students: Ateneo Confucius Institute Certificate/s or Completion
  6. Ateneo CI partner institution students: Certificate of Enrollment
  7. Highest attained diploma or proof of expected graduation
  8. Latest Transcript of Records
  9. Application Essay written in Chinese (may be the same used during interview)
  10. Scanned signature

Additional Documents for Master's Degree Program Applicants

  1. Certificate of Employment from your current school
  2. Two recommendation letters from professors, associate professors, deans, or school president
  3. If necessary, applicants may be contacted for additional documents or interviews.

The applicant must complete the online application by clicking on "Submit" and inform the Institute of the immediately of the submission. The Institute will affix the signature of the referee to confirm the submission to Confucius Institute Headquarters. No need to send hard copies to the Institute or to China unless specifically requested.

The application deadlines for online aapplication are as follows:

a) April 20th (for those commencing in July 2018)
b) June 20th (for those commencing in September 2018)
c) September 20th (for those commencing in December 2018)
d) December 20th (for those commencing in March 2019)

Step 3: Application review by Hanban/Confucius Headquarters and Universities

Hanban will complete the scholarship review and release the results two months before enrollment.

Please be patient as there are thousands of applicants competing for limited slots. Please refrain from contacting the Confucius Institute Headquarters or your preferred institutions about the results of the scholarship.

Successful applicants will be notified by the host institutions directly or through the Ateneo Confucius Institute. After confirming with the successful applicants, host institutions will mail the  “Letter of Admission”, “Visa Application Form for Foreigners to Study in China" (JW202 Form), copy of the scholarship certificate, and other relevant documents to the recommending institutions.

Confucius Institute Scholarship Coverage and Criteria

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

Tuition Fee

Tuition fee is under the overall planning and utilization of host institutions. It covers course fees, cultural and social activities, Chinese language proficiency test fees and general management of scholarship students. Tuition fee does not cover the textbook expenses, plane tickets, and public transportation.

Accommodations Fee

Accommodation fee is under the overall planning and utilization of host institutions. It covers in-campus dormitories (usually double rooms, communal bathroom and toilets per floor). 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 700 CNY per person/month paid on a monthly / quarterly basis from the host institutions.

Allowance

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.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 enrolled after the 15th of that month are only entitled to half of the amount.

During the study period, any student who is absent from China due to personal reasons for more than 15 days (excluding winter and summer holidays), will have their allowance suspended for that period.

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.

Insurance

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.

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About Chinese Universities

Here are some Chinese Universities that have directly contacted the Ateneo Confucius Institute to actively promote their schools to our students. More will be added later on.

Sun Yat-sen University (Ateneo Confucius Institute's partner university) (Guangzhou)

Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Wuhan)

Northwest University (Xi'an)