CI Scholarship Programs

Application and Admission of Jiangnan University

Jiangnan University (JU) is a host institute of Confucius Institute Scholarship. Based on the requirements and regulations of Confucius Institute Headquarters, JU has set the application and admission process.

I. Scholarship Category

In 2020, JU can offer Confucius Institute Scholarship in three categories: four-week study, one-semester study and one-academic-year study. The study subjects for all the three categories are included Chinese Language and Literature, as well as Chinese language study.

II. Application Eligibility

a) non-Chinese citizens;

b) in good physical and mental conditions, and with good academic performance and conduct;

c) committed to the Chinese language education and related work;

d) between the ages of 16 and 35 (as of September 1st, 2020). Applicants currently working as Chinese language teachers shall not be over 45, while undergraduate student applicants shall not be over 25.

III. Scholarship types and qualifications

a) Four-week study applicants: The program commences either in July or December 2020, and provides a four-week scholarship. Applicants holding the X1 or X2 visa are not eligible.

i. Special Four-week Program for Confucius Institutes

An HSK test score is required. The program may be organized and applied for by a Confucius Institute 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 CIH for approval.

b) One-Semester study applicants: The program commences either in September 2020 or March 2021, and provides scholarship of a maximum of five months. Applicants holding the X1 or X2 visa are not eligible.

i. 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.

c) One-academic-year study applicants: The program commences in September 2020, and provides scholarship for a maximum of eleven months. International students currently studying in China are not eligible.  i. 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).

ii. 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.

IV. Scholarship Value

The Confucius Institute Scholarship covers:

a) Tuition Fee

b) Accommodation Fee

c) Comprehensive Medical Insurance Fee

d) Monthly Allowance (2500 RMB/month, four-week study applicants are not included.)

V. Application Process

a) Online registration will be available from March 1, 2020 on the International Chinese Language Teachers (Confucius Institute) Scholarship application website ( Please log on to search for recommending institutions and host institutions; upload application materials online; and track the application progress, comments and result.

b) Entrusted by Hanban, Confucius Institutes (independent Confucius Classrooms), overseas Chinese language testing centers, educational and cultural sections of Chinese embassy and consulate are functioning as recommending institutions to engage in the applicant selection, materials review, host institutions connection, and collecting and handing over applicants’ documents to host institutions.

c) JU reviews the application materials and submit provisional admission list to Hanban.

d) Hanban organizes overall assessment of applications and confirms the admission list. The admission result will be published in three months before admission.

e) JU mails the admission materials to applicants directly or through recommending institutions.

VI. Application Materials

a) For all applicants:

i. a scanned copy of passport photo page;

ii. a scanned copy of score reports of the HSK and HSKK tests (within the two-year validity);

iii. a reference letter by the head of the recommending institutions.

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

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

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

VII. Application deadline

Four-week study applicants: April 10th (Admission: July 2020)

One-year applicants: May 10th or November 10th (Admission: September 2020 or March 2021)

For other information, please contact:

Ms. Jessie Qin