Scholarships and awards
The Confucius Institute Scholarship is offered worldwide to students and teachers who are studying Chinese. There are three streams of scholarships available for students, scholars and Chinese language teachers to study Chinese language and culture in China:
Scholarship for One-Semester Students
The scholarship is provided to outstanding students of Confucius Institutes (Classrooms), winners of the "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College and High School students, overseas local Chinese language teachers, outstanding graduates of Chinese language across the world, and outstanding performers on the HSK.
The scholarship winner may choose to study majors including Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese Philosophy. The time of entrance is September 2013 or spring 2014 and the grant term is one semester. Applicants should achieve a score of at least 120 on the HSK (level 2) and at least 40 on the HSKK (elementary level), or complete their study at a Confucius Institute for over 60 hours.
Scholarship for One-Academic Year Students
The scholarship is provided to outstanding students of Confucius Institutes (Classrooms), winners of the "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College and High School students, overseas local Chinese language teachers, outstanding graduates of Chinese language across the world, and outstanding performers on the HSK, or those who intend to become Chinese teachers.
The scholarship winner may choose to study majors including Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese Philosophy. The time of entrance is September 2013 and the grant term is one academic year. Applicants should achieve a score of at least 180 on the HSK (level 3) and at least 60 on the HSKK (primary level), or complete their study at a Confucius Institute for over 120 hours.
Scholarship for Students of Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL)
The scholarship winner shall begin the study in September 2013, and the grant will cover two academic years. Applicants are required to have Bachelor degree or equivalent with a score of at least 180 on the HSK (level 5) and a score of at least 50 on the HSKK (intermediate level), and make a written commitment stating that he/she will be engaged in Chinese language teaching for at least 5 years after graduation. Applicants with specific teaching posts arranged will be given admission priority (certification by the institution he/she will teach for is required). Hanban will provide support for outstanding graduates to return to their countries to teach.
Application Deadline: May 25th, 2013
More info: MTCSOL
AsiaBound provides funding in the form of $2000 or $5000 grants for around 3600 Australian students each year to participate in a study experience in Asia. Students are able to undertake short-term mobility for a variety of experiences including practicums, clinical placements, research trips or volunteer projects for up to 6 months. Students are also able to undertake semester based experiences for one or two semesters. In addition to study grants, AsiaBound offers grants of $1000 for preparatory Asian language study that can be undertaken prior to or concurrently with an approved mobility project.
Application deadline: Round 1, 2014 closes 20 May 2013.
More info: Asianbound Grants Progams
OS-HELP is a loan available to eligible undergraduate
students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place who want to undertake some
of their study overseas. OS-HELP can be used for a range of expenses such as
airfares, accommodation, and other travel or study expenses. Students may
receive one loan per six-month study period and can access a total of two
OS-HELP loans over their lifetime.
More info: OS-HELP
The Prime Minister's Australia Asia Endeavour Awards are a unique opportunity to undertake international study and research related to your Australian degree, as well as gain international work experience through an internship, building your professional network in Asia.
Awards are open to Australian undergraduates and postgraduates in any field of
study. Twenty postgraduate and twenty undergraduate awards are available each
year for the successful students to undertake study, research and an internship
Find out more about the Prime Minister's Australia-Asia Endeavour Awards
The goal of the AustCham China Scholarship is to foster the next generation of Sino-Australian business leaders. AustCham Beijing, along with its partners, believes that the development of China-literate Australian business leaders is key to forming stronger long term bilateral links between the two countries.
should have a deep desire to pursue a career in China and have demonstrated
this through past academic, language, vocational or extracurricular activities.
Candidates should be self starters who regularly take the initiative to get
things done. Many of the opportunities available through the Scholarship
require self motivation and a desire to achieve results.
Find out more about the AustCham China Scholarship
The Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Awards
aim to support and strengthen educational exchange between undergraduate and
postgraduate students in Australia and throughout Asia, providing a range of
exchange and research grants. The Cheung Kong Awards are based on a recognition
of the importance of cross cultural relationships, and various grants can be
applied for by people from a range of academic backgrounds.
More info: Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Awards
The University of Newcastle has a joint agreement with the China Scholarship Council (CSC) for the provision of high quality research training and support to PhD students from Chinese universities. The University has committed to provide supplementary support to the scholarship holders through the waiving of tuition fees to ensure students have every opportunity to complete their research studies.
These scholarships outline the close relationship that the University has with the CSC and further reinforce the depth of the University's commitment to enhancing the research opportunities for high-calibre Chinese candidates.
More info:China Scholarship Council
The Study Plan was recently launched to promote students wishing to have a career in Sinology to further their studies in China. The Confucius Institute offers application assistance for: Joint-PhD programs, Visiting scholar research programs, Young Leaders short-term study programs, international
Sinology conference funds, and publishing funds.
If you are interested in applying for the Confucius Study Plan please contact us.