Confucius Institute Scholarships

For the purpose of cultivating qualified Chinese language teachers and facilitating the promotion of Chinese language and culture, the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) launches “Confucius Institute Scholarship” (CIS) to support outstanding students, scholars and currently employed Chinese language teachers recommended by Confucius Institutes, independently operated Confucius Classrooms as well as some HSK test centers (hereinafter collectively referred to as “recommending institutions”) to study in Chinese universities and colleges (hereinafter referred to as “host institutions”).


Basic Requirements

a)  Non-Chinese citizens

b)  In good Physical and mental condition, well performed both academically and behaviorally

c)  Between the ages of 16-35 on September 1st, 2019. Applicants currently worked as Chinese language teachers shall not exceed the age limit of 45, while undergraduate students shall not exceed the age limit of 25.


Scholarship Types and Qualifications




Application deadlines

Scholarship for one semester

Sep. 2019 - Jan. 2020


Mar. 2020 – Jul. 2020



withholding visas X1 or X2 not eligible

May 20th,2019



Scholarship for one academic year (Chinese language)


Sep.2019 –Jul.2020



May 20th, 2019

Scholarship for one academic year(Chinese literatur, history and philosophy)


Sep.2019 –Jul.2020


HSKK(intermediate)≥60 points

May 20th, 2019

Scholarship for BTCSOL*



HSKK(intermediate)≥60 points


May 20th, 2019

Scholarship for MTCSOL*


HSK5 ≥ 210 points

HSKK(intermediate)≥60 points 

have bachelor degrees

May 20th, 2019

*BTCSOL: Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages

*MTCSOL: Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages


Confucius Institute Scholarship Coverage and Criteria

The Confucius Institute Scholarship provides full coverage on tuition fee, accommodation fee, living allowance and comprehensive medical insurance expenses. 

a) Tuition is under the overall planning and utilization of host institutions to provide teaching and management of scholarship students organizing cultural and social activities, as well as organizing Chinese language proficiency tests. Tuition fee does not cover the textbook expenses and tourist tickets.

b) Accommodation fee is under the overall planning and utilization of host institutions to provide students with on-campus apartments (usually double rooms). 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 700 CNY per person/month for students.

c) 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 student, the monthly allowance is 3,000 CNY. 

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, 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.

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.

d)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 400 CNY for one-semester students, and 800 CNY per year for students engaged in program longer than one academic year.


Steps of Application for the Confucius-Institute-Scholarships

Step1   Please create your own account online at the website

Step2   Please fill in the application form and attach the electronic files of the following materials:

        Photocopy of Passport Photo Page       

        Photocopy of HSK and HSKK Result Report       

        Letter of motivation (800 Chinese characters)       

        Letter of recommendation from the Confucius Institute at the University of Vienna       

        Notarized highest education diploma attained(scheduled graduation proof or official proof of student  status)       

        Other materials required by host institutes.

Step3   The Confucius Institute at the University of Vienna examines the documents and forwards the application of suitable candidates to the accepting universities in China.

Step4   The final selection will be made by the universities and the results will be forwarded to Confucius Institute Headquarters / Hanban.

Step5   Confucius Institute Headquarters / Hanban decides on the granting of the scholarship and announces the results two month before the semester starts. 

Step6   The accepting universities  send the applicants the letter of admission and visa form.

The applicants can follow the procedure of the application and the results at their accounts online.  


Entrance and Annual Appraisal

If the name on application is inconsistent with the name on the attached passport scanning file, or relevant certification material is incomplete, the application will be invalid.

If the scholarship winner cannot register for certain reason, he/she shall inform the host institute 15 days prior the registration day with a written explanation. Those who cannot complete registration without any reason, the scholarship qualification will not be remained and no longer have the qualification of applying the scholarship.

Scholarships will be canceled for those who cannot pass the health examination. 


Division of Test and Scholarships at Hanban    


Fax: +86-10-58595727


Konfuzius-Institut an der Universität Wien

Alserstraße 4, Hof 1, Eing. 1.3

A 1090 Wien

T: +43-1-4277-24154