Each year, Confucius Institute in Auckland, in cooperation with the China Scholarship Council of China’s Ministry of Education offers scholarship for New Zealanders to pursue Chinese language course at a tertiary institute in China. Total 10 scholarships are offered which cover the students’ tuition fees, shared accommodation and medical care during the agreed period of study. A stipend of approximately 1,700 RMB/month contributes to meals and study materials also provided to the students. Applications for 2014 year will close on July 26, 2013.
Study Subject(s): The scholarships fund a full academic year’s study of Chinese language and related subjects at a tertiary institute in China.
Course Level: The scholarship is available for studying Chinese language course at a tertiary institute in China.
Scholarship Provider: The Confucius Institute in Auckland, in cooperation with the China Scholarship Council of China’s Ministry of Education offers scholarship each year
Scholarship can be taken at: China
-Applicants must be currently studying at a New Zealand tertiary institution in the final year of a bachelor degree or have completed a degree within the past five years at a New Zealand tertiary institution.
-Applicants need to demonstrate their academic excellence in their field of studies.
-Applicants must be New Zealand citizens.
-Short listed applicants will be required to provide evidence that they have no medical problems which could impact on their year of study in China.
-Final placement in a Chinese university will be the prerogative of the China Scholarship Council.
-The China scholarship Council does not accept applicants aged over 45.
Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of New Zealand can apply for this scholarship.
Scholarship Description: Applications are now open for premier NZ-China Scholarships which fund a year’s study in China in 2014. The scholarships are for graduates or students in their last year of study who can demonstrate Chinese language proficiency and/or be working in a China-related professional or industry sector.
Number of award(s): The Confucius Institute in Auckland, in cooperation with the China Scholarship Council of China’s Ministry of Education, offers up to 10 scholarships each year.
Duration of award(s): The scholarship is offered for a full academic year.
Conditions of Tenure: The successful applicants will be required to:
-sign a contract regarding the scholarship’s terms and conditions
-comply with the rules and regulations of the China Scholarship Council
-attend an award function, if requested, and cooperate with any
promotional publicity related to the scholarship
-provide the Confucius Institute in Auckland with interim and final reports on their scholarship (guidelines will be provided).
What does it cover? The scholarships cover the students’ tuition fees, shared accommodation and medical care during the agreed period of study. A stipend of approximately 1,700 RMB/month contributes to meals and study materials. Students will be responsible for their own airfares, insurance to and from China, required pre-departure medical examination, visa fees, and for any other expenses not explicitly covered by the scholarship. The stipend will be paid monthly by China’s Ministry of Education.
Selection Criteria: The Confucius Institute in Auckland will convene a panel to award the scholarships. Selection criteria to include:
-Academic excellence in Chinese language (preferably) and other China
-Strength of references.
-Evidence of applicant’s commitment to achieving a high level of proficiency
in Chinese language.
-The degree to which Chinese language skills are part of the applicant’s future
work or study plans.
-Evidence of applicant’s ability to adapt to living and studying in another
-Involvement in community and extracurricular activities.
Notification: Selection results are announced in September.
How to Apply: The completed and signed application should be forwarded by post. All forms are to be completed clearly in black ink or typed on A4 paper. Extra sheets may be used. Faxed applications will not be accepted. Please note that Forms 2 and 3 should be forwarded separately by the referees.
Form 1 for completion by the applicant.
Form 2 for completion by one of the applicant’s tertiary instructors.
Form 3 is to be completed by a second referee.
Proof of New Zealand citizenship.
Two passport photos.
Academic transcript of tertiary study (notarized)
A statement of reasons for application: In no more than 500 words, please outline why you are applying for this scholarship, and provide background details about your community and extracurricular interests, and your Chinese language proficiency level. The statement must be typed on A4sized paper and enclosed with your application.
A brief CV
Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications are now open for study in China in 2014. The deadline is 5 pm Friday, July 26, 2013.