Application Guide for Hubei Normal University International Chinese Language TeachersScholarship 2024

To meet the growing international demand for Chinese language teachers, facilitate Chinese language education around the world, and support theprofessional development of Chinese language teachers, the Center for Language Education and Cooperation (CLEC) has established theInternational Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship (hereinafter referred to as the Scholarship) for eligible Chinese language teachers outside of China. Confucius Institutes, independent Confucius Classrooms, selected HSK test centers, foreign educational institutions, Chinese language teacher training programs/Chinese departments at foreign universities, professional associations for Chinese language teaching, Chinese embassies (consulates) abroad (hereinafter collectively referred to as Recommending Institutions) may recommend outstanding students and in-service Chinese languageteachers to further their studies in international Chinese language education and related programs at Chinese universities (hereinafter referred to as Host Institutions).


a)Be a non-Chinese citizen;

b)Be friendly to China, have no criminal record, abide by the laws and regulations of China and the rules and regulations of the Host Institution;

c)Be in good physical and mental health, be in good academic and behavioral standing;

d)Be interested in Chinese language education and related work; and

e)Be aged between 16 and 35 years on September 1, 2024. The maximum age limit for in-service Chinese teachers may be extended to 45. 

II. Scholarship Categories and Application Requirements





Starting Date


One- Academic- 

Year Students

(11 months)

International students who have benefited fromsimilar scholarships within 3years are not eligible.

international Chinese language education

May 15th 2024



HSK test (Level 3)270, and an HSKK test score 

Chinese language and literature, Chinese history, or Chinese philosophy

May 15th 2024



HSK (Level 4) 180,

and HSKK(Intermediate Level) 60.

Chinese language study

May 15th 2024



HSK (Level 3) 210, Priority will be given to applicants who provide an HSKK test score.

One- Semester Student

(5 months)

international Chinese language education, Chinese language and literature


May 15thor

Oct31th 2024





HSK( Level 3) 180,

and an HSKK test score

Four-Week Students

(4 weeks)

Special team Program

April 15th


Sep. 15th




Students with HSK scores, organized and applied by the Recommending institute as a team of 10-15 students to form one class. 


III. Scholarship Coverage

1.Full International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship includes: tuition fee, accommodation fee, living allowance (except four weeks scholarship students) and comprehensive insurance for foreign students studying in China. Living allowance standard is as follows: CNY2, 500 for One-Academic Year students and One-Semester Students.

2.Hubei Normal University provides free dormitory for the students. Students are not allowed to live out of campus in principle.

3.Scholarship students are required to register at the school on time, otherwise their scholarship qualification will be canceled.

4.The 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. Living expenses of the graduates shall be distributed to the school for half a month after the date of graduation.

5.During the study period, for any scholarship 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 scholarship 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.

IV. The Application Procedure

1.Online Application

From March 1st, 2024 Applicants can register online on the International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship website ( fill in the “International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship Application Form”, and upload electronic scanned copies of the supporting documents.

2.Applicants can visit the International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship website to search and select the recommending institutions.

3.Recommending institutions will review and recommend the qualified students to Hubei Normal University. Hubei Normal University will be in charge of examining the admission qualifications of applicants and conducts merit-based pre-admission.

4.Decisions will be made based on HSK and HSKK scores and levels, and in consideration of country distribution as well as other factors. The results will be published about three months before school starts.

5.After confirming the intention of studying abroad, Hubei Normal University will post the Admission offer letter and JW202 Form and other admission materials to the recommending institutions.

6.Students can print the scholarship certificate online. Scholarship owners can only receive the scholarship treatment after they come to Hubei  Normal University and register on time.

V. Application Materials

Recommending institutions need to complete the whole application procedure and make sure the name, nationality and permanent address of the applicant is correct. If the following documents are not in Chinese or English, notarization documents should be provided.

1.Scanned copy of passport photo page.

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

3.Scanned copy of HSK, HSKK transcript report (valid for two years).

4.Recommendation letter signed by the head of the recommending institutions.

5.Notarized the highest diploma certificate (or scheduled graduation proof) and academic transcript.

VI. Application Deadline

Application Deadlines (Beijing Time)

1.For programs commencing in July, applicants must complete their applications by April 15, and Recommending Institutions and Host Institutions must complete the review by April 25.

2.For programs commencing in September, applicants must complete their applications by May 15, and Recommending Institutions and Host Institutions must complete the review by May 25.

3.For programs commencing in December, applicants must complete their applications by September 15, and Recommending Institutions and Host Institutions must complete the review by September 25.

4.For programs commencing in March 2024, applicants must complete their applications by October 31, and Recommending Institutions and Host Institutions must complete the review by November 10.

CLEC will entrust an expert panel to review the applications. Decisions will be based on HSK and HSKK levels and scores, geographical distribution, and other factors. The results will be published about three months before the program starts.

VII. Contact Information

Contacts: Ms. Li

Address:International Education College of HBNU

Zip Code: 435002.


Contact Number: 0086 714-6575993 (Ms Lee)

Fax: 0086 714-6575993

HBNU Website:

Enrollment Wechat ID: Lxiner (Ms Li)