Hainan University CLTS Scholarship 2025

Are you passionate about teaching Chinese language and culture? Do you dream of furthering your education in China while experiencing its rich heritage firsthand? The International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship 2025 intake at Hainan University could be your gateway to an exceptional academic and cultural journey. This comprehensive guide will walk you through the benefits, eligibility criteria, application process, and deadlines for this prestigious scholarship.

The Center for Language Education and Cooperation (CLEC) has established the International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship to meet the growing global demand for qualified Chinese language teachers. This scholarship aims to support the professional development of Chinese language teachers by offering various study programs at Chinese universities, including Hainan University. If you are a dedicated Chinese language educator or an aspiring teacher, this scholarship could significantly enhance your career prospects and academic growth.


The International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship provides a range of benefits, ensuring that recipients can focus on their studies and professional development without financial worries. The scholarship covers:

  • Tuition Fees: Full coverage for tuition fees, including teaching and management of scholarship students, organizing cultural and social activities, and Chinese language proficiency tests.
  • Accommodation: Free dormitory rooms (usually double rooms) are provided. For those who prefer to live off-campus, a monthly accommodation allowance of RMB 700 is available.
  • Living Allowance: A monthly living allowance of RMB 2,500 is granted to help cover daily expenses.
  • Comprehensive Medical Insurance: Insurance fees are covered according to relevant regulations, ensuring students are well-protected during their stay in China.


To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Non-Chinese Citizens: Applicants should be non-Chinese citizens with a genuine interest in Chinese language education.
  2. Good Character and Conduct: Applicants must be friendly towards China, have no criminal record, and abide by Chinese laws and university regulations.
  3. Health Requirements: Applicants should be in good physical and mental condition.
  4. Commitment to Teaching: Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to Chinese language education and related work.
  5. Age Criteria: Applicants should be between 16 and 35 years old as of September 1, 2024. In-service Chinese language teachers should not be over 45.
  6. Previous Scholarship Recipients: Applicants who have received a similar scholarship within the past three years are not eligible for the One-Semester or One-Year Study Programs.

Scholarship Types and Qualifications

Hainan University offers various scholarship types under this program:

One-Academic-Year Study:

    • Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL): Minimum HSK Level 3 score of 270, with an HSKK score.
    • Chinese Language and Literature: Minimum HSK Level 4 score of 180, and an HSKK intermediate level score of 60.
    • Chinese Language Study: Minimum HSK Level 3 score of 210, with priority for those with an HSKK score.

One-Semester Study: (TCSOL & Chinese Language and Literature) Minimum HSK Level 3 score of 180, with an HSKK score.

Four-Week Study: (Chinese Language Study) HSK score required. Group applications from recommending institutions with 10-15 participants are encouraged.

Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for the International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship at Hainan University:

  1. Online Registration:
  2. Select Institutions: Choose recommending institutions at this portal ( and select Hainan University (code: 10589) as the host institution.
  3. Submit Application: Complete and submit the online application, tracking its progress regularly.
  4. Review and Recommendation: Recommending institutions review and recommend qualified applicants to Hainan University.
  5. University Review: Hainan University examines applications and conducts pre-admissions.
  6. Expert Panel Review: CLEC entrusts an expert panel to review applications based on HSK and HSKK scores, country distribution, and other factors.
  7. Admission Notice: Successful applicants will receive an Admission Notice and other materials for admission.
  8. Registration: Scholarship holders must register at Hainan University on the specified date and time.

Application Deadlines

Make sure to submit your application before the following deadlines (Beijing Time):

  • September 15, 2024: For programs commencing in December 2024.
  • October 31, 2024: For programs commencing in March 2025.

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