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Short-Video Competition: "Chinese Style! A Celebration of Chinese Culture." Competition: "Chinese Style! A Celebration of Chinese Culture."<p>​<br><br></p><div><strong>INTRODUCTION</strong></div><div>This competition is organized by the Confucius Institute at Stellenbosch University (CISU). The aim is to give students an opportunity to make a two to five-minute video to express their ideas, inspirations, and creativity in relation to Chinese culture. </div><div> </div><div><strong>THE THEME </strong></div><div>The theme of this competition is quite broad, so as to give contestants the space to be creative! Topics, for example, may include arts and crafts (such as traditional paper-cutting), clay animation, martial art (e.g. Lion Dance, Taichi), traditional dance, folk songs, theatre/ drama, opera, folk songs, architecture, natural landscapes, art, lion dance, etc. </div><div> </div><div><strong>PARTICIPANTS </strong></div><div>Any person of South African nationality and age may take part. If the contestant is under 18 years of age, they need to get the written consent of an adult or guardian. </div><div><br></div><div><strong>AWARDS  </strong></div><div>Prize 1: 1 contestant </div><div>Prize 2: 3 contestants </div><div>Prize 3: 5 contestants </div><div>Prize for excellence: 20 contestants </div><div><br></div><div><strong>VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS </strong></div><div>  1. The works should reflect real people and events and be positive in nature (no pornography, violence, religious and racial discrimination). </div><div>  2. Videos should be in horizontal format. </div><div>  3. The video format should be high-definition MP4; the aspect ratio should be 16:9 or 9:16; the file size should not exceed 500MB; the video should be clean without corner labels, watermarks, or logos. </div><div>5. Video works should be accompanied by subtitles in Chinese or English. Works with bilingual subtitles will be given preference. Videos should be submitted together with a description of the work in Chinese or English. </div><div> <br></div><div><strong>SUBMISSION OF VIDEO </strong><br></div><div>Students will be required to upload their videos to YouTube and share the links with us on </div><div><br></div><div>Please note that YouTube gives you the option to select your privacy settings. You may select: </div><div>1. Public (anybody can view) </div><div>2. Unlisted (only a person with the link may view) </div><div>3. Private (only owner of YouTube account may view) </div><div><br><strong>SCHEDULE OF THE COMPETITION SUBMISSION PERIOD </strong><br></div><div>Launch of Competition: 30 June 2022 <br></div><div>Submission period begins: 30 July 2022</div><div>Submission period ends (deadline): 15 October​​ 2022 (24h00) <br></div><div>Awards Ceremony: End of October </div><div><br></div><div><strong>COPYRIGHT & DISSEMINATION OF VIDEOS </strong></div><div>1. The submitted works must be created by the contestants, but CISU has full copyright. </div><div>2. If any dispute arises with regard to copyright, trademark right, reputation right, and any other legal rights and interests related to the work, the consequences and losses shall be borne by contestants (organizations) submitting the entry. </div><div>3. The right of dissemination, exhibition, and publication of the submitted works belongs to the organizing committee of the competition. The organizer and relevant units have the right to promote, display and publicize the submitted works. The organizer will indicate the name of the entrant and other relevant information when using the submitted works. The people (organizations) submitting the entry agree to transfer the intellectual property rights of their works (except the right of attribution) to the organizer when they submit their works. </div><div>4. The final right of interpretation of this competition belongs to Confucius Institute at Stellenbosch University. <br><br><br></div>
Chinese Language Contest Language Contest<p></p><div>The “Overseas Education College of Xiamen University” is holding a Chinese language contest for International Students. The name of the contest is "Huì shí zhōngguó" (Discovering China).  The aim is to promote the Chinese language and culture internationally. </div><div><br></div><div>​Students of the Chinese language from around the world are invited to take part. It is an opportunity not to be missed! For more information, please <a href="">read more</a>. <br></div><p><br></p>
The 8th China International College Students': “Internet+” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition 8th China International College Students': “Internet+” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition<p>​Xiamen University (XMU) invites participants worldwide to the Eighth China International College Students' "Internet+" Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition. This event has been held seven times since 2015, with participants from 121 countries and regions on all five continents, amounting to over 25.33 million college students (6.03 million teams) in attendance. </p><div>Fifty projects will receive the “Gold Award" Silver Award”, and 350 projects the “Bronze Award”. These winners may receive</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Award certificates <br></div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Support in finding investment and incubators</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Cash award up to one million RMB </div><div><br></div><div>The deadline for application is 31 May and the event will take place at Chongqing University in late October. Click this link to <a href="" style="text-decoration:underline;">learn more.​</a><br></div><p><br></p>
Chinese ABC Course open to registration now ABC Course open to registration now<strong>​​​​New Course starts from February, 2019. </strong><p><br>Hello, early bird, does your new year resolution includes learning a new language?</p><p>How about participating in the Chinese Course?</p><p>At CISU, you can learn Chinese from native speakers.<br></p><p>Experience authentic Chinese culture, earn chances to go to China, pass HSK and apply for scholarships, and find your inner peace in Tai Chi Class​.<br></p><p><img src="/english/PublishingImages/Lists/dualnotices/My%20Items%20View/notice%202.jpg" alt="notice 2.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:600px;height:848px;" /><br></p><p>For any inquiry, please call us at 0218089158 or send an e-mail to </p><p><br>Registration link below: <br><a data-ft="{" data-lynx-mode="async" data-lynx-uri="" href="" rel="noopener nofollow" target="_blank">…/application-for-chinese-courses.html</a>​</p><p><br></p>
HSK Test on 11th May 2019 Test on 11th May 2019<p>​​​​The <strong>deadline</strong> for registration online is <strong>18:00, 14th April 2019</strong>.</p><p>Please be sure to finish your registration and payment before the deadline.</p><p>Click for <a href=""><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-9-5">Registration&Payment Route</span></a> on the HSK page.</p><p>Enjoy your HSK <strong>test</strong> on <strong>11th MAY</strong>!</p><p>For more info please contact <a href=""><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-9-5"></span></a></p><p><img src="/english/PublishingImages/Lists/dualnotices/My%20Items%20View/notice%201.png" alt="notice 1.png" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p>
Apply for a 2016 Confucius Institute Scholarship for a 2016 Confucius Institute Scholarship<p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">​​In order to support development of Confucius Institutes, facilitate Chinese language promotion and Chinese cultural transmission in the world, cultivate qualified Chinese language teachers and talented students of Chinese language, Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) (hereinafter referred to as Hanban) launches the “Confucius Institute Scholarships” program for providing sponsorship to students, scholars and Chinese language teachers of other countries for pursuing a study in  relevant universities in China (hereinafter referred to as “host institutions”).<br></p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><strong>I. Category & Eligibility</strong></p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><strong>The 2016 Confucius Institute Scholarship Categories are:</strong></p><ol style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><li>Scholarship for <strong>Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) </strong>Students</li><li>Scholarship for <strong>one-Academic-Year Study + MTCSOL</strong> Students</li><li>Scholarship for <strong>Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL) </strong>Students</li><li>Scholarship for <strong>One-Academic-Year Study</strong> Students</li><li>Scholarship for <strong>One-Semester Study </strong>Students</li><li>Scholarship for <strong>Four-Week Study</strong> Students</li></ol><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">Application is open to applicant who owns a non-Chinese citizenship, aged between 16 and 35, in good health condition, (Applicant is currently working in a Chinese language teaching position shall not exceed the age limit of 45. Undergraduate student shall not exceed the age limit of 20).</p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><strong>1. </strong><strong>Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) Students</strong></p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">This category provides a sponsorship for 2 academic years. Applicant should own a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent, a minimum score of 180 in HSK Test (Level 5), and a minimum score of 50 in HSKK Test (Intermediate Level). Applicant who is able to provide the employment agreement or certification upon finishing the study from designated working institutions is preferred.</p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><strong>2. Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study + MTCSOL Students</strong></p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">This category provides a sponsorship for 3 academic years. Applicant should provide the employment agreement from a designated Confucius Institute or a prospective working institution. Applicant should hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent, a minimum score of 180 in HSK Test (Level 3), and a minimum score of 60 in HSKK Test (Beginner Level).</p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><strong>3. </strong><strong>Scholarship for Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL) Students</strong></p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">This category provides a sponsorship for 4 academic years. Applicant should hold a high school diploma or above, a minimum score of 180 in HSK Test (Level 3), and a minimum score of 40 in HSKK Test (Intermediate Level).</p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><strong>4. </strong><strong>Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study Students</strong></p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">This category provides a sponsorship for 11 months. Application is open to Confucius Institute (Classroom) students, overseas Chinese language teachers, Chinese language major students and excellent performers in HSK test. International students who are now studying in China are not eligible for the scholarship. Applicant should have a minimum score of 180 in HSK Test (Level 3), and 60 in HSKK test (Beginner Level). Alternatively, applicant should hold a minimum score of 180 in BCT (A) , and a minimum score of 180 BCT (Speaking).</p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><strong>5. </strong><strong>Scholarship for One-Semester Study Students</strong></p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">This category provides a sponsorship for 5 months. Applicant should have no prior experience of studying in China, but have a minimum score of 120 in HSK Test (Level 2), and a minimum score of 40 in HSKK (Beginner Level). Alternatively, applicant should have a minimum score of 100 in BCT (A), and a minimum score of 120 in BCT (Speaking).</p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><strong>6. </strong><strong>Scholarship for Four-Week Study Students</strong></p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">This category provides a sponsorship for 4-week study which is mainly focusing on Chinese language. Application is mainly open to Confucius Institute (Classroom) students, excellent performers in HSK test, and outstanding club members of <em>Confucius Institute</em> <em>Magazine</em>. Applicant should submit a HSK or BCT score report, and have no prior experience of studying in China.</p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">“Chinese Bridge” (Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students) Winners who have been awarded the 2016 “Confucius Institute Scholarship Certificate” can apply for admission according to the scholarship specified in the certificate.</p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><strong>II. Majors, Host Institutions & Admission</strong></p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">This year, 150 Chinese universities are entrusted as the host institutions of the scholarships which provide various subjects including Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages, Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History, Chinese Philosophy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Music, Chinese Dance, etc. For more detailed information of the host institutions, please find the Application Form on the Confucius Institute Scholarships Website (<a href="" style="line-height:1.2;color:#000100;"></a>).</p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">Admission for students of MTCSOL, one-Academic-Year Study + MTCSOL, BTCSOL, one-Academic-Year Study, and one-Semester Study is either on September 1<sup>st</sup>, 2016 or March 1<sup>st</sup>, 2017.</p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">Four-Week Study courses are available from July 15<sup>th </sup>- August 14<sup>th</sup>, 2016, or December 15<sup>th</sup>, 2016 – January 14<sup>th</sup>, 2017. Courses at other time durations can only be arranged on the condition of recruiting 10 students minimum, and applicants from Confucius Institutes (Classrooms) should initiate your application 3 month in advance. </p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><strong>III. Scholarship Coverage, Criteria and Academic Assessment</strong></p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">The Confucius Institute Scholarship provides full coverage on tuition fee, accommodation fee, living allowance and comprehensive medical insurance expenses.</p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">Tuition fee is under the overall planning and utilization of host institutions to provide teaching, management, Chinese language proficiency tests (HSK/HSKK), and cultural and social activities for scholarship holders.    </p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">Accommodation fee is under the overall planning and utilization of host institutions which should provide scholarship holders with free dormitory rooms (usually double rooms). For those who live off campus with the permission of host institutions are entitled to accommodation allowance from host institutions on by month or by quarter. The allowance criteria are RMB700 per person on monthly basis.</p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">Living allowance is granted by the host institutions on monthly basis. The allowance criteria per person are:</p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">l  BTCSOL, One-Academic-Year Study, One-Semester Study: RMB2,500 per month</p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">l  MTCSOL: RMB3,000 per month</p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">Enrollment status is based on semesters of host institutions. Students who are enrolled before the 15<sup>th</sup> (or on the 15<sup>th</sup>) of the admission month, are entitled to the full allowance of that month. Students, who are enrolled after the 15<sup>th</sup> of that month, are only entitled to half of the allowance.</p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">The living allowance for the month of graduation will be granted half a month later upon confirming the graduation status by host institutions.</p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">During the study, for any students who is absent from China of personal reasons for more than 15 days (excluding legal holidays), the allowance will be suspended during absence. Allowance will be terminated in case of schooling suspension or dropping out for personal reasons.</p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">Comprehensive medical insurance is purchased by the host institutions in accordance to relevant regulations on international students stipulated by the Ministry of Education of China. The insurance fee per person is RMB800 per year.</p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">The degree scholarship program applicants (Category 1, 2, 3) are subject to annual academic performance review. Only those who achieve outstanding records in academic and Chinese language proficiency are entitled to a full scholarship for the following year; those who achieve average academic records are entitled to partial scholarships; the others will not be entitled to scholarship any longer. Partial scholarships consist of tuition fee, accommodation fee and comprehensive medical insurance. The One-Academic-Year Study and One-Semester Study programmers is required to attend Chinese language proficiency test before graduation. Test fee is reimbursed by host institutions.</p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><strong>IV. Admission Procedure</strong></p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">Scholarship recruitment is open all year round on a trial basis. For applicants, recommending institutions and host institutions, please find admission procedures and scholarship recruitment results on the Confucius Institute Scholarships website (<a href="" style="line-height:1.2;color:#000100;"></a>).     </p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">1. For application, please log on to the Confucius Institute Scholarships website (<a href="" style="line-height:1.2;color:#000100;"></a>) to register, complete the Confucius Institute Scholarships Application Form online, and upload the scanned copies of relevant supporting documents.   </p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">2. Entrusted by Hanban, Confucius Institutes (independent Confucius Classrooms) in different countries, overseas Chinese language testing centers, educational and cultural sections of Chinese embassy and consulate, and host institutions in China are working as recommending institutions to engage in the applicant selection, materials review, host institutions connection, and collecting and handing over applicants’ documents to host institutions.</p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">3. Once application materials are verified by the Division of Scholarships of Hanban as valid, host institutions will then review the eligibility of applicants and submit the admission list to Hanban.</p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">4. Hanban will conduct an overall assessment of all applications and admit applicants on the basis of competitive selection. Normally, the admission results will be announced within 45 working days after the application materials are confirmed as valid.</p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">5. After confirming with the successful applicants, host institutions are required to post “Letter of Admission”, “Visa Application Form for Foreigners to Study in China" (JW202 Form), copy of the scholarship certificate and other relevant documents to the recommending institutions within 15 working days.</p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><strong>V. Disclaimer</strong></p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">1. Incomplete or unqualified applications will not be processed.   </p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">2. Applicants will be disqualified from application in case of fraudulent application materials or application materials are completed and submitted by someone else.</p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">3. Scholarship winners who cannot register with the host institutions on time should inform the host institution about the reasons in written form within 15 days before the admission date. For those who do not register as requested without reason, the scholarship will be canceled.</p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">4. Scholarship will be canceled for those who do not pass the admission physical examination, drop out, or take schooling suspension during the study.</p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;"> </p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><strong>VI. Contact Information</strong></p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">Division of Scholarships, Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban)</p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">Address: 129, Deshengmenwai Street, Xicheng District, Beijing, 100088</p><p style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;">Fax: +86-10-58595727    E-mail: <a href="" style="line-height:1.2;color:#000100;"></a></p><div style="color:#000100;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><p>Confucius Institute • Stellenbosch University(CISU) </p><p>Address: R4008 Wilcocks Building, Victoria street, Stellenbosch, 7600</p><p>Tel: +27 21 808 9158  Fax: +27 21 808 3799 Email:<br></p></div><p><br></p>