ELTE Institute of East Asian Studies

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Cross-national scholarship of the Hungarian Scholarship Committee

Available to full-time students of Chinese studies. The purpose of the scholarship is a six-month part-time educational program at a Chinese university. The host party provides accommodation, exemption from tuition fees, health insurance and a monthly allowance, while the home country contributes to travel expenses and provides a complementary monthly allowance.
The scholarship is announced in the winter semester of each academic year and can be found on the webpage of the Hungarian Scholarship Committee (www.scholarship.hu), while a list of host institutions can be found on the webpage of the Chinese Scholarship Committee (http://www.csc.edu.cn). Students can apply only through their official home university, where they are ranked according to their academic records. 20 Hungarian students receive the scholarship each year; of these, ca. 6-8 places are allocated to the Department of Chinese Studies at ELTE University by the Hungarian Scholarship Committee.

Chinese state scholarship for citizens of the European Union

The scholarship is available to students of the Chinese language, as well as for those with an interest in Chinese. Students are exempted from tuition fees, are provided with accommodation and receive a monthly allowance. The announcement is published in the summer semester of each year on the web pages of the Chinese Scholarship Committee. (http://www.csc.edu.cn) and of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office (www.nih.gov.hu). Students can apply individually, receiving a letter of recommendation from their teachers at the Department of Chinese Studies.

Confucius Scholarship

Every year Hanban (Confucius Institute Headquarters) launches the “Confucius Institute Scholarship” program to proceed to a Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) or the Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Students, and the Scholarship for One-Semester Students. The scholarship is offered to outstanding students of Confucius Institutes (Classrooms), winners of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College Students and for Foreign High School Students, overseas local Chinese language teachers, outstanding graduates in Chinese language across the world, and outstanding performers on the HSK, or those who intend to become Chinese teachers. Applicants with HSK and HSKK scores will be given priority for all categories of scholarships. Scholarship winners are exempt from registration fees, tuition, fees for basic learning materials and accommodation fees on campus, and are provided with a one-off resettlement subsidy, a monthly allowance, outpatient medical service and comprehensive insurance for foreign students studying in China. Monthly allowances are at the following rates (CNY Yuan per month): CNY 1,400 for One-Academic-Year Students and One-Semester Students and CNY 1,700 for Master’s Degree Students. The one-off resettlement subsidy is CNY 1,500 for students who will study in China for one academic year or more; CNY 1,000 will be provided to all students who study in China for one semester; the one-off resettlement subsidy will not be provided to those who have studied in China for more than half a year before being enrolled.

Applicants can apply for the Confucius Scholarship with the help of ELTE Confucius Institute.

Scholarship to Taiwan

Necessary documents:

1. Application form filled in completely and accurately

2. Copy of personal ID card and passport

3. Officially translated certificate of the highest educational qualification in English or Chinese (English translation verified by the Hungarian Office for Translation and Attestation, http://www.offi.hu/; Chinese translation verified by the Taipei Office in Budapest)

4. University students must present a full record of all courses previously taken along with the grades received

5. Copies of all documents required at the chosen university (a list of universities in Taiwan and further information can be found at: www.studyintaiwan.org) Applicants must arrange matriculation-related administration on their own. Furthermore, students must prove the sincerity of their intention to study in Taiwan; thus they are required to attach the receipt of the sum transferred for the matriculation fee, the completed application form and the confirmation of the university proving that the student is allowed to study at the given institution in the following year(s).

6. Two original letters of recommendation, signed and stamped

7. Applicants to programs in Chinese must have a TOCFL level 3 certificate, applicants to programs in English require a TOEFL certificate.

The above documents must be sent to the Taipei Office in Budapest (1088, Budapest, Rákóczi út 1-3/II.). TOCFL language exams have been administered since 2013 at Budapest Business School (please see BBS homepage: https://en.uni-bge.hu/cimb/news/TOCFLtestinBudapest). Since 2010, it has been possible to obtain a Taiwan Chinese language certificate at the following institution: http://www.sc-top.org.tw/

Scholarships offered by the Taiwan Ministry of Education: BA level: max 4 years (15,000 TWD per month). MA level: max 2 years (15,000 TWD per month). PhD level: max 4 years (20,000 TWD per month)

For further details please see: http://www.roc-taiwan.org/