Key Facts

The International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship offers full scholarships to all citizens (except for the People's Republic of China) to study in one-semester program (2024 fall entry), one-semester program  (2025 spring entry), and one-year program (2024 fall entry).

The scholarship covers tuition, medical insurance, on-campus accommodation and a living stipend




Applicants shall be:

a. non-Chinese citizens.

b. in good physical and mental conditions and with good academic performance and conduct.

c. with no criminal record, and abide by the laws and regulations of the Chinese government and the rules and regulations of the University. 

d. aspiring to the Chinese language education and related work.

e. aged between 16 and 35 (as of September 1, 2024). Applicants currently working as Chinese language teachers shall not be over 45.

e. independent users of the Chinese language

One-year program (Chinese language) applicants shall have a minimum score of 210 in the HSK test (Level 3) and have an HSKK test score.  

One-semester program (Chinese language: business oriented) applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 in the HSK test (Level 4) and have an HSKK test score.  

One-year program (Chinese language: business oriented) applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 in the HSK test (Level 4), and priority will be given to those who have an HSKK test score 


Application Period

Application starts from March 1, 2024.

For applicants of programs commencing in September 2024, scholarship application must be completed before May 15, 2024.

For applicants of programs commencing in March 2025, scholarship application must be completed before November 15, 2024.


Application Procedure

There is a two-stage application process which involves applying for entry to the language program at SUFE, and applying separately for the scholarship.

Step 1 Online Registration

Register at scholarship application portal and SUFE applicant portal

Step 2 Submit Application

Fill out the application form and upload application materials online.

* Applicants can track the application status through the application portal.

Step 3 Take Evaluative Interview

Take interview organized by SUFE (online interview).

Step 4 Admission Results

Center for Language Education and Cooperation (CLEC) that will make the final decisions of scholarship awardees. In general, decisions are rendered about 3 months before the matriculation.

Step 5 Admission & Matriculation

Scholarship winners need to contact SUEF as well as confirm semester arrangements and matriculation procedures.


Application Documents

Please scan and upload the following documents through the application portal.
a. Passport identification page.

b. HSK, HSKK score reports (the test score is valid for 2 years since the date of test).

c. One letter of reference by the head of the recommending institutions. 

If you will choose SUFE as your recommending institution, please contact us for the recommendation letter.


* Applicants with documents issued in a language other than English and Chinese, will need to submit both the original and certified English/Chinese translation of the documents.

* An applicant under the age of 18 shall submit a commitment letter from of the guardian who lives in China and has been entrusted by the applicant’s parent(s).

* Applicants who are working as Chinese language teachers are required to provide proof of employment and a letter of recommendation from the employer.

* Applicants who have won the International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship Certificate in Chinese Bridge competitions should submit their application documents along with their scholarship certificates to SUFE through International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship applicant portal. For further inquiry, please contact


Contact Us

Address: Room 620, No.321 Wudong Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai (200433), China

Tel: +86-21-65361944


Wechat: Study_at_SUFE

* All the time/date above are Beijing time.

* Admission Office, ICES SUFE reserves the right of final explanation for the information aforementioned.