Wednesday, March 26, 2014

2014 Confucius Institute Scholarships for Semester or Academic Year Study in China

For students planning to study for one semester or longer beginning in fall 2014 at a number of universities in China, including Nanjing University, Tianjin Normal University, Ocean University of China, and Zhejiang University.  Students must contact the URI Confucius Institute and take the HSK (to be offered at URI on 4/12/14 & 5/10//14) to apply. Please see below for detailed information on the scholarships and how to apply.

2014 Confucius Institute Scholarships and Application Procedures

Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban has started the application for the 2014 Confucius Institute Scholarships sponsoring students, scholars, and Chinese language teachers  from other countries to study Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese philosophy in one of the Chinese universities listed behind.

Scholarships feasible to students

1.      Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Students

Eligibility Criteria
Non-Chinese citizens
Confucius Institute or Confucius Classroom students, or
Over-seas Chinese teachers, or
Winners of any level “Chinese Bridge” competitions, or
Excellent university Chinese majors, or
Scored over 180 in HSK level 3 and over 60 in HSKK primary level

Time of entrance: Fall 2014. The grant is offered for one academic year for scholarship winners to study in majors of Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese philosophy.

2.      Scholarship for One-Semester Students.

Eligibility Criteria
Non-Chinese citizens
Confucius Institute or Confucius Classroom students, or
Over-seas Chinese teachers, or
Winners of any level “Chinese Bridge” competitions, or
University Chinese majors, or
Scored over 120 in HSK level 2 and over 40 in HSKK primary level

Time of entrance: fall 2014 or spring 2015, the grant is offered for one semester.

Scholarship coverage
a.       Monthly living allowances CNY1400 for one-academic- year students and one-semester students
b.      Registration fee
c.       Tuition fee
d.      Textbooks
e.       On campus accommodation fee
f.       Moving and settlement fee CNY 1000 for one-semester students, CNY 1500 for one-year students

Application procedures
Step 1:  Log on to ---Register ---fill out the application form online
Step 2:  Contact Confucius Institute at URI for recommendations and for completing required documents before May 10th, 2014.
Step 3:             Keep an eye on the admissions information by June 16th, 2014.
Step 4:  Set up contacts with your host institute for more information.

Application documents required
1.      Photocopy of the passport photo page
2.      Photocopy of HSK, HSKK score reports
3.      Notarized highest diploma attained
4.      Two recommendation letters
5.      *(optional) photocopy of Chinese Bridge award certificates
6.      Other materials required by the host institutes.

Get on to http://cis.chinese.cnfor more detailed information.
Get on to for more information about HSK, HSKK
Contact or for consultation.

1.      HSK and HSKK schedule and registration information at URI
2.      List of Host Institutes for the Confucius Institute Scholarships

The above information is adapted from “Recruitment Procedures for Confucius Institute Scholarship (2014)” issued by Hanban, for more details please check online. For any future disputes, the complete file given online will count for explanations.

@Confucius Institute at URI

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Flagship Program Seeks Student Interns - Apply by 3/16

The Chinese Flagship Program seeks Flagship Student Interns (paid positions) to help with the following from March 23 - May 31, 2014 for up to 20 hours per week:

  • Develop a public awareness campaign to promote the value of bilingualism and biliteracy in Rhode Island and to help develop a grassroots advocacy campaign for the implementation of the recommendations of the Rhode Island Roadmap to Language Excellence.  
  • Perform office tasks as needed, including data entry, communication with prospective students, and coordination of visits and other program-related activities.

Required Skills:
  • Keen attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Creativity, flexibility, and technical ability
  • Strong work ethic and interpersonal skills

How to Apply:
  • Submit a resume and a letter of intent detailing your reasons for applying, qualifications for this position, and ideas for the public awareness campaign via email to Erin Papa, Assistant Director, at with the subject heading “Student Intern Application” by 4 PM on Sunday, March 16.

  • Applications will be reviewed and candidates contacted for interviews on March 17.
  • Interviews will be conducted on March 18 and 19.
  • Applicants will be notified on March 20 and will be expected to start working on Monday, March 24.

Scholarship for Latino Students

Dollars for Scholars  
Scholarship for Latino Students
Latino Dollars for Scholars scholarships are provided specifically to help Rhode Island Undergraduate Latino students planning to pursue a higher education. The information on your student profile will enable us to determine your eligibility to receive a scholarship.
For more information click here:

Master of International Business (MIB) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Dear friends,

Shanghai Jiao Tong University is pleased to offer a Master of Science degree program –Master of International Business (MIB). Within a community of diverse cultural backgrounds, you will gain an understanding of global business and a deep insight into China’s dynamic changes of enterprise environment as well as China’s history, culture, law, and policy. We are sure that you will have challenging as well as exciting experience during your time at SJTU. Master of International Business is an English taught program. The duration of MIB program is 2 years.


MIB curriculum is designed exclusively for international students who are interested in both international business and Chinese economy.

-- Foundation courses: research methods, Chinese business law, Chinese culture, Chinese economy, Chinese language, etc.

-- Practical courses: change leadership communication, doing business in China (Marketing, operation management, investment, and human resources), cross-cultural management, etc.

--Seminars: organized frequently, inviting scholars and business elites from top universities and companies in the world

--Study tour: in the second semester, we will organize study tour for students to cities in China such as Xi’an and Beijing which are the ancient and modern cultural centers of China respectively.

--Activities: company visits (local companies like Yihaodian, Tencent, etc. and foreign companies such as JP Morgan, Boston Consulting, etc.), cultural tour to some old towns around Shanghai, Christmas party will hold regularly as well


MIB students can choose the exchange program in the third semester, not including ones mother countries. Annually, around 150 undergraduate students and 50 graduate students have the chance to go to nearly 70 universities in America, Canada, UK, Germany, etc. for one-semester exchange experience.


SJTU established good partnership with different enterprises. Our graduates continue to attract the attention of recruiters from top enterprises. We aim to offer intern opportunities to every MIB students.

APPLICATION is open through April 30th. Visit for more information.

After successfully completing courses requirement and passing dissertation defense, MIB students will be granted a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (in the field of International Business) and Master’s Degree in Management.

We welcome all the international students who are interested in pursuing their studies in international business/ doing business in China to apply for MIB program.

Teaching Administration Office
Antai College of Economics & Management
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Tel: 86-21-52302504

Address: Room 303A, Antai Building, No.535 Fahua Zhen Road, Shanghai, China

URI College and Department Scholarship Opportunities

Did you know that URI Colleges offer scholarships to students based on academic merit, need, or both? Below are links to information on scholarships in many of the URI Colleges and Departments:

College of Arts & Sciences:

College of Business Administration

College of Engineering

College of the Environment and Life Sciences (CELS)

College of Human Science and Services:

College of Nursing

College of Pharmacy

University Honors Program

If your Department is not listed above, it does not necessarily mean that there are no scholarship opportunities available.  Contact your Department Chair and/or Dean to inquire about opportunities.

IEP/IBP Hasbro Scholarships for Summer 2014 - Applications Due April 1

If you are an International Engineering Program (IEP) or International Business Program (IBP) student planning to study in China or Taiwan this summer, you are eligible to apply for a Hasbro Scholarship.  Please find the application here.

Applications must be submitted by April 1 at 4:00 PM to or in person to Erin Papa in the Texas Instruments House, 61 Upper College Road.