Scholarship program offers chance to study in China

April 1, 2016
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PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Confucius Institute and its Chinese partner, South-Central University for Nationalities in Wuhan, China, are co-sponsoring an educational scholarship program that will enable students and teachers to study at South-Central University for Nationalities for four weeks, one semester or one academic year.

The program will provide those who are awarded scholarships the opportunity to travel to South-Central University for Nationalities to learn the Chinese language and understand Chinese culture as well as explore cultural attractions such as Yellow Crane Tower, Hubei Provincial Museum in Wuhan and experience the natural landscapes and culture in Hubei Province.

Scholarship winners may choose to study in a number of majors, including Chinese language and literature, Chinese history and Chinese philosophy and are required to complete Chinese language proficiency tests before graduation. The scholarships will provide full coverage of tuition fees, accommodation fees, living allowance and comprehensive medical insurance expenses.

The scholarship for one-academic-year students is for 11 months and is open to Confucius Institute students, Chinese language teachers and students who are interested in studying abroad in China and who pass the HSK test, an international standardized Chinese language test to measure the ability of non-native Chinese speakers to communicate in Chinese, and the HSKK test, a test for listening and speaking.

The scholarship for one-semester students is for five months. Applicants should have no prior experience of studying in China and pass the HSK and HSKK tests.

Scholarship recruitment is open all year on a trial basis. Those interested in applying for the scholarship may email Mei Reeder, director of the Confucius Institute at UW-Platteville, reedery@uwplatt.edu, the following information: name, residency status in Wisconsin, current level of education, current university or previous education qualification status and a personal statement explaining motivation and background of Chinese study.

To visit the UW-Platteville Confucius Institute scholarship website, go to: http://cis.chinese.cn.

For more information about the HSK and HSKK test score requirements and how to schedule the tests, go to: http://www.chinesetest.cn.

For more information about the UW-Platteville Confucius Institute, go to: uwplatt.edu/confucius/hanban-programs.

As UW-Platteville pursues its vision of being recognized as the leading student-focused university for its success in achieving excellence, creating opportunities, and empowering each individual, it is guided by four strategic planning priorities. The scholarship program aligns with the priorities of providing an outstanding education and fostering a community of achievement and respect.

Written by: Laurie Hamer, College of Liberal Arts and Education, 608-342-6191, hamerl@uwplatt.edu

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