申办孔子学院(Application for Confucius Institute)
Application for Confucius Institute
Read carefully the "Constitution and By-Laws of the Confucius Institutes", "Regulations for Administering Chinese Funds
for the Confucius Institutes", "Agreement on Joint Establishment of a Confucius Institute (draft)" and other relevant documents; get to know the Confucius Institute's nature, mission and business service.
The requirements for the permission to establish a Confucius Institute are as follows:
1. That there is a demand for learning the Chinese language and culture at the applicant's location;
2. That the personnel, space, facilities, and equipment required for language and culture instruction are available;
3. That the capital for the establishment is in place, and that the source of funds for operation is stable.
Preparation of application materials:
An application letter signed by the principal or president;
An application plan, including: a. An introduction of the applicant site; b. A floor plan for the required instructional space, and lists of the relevant equipment and facilities available for the proposed Confucius Institute; c. A projection of market demand, managerial structure, and operational plans for the proposed Confucius Institute; d. A statement detailing the source, regulation, and management of the funds for the proposed Confucius Institute; e. Other materials required by the Confucius Institute Headquarters.
Chinese versions should by attached to all the application materials.
Note: The applicant is entitled to find a Chinese partner institute and a notation should be given in the application plan.
Submit the application materials to the Confucius Institute Headquarters or to the Education Office (Section) or Culture Office (Section) of the local Chinese Embassy.
Note: The applicant can commission the Headquarters to recommend a Chinese partner institute if unable to find one.
The Confucius Institute Headquarters will assess the application materials submitted by the applicant. The assessment may include verification of the document materials, debriefings and interviews, and on-site verification.
The Confucius Institute Headquarters should issue a "Letter on the Approval of Setting up a Confucius Institute" and the two sides sign an "Agreement on the Joint Establishment of a Confucius Institute".
The applicant and its Chinese partner institute should sign an "Implementation Agreement".
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