NYCOS (New York Chinese Opera Society) Essay Competition

Open to all students at Pace, the purpose of the contest is to spurn more in-depth research in Chinese culture and increase the interest and participation of Pace students in Chinese cultural studies.  Essays can be on any topic related to Chinese art, history or culture. Past winners have written about such topics as educational reform in Hong Kong and Chinese immigration to the United States.

Submissions Now Being Accepted for 2016 NYCOS Essay Competition
Due October 26
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Confucius Institute Scholarships

“Learning about China and its culture and language is truly a privilege, but being invited directly to China is simply an amazing gift.”

- Past CI scholarship winner Olivia Drouhaut

With the rapid development of China’s economy there has been a trend among Americans to study, work and live in China. In response to this demand, the Chinese government is providing 10,000 U.S. students scholarships for studying in China. In our role as a bridge between the US and China, we help our students take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by offering Confucius Institute Scholarships. These scholarships are only available to students who have received a minimum score on the HSK exam, have never studied in China before, and who are between ages 16-35.

There are 4 types of scholarships available:

  1. Four week summer study scholarship – Must have taken the HSK* within the past two years.  July-August 2016.
  2. One semester study scholarship – Must receive a score of 120 or higher on HSK* exam level 2 and a score of 40 or above on the Elementary Level HSKK*.  Beginning Fall 2016 or Spring 2017.
  3. One year study scholarship – Must receive a score of 180 or higher on HSK* exam level 3 and a score of 50 or above on the Elementary Level HSKK*.  Beginning Fall 2016.
  4. Two-year Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) scholarship – must have a Bachelor’s degree, a score of 180 or higher on HSK* exam level 5, and a score of 50 or above on the Intermediate Level HSKK*. Applicants must also make a written commitment to teach Chinese for 5 years after graduation.  Chinese teachers up to age 45 can apply for this scholarship.

*BCT scores can be substituted for the HSK/HSKK - please contact us for more information. 

The scholarships include tuition, lodging, insurance, and stipend.

If you are interested in qualifying for the scholarship you may take courses or have one on one tutoring sessions at the Confucius Institute.  

Registration can be done on-line for the HSK and HSKK exams and at for the scholarship.   

More detailed information about the scholarship and application procedures is available at or by contacting the Pace CI at or by calling 212-346-1880.