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.

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* and have never studied in China before.

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.

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

The following are the types of scholarships available:




Scholarship Start

Four Weeks

Chinese Medicine /Tai Chi

Test results of HSK

July, September, or December

(5 months)

Pre-Grad in MTCSOL*; Chinese Language/Literature/

HSK level 3 ≥ 210
Primary HSKK ≥ 60

September or March

Chinese Medicine /Tai Chi

Test results of HSK

Academic Year
(11 months)

Pre-Grad in MTCSOL*

HSK Level 3 ≥  270
Test results of HSK


Chinese Literature/History/Philosophy

HSK Level 4 ≥  180
Intermediate HSKK ≥ 60

Chinese Language

HSK Level 3 ≥ 180

Two Years

*Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages

Bachelor’s Degree
HSK Level 5 ≥  210
Intermediate HSKK ≥ 60


Four Years

*Bachelor’s Degree of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages

High School Degree
HSK Level 4 ≥ 210
Intermediate HSKK ≥ 60