The Mandarin Language Scholars Fellowship Program will fund up to 5 fellows to pursue an intensive, one-year Mandarin Language course in Taiwan. The fellows will be placed at the Mandarin Training Centre (MTC) at the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taiwan.
The program will be divided into 4 terms, each of a duration of 3 months. The program will include 15 hours of intensive classes, and up to 5 hours of one-to-one classes per week.
Fellows will be required to take a pre-course language assessment test that will help NTNU determine their current knowledge of Mandarin. Based on this test, the fellows will be placed in a batch of 6-9 scholars with similar capabilities for the duration of the program.
The academic session for the founding batch of the Mandarin Language Scholars Program will commence on July 2022. The fellows will be shortlisted by a Fellowship Selection Committee comprising of leading Indian and international experts on China.
At the end of the Program, the fellows will receive a course completion certificate from National Taiwan Normal University. They will also be required to take the HSK/TOCFL certification exam.