Application Procedure

ISAC hires according to public school calendar. Most positions are available for the February (Winter term) and August (Fall term) of each year. There are also sporadic openings during a semester. Below is the deadline for each intake; we advice all applicants to leave sufficient time for visa application (Applicants must get their criminal check and diploma authenticated by Chinese embassy/consulate starting 2016). The visa application process takes about 4-6 weeks. Please check Document List.

  • Winter Term Intake Application Deadline: January 31st, 2019
  • Fall Term Intake Application Deadline: July 15th, 2019
  • Sporadic Position: Check latest vacancy

Application Procedure Step By Step

1Check ISAC program and current job vacancy; if interested, submit an application via ISAC website
2Qualified applicants are invited to have a first round interview with ISAC (15-20 mins; read Q&A)
3Applicants have a second round interview with university/school faculty
4Final review: provide all supporting documents including diploma, TESOL, CELTA etc.
5Applicants receive a contract (sample contract) for visa application purposes
6Apply and obtain a work visa at a Chinese consulate/embassy in your country
7Attend ISAC orientation in Hangzhou
8Start work at your host university/school; check out other teachers’ story; Read ISAC Handbook