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Semester Chinese Language Program
- General Information

    1. Brief Introduction

    Editor Note: The program by BIT aims to train students to grasp comprehensive Chinese skills through well designed classes together with colorful cultural trips.

    • Aimming to help foreign scholars and students to master Chinese language, furthering their research and teaching and study in the future.
    • 12 Chinese language and Culture classes in 8 levels for long-term study run by International Student Center of BIT.
    • 5 half days (20 to 22 hours) class instruction a week by professors and lecturers, 16 weeks/one semester.
    • Cultural visits such as trip to the Great Wall, Big Bell Museum, etc., student get-togethers are also organized for long-term students without extra charge.

    2. Course Levels

    Editor Note: There are eight levels (L1—L8) of courses with qualified class arrangements designed for all sorts of learners, including Chinese language students, preparatory undergraduates, and high-level degree students.

    Class Arrangement Chinese Level Duration Upper Level after Training
    Basic L1 class Beginners Mar-Jun Sep-Dec L2 or L3
    L2 class Mastering Chinese about 500 words Mar-Jun Sep-Dec L3 or L4
    Upper L3 class Mastering Chinese about 800 words Mar-Jun Sep-Dec L4 or L5
    L4 class Mastering Chinese about 1000-1200 words Mar-Jun Sep-Dec L5 or L6
    Intermediate L5 class Mastering Chinese about 2000 words Mar-Jun Sep-Dec L6 or L7
    L6 class Mastering Chinese about 2500 words Mar-Jun Sep-Dec L7
    Senior L7 class Mastering Chinese about 3500 words Mar-Jun Sep-Dec L8
    L8 class Mastering Chinese about 3500 words Mar-Jun Sep-Dec

    3. Course Features

    Editor Note: The Class has a maximum of 15 students on scale with all kinds of Chinese courses as well as many free classes such as Tai Chi, calligraphy etc.

    • Class size is limited to 15 students and are scientifically arranged.
    • Opening compulsory courses of Comprehensive Chinese, Chinese listening, reading and speakng.
    • Opening distinguished courses such as Words and Pronunciation Training, Chinese Culture, Chinese Idioms and Set Phrases, Overall of Modern China, Advanced Writing and others.
    • Furthermore, BIT invites many experts to give free lectures on HSK, Tai Chi, calligraphy, and culture.
    • Through intensive instruction and repeated practice, students can improve their overall linguistic ability.

    4. Activities

    Editor Note: To enhance the effectiveness of classroom instruction, BIT also organize many interesting activities for student to practice their Chinese language skills.

    • Field trips may include visiting the Great Wall, Summer Palace, Xiangshan, Beijing Capital Museum, Yuyuantan Park, China National Museum, Beihai Park, 798 Beijing Art Zone, and other places of interest.
    • Free lectures are given about calligraphy, Chinese traditional painting, paper cutting, photography, Chinese music appreciation, and Chinese classical movie appreciation.
    • Culture and sports competitions may include badminton, volleyball, oral Chinese, singing, photography, writing, long distance walking, and an international culture festival.
    • These events offer students’ chances to exhibit their current language ability and arouse their enthusiasm to more fully learn the Chinese language and culture.

    5. School Introduction

    Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) was founded in Yan'an in 1940. BIT is a national key university, an open, international and research-oriented university of science, engineering and humanities with science and engineering as the focus. BIT is also one of the national "Project 211" universities receiving preferential support from the state. In 2000, BIT was listed in "Plan 985", which gives priority for development by Commission of Science Technology and Industry for National Defense (COSTIND), Ministry of Education (MOE) and Beijing Municipal Government.

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    Tuition Fee
    Non-degree RMB 17,000 in total (About $ 3,120)
    Accommodation Fee
    International Student Dormitory #14
    Double Room RMB 1,350 to RMB 1,800
    Quad room RMB 450
    Other Fees
    Application Fee RMB 400 to RMB 600
    Service Fee USD 50
    Living Expense RMB 2,200 to RMB 2,800
- How Much Scholarship Cover
Admission Only
- You Need Pay After Got Scholarship (RMB)
  • Tuition:  17,000
  • Accommodation: 750 to 1200 RMB per month
  • Living Expense: 600 to 3000 RMB per month
- Requirement
  • Above 18 years old;
  • Having a high school or higher degree with good health condition;
  • Abide by the laws of China and the regulations of school.
- Application Documents

1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

2. Photocopy of valid passport

With name, passport number & expiration date, and photo included

3. Passport photo

A recent passport-sized photo of the applicant

4. High school academic transcript

5. High school graduate certificate

Graduation certificate in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.

6. Permission from the previous university for tranfer students

A student who has studied in China and wants to transfer to another university must provide the permission from original university.

  • Step 1: Click "Apply Now" button below and pay scholarship service fee.

  • Step 2: Wait for the payment confirmation, then provide documents guidance. (including the application form)

  • Step 3: Submit documents and wait for result and admission documents (including admission letter, visa letter)
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