Back to
Back to University Home Page
Welcome to Beijing Language and Culture University

Chinese Program for Overseas Chinese
- General Information

    1. Program Introduction

    Your ancestral memory reaches across both time and language; discover your cultural roots and connect China with the world.

    Overseas Chinese youth are the hope and future of Chinese society. Learning about Chinese language and culture is a spiritual need for many overseas Chinese young people. By crossing the linguistic bridge you can retrace the paths of your forefathers, gain appreciation of the profundity of Chinese culture, and experience the vitality of contemporary Chinese society.

    Understanding your Chinese heritage will give you a strong sense of pride in who you are. Once the cultural glory of Chinese culture becomes part of you and begins to shine, the entire world will treat you with respect!

    Our elite Chinese course for overseas Chinese is specially intended for students with strong speaking and listening skills (intermediate level Chinese) but weaker reading and writing skills. Our curriculum includes reading and writing, as well as speaking and culture courses.

    2. Character Literacy Class

    Unique accelerated Chinese character teaching methods that help students develop character recognition quickly; selections include readings from Confucian Analects, San Zi Jing, and other classics including Tang and Song Dynasty poetry, selections from contemporary

    newspapers and periodicals are also represented. Reading selections are carefully chosen to help students familiarize themselves with important characters and aspects of traditional Chinese culture that will allow them to develop a consciousness and understanding of their heritage.

    3. Speaking Class

    This course is tailor-made to help students improve their grasp of Chinese in everyday, business, speech and discussion areas. It covers topics ranging from history to pop-culture, politics to internet slang and allows students to develop practical verbal skills and rich expressiveness.

    4. Culture Class

    This combines cultural insight with cultural experience; the art of the tea ceremony leads one to an understanding of the harmony between humanity and nature, as well as the cultivation of the self; the art of Tai-Chi allows one to intuit the notions of Yin-Yang and “balance” in Taoist philosophy; Chinese cuisine lets one experience the shared richness and depth of China’s culinary traditions.

    “Infuse language with culture and use language to experience culture”. Long-distance language-practice outings to famous historical and cultural sites give participants an opportunity to integrate their learning and insights for a deeper experience of the essence and charm of Chinese culture (additional fee).

    All overseas Chinese students who register for the summer 4-week course and the summer 5-week course may join the summer 6-week course.

    All overseas Chinese students who register for the 12-week course may join the one-semester course.

    5. Class size requirements

    Minimum 16 students per class (classes of less than 16 will be combined with other classes).

    6. Program time: from Feb.23 to Jun 23,2017


    Tuition Fee
    Non-degree RMB 11,600 in total (About $ 2,130)
    Accommodation Fee
    The Conference Center Hotel
    Single Room RMB 140 to RMB 348
    International Student House (Building 17)
    Double Room RMB 35 to RMB 95
    Single Room RMB 100 to RMB 95
    Studio RMB 160 to RMB 200
    International Students Dormitory Service Center (Building 4)
    Double Room RMB 54 to RMB 80
    Single Room RMB 100 to RMB 150
    International Students Dormitory Service Center (Building 6)
    Double Room RMB 50 to RMB 80
    Single Room RMB 100 to RMB 90
    Studio RMB 160 to RMB 200
    International Students Dormitory Service Center (Building 7)
    Single Room RMB 100 to RMB 90
    International Students Dormitory Service Center (Building 8)
    Single Room RMB 120 to RMB 90
    Other Fees
    Application Fee RMB 600 to RMB 800
    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:  11,600
  • Accommodation: 750 to 1200 RMB per month
  • Living Expense: 600 to 3000 RMB per month
- Requirement
  • Has completed at least one year of higher education;
  • Age between 18 and 50 years old.
- 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. Certificate/diploma of highest education

No need to translate into English or Chinese.

5. Valid identity document of the applicant's emergency contact person

For example, photocopy of ID card, photocopy of passport, etc.

6. Certificate of HSK

Certificate of HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test,only for Business Chinese)

  • 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)
The info on this website is for reference only, university/program/scholarship are to be confirmed per each applicant, before application.
Must Click To Read This Before You Talk to us