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Semester Chinese Language Program
- General Information

    1. Program Introduction

    Editor Notes: The length of the program is 1 semester up to 3 years.

    • There are two semesters in each year.
    • It is about 4 months for each semester.
    • Each week has 20 academic hours (each academic hour lasts for 45 minutes).

    2. Program Structure

    Editor Notes: There are basic Chinese language courses and elective course in this program.

    2.1 Basic Chinese Language Courses( in the morning)

    Comprehensive Chinese (grammar, conversation, Chinese characters) Chinese Listening Comprehension
    Chinese Reading Chinese Conversation of various levels

    2.2 Free-charged Elective Courses(in the afternoon)

    Courses, not required Chinese basis​

    Chinese Characters Writing Calligraphy
    Taijiquan Paper Cutting
    Chinese Elocution Chinese Language Partners

    Courses, required Chinese basis

    HSK Tutoring Chinese Modern History
    Modern Literature Security Investment
    International Investment Chinese-Foreign Cultural Exchange History

    English-taught courses on Chinese studies


    • Students can select 2 courses in one semester which contains 10 courses.
    • A certificate of China Studies will be awarded to the student who selects and passes exams of at least 3 courses.
    Corporate Finance Social Problems in Contemporary China International Economic Law Principles of Accounting Multinational Corporation Management
    Inter-Cultural Communication Theory and Practice Trade Related Business Communication Doing Business in China Backgrounds of Chinese Civilization Introduction to Chinese Legal System
    Chinese Environment Law Chinese Economy Chinese Labor Law Chinese History and Culture Introduction of Chinese Philosophy
    Investment in China China and Africa China and International Organizations Chinese IP Law

    3. Tuition and Fees (in RMB)

    Editor Notes: The fees is subject to the school standard when the applicants arrive at the school.

    Length of Program Tuition Application Fee Insurance
    One semester 9,200 450 300
    One year 18,400 450 600
    One month 3,700 450
    Two months 6,000 450
    Three months 7,600 450

    5. School Introduction

    Editor Notes: SISU has successfully developed a diverse and distinctive mix of disciplines with language and literature as its pillar.

    The University ,Shanghai International Studies University, abbreviated as SISU, as one of the key universities of the national project "211", is jointly administered by China's Ministry of Education and Shanghai Municipal Government. Founded in 1949, SISU was one of the first key universities engaged in both foreign language teaching and cultural exchanges with foreign countries since the establishment of the PRC , Learn More>>

    6. Cooperation & Exchange

    Editor Notes: SISU has established inter-university cooperation and exchange with 119 universities from 32 countries and regions

    • ​ The University has built partnerships with above 300 universities and institutions from 55 countries and regions.
    • The University has connected with international organizations, including the United Nations and the European Union closely.
    • The University has compiled and published a series of Mandarin Chinese textbooks to be used by non-Chinese speakers.
    • The faculty and students actively participates in international conferences, sports games and other multilingual events.
    • The University has set up a powerful digital audio-visual database containing multimedia resources in foreign studies.
    • There are 11 highly regarded and rigorously peer-reviewed academic journals being edited and published currently by the University. â€‹

    7. Campus Life

    Editor Notes: International students enjoy the wonderful life in the campus.

    Autumn Outing

    Spring Outing

    8. Registration Information

    Registration Date: From Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2016

    Registration Address: Office of International Student Affairs,Room 202, building 2, Shanghai International Studies University,550 Dalian Road (W), Shanghai 200083


    Tuition Fee
    Non-degree RMB 17,900 in total (About $ 3,285)
    Accommodation Fee
    SISU Guesthouse
    Double Room RMB 75 to RMB 95
    Single Room RMB 130 to RMB 165
    SISU Hotel
    Double Room RMB 75 to RMB 80
    Single Room RMB 120 to RMB 130
    Foreign Experts’ Building
    Double Room RMB 60
    Single Room RMB 100
    Jinjiang Inn (Hongkou Football Stadium)
    Double Room RMB 85
    Single Room RMB 160
    International Students Dormitory
    Double Room RMB 50
    Single Room RMB 100
    Other Fees
    Application Fee RMB 450 to RMB 810
    Service Fee USD 50
    Living Expense RMB 2,400 to RMB 3,000
- How Much Scholarship Cover
Admission Only
- You Need Pay After Got Scholarship (RMB)
  • Tuition:  17,900
  • Accommodation: 750 to 1200 RMB per month
  • Living Expense: 600 to 3000 RMB per month
- Requirement
  • Applications are open to foreign citizens with reliable financial support and stability.
  • Be senior-high-school graduates with an age between 18 and 50 (over 16 and under 60 for short-term study).
  • Be in good health.
- 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. 4 passport photos (in size of 5cm * 4cm)

4. Photocopy of diploma

  • 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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