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Summer Chinese Language Program(Above 16)
- General Information

    1. Program Introduction

    Editor Notes: The length of the program is 3 to 7 weeks.

    • Each week has 20 teaching hours.
    • Each morning (8:30-11:50) from Monday through Friday has 4 teaching hours.

    2. Curriculum and Activities

    Courses: Mainly Chinese courses including Listening Comprehension, Conversation and Reading.

    Courses load: 20 teaching hours per week, 4 teaching hours each morning (8:30-11:50), Monday through Friday. Also available are elective courses such as Chinese Economy and Culture, Chinese Calligraphy, Taijiquan (shadow boxing) and Chinese Wushu.

    Activities: ① Inner city tours are offered once a week (scenic spots, museums, acrobatics etc.) ② Weekend tours are available at students’ own expense.

    3. Program Schedule

    Editor Notes: The summer program falls into three sessions between July 3 and August 25

    F irst session

    Second session

    Third session

    aLength of Program

    Registration Date

    Length of Program

    Registration Date

    Length of Program

    Registration Date

    4 weeks (July 3 ï¼July 28)

    June 30

    4 weeks (July17-August11)

    July 14

    4weeks(July 31-August25)

    July 28

    5 weeks (July 3 ï¼August 4  )

    June 30

    5 weeks (July17-August18)

    July 14

    6 weeks (July3-August11)

    June 30

    6weeks (July17-August 25)

    July 14

    7 weeks (July3-August18)

    June 30

    8weeks (July3-August25)

    June 30

    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


    Tuition Fee
    Non-degree RMB 4,350 in total (About $ 800)
    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:  4,350
  • 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 over 16 and under 60 years old.
  • Be in good health.
- Application Documents

1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

2. 3 passport photos (in size of 5cm * 4cm)

3. Photocopy of valid passport

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

  • 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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