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Intensive Semester Chinese Language Program
- General Information

    Academic Target and Goals

    The Intensive Chinese Language Program is specially designed for the international students who are going to study undergraduate programs in China, and those who want to improve their Chinese proficiency in the short term. The program aims at helping the international students, within a short period of time, construct their own Chinese language system, do daily communication in Chinese and speak or discuss on a topic in Chinese by focusing on Chinese lexicology and grammar teaching. After completing one academic year’s course of the program, the students’ Chinese proficiency is expected to meet the requirements of entering an undergraduate program in China and reach New HSK level 5. 2.

    Training Courses

    • 1) Basic Chinese Language Courses, including Comprehensive Chinese (grammar, conversation, Chinese characters), Chinese Listening Comprehension, Chinese Reading and Chinese Conversation.
    • 2) HSK Intensive Training Courses, focusing on intensive training in the aspects of Chinese listening, grammar, reading and comprehensive Chinese.
    • 3) There’re 36 teaching hours per week.

    Length of Program

    This program lasts half a year (one semester) or one year. Every year has two semesters. Spring Semester opens in late February and Fall Semester opens in Mid-September. Detailed dates are available in the acceptance letter. There are 36 academic hours every week (each academic hour lasts for 45 minutes).


    Tuition Fee
    Non-degree RMB 34,000 in total (About $ 6,235)
    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:  34,000
  • 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 who are senior-high-school graduates with an age between 18 and 50 and 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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