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China Studies
- General Information

    1.Academic Target and Goals

    The China Studies Program is specially designed for the international students who are going to study Chinese contemporary economics, diplomatic, overseas Chinese communities, Chinese culture and arts, and Chinese language system.  This program, to a certain extent, lays the foundation for international students to do further research on China Studies by developing both their knowledge about Chinese culture and society and their practical Chinese language skills.


    Language module includes:

    • 1) Writing which focuses on narrative, expository, practical, and other genres of writing;
    • 2) Public speaking which prepares students for personal statement, brainstorm, individually interview, summary remarks, comprehensive oral presentations so as to improve students' overall communicative competence.

    Knowledge module includes:

    • 1)Chinese foreign policy, covering the development and changes of diplomacy of the People's Republic of China since 1949 ,  main problems and challenges that the contemporary Chinese diplomacy is facing;
    • 2)Trade and investment in China, covering knowledge and status about trade and investment in China as well as hot issues;
    • 3)Overseas Chinese communities, covering the history of overseas Chinese and Chinese community as well as the role of them in China's opening up and reform;
    • 4)Chinese culture and art works, covering reading works of Chinese calligraphy, carving, painting, gardening, architecture, martial arts and music which helps students acquire the knowledge of above mentioned topics and raise ability to conduct discussion on them .


    Tuition Fee
    Non-degree RMB 9,200 in total (About $ 1,690)
    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:  9,200
  • 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.
  • Chinese proficiency of New HSK level 5 with scores above or equal to 180 is also required.
- 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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