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Undergraduate Preparatory Program
- General Information

    1. Teaching Objects and Objectives

    • This program is specially designed for international students who are going to study undergraduate programs in China. Its objectives are to help students establish their own Chinese language system in a shorter period of time, and apply it in daily communication and talks or discussion on a specific topic.  To this end, it focuses on the teaching of Chinese lexicology and grammar. On completion of this program, students are expected to have the required Chinese proficiency for different majors in undergraduate programs.

    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. Length of Program

    • This program lasts for half a year (one semester). Every year, the program begins in late February and ends in late June. Detailed dates are available in the acceptance letter. There are 36 academic hours every week (an academic hour lasts for 45 minutes).


    Tuition Fee
    Non-degree RMB 17,000 in total (About $ 3,120)
    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:  17,000
  • 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
  • In good health.
  • Residents from mainland China, Hongkong, Macao and Taiwan who have immigrated, must hold a valid foreign passport or certificate of nationality for 4 years (including) or above, and provide the record or the certificate indicating that the passport holder actually lives overseas for more than 2 years. If passport holder actually lives abroad for 9 months in a year, it will be calculated as one year. 30th of April of admission year will be the deadline for calculating the length of time.
- 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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