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TCM Foundation Program (Advanced)
- General Information

    The program target: Those foreign national who expect to learn the course of Chinese medical science and improve their Chinese level, and make preparation for the study of Chinese medical science or those interested in the culture of Chinese medical science and medicine.

    Main courses and the features of the course

    M ain courses

    Course Structure

    Course type

    Comprehensive Chinese

    Introductory reading of Chinese for traditional Chinese medical science (I)

    Massage Introduction

    Health Sports

    Introductory reading of Chinese for traditional Chinese medical science (II)

    Intensive reading of Chinese for traditional Chinese medical science (II)

    Primary Chemistry

    The fall class





    The spring class





    Can be recognized as the credits on the undergraduate level








    Course Features:

    • Small class for the teaching, about 15 students for each class. Each student can receive more attention from the teacher and the practice can be more sufficient.
    • The courses include the module of Chinese language course and the module of the foundation course for the Chinese medical science to help the students blend into the knowledge of the basic TCM culture on the base of enhancing the Chinese level, and enhance the reading capability on the basic knowledge of the Chinese medical science at the same time to let the students gain the most basic vocabulary, knowledge and culture information in the professions of the Chinese medical science;
    • Complete the class hour in the regulations, after the qualification for the examination, directly enter the undergraduate study of traditional Chinese medicine. The credits of part of the courses can be identified as the undergraduate credits.

    The cultural experience courses and the linguistic practical activity:

    • Organize the courses in the series of Chinese culture experience for each term: Chinese paper cut, Chinese knot craft means, Chinese calligraphy introduction and the activity for the experience of Chinese traditional festival (such as the dumpling making on the dragon boat festival, the moon cake making on the mid-autumn festival) etc.
    • Organize the overseas students to visit the cultural relics within Shanghai or the historical and culture cities at the surroundings of Shanghai for each term.
    • Organize the various recreational and sports activities for each term: The sports match like the table tennis match, the fun sports game etc., the Chinese Language Speech Contest, show for the competition of talent and skill on Chinese etc.

    We offer a variety of cultural experience courses and linguistic practical activities for helping the students to get the deeper idea of the Chinese culture and happily study in a culture environment that is relaxed, positive with diversities.


    Tuition Fee
    Non-degree RMB 11,000 in total (About $ 2,020)
    Accommodation Fee
    Building 3/4, 280, Huatuo Road
    Double Room RMB 1,400 to RMB 1,600
    Single Room RMB 1,200 to RMB 800
    Building 18/22, 280, Huatuo Road
    Double Room RMB 400
    Apartments 650,South Wan Ping Road
    Double Room RMB 1,000 to RMB 800
    Single Room RMB 1,200
    Other Fees
    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:  11,000
  • Accommodation: 750 to 1200 RMB per month
  • Living Expense: 600 to 3000 RMB per month
- Requirement

Not Chinese

High Graduate school certificate or above

HSK 3 or Above

- Application Documents

1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here

2. 3 ID Photos

Size:35mm×49mm Background Color:Blue or White Bareheaded

3. Copy of the passport

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

4. High school graduate certificate

Graduation certificate in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.

5. Digital Photo

Photo Format:Student Chinese Name.jpg Background Color:Blue or White Pixel: equal to or above 300 pixels/inch Other Requirement: Bareheaded

  • 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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