International Foundation Program

Introduction to the Program

The International Foundation Program provides students with an opportunity to learn and get proficient in the Chinese language. After the foundation year, you will study your desired program (Chinese-taught), supported by a guaranteed scholarship! Since there are much more Chinese taught programs than English taught programs you have the upper hand and can choose from much more programs than most other international students.

Available Universities

There are 27 Chinese Universities offering this program.

Click the University to find out more information:

Beihang University
Beijing Jiaotong University
Beijing Foreign Studies University
Capital University of Economics and Business
University of International Business and Economics
Shandong University
China University of Petroleum-Beijing
Xidian University
Xi’an Jiaotong University
Fudan University
Shanghai University
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Shanghai University Of Political Science and Law
Nankai University
Tianjin University
Xi’an Shiyou University
Northwestern Polytechnical University
Anhui University of Technology
Southern Medical University
Harbin Institute of Technology
Heilongjiang University
Beihua University
Changchun University of Science and Technology
Guizhou University
Southeast University
Jiangsu University
Zhejiang University

Available Programs

The International Foundation Program is one year of intensive Chinese.

The tuition cost is 35,000 RMB and it takes 36 weeks. This course covers very intensive Chinese that enables you to learn bachelors in Chinese.
You will also learn Chinese that is focused on the program you would like to study in the future.

The main advantage of this is that it is very intensive. It is hard work to learn Chinese so quickly, but it means that you don’t need to spend too much time. Normally students at other Universities will take 2 years to learn Chinese.

Have you studied Chinese before? Then you can pay less.
HSK 2-4: Your foundation program will last 18 weeks and costs 27,000 RMB
HSK 6: Your foundation program lasts 11 weeks and costs 21,000 RMB


After successfully passing the international foundation program, you will receive a full scholarship for your bachelor’s degree by studying in Chinese. Some exceptional students will receive accommodation scholarship and living fees, but this is not guaranteed.

After you apply for the International Foundation Program, you will receive an admissions letter, and a scholarship award letter, which lists the scholarship you have been awarded after completing the program.

You can study thousands of programs at Chinese Universities. You don’t have to study at the same University as you did at the International Foundation Program. You can also decide later which program you would like to study at.

China wants to have more foreign students studying in Chinese and so they are giving these scholarships. Priority goes to students with good grades, and those who apply as early as possible. Those from one belt one road countries also have an advantage.

You can choose your preferred program before you arrive, but you can change your mind after you arrive. You need to confirm it by January or February of the following year.

The Application Process

Start Date;
– The program starts in September each year.

Application Deadline:
– The application deadline is 30th April 2018, but we have already received a large number of applications and students are being accepted on a rolling basis.

You just need to send the following documents:
– A copy of your Passport
– Resume / CV
– Highest academic transcript from high school
– Application Fee ($100 USD)

You will then receive a call interview.

Make sure to apply as early as possible because it is very competitive.

After you apply and have been accepted you will receive your admissions documents.


To apply complete the application form and pay the application fee here. It takes approximately 4-6 weeks for your application to be processed and before an admissions decision is given. After you have been accepted you will receive your official acceptance letter visa application form. If you have any questions contact us.

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