Elementary Chinese

Introduction to the Program

The Elementary Chinese Program at Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) is a 2-3 semester program for international students.

About the Program

This program is divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced levels with each level further divided into 3 levels to allow students at similar Chinese levels to be grouped together. Each class consists of 8-15 students. The curriculum focuses on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, modern grammar and essay writing. The program normally takes 2-3 semesters to complete and at the end of the program, beginners reach a higher Chinese proficiency level.

Start Date of the Program

September or March

Application Deadline

July 20 or January 20

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB 17,600 per year.


SICE supplies three kinds of international students’ apartments. Every room is equipped with TV set, refrigerator, air conditioner, internet access and other facilities. For more information see the accommodation page here.

About the Application Process

To apply complete the application form and pay the application fee here. Applications take 4-6 weeks before a decision is given, and students are accepted on a rolling basis. 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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