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Chinese Language Program

Introduction to the Program

The Chinese Language Program at Renmin University of China (RUC) is a one or two semester program for international students.

About Renmin University of China

Renmin University of China (RUC) is a key comprehensive and research-oriented university in China. It is one of the earliest universities in China that established Graduate Schools, and is the most prestigious university in the humanities and social sciences in China. For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

The Chinese Language program provides language training to students of various Chinese levels. Students will take the placement test and then be assigned to different class levels accordingly. Students can choose to study for one semester or two.

Start Date of the Program

September or February

Entry Requirements

Applicant should have a high school diploma with non-Chinese nationality and age between 18 to 60 years old. If applicant is not 18 years old, his/her legal custodian who lives in China should submit a legal document on this his/her behalf.

Application Deadline

Fall semester: May 15
Spring semester: December 15


The mandatory courses are taught every morning from Monday to Friday. The courses are Oral Chinese, Listening Comprehension, Reading, Intensive Reading, Literature Reading and Writing, Ancient Chinese, Topics on Contemporary China. The elective courses usually take place in the afternoon and they are mainly open for advanced learners. The courses are Chinese Magazine reading, Chinese Culture, Chinese Human Geography, Ancient History of China, Contemporary and Modern History of China, Chinese Fictions, Modern Chinese Drama, Tang Poem and Song Lyrics, Business Chinese, etc..

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB10750 per semester. The tuition fee for 1 year is 21,500 RMB.


There are four different international residence on campus. They are No.1 International Student Residence, No.2 International Student Residence, No.3 International Student Residence, and International Cultural Exchange Center. For further information on the accommodation at Renmin University of China (RUC) visit the accommodation page here.

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