Bachelor’s in Chinese Language

Introduction to the Program

The Bachelor’s in Chinese Language at Shanghai Normal University is a four year program for international students.

About Shanghai Normal University

Founded in 1954, a key university in Shanghai, Shanghai Normal University (SHNU) is a comprehensive university with salient features of teacher training and particular strength in liberal arts.

One of the earliest universities to provide Chinese language programs to international students in Shanghai, SHNU started to accept international students in 1965. SHNU is one of the authorized universities to accept international students sponsored by Chinese Government Scholarship, Confucius Scholarship, Shanghai Municipal Government Scholarship and so on.

About ICCS

International College of Chinese Studies (ICCS) is the particular college to provide Chinese language programs to international students in SHNU. With the first-class teaching faculty, ICCS attracts nearly 2,000 international students from more than 40 countries all over the world every year.

For more information visit the Shanghai Normal University page here.

Start Date of the Program


Entry Requirements

1. With at least senior high school certificate, provide relevant certificate and transcript in English or Chinese.
2. With according certificate and transcript of Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK)
3. Pass the admission test of ICCS, SHNU

• Audition students are allowed for 1st-year, 2nd-year and 3rd-year program.
• Students are allowed to join the 2nd-year and the 3rd-year undergraduate program.

Application Deadline

July 15

Time of Admission Test

Early September


The first 2 years focus on language study. Research orientations start from 3rd year.

4 research orientations:

1. Tourism Chinese;
2. Chinese Language Education
3. Business Chinese;
4. Chinese Language and Culture


Xuhui Campus

Class Time

Classes are held at 8:00 am – 12:15 am, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm from Monday to Friday.


Certificate of Bachelor Degree will be granted if student gets the required credits and HSK Certificate, and passes the graduation thesis defense.


ICCS organizes field trip every semester.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees for Grade One & Grade Two are RMB 9,000 per semester; RMB 18,000 per academic year.

The tuition fees for Grade Three & Grade Four are RMB 9,900 per semester; RMB 19,800 per academic year.

The total for the 4 year program is 75,600 RMB.


Typically, students from abroad are arranged to be accommodated in the Building of Academic Exchanges Center, Waibinlou Building (Foreign Guest House), Xi Liu (No. 6 Dorm on West Xuhui Campus), etc. Also, students are allowed to rent off campus at their own will, however, it usually costs less to live and study on campus.. For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.

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