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Intensive Chinese Language Program

Introduction to the Program

The Intensive Chinese Language Program at Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) is a one semester or 1 year program for international students.

About Shanghai International Studies University

Upholding the motto of “Integrity, Vision and Academic Excellence”, Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) is an internationally recognized, prestigious academic institution distinctive for its multidisciplinary and multicultural nature, committed to preparing innovative professionals and future global leaders for a wide range of international expertise to address the critical challenges of our times. For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

The Intensive Chinese Language Program is specially designed for the international students who are going to study undergraduate programs in China, and those who want to improve their Chinese proficiency in the short term. The program aims at helping the international students, within a short period of time, construct their own Chinese language system, do daily communication in Chinese and speak or discuss on a topic in Chinese by focusing on Chinese lexicology and grammar teaching. After completing one academic year’s course of the program, the students’ Chinese proficiency is expected to meet the requirements of entering an undergraduate program in China and reach New HSK level 5.

Start Date of the Program

September or February

Entry Requirements

Applications are open to foreign citizens with reliable financial support and stability who are senior-high-school graduates with an age between 18 and 50 and in good health.

Application Deadline

December 31 for Spring Semester and June 30 for Fall Semester.


1) Basic Chinese Language Courses, including Comprehensive Chinese (grammar, conversation, Chinese characters), Chinese Listening Comprehension, Chinese Reading and Chinese Conversation.

2) HSK Intensive Training Courses, focusing on intensive training in the aspects of Chinese listening, grammar, reading and comprehensive Chinese.

3) There’re 36 teaching hours per week.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB 17,000 per semester. The total for the 1 year program is 34,000 RMB.


There are several different options for accommodation at Shanghai International Studies University. For further information visit the accommodation page here.

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