Chinese Language Program

Introduction to the Program

The Chinese Language Program at Tongji University is one semester to 2 academic years program for international students.

About Tongji University

Tongji University is one of the leading universities in China underdirect administration of Ministry of Education, listed on “Project 985” and “Project 211”. With a history of over a century, Tongji has valued the balanced development of four functions, i.e. education, research, outreach, and culture inheritance and innovation. For more info visit the Tongji University page here.

Start Date of the Program

September or March

Entry Requirements

Over 18 years, non-Chinese citizen and in good health

Application Deadline

20th June (for autumn semester)

24th Dec (for spring semester of next year)


Duration: One semester to 2 academic years, 20 class hours per week. Elementary courses, intermediate and advanced courses offered.

Compulsory courses: Intensive reading, Listening, Conversation, Chinese Writing, Audio and Visual and Speaking, Brief Introduction of Chinese Society, etc.

Optional Courses: Brief introduction of Contemporary Chinese language, Newspaper & Magazine Reading, Translation, Tutoring for HSK.

Language Practice: The international students will be arranged to have a free visit to the historical cultural spots in and around Shanghai each semester.

Tuition Fees



The International Students Service Centers is located on three campuses of Tongji University independently. They are all facilitated with telephone sets, toilets, showers, air-conditioning, public kitchens, classrooms, and business services such as duplication, fax and e-mail sending, typing and air-ticket and train ticket booking are offered. For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.

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