Short-Term Chinese Language and Culture Programs

Introduction to the Programs

Zhejiang University offers 4-week long intensive Chinese program every summer vacation. This year it will be held from July 9th to July 27th, 2018. Three weeks long, with 4 class hours every day from  Monday to Friday. The program accepts individual application and application must be submitted before May 22nd, 2018.

In addition to the regular short-term summer program, the college also runs short-term programs for groups of international students (15 people or above) all year round. Courses can be specially designed upon request, with language courses in combination with lectures, field trips, industry visits and so on.  Individual short-term students are accepted with no time restriction and are to be placed in appropriate classes with long-term students if he/she has studied the Chinese Language for at least 200 hours.

About Zhejiang University

Zhejiang University is located in the eastern coastal city of Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province, which lies 180km south of China’s largest commercial center Shanghai. As one of the seven ancient capital cities of China, Hangzhou has a history of over 2,200 years. The city is also a world-famous tourist resort praised as ‘a paradise on earth’, boasting very favorable natural conditions, with a mild climate, convenient transportation systems, picturesque scenery and rich cultural heritage. In the 13th century, the Italian traveler Macro Polo admired Hangzhou as ‘the most beautiful and splendid city in the world’.

Founded in 1897 as one of the earliest institutions of higher learning in China, Zhejiang University is now a leading research university under the direct administration of China’s Ministry of Education. Reputed as the ‘East Cambridge’ in history, Zhejiang University has always been ranked among the top universities in China in terms of its academic strength shown in teaching, research, and social service. For more info visit the page here.


  • Chinese Language Course – 36 class hours   (intensive course for elementary and intermediate learners)
  • Culture Lectures – 9 lectures on 4 different topics
  • Culture Visits – 6 visits around Hangzhou
  • Culture Trips – A 3-day excursion out of Hangzhou but inside Zhejiang Province; – A 3-day excursion out of Zhejiang Province


Applicants must be above the age of 18, in good physical and psychological conditions. Applicants of the age of 16 to 18 must have guardians who reside inside Zhejiang Province.

Required documents:

  1. Application Form for Admission to Zhejiang  University (Download)
  2. A photocopy of passport
  3. A digital passport photo
  4. Remittance receipt of the application fee (RMB 2,000 non-refundable)

Start Date of the Program


Application Deadline

May 22nd

Tuition Fees

11,800 RMB including application fee, tuition fee, text materials, cost of trips and visits, on-campus accommodation


Zhejiang University possesses different types of International Student Dormitories with different conditions and specifications. For further information on the accommodation at Zhejiang University (ZJU) visit the accommodation page here.

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