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Semester-long Chinese Language Program


The Chinese language program delivers Chinese language courses to the international students who are going to learn Chinese in China. The courses have eight levels, covering from absolute beginners to advanced levels. Class size is approximately fifteen students per class.

Length of Study

Each semester consists of 18 weeks. The exact date changes slightly year by year. Students will take 20 hours Chinese class each week. Students are placed in appropriate class after a placement test at the beginning of each semester. The program is normally one semester long. Students who wish to continue their study for next semester apply in the middle of the semester, pay tuition fee and extend visa in Beijing.

Mandatory Courses

Speaking, Listening, Comprehensive Chinese, Extensive Reading, Writing, Chinese Culture, Business Chinese

Elective Courses

Chinese Martial Arts, Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Painting, Chinese Songs, Pronunciation, Chinese Instrument, HSK Lessons

Cultural Activities

Chinese Singing Contest, Photography Contest, Speech Contest.

Qualifications of Applicants

Any foreigner or compatriot from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan with a formal education background of high school or above, aged 18-55.

Application Schedule

Applicants for the Spring Semester Program must complete their application during October 15th--November 30th of the previous year (holidays excluded). Those for the Autumn Semester must complete their application during March 15th--May 31st of the year (holidays excluded).

Application Method


Costs (in RMB Yuan) 

(1) Application fee (non-refundable): RMB 400
(2) Tuition fee: RMB 12,600 (per semester)
(3) Accidental injury and hospitalization insurance: RMB 300 (per semester)
(4) On campus international student dormitory: RMB80/day/person for single bed rooms and AB rooms; RMB40/day/person for double bed rooms.

Contact Details:
Room B431-1, Lee Shau Kee Science and Technology Building, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P. R. China
+86-10-62771368(application information)
+86-10-62772058(course information)
chinese@tsinghua.edu.cn(application information)
hanyuzhx@tsinghua.edu.cn(course information)



International Chinese Language and Culture Center