Tsinghua University Chinese Language Program


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The Chinese Language Program serves to promote the Chinese language throughout the world and to help people

in other countries acquire a better understanding of China. Any qualified foreigner, overseas Chinese, or compatriot from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan may apply to Foreign Student Affairs Office, Tsinghua University for this program. The academic year is divided into two semesters: Spring semester: Feb-Jun; Autumn semester: Sep - Jan. Each semester consists of 18 weeks (20 class hours per week, 4 class hours per day, Moday to Friday). The courses are taught by instructors from The International Chinese Language & Culture Centre (ICLCC), Tsinghua University. In order to accurately assess the Chinese proficiency of new students, ICLCC arranges a placement exam at the beginning of each term. Students will then be assigned to appropriate class levels in accordance with their Chinese proficiencies.


Any foreigner, overseas Chinese, or compatriot from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan may apply directly to the Foreign Student Affairs Office of Tsinghua University. The applicants need to have a formal education background at the high school level or above, a good moral character, be aged 18-55 and in good health.

Tuition & Fees

(1) Application fee (non-refundable): ¥400 (2) Tuition fee: ¥10, 500/per semester

(3) Accidental injury and hospitalization insurance:

¥300/per semester

Entrance Examination

Admission is evaluated on the basis of material review.


Regular courses: Speaking, Listening Skills, Comprehensive Chinese, Extensive Reading, Intensive Reading, Newspaper Reading, Grammar, Classical Chinese, Chinese Culture, Chinese Affairs, and Writing. The program delivers 20 class hours per week. Further information about the courses and the curriculum schedule is available at the website of ICLCC: http://hanyu.tsinghua.edu.cn

Elective courses: Chinese History, Business Chinese, Introduction to Chinese Characters, Mandarin Pronunciation, Chinese Film, Chinese Calligraphy and Painting, Chinese Fashion Terms, Chinese Songs, HSK Lessons, Taiji, Chinese Martial Arts, Chinese Er- hu, etc. Each elective normally has 30 class hours per term.


Add: Foreign Student Affairs Office, Tsinghua

University, Beijing 100084 PRC Fax:8610-62771134

Website: http://intlstudent.cic.tsinghua.edu.cn

Undergraduate Programs

Tel:8610-62784857;E-mail: undgrad@tsinghua.edu.cn

Graduate Programs


E-mail: grad@tsinghua.edu.cn

General Affairs E-mail: lxsb@tsinghua.edu.cn .