Long-Term Chinese Language Training


Focusing on Chinese listening, speaking, reading, writing and HSK test preparation, this program is designed for non-native Chinese speakers and is delivered by experienced teachers. Students are placed in small classes of 8 different levels under the categories of beginner, elementary, intermediate and advanced levels according to their Chinese proficiency.

Length of Study

6 months to 2 years, 20 hours per week.

Chinese Modules

Intensive Chinese, Chinese Listening, Chinese Speaking, Chinese Reading, Chinese Writing, Chinese Culture.

Optional Modules

Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Painting, Tai Ji, Ancient Chinese History, Modern Chinese History, Chinese Philosophy, Contemporary Chinese Economy, Chinese Poetry, Ancient Chinese, Contemporary Chinese Foreign Policy, etc.

Cultural Activities

Visits to historical sites and scenic spots in and around Nanjing.

Language Practice

Interaction with Chinese students, Chinese recitation & speech contest, teaching observation and practice, etc.

Application Period

a. Application Deadlines: December 30 for spring semester and June 30 for autumn semester.

b. Admission terminates when seats are full.

c. Applicants who have reached certain levels of Chinese proficiency may join a class in the middle of the course.

Entry Requirement

An applicant should be over 18 years of age, in good health, and with a valid passport.

Costs (in RMB)

a. Tuition:¥9,500 per semester or ¥19,000 per school year, payable after the enrollment.

b. Application fee:¥500.

c. Medical Insurance:¥400 per semester.

d. Textbook fee: collected according to actual expense.


Xiyuan International Students’ Apartment, Nanjing University (FCFS), or private off-campus accommodations.

Application Method

Just apply online, no need to attach or mail any extra documents.

Enrollment Procedure

a. Nanjing University mails the Letter of Admission of Overseas Students and Visa Application Form of Overseas Students (JW202 Form) to successful applicants within one month after receiving the online application. Applicants can also log on to their accounts at http://istudy.nju.edu.cn to check their status.

b. Admitted applicants submit visa applications to the Chinese embassy or consulate office with the Letter of Admission and JW202 Form.

c. Students register at the Institute for International Students of Nanjing University within the required time period stated in the Letter of Admission of Overseas Students, bringing together with the original copies of this letter of admission, JW202 Form, and the Foreigners’ Health Certificate (since this certificate is valid only for 6 months and is required when applying for Residence Permit after entering China, please make proper arrangements concerning the timing of the physical examination).

Starting Time

Semesters start in February and September each year. The specific dates are stated in the Letter of Admission.


Institute for International Students, Nanjing University

Address: Zeng Xianzi Building, 18 Jinyin Street, Nanjing, 210093, China

Tel: +86-25-83594535, +86-25-83593586

Fax: +86-25-83316747

E-mail: issd@nju.edu.cn

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