2023 Application Guide to Chinese Language Program for International Students at CSU
i. One academic year: September 2023-July 2024
ii. One semester: September 2023-January 2024
i. Excellent Non-Chinese citizens, with no criminal records and in good health; 18-50 years old (born before May 30, 2005). Applicants who are under the age of 18 shall be no less than 16 years old with an eligible guardian living in China.
ii. An applicant (whose one parent or both are Chinese citizens settling abroad) born with a foreign nationality applying for admission as a foreign student, must hold a valid foreign passport or nationality certificate for more than 4 years, and within the last 4 years (up to April 30 in the year of admission), shall have a record of living abroad for more than 2 years (the actual residence for 9 months in a year can be calculated as 1 year). The calculation is based on entry and exit stamps. Proof of the renunciation of Chinese nationality is required.
iii. Applicants must hold a high school degree or its equivalent.
III. Financial Types
|Funding Categories||Coverage||Application Time|
|International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship||See more at https://intl.csu.edu.cn/English/Scholarship.htm|
|Central South University Scholarship||Coverage of tuition, on-campus accommodation fee||From now on to May 30, 2023|
|Self-Supporting||None||From now on to May 30, 2023|
According to the regulations of the Ministry of Education of P. R. China, international students must purchase comprehensive medical insurance while studying in China. International students who are admitted without insurance funded must purchase the insurance at their own expense. Uninsured students cannot register.
IV. Materials Required
i. Photocopy of the first page of passport (Over one-year availability);
ii. Photocopy of Physical Examination Record. Applicants should strictly be examined in accordance with the requirement of Physical Examination Record.pdf. An incomplete form (without photo, sign or stamp of physicians and hospitals, etc.) is regarded as invalid. The examination date shall be after October 1, 2022.
iii. Photocopy of the highest graduation certificate. If the applicant is currently a student, the pre-graduation certificate issued by the school is required.
iv. Transcript of the highest diploma with an official stamp.
v. Non-criminal record with an official stamp. The issue date shall be after October 1, 2022.
vi. Applicants under the age of 18 but above 16 must provide ID certificates, employment certificates, and a letter of commitment from a guardian living in China.
vii. Applicants who apply for the self-supporting program must provide bank deposit certificates and have at least RMB 20,000 in the account of the applicant.
V. Application Procedures
Step 1: Online Application
Log in to the website of School of International Education, CSU: https://intl.csu.edu.cn/index.htm. Click APPLY NOW, fill in the application form, submit the materials online and wait for the results (about 2-4 weeks).
Step 2: Pay the Application Fee
After passing the online preliminary review, please complete the application fee payment within two weeks, otherwise the application cannot continue. If you fail to pass the initial review, NO NEED to pay this fee.
Step 3: Final Review and Result Release
According to the application situation, the students will be reviewed for final admission results, and the Admission Notice and visa application form will be sent according to the final admission results. Application status will be informed in the CSU China International Student Service System. Please keep yourself informed by checking the Application System on time. The final financial type will be subject to the Admission Notice.
VI. 2023 Charging Standard
Please refer to Charging Standards of Central South University.pdf
i. The materials mentioned above shall be provided in English or Chinese. Materials in any other language should be notarized in Chinese or English.
ii. The application fee will not be returned regardless of admission results. The final Financial type will be subject to the Admission Notice.
iii. If there is any fraud in the application materials, the application will be disqualified. In registration, all the original documents will be reviewed and the admission will be canceled if there is any fraud or inconsistency.
VIII. Course Introduction
|Category of Courses||Course Title||Course Content||Class Hours|
|Chinese Language Courses||Elementary Courses||Comprehensive Chinese, Chinese Listening, Chinese Speaking, Chinese Reading||26 class hours per week|
|Intermediate Courses||Comprehensive Chinese, Chinese Audio-Visual Speaking, Chinese Reading|
|Advanced Courses||Comprehensive Chinese, Chinese Audio-Visual Speaking, Chinese Newspaper Reading, Chinese Composition|
|Specialty Courses||Business Chinese program||Business Reading, Business Practice-Speaking, Business Practice-Culture and Cases, Business Chinese Test (BCT) coaching||10 class hours per week|
|Training program for Local Chinese Teachers||Chinese Teaching Method, Modern Chinese, Ancient Chinese, Chinese Audio-Visual Speaking, Chinese Textbook Analysis, Overview of China, New Chinese Teaching Technology, Chinese Speaking||28 class hours per week|
|HSK&HSKK Training||HSK and HSKK special tutoring at all levels||4-10 class hours per week|
|Culture Elective Courses||Chinese-culture Lectures||Poetic Tea, Beauty of traditional Chinese patterns, Intelligent Transportation, China's High-Speed Railway, China's Bridges, Powder Metallurgy and Human Civilization, Hybrid rice and World Food Security, Targeted Poverty Alleviation, etc||/|
|Cultural Practice||Chinese dance, Chinese folksongs, dragon and lion dance, martial arts, Tai Chi, dough figurines, paper cutting, Chinese food experience, tea culture experience, Hanfu experience, Huxiang historic sites visiting, etc|
(The courses offered in each semester are subject to the courses announced after the beginning of the semester.)
Admission Office, School of International Education, CSU
Address: Library 216, Main Campus of Central South University, 932 Lushan South Road, Changsha City, Hunan Province