2024 Application Guide to Chinese Language Program for International Students

Time:2024-01-11    Visits:

I. Duration

i. One academic year: September, 2024-July, 2025

ii. One semester: September, 2024-January, 2025

II. Eligibility

i. Excellent Non-Chinese citizens, with no criminal records and in good health; 18-50 years old (born before May 30, 2006). 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 have obtained a high school diploma or equivalent.

III. Financial Types

Funding Categories Coverage Application Time
International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship See more on https://intl.csu.edu.cn/English/Scholarship.htm
Central South University  Scholarship Coverage of tuition, on-campus accommodation fee From now on to June 10, 2024
Self-Supporting None From now on to June 10, 2024

According to the regulations of 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, 2023.

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, 2023.

vi. Applicants under the age of 18 but above 16 must provide ID certificates, employment certificates, and a letter of commitment of the guardian living in China.

vii. Applicants who apply for self-supporting program must provide a bank deposit certificate 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. Those who fail the preliminary review do not need to pay the application 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 log in to check the admission status in time. The final financial type will be subject to the Admission Notice.

VI. 2024 Charging Standard

Please refer to Charging Standards of Central South University.pdf.

VII. Notes

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.

IX. Contacts

Admission Office, School of International Education, CSU

Tel: +86-731-88836661

Fax: +86-731-88836737

Email: admissions@csu.edu.cn

Address: Library 216, Main Campus of Central South University, 932 Lushan South Road, Changsha City, Hunan Province


https://intl.csu.edu.cn/zwb.htm (Chinese)

https://intl.csu.edu.cn/index.htm (English)