Overseas Education College of Xiamen University

Undergraduate Chinese language





Introduction:

The program is designed for non-Chinese nationals with a high school diploma or higher academic degree certificate. Chinese proficiency is required. Three tracks are offered: Chinese for Economy and Trade, Teaching of Chinese Language, and Chinese Culture.

The Chinese for Economy and Trade track aims to help students attain proficiency in Chinese communication and qualify them for the field of Sino-foreign business exchange with a wide range of international trade knowledge.

The Teaching of Chinese Language track aims at cultivating learners who have mastered the basic theories and methodologies of teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, have a good understanding of Chinese literature and culture, and have a competitive edge in TCFL teaching and research and the promotion of the Chinese language abroad so that they may be able to engage related educational work in the future.

The Chinese Culture track is intended to help students achieve proficiency in Chinese communication by gaining a systematic understanding of the Chinese language and a familiarity with China and Chinese culture so that they are capable of skillfully using Chinese in Sino-foreign cultural exchange. With a degree of this program and New HSK Level 5 certificate (≥210 points) or above, graduates can apply for our Master’s Programs.


Tracks: Chinese for Economy and Trade, Teaching of Chinese Language, Chinese Culture


Length of Study: 4 years, full time. Students with New HSK Level 4 (≥210 scores) certificate or above can directly start from the second year of the program in the autumn semester.


Periods:

P1 (1st & 2nd years) for elementary & intermediate Chinese language study

P2 (3rd & 4th years) for advanced Chinese study plus major courses in three different tracks.


Curriculum:

  • Common course: Introduction to China

  • Chinese language courses: Elementary Chinese, Intermediate Chinese, Advanced Chinese

  • Major courses for all three tracks :

    • Chinese for Economy and Trade track: Business Chinese, Business Chinese Reading and Writing, Spoken Business Chinese, Principles of Economics, Economics of Money and Banking, International Trade, International Finance, Marketing, Management, etc. 

    • Teaching of Chinese Language track: Modern Chinese, Theories and Methods of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Educational Psychology, etc. 

    • Chinese Culture track: Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature, Introduction to Chinese Culture, Ancient Chinese Literature, Cultural Exchanges between China and the Outside World, etc. 

  • Optional courses: HSK Tutorial, Chinese Idioms and Their Stories, Modern Chinese lexicology, Modern Chinese Grammar, Modern Chinese Rhetoric, Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Painting, Chinese Kung Fu, Learning Chinese by Watching Chinese Movies, etc.

  • Internship

  • Thesis

Note: Actual course structure is subject to adjustment.


Credits: A total of 136 credits.


Certificate Awarded:

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Certificate: Undergraduate certificate for Chinese language major of Xiamen University


Fees:

New student registration fee: 400RMB

Tuition fee: 26,000RMB per year

Other fees and costs: Please refer to "Fees and Costs"


Eligibility:

1. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens aged between 18 and 30 (as of September 1, 2020), be in good health, and possess a valid regular passport.

(1) Residents of Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan who have emigrated to a foreign country and who are now applying to study in China as international students must have held a valid foreign passport for at least 4 years, and must have actually resided in a foreign country for at least 2 years in the past 4 years (as of April 30, 2020). (9 months of residence in a foreign country may count as a full year. The dates of the entry and exit stamps in the passport will be followed in the determination of the actual length of foreign residence.)

(2) Foreign citizens of Chinese origin (including former Chinese citizens who have obtained foreign citizenships, as well as the non-Chinese descendants of present or former Chinese citizens) only after being officially recognized by the Division of Exit and Entry Administration of Public Security Bureau as foreign citizens, can they apply for Residence Permit in China and register their academic records as international students. Please refer to the Instructions for Citizenship Certification (https://admissions.xmu.edu.cn/cn/16975/list.htm) for more information. Those who are not officially recognized as foreign citizens will have their qualification for enrolment revoked.

2. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens aged between 18 and 30 (as of September 1, 2020), be in good health, and possess a valid regular passport.

3. Applicants should hold a high school diploma with a satisfactory academic record.

4. New HSK Level 3 or above.

* Students with New HSK Level 4 certificate (≥210 scores) can directly start from the second year of the program in the autumn semester.


Documents for Application:

1. ID photo.

2. A photocopy of valid regular passport. The passport should be valid through October 31, 2020.

(1) Applicants to whom the note to the first item of the Eligibility section applies, should submit a copy of their valid regular passports which they have held for at least 4 years, a copy of the entry and exit stamps in their passports showing that they have resided in a foreign country for at least 2 years in the last 4 years and Certificate of Naturalization issued by their current citizenship country.

(2) To avoid bad influences in their registration and application for the Residence Permit in China, foreign citizens of Chinese origin (including former Chinese citizens who have obtained foreign citizenships, as well as the non-Chinese descendants of present or former Chinese citizens) are strongly advised to put together the required documents according to the Instructions for Citizenship Certification before their arrival in China.

3. Photocopy of high school diploma or Certificate of Expected Graduation, bearing the stamp of the School & notarized copy in English or Chinese.

4. Photocopy of academic transcripts for high school studies, bearing the stamp of the School  & notarized copy in English or Chinese. 

5. Photocopy of New HSK certificate.

6. A Letter of Recommendation in Chinese or English, either signed by the recommender or bearing the stamp of the recommending organization.

7. Personal statement (minimum 800 words) in Chinese, which should include a self-introduction, a description of one's educational experience, motivations for studying in China and study plan.

8. Foreigner Physical Examination Form (https://admissions.xmu.edu.cn/16899/list.htm) completed in Chinese or English, bearing the stamp of the hospital. Physical examination results are valid for 6 months.

9. Financial Support Guarantee Statement (https://admissions.xmu.edu.cn/16900/list.htm) and its supporting documents completed in Chinese or English, certifying that the applicant has sufficient funds to cover his or her tuition, accommodation, living expenses and international travels during his or her study in China. Only applicant himself/herself or his/her family can act as a financial sponsor. The Statement should be accompanied by a copy of the financial sponsor’s valid passport or identification certificate. Applicants for scholarships are not exempt from this requirement.


Application Way: Please refer to "Application procedures".


Application Deadline: July 10. Please contact us immediately if you apply after the deadline.


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