Overseas Education College of Xiamen University

Long-term Chinese Program Admissions Guide for 2022-2023 Academic Year Program Overview

This program is open to Chinese lovers all over the world. International students who like Chinese, have systematic needs for learning Chinese, or are interested in Chinese culture, can come to us to find a Chinese course that suits you.

In light of their Chinese proficiency, students will be placed into three levels:  beginning (point zero), intermediate and advanced, and be grouped into different classes in small size. The program will focus on the training of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with optional courses such as HSK Tutorial, Chinese Idioms and Their Stories, Learning Chinese by Watching Chinese Movies, Chinese Kung Fu and Chinese Painting as supplements to core courses. The objective is to help learners improve their Chinese language abilities in communication, so as to enable them to use Chinese in their studies, life, and future careers. Certificate of Completion and transcripts will be issued to students upon completion of the study.

Fall semester   September 2022 to January 2023

Spring semester   February to June 2023

Class time  Monday to Friday

Different classes have different timetables, about 18-24 class hours per week scheduled from Monday through Friday.

Course Introduction 

(there will be changes every semester, and the schedule is to be finalized by the actual announcement)

Compulsory Courses
Intensive Chinese (elementary, intermediate and advanced)   The course is designed to methodically teach skills and rules of Chinese pronunciation, reading and writing of Chinese characters, Chinese vocabulary and grammar and their usage, and develop the ability to write Chinese compositions. It is designed to help to learn knowledge about Chinese language in a comprehensive manner, thus laying a solid foundation for using what have been learned about Chinese.

Oral Chinese   In a very happy and relaxed classroom atmosphere with professional teaching and ample exercises, students gradually improve their Chinese communication ability; get to know the communication skills of the Chinese people. With the improvement of their language ability, they can express their personal views on a particular topic completely and fluently in standard Chinese. They will also cultivate the habit of thinking in Chinese and the ability to choose proper expressions for different persons they are talking to on different occasions. In all, they can learn to deal with various communication situations.

Chinese Listening   This course aims at improving listening ability through systematic instruction and ample exercises. Students can gradually learn to understand the main intent of the speaker in a conversion, enhance their ability to differentiate words, to analyze, and summarize a speech, as well as to make association and guessing. In the course of study, they will be trained to understand speeches delivered at a faster pace, news broadcast of familiar topics, and popular radio and TV programs. Finally, they can understand Chinese spoken in real situation and at the same time, consciously pick up new words, phrases, and usages. In a word, they can improve their sensibility on the Chinese language. The course has 4 class periods per week and is offered at all the three levels of elementary, intermediate and advanced classes.

Elective Courses   

HSK tutoring (Level 4, Level 5, Level 6), Chinese Idioms and Their Stories, Chinese Film and Television Culture Appreciation, Chinese Painting, Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Kung Fu, Reading and Writing of Chinese Characters, Intermediate Chinese Reading, Intermediate Chinese Writing, Advanced Chinese Reading, Advanced Chinese Writing, Introduction to Chinese Culture, Mandarin Phonetics and Reading, Chinese History, Sino-foreign Cultural Exchanges, Chinese Human Geography, Chinese Folk Culture, Chinese Vocabulary and Culture, English-Chinese Translation (Some of the above courses are offered in light of the number of students in each semester)
(For more detailed information: http://oec.xmu.edu.cn for details)

Credit Hours   

Students can choose their own courses in light of their Chinese levels and suggestions of office. The maximum credit hours is 24 per semester.

Campus Activities   

Chinese Corner, "China Day", Loi Krathong Festival, Songkran Festival, Fun Games, Track and Field Games, Football Games, Xiamen International Marathon, etc.

Certificates to be Awarded   

A Certificate of Completion in Continuing Education will be issued by Xiamen University

Enrolment Fees: 

400RMB (for new students only, and nonrefundable)


13,000RMB per semester; 26,000RMB per academic year

Accommodation fee: 

generally 1000RMB per semester for one person in a twin room, to be paid according to the charging standard of the actual room arranged after arrival.

Other fees will be paid separately after arrival at the school. For detailed information, please refer to the "Study Abroad Expenses" column.

Qualifications for application
1.18- 55 years old, physically and mentally healthy, non Chinese citizens holding foreign valid ordinary passports;
2.High school diploma or above or equivalent;

Documents for Application
1.ID photo.

2.A scanned copy of the first page of the passport (ordinary passport, valid through October 31, 2022).
3.Photocopies of certificate for highest education and transcripts, and notarized copy in English or Chinese.

4. A photocopy of HSK certificate (if available).

5.Physical Examination Record for Inbound Travellers, completed in Chinese or English, bearing the stamp of the hospital. Physical examination results are valid for 6 months.

6.Financial Support Guarantee Statement 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.

7.Certificate of No Criminal Record. The applicants shall submit a valid Certificate of No Criminal Record issued by the local police, usually within 6 months before the date of submission of the application.

Application Procedure
Please refer to application procedures.

Application Deadline

Autumn semester: June 30, 2022

Spring semester: December 30, 2022

Contact Information

Applicants can see the completion of each application step and the school admission progress in the "application status".


Ms. Peng, Mr Zhao

Phone: 0086-592-2186211, 2184916

Email: oec@xmu.edu.cn

The responsibility for explaining this Program Overview lies in the International Chinese Education College / Overseas Education College of Xiamen University

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