The curriculum targets at developing students’ language proficiency. And we aim to provide customized curriculum in accordance with students' language levels, learning purposes and cognitive styles.
Excellent teachers: The teachers are well-qualified and rich in international Chinese teaching experience
Flexible course setting: The courses range from zero basic to advanced level, and the classes are taught at different levels. Classes can be flexibly adjusted according to students’ learning progress.
Dynamic and flexible class placement mode: classes are scheduled according to the time zone of the students, so that they can study conveniently.
Immersion program: lessons are given in small classes with sufficient interaction.
Rich cultural activities: Study tour experience is offered online according to the needs of students.
The registration is open now. The awarding of the scholarship shall be subject to the final approval made by the Center for Language Education and Cooperation of Ministry of Education.
厦门大学 Xiamen University
Xiamen University (XMU) , established in 1921 by renowned patriotic overseas Chinese leader Mr. Tan Kah Kee, is the first university founded by an overseas Chinese in the history of modern Chinese education.
History: Founded in 1956, Overseas Education College (OEC) was one of the earliest institutions in China to offer Chinese language programs for overseas students.
Faculty: With TCFL education background, OEC’s faculty members boast profound knowledge of their major disciplines and high level of teaching, and they have rich experience in teaching Chinese as a foreign language abroad.
The college has diversified and multi-leveled categories of teaching. In the past 66 years, the college has brought up about 60,000 talents of all kinds, and its co-built Confucius institutes overseas have a total of over 200,000 registered students.
项目课程详情 Program details
项目特色 Program Features
Smart placement, flexible scheduling
Teaching in small classes, real-time interaction in class
Exercise after class, unlimited replay
授课平台及软件 Teaching Platform & Software
Online real-time interactions with teachers and unlimited replay through Tencent Class, Tencent Meeting, Wechat, etc.
学习期限 Study Periods
One semester Chinese program：
One year Chinese program：
2022.09 - 2023.01
招生人数 planned enrollment
一学期生 One semester program 50
一年生 One year program 50
Compulsory Chinese courses: Comprehensive Chinese, Oral Chinese, Chinese Listening in 4 levels—A level (elementary), B level (intermediate), C level (advanced), D level (upper-advanced). Students can select appropriate levels based on their self-assessment.
Optional Chinese courses: HSK Tutorials, Chinese Idioms and Their Stories, Chinese Reading, Chinese Composition, Chinese History, Chinese Folk Culture.
Note: Actual course structure is subject to adjustment.
课表及课时 Class Schedules & Class Hours
From Monday to Friday. The specific class time may be scheduled with the students’ time zone taken into account. Classes of different grades or levels may have different schedules.
申请要求 Application Requirements
Non-Chinese citizens overseas.
In good physical and mental conditions, and with good academic performance and conduct.
With strong motivation or interest in learning Chinese, dedicated to the Chinese language education and related work.
Between the ages of 16 and 35 (as of September 1st, 2022).
奖学金类别及申请条件 Scholarship Categories & Qualifications
Chinese Language (one year): With minimum score of 210 on HSK test (level 3).
Chinese Language (one semester): An HSK test score is required.
奖学金覆盖范围 Scholarship Coverage
Applicants who meet the admission requirements can participate in the online teaching program of International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship without tuition.
申请截止日期 Application Deadline
2022年5月15日 May 15, 2022
如何申请 How to Apply
Login and register at the website for the Scholarship application system:
Fill in the application form online. As for the scholarship category, please select one semester (study online) or one year (study online). As for the duration of study, for one semester program, please select September of 2022 to January of 2023; for one-year program, please select September of 2022 to July of 2023. As for the host institution, please select “Xiamen University”.
Click “submit” after uploading all the application documents as required.
Return to the home page to check application information and progress.
联系方式 Contact Information
XMU Admissions Office (for the overall enrollment and admission of international students)
Address: Admissions Office, 3rd floor of No. 3 Jiageng Building, Siming Campus, Xiamen University, Fujian, China 361005
电话 Tel: 0086-592- 2184792
网站 Website: http://firstname.lastname@example.org
邮箱 Email: email@example.com
XMU International Chinese Education College/ Overseas Education College (for teaching of the Online Chinese Language Program)
Address: Overseas Education College, Xiang'an Campus of Xiamen University, South Xiang'an Road, Xiamen, Fujian, China, 361102
电话 Tel: 0086-592-2186211
网站 Website: http://oec.xmu.edu.cn
邮箱 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
微信 Wechat: xmuoec
Please listen to what students say about learning Chinese here:
Before I started taking the online courses of Xiamen University, I thought that it would be hard for me to learn Chinese well. However, I have learned Chinese much more in this semester than I did at school for years. The teachers here have not only conducted their classes quite well, but also always answered our questions well. Besides, the teachers also have helped us get to know other students well though it is not easy for us to exchange ideas with them in person. I am very grateful to them. On the whole, Xiamen University has completely changed my view about online teaching: I used to say that online courses were rather boring and it was difficult to learn anything. Now I want to say that online courses are very convenient and complete. Thanks to Xiamen University, I have made great progress in my Chinese learning.
KIM JAEUN (Korea)
First I feel very regretful that all the courses I have taken this semester have been only delivered online. I have been longing to meet our teachers and classmates in person, and want to listen to lessons in classrooms, but I cannot. It is a great pity. However, through attending the lessons online, I can still hear teachers and other students’ voices and exchange ideas with them. The teaching effects are just as good as any class offline. Having studied all my lessons in this semester, I feel my Chinese is better than before. Now our online courses are about to come to an end, I wish to express my appreciation to my teachers who have always taught us with great enthusiasm. I want to say to my dear teachers: “Thank you for your care and instructions!”
During this period of time of study at Xiamen University, I have realized that I have huge potentials. The teachers and students here are excellent, and they have inspired me to discover my capacity for learning through their teaching. The skills they have taught us during their lectures are very practical, and meanwhile, they are very strict with us. Their assignments after class can also properly reflect what I have learned during the class. Therefore, I wish to express my thanks to my teachers and classmates.