Non-Degree Chinese Language Program
Undergraduate of Chinese Language
Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages
Doctoral of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages

In order to cultivate international talents who are proficient in Chinese, familiar with Chinese culture and national conditions, and able to work in a cross-cultural environment with Chinese, the school of international culture of South China Normal University will, as always, warmly carry out undergraduate enrollment of Chinese language for international students all over the world. Chinese language major is an academic education for the foreigners whose native language is not Chinese and the overseas Chinese. This program aims to cultivate compound talents with Chinese language ability, Chinese communication ability, basic knowledge and application skills of pedagogy, psychology and second language teaching, or business knowledge and application skills. Students who have completed all the courses, passed the dissertation defense, obtained level A of new HSK 5 and met the requirements of degree awarding in our university will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree.


General requirements 基本条件:

  • Target Group: Non-Chinese citizens holding valid foreign ordinary passports

    招生对象: 持有效外国普通护照的非中国籍公民

  • Age requirement: 18-55 years old

    年龄要求: 18-55周岁

  • Physical Condition: In good health, meets the health examination standards of applying for a student visa or residence permit in China.

    身体状况: 身体健康,达到办理来华学习签证或居留证件的体检标准

  • Moral Cultivation: The applicant should be friendly to China, honest, law-abiding, respects the customs of Chinese people and has no record of violating school rules, public security punishment or criminal record.

    道德修养: 对华友好,品行端正,遵纪守法,尊重中国人民的风俗习惯,无违规犯罪记录

Application Documents 入学条件及申请材料: 

  • Equal to high school qualification in China.


  • Diploma of final education or Pre-Graduating Certificate, original or notarized version, in notarized Chinese or English Translation.


  • Full transcripts of final education, original or notarized version, in notarized Chinese or English Translation.


  • Two recommendation letters in Chinese or English from the teachers in the graduated high school or other schools.


  • Valid HSK test report if available.


  • Valid Passport copy.


  • Latest Visa copy (if available).


  • 2-inch photos, same as the one on the passport.


Teaching Language 授课语言: 

  • Chinese 汉语

Curriculum 课程设置: 

  • Program Duration: 4 years


  • The courses offered in the first two years include elementary and intermediate Chinese, listening and speaking, extensive reading and basic composition, etc.


  • Starting from the third year, two majors are available. Major in Chinese Education and Business Chinese.


Application Deadline 报名截止日期: 

  • June 10th 


Date of Enrollment 开学时间: 

  • the beginning of September 


Tuition fee 收费标准:  

  • Registration fee: RMB420 (non-refundable and non-transferable)

    报名费: 420元 (不退不换)

  • Tuition fee: RMB16,600/year 

    学费: 16,600元/年 

  • Insurance: RMB800/year


Scholarship 奖学金: 

  • A Guangdong Government Outstanding Foreign Student Scholarship of 10,000RMB is available after the applicant was admitted by SCNU. Application time is usually from April to September every year.


Teaching method 授课方式: 

  • currently online due to the epidemic situation.         


Special Service 特色服务: 

  • only for those international students who are in China presently


  • housing on the campus is available for booking


  • For applicants who meet the admission requirements, the school can assist in visa application.


Application and Warm Tips 入学申请及相关事项: 


Application Procedure 申请流程:    

  1. Go to, create an individual account.


  2. Fill in personal information online, upload all documents as required and submit application form completely.(About 1-2 weeks for initial review)


  3. After passing the initial review, an email will be sent to pay the registration fee.


  4. After confirming the reception of registration fee, school will schedule an interview and process the application of student visa.(Average processing time is about 10 weeks)


  5. Admission Notice and JW202 will be mailed to the applicant a. required.  ( Mailing time is about 1 week)


  6. Go to local Chinese embassy and consulates to apply for student visa


  7. Register on time at SCNU


Tips 注意事项: 

  1. Please upload all required documents to process the whole procedure. Each document must be less than 1M.


  2. Certificates, diplomas and transcripts must be notarized copies. All

  3. documents must be translated into Chinese or English.


  4. The transfer application will not be accepted after two weeks of starting of school.


  5. Please upload valid passport and visa page, transcripts, attendance (above 80%) and transfer form if you have been studied in any school in China.


  6. International students from some countries are required to submit the resume and "non-criminal certification" notarized by the Chinese embassy. The specific requirements will be notified by email.


  7. Those under the age of 18 who apply for a degree or long-term education must have a guardian of Chinese nationality. The guardian's certificate must be notarized. The specific requirements will be notified by email.


  8. International students from some countries are required to submit evidence of financial and economic circumstances. The specific requirements will be notified by email.