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

(1) Target Group: Non-Chinese citizens holding valid foreign ordinary passports

(2) Age requirement: 18-55 years old (Scholarship applicants must meet the age requirements of each program)

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

(4) Moral cultivation: The applicant should be friendly to China, honest, respects the customs of Chinese people and has no records of violation on Chinese law, school rules, public security punishment or crimination

(5) Financial Condition: In good financial situation, be able to pay 4 years tuition, accommodation and related daily living expenses

Application Documents

(1) Equal to high school qualification in China or above

(2) Diploma of final education or Pre-Graduating Certificate, original or notarized version, in notarized Chinese or English Translation

(3) Full transcripts of final education, original or notarized version, in notarized Chinese or English Translation

(4) Two recommendation letters in Chinese or English from the teachers in the graduated high school or final education schools

(5) Valid HSK test report (HSK3 180 or above)

(6) Passport copy (valid for more than 6 months)

(7) All Visa copy (if available)

(8) Single person color photo without a hat, same size as the one on the passport

Teaching Language



(1) Program Duration: 4 years

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

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

Application Deadline

June 10th, 2024


September 2nd, 2024


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

(2) Tuition fee: RMB21,000/year

(3) Insurance: RMB800/year


(1) Chinese Government Scholarship: Age of 25 or under; A minimum score of 180 on the HSK Test (Level4)

(2) International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship: Age of 25 or under; A minimum score of 210 on the HSK Test (Level4), and 60 on the HSKK test (Intermediate Level); Be interested in Chinese language education and related work

(3) Guangdong Government Outstanding Foreign Student Scholarship: 10,000RMB, for self-sponsored students who have admitted by SCNU. Application time is usually from April to July

Special Service

(1) Offer help in dormitory booking in International Student Housing

(2) For applicants who meet the admission requirements, the school can assist in visa application

Application and Warm Tips

(1) Registration website:

(2) Telephone: 0086-20-85215350/85210012

(3) Email:,  

(4) WeChat consult: ciczsb       


Application Procedure                 

Go to, create an individual account

Fill in personal information online, upload all documents as required and submit application form completely

↓(About 1-2 weeks for initial review)

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

↓(About 1week)

After confirming the reception of registration fee, school will schedule an interview

↓(Average processing time is about 1 week)

After passing the interview, school will process the application of JW202

↓(Average processing time is about 4 weeks)

Admission Notice and JW202 will be released to the applicant

↓(About 1 week)

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

Register on time at SCNU


(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

documents must be translated into Chinese or English.

(3) The transfer application will not be accepted after two weeks of starting of school.

(4) Please upload valid passport and visa page, transcripts, attendance (above 80%) and transfer certificate, entry and exit records if you have been studied in any school in China.

(5) International students from some countries are required to submit the resume and notarized non-criminal certification. The specific requirements will be notified by email.

(6) 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.