This course is set for those whose native language is not Chinese or overseas Chinese and designed for those who wish to become international Chinese teachers. The object is to train students to be skillful in teaching Chinese as a foreign language and equipped students with the cross-cultural ability. Graduation certificates will be issued when students have fulfilled the stipulated curriculum, acquired enough credits and completed the thesis. Students who satisfy the relevant requirements will be conferred upon the M.A. 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) Applicants shall be Bachelor's degree holders

(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 professor or associate professor in the graduated university or college

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

(6) Personal statement in Chinese or English including study and working experience (if available), academic research experience and results, research proposal and so on

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

(8) All Visa copy (if available)

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

Teaching Language



(1) Program Duration: 2 years

(2) In this course settings, practical application is the guide and training international Chinese teachers is the goal. Therefore, the courses will focus on training Chinese teaching skills, abilities of introducing Chinese culture and cross-cultural communication skills. The curriculum will focus on core courses mentioned above, and equipped with several modules

(3) Main courses: Second language acquisition, Case analysis and practice in classroom teaching, Cross-culture communication, A comparison between Chinese and other languages and Chinese teaching, Psychology of teaching Chinese as a foreign language, Chinese culture and arts, Modern Educational Technology, Lectures on linguistics, culture and education, etc

Application Deadline

June 10th, 2024


September 2nd, 2024


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

(2) Tuition fee: RMB29,000/year

(3) Insurance: RMB800/year


(1) Chinese Government Scholarship: Age of 35 or under; A minimum score of 180 on the HSK Test (Level 5)

(2) International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship: Age of 35 or under; A minimum score of 210 on the HSK Test (Level 5), and 60 on the HSKK test (Intermediate Level); Be interested in Chinese language education and related work

(3) Guangdong Government Outstanding Foreign Student Scholarship: 20,000RMB, 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.