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Zhejiang University




Long-term Non-degree Chinese Language and Culture Program

Each semester, the International College organizes language-teaching classes at elementary, intermediate and advanced levels. Students are to be placed in classes that suit them best by taking a proficiency test. A class is usually composed of 15-20 students. The spring semester usually starts from late February and the autumn semester from early or middle September. A semester usually consists of 18 weeks with 20 class hours of language courses per week. Electives are offered for students to choose from one to three courses according to the students’ interest and Chinese capacity. Field trips are arranged once or twice each semester.


A. Major Language Courses:

Elementary Level (Grade 1-3):
Intensive Reading, Practical Conversation, Listening Comprehension, Extensive Reading, etc.

Intermediate Level (Grade 4-5):
Intensive Reading, Listening and Conversation, Practical Writing, Extensive Reading, etc.

Advanced Level (Grade 6-7):
Intensive Reading, Advanced Comprehensive Chinese, Practical Writing, Extensive Reading, etc.

B. Elective Courses:

1. Taiji
2. Gong-fu
3. Chinese Calligraphy
4. Traditional Chinese Painting
5. Survey of China
6. Ancient Chinese Language
7. Study of Chinese Character
8. Traditional Chinese Operas
9. Chinese Culture
10. Chinese Literature
11. History of China
12. Chinese Economy

C. Lecture Series:

a) Art and Culture:
1. Chinese Customs
2. Chinese Tourism
3. Traditional Chinese Medicine
4. Chinese Folk Music
5. Appreciation of Cultural Relics
6. Chinese Calligraphy and Painting
7. Tea Culture and Chinese Cuisine Culture
8. Chinese Drama

b) Social Science:
1. Chinese Philosophy
2. Education in China
3. Chinese Aesthetics
4. Chinese Society
5. Chinese Politics and Laws
6. Traditional Chinese Religions

c) Economic and Business Management:
1. Survey of Chinese Economy
2. Marketing in China
3. Management of China-foreign Joint Ventures
4. Doing Business with China
5. International Trade

D. Fieldwork

Program-related fields trips, including visits, tours, interviews, sightseeing, are to be organized once or twice each semester for long-term students.


After receiving and examining the application materials, Zhejiang University will send the Admission Notice, JW202 form and other relevant documents to the applicants of spring semester before January and the applicants of autumn semester before July.


1. Application Form for Admission to Zhejiang University
2. A photocopy of passport and a recent photo (white background, 35mmx45mm in size)
3. Remittance receipt of the application fee (RMB400 or US$60)(Bank account)


Long-term: RMB 18,000/Year


Living on Yuquan Campus

The Foreign Experts and Overseas Students Service Center of Zhejiang University is responsible for providing services such as accommodation, food and drink, management of the classrooms within the building of the International College etc.

The main office of the Foreign Experts and Overseas Students Service Center is located on the 4th floor of International College Building on Yuquan Campus.

Students may call 8795 1122-9 for Front Desk when necessary. The small coffee shop on the second floor of the lobby provides facsimile service. Students living in school dormitories should observe Regulations on International Students Dormitory Management. Anyone who violates the regulations shall be penalized accordingly.