Tongji University is one of the leading universities in China under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education, listed on “Project 985” and “Project 211”. With a history of over a century, Tongji has valued the balanced development of four functions, i.e. education, research, outreach, and culture inheritance and innovation.

According to 2019 Global Universities Rankings by US News & World Report, Tongji University ranks 11th in the Country Rank of China and 35th in Best Global Universities in Asia.

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📚About the Program

Non-degree in Chinese Language Program at Tongji University (TongJU)

Program Introduction:

The International School of Tongji University has a history of international Chinese teaching for more than 30 years. At present, their regular Chinese teaching has established six levels from A to F and has set up special classes such as economic and trade courses and business training courses, giving full play to the advantages of Tongji University. In addition, every semester, the school offers optional courses for international students, such as Tai Chi, calligraphy, painting, and music, so that students can better experience the essence of Chinese traditional culture in the process of learning Chinese.

After class, their school has a variety of activities. For example: (1) “Reading China” series activities, Lantern Festival street parade and other social practice activities, letting students experience Chinese culture and customs. (2) Tai Chi competition, “My Story with China” essay/speech contest, New year’s garden party, and other activities, to build a platform for students to show themselves. (3) Various volunteer activities.

The school has a faculty with a sound age structure and a reasonable disciplinary structure. The teaching quality is highly guaranteed. Most of the teachers have a degree of Ph.D. or above, or have rich experience in teaching Chinese as a foreign language. The school implements a small-class teaching scheme. Each level has a certain amount of parallel classes according to the number of students. All classrooms are equipped with multimedia teaching equipment. At the same time, the school is also an HSK examination site, providing a warm and thoughtful service for students.


One semester to 3 academic years, 20 class hours per week. Junior Class(A-B), Intermediate Class(C-D) and advanced Class(E-F) are offered.

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📖Program Curriculum

Compulsory courses:
Comprehensive Chinese
Extensive Reading
Chinese Writing
Audio and Visual and Speaking
Brief Introduction of Chinese Society, etc.

Optional Courses:
Business Chinese
Tai Chi
Tutoring for HSK, etc.

🏫About Tongji University (TongJU)

  • Tongji University is one of the leading universities in China.
  • Established in 1907, has a history of over 100 years.
  • High reputation for top-quality research, teaching, and learning.
  • Under direct administration of the Ministry of Education, listed on "Project 985" and "Double First-Class Initiative".
  • Strong European connections.
  • Traditionally renowned in Architecture and Civil Engineering, and now prominent in Economics & Management, Arts & Design, Environmental, Engineering, and Automobile Engineering.

🏠 Accommodation

The International Students Service Centers is located on three campuses of Tongji University independently. They are all facilitated with telephone sets, toilets, showers, air-conditioning, public kitchens, classrooms, and business services such as duplication, fax and e-mail sending, typing and air-ticket and train ticket booking are offered.

  • You will need to book the accommodation after you have been accepted.
  • You can choose to live on campus or off campus in private accommodation.
  • We have an article about how to find accommodation off campus here.
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💰 Fees

Application Fee:

600 RMB

Tuition fee:

8,200 CNY per semester

16,400 CNY in total

Insurance is 800 CNY.

Entry Requirements

You are not eligible to apply to this program because:

The minimum age is 18 and the maximum age is 55.

You don’t need to have studied Chinese before.

Minimum education level: High School.

All students from all countries are eligible to apply to this program.

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📬 Admissions Process

3 Steps to Apply to a Chinese University

Application step 1

Application step 2

Application step 3

Please choose the programs here , "You are advised to select 2-3 programs to increase your chances of getting accepted.

Required Documents:

  • Guarantor’s Passport
  • Your Highest Academic Transcript (In English)
  • Your Graduation Certificate (in English)
  • Your Photograph
  • Your Passport Copy

Preparing documents:

You can start your application now and send the application documents during your application. Some documents you can send later if you don’t have them right away. Some more info about preparing application documents is here

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Application process:

Applying Online is simple in just a few steps. More information is available here.

The first steps are to choose the programs, pay the application fee and upload the application documents.

Once submitted to China Admissions, we will review your application within 2-3 days and proceed to the university or ask you for further clarification

After it has been processed to the university you will receive your unique application ID from each university.

The university may contact you directly for further questions.

We will then follow up each week with the university for updates. As soon as there is any update we will let you know. If you have made other plans, decide to withdraw / change address at any time please let us know.

After you have been accepted you will receive your admissions letter electronically and asked to pay the non-refundable deposit to the university.

Once you have paid the deposit the university will issue you the admissions letter and visa form to your home country.

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