2021 Chinese Language Program Pudong Campus Long Term Chinese Program (full-time)


1. Program orientation:The course aims to comprehensively improve the student’s Chinese Language proficiency. Through a variety of engaging classroom teaching and cultural experience activities, students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills will be strengthened, and practical communication in their daily life and work will beenhanced.

2. Main courses and course features:

Main language courses:

Comprehensive course (Introductory Level): suitable for non-native Chinese speaking students with zero basics in Chinese language.

Comprehensive course (Elementary Level): suitable for non-native Chinese speaking students.Students are required to have mastered about 1000 common vocabulary or have learned Chinese for at least half a year.

Comprehensive course (Intermediate Level): suitable for non-native Chinese speaking students. Students are required to have mastered about 2000 common vocabulary or have learned Chinese for at least a year.

Comprehensive course (Advanced Level): suitable for non-native Chinese speaking students. Students are required to have mastered about 2500 common vocabulary or have learned Chinese for at least a year and half.

Program features:

Mixed classes of students from all countries, providing a conducive environment for multi-cultural interactions.

Small classes with an average of 3-8 students. Every student gets more attention and better study opportunities.

A placement test is carried out at the beginning of the semester to facilitate students to choose a suitable starting point for learning.

3. Program certificate: Program certification will be awarded upon completion of all required courses and passing all examinations.

4. Type of class: Independent

5. Application time:

Suggested application time

Spring term: 

The first round: Before 1 March 2021  

The second round: Before May 3rd, 2021.

Fall term:

Before 1 September 2021

6. Time of study:

Spring term:

The First Session: 8th March, 2021 – 23rd April, 2021

The Second Session: 10th May, 2021 – 25th June, 2021

Fall term: September 2021 to December 2021 (Refer to Admission Notice and Notice of Registration for exact dates)

7.Admission prerequisites:

18 - 60 years old

Good health conditions with a valid foreign passport

8. Fees:

Course fees:


1 session: 3200RMB

Special Price will be offered for 2 sessions: 6200RMB

Fall Term: 

 To Be Determined


1Please see Introduction of International Student’s Dormitory (Attachment 1) (Current dormitory pricing, for reference only). Dormitories allocated upon admission will be arranged based on all students’ applications. Dormitory fees may fluctuate based on 2021 pricing regulations.

(2)Students may live off-campus upon approval by the University. All charges will be paid by the student.

 9. Application documents:

Copy of the student’s passport (Passport within 6 months validity from the date of submission)

Payment invoice of application fee

ID Photo:

File name and type: Chinese name, JPG file

Requirement: Bareheaded, 3.5*5.4cm, 626*413px resolution

Note: The photo will be used for your student ID card. Please ensure that the photo fulfills all above requirements. Usage of student ID may be affected if not meeting the requirements.

10. Application details:

All application documents have to be accurately completed and uploaded online according to requirements stated on the website.

Please access the application information through application website https://apply.shutcm.edu.cn. Additional application documents to be uploaded under “additional documents”.

Ensure accurate completion of information pertaining financial guarantor. The University may request submission of proof of financial status and/or proof of income of financial guarantor if required.

Admission will be decided based on appraisal of submitted documents. Upon receipt of all application documents and validation by the application committee, the “Admission Notice” and “Visa Application for Study in China” (JW202 or JW201 forms) will be sent to the applicant. Application fees will not be refunded for incomplete application documents, unsuccessful application, and withdraw of application. 

All successful applicants should bring along original copies of their application documents and proof of health (health examination report) for validation; applicants suffering from chronic conditions should clarify with the University whether they could register. The University reserves the right to revoke offer of admission if admission documents are found to be inconsistent. According to government regulations, all international students are to be under insurance coverage. Students are required to purchase insurance covering 6 months upon registration. Students who do not complete insurance payment according to yearly government-advised prices (insurance fee for 2020 is 400 RMB for 6 months) will be denied registration or dismissed from the University. Payment of application fees through bank transfer requires indication of applicant’s passport name and application number under remittance information. Payment of application fees through online remittance requires a screenshot indicating payment success and the applicant’s passport name and application number. Payment of application fees cannot be completed using Ali pay or We Chat Pay.

11. Contact us:

Venue: International Education College, 2nd Floor, Room 230, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Address: No. 1200 Cai Lun Road, Zhangjiang High Tech Park, Shanghai,

Postal code: 201203

Telephone: (86 21) 51322255; Fax: (86 21) 51322285

Email: iec.admissions@shutcm.edu.cn

Bank Account Information:

Account Name: Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Bank Name: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Dong'an Road Branch

Bank Address: № 520, Wan Ping Nan Road, Shanghai, China   200032

Account №: 1001239109004636961


CNAPS CODE: 102290023910


Students may apply for the SHUTCM Scholarship for Chinese Language Students (Attachment 2).

Students who have completed at least one semester of full time Chinese Language program and continue with degree program are eligible for Chinese Government Scholarship-Silk Road Program (Attachment 3).


1. International Student’s Dormitory

2. The Regulations of Scholarship for Chinese Language Students

3. Chinese Government Scholarship-Silk Road Program