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 are fortified, and practical communication in their daily life and work are enhanced.
2. Main courses and course features：
Main language courses：
Basic: Includes basic Chinese reading, speaking and listening. Suitable for non-native Chinese speaking students with zero basics in Chinese language.
Elementary: Includes basic Chinese reading, speaking and listening. Suitable for non-native Chinese speaking students; but are required to have mastered about 1000 common vocabulary or have learned Chinese for at least half a year.
Intermediate: Includes intermediate Chinese reading, speaking and listening. Suitable for non-native Chinese speaking students; but are required to have mastered about 2000 common vocabulary or have learned Chinese for at least a year.
Advanced: Includes advanced Chinese reading, speaking and listening. Suitable for non-native Chinese speaking students; but are required to have mastered about 2500 common vocabulary or have learned Chinese for at least a year and half.
Mixed classes of students from all countries, providing a conductive environment for multi-cultural interactions.
Small classes with 3-8 students. Every student gets more attention and better study opportunities.
A streaming 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
First session: Before 28 February 2022
Second session: Before 29 April 2022
International application: Before 14 August 2020
Before 1 September 2022
6. Time of study：
First session: 7th March, 2022 – 22nd April, 2022
Second session: 9th May, 2022 to 24th June, 2022
Fall term: September 2022 to December 2022 (Refer to Admission Notice and Notice of Registration for exact dates)
7. Admission prerequisites：
18 - 60 years old
Good health condition with valid foreign passport
Spring Term：1 session: 3600RMB
Special Price will be offered for 2 sessions: 7000RMB
Fall Term: To Be Determined
（1）Refer to “International Student’s Dormitory 2021” (Attachment 1) (Current dormitory pricing, for reference only). Dormitories allocated upon admission will be arranged based on all student applications. Dormitory fees may fluctuate based on 2022 pricing regulations.
（2）Students may live off-campus upon approval by the University. All charges will be paid for by the student.
10. Application documents：
Copy of the student’s passport (Passport within 6 months validity from the date of submission)
Payment invoice of application fee
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 compromised if requirements are not met.
10. Application details:
All applications documents to be accurately completed and uploaded online according to requirements stated on the website.
Application website: https://apply.shutcm.edu.cn/. 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 as a result of the following circumstances: application documents does not fulfill requirements or admission not granted upon appraisal of registration or admission forfeit by student.
All accepted applicants are to bring along original copies of their application documents and proof of health (health screening results) for validation; applicants suffering from chronic conditions should clarify with the University if they are fit to apply before online submission of application.
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 2021 is 400 RMB for 6 months) may 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 Alipay or WeChat Pay.
12. 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
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
Swift Code: ICBKCNBJSHI
CNAPS CODE: 102290023910
Due to the exchange rate and the charge of bank processing, the actual amount of the fee university receives might differ from the smount sent.
Scholarships and funds
Students may apply for the SHUTCM Scholarship for Chinese Language Students (attachment 2).
Students who have completed at least one semester of the Preparatory Program for TCM and is continuing degree courses with the University may apply for the International Student “Silk Road” Assistance Fund (attachment 3).