Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Application information for Chinese Language Course
For International Students Year 2021
Preparatory Program for Traditional Chinese Medicine (Full-time)
1. Program orientation：This program targets at foreign students intending to take up professional TCM courses or interested in the TCM culture by improving their Chinese language proficiency to prepare them for studying TCM.
2. Main courses and course features：
Fall term: Comprehensive Chinese/ Extensive reading of introductory Chinese for TCM Ⅰ/ Introduction to Tuina-TCM therapeutic massage / PE for health preservation Ⅰ
Spring term：Comprehensive Chinese/ Extensive reading of introductory Chinese for TCM Ⅱ/ Intensive reading of introductory Chinese for TCM / PE for health preservation Ⅱ
Curriculum：Consists of mainly Chinese language courses, supplemented by introductory TCM courses.
Program objectives: To help students raise their Chinese language proficiency while studying fundamental TCM theory, terminology and culture, improving their abilities in reading and understanding basic TCM knowledge, thereby preparing them for undergraduate studies.
Features: Upon completion of all required courses and passing final examinations, students could enter into the undergraduate degree programs directly.
Program B ( Spring term only)
Main Curriculum: TCM courses, Comprehensive Chinese
Curriculum: Mainly consists of professional TCM courses, and supplementary Chinese language courses.
Program objectives：Students can enter the undergraduate TCM program in advance.
Features: The credits of the TCM courses can be directly recognized as credits for the undergraduate TCM program.
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
Program A /Program B – Spring term: Before 1 March 2021
Program A – Fall term: Before 1 September 2021
6. Time of study：
Spring term: March 2021 to June 2021 (Refer to Admission Notice and Notice of Registration for exact dates)
Spring term: September 2021 to December 2021 (Refer to Admission Notice and Notice of Registration for exact dates)
18 - 60 years old
Good health condition with a valid foreign passport
High school qualifications and above
Program A - Fall semester: New HSK 3 ≥ 180 (For non-Chinese ethnics)
Program B: New HSK 4 ≥ 180 (For non-Chinese ethnics)
Application fees: 450 RMB per person
Tuition fees: 11 000 RMB per semester (includes course materials)
（1）Please 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 student 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)
High school graduation diploma or above and/or A-Level course transcript
HSK certificate (for non-Chinese ethnics)
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 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 accepted 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: Room 230, 2nd Floor, International Education College 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
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 continue with programs are eligible for applying for Chinese Government Scholarship-Silk Road Program. ( Attachment3 )
1. International Student’s Dormitory
2. The Regulations of Scholarship for Chinese Language Students
3. Chinese Government Scholarship-Silk Road Program