2024 Summer Chinese Program is Open for Application


2024 Summer Chinese Program


    I. Why is the Summer Chinese Program in Donghua University the right choice for you?

  • We are the only language program in China accredited by Eaquals (www.eaquals.org), the golden standard for language centers and a highly-respected badge of excellence. We guarantee the consistency and quality in our teaching.

  • Our classrooms are small, assuring that teachers will have enough time to interact with each student and give you the best possible learning experience.

  • Courses are designed to improve your communication skills. You can practice oral skills through topical classroom discussions and other practical language activities. Well-designed language practice classes allows you to walk out of the classroom and exercise your Chinese communication skills in the real world.

  • The program integrates Chinese learning with forms of cultural expeditions and activities. These activities aim to deepen your understanding of Mandarin Chinese.

  • All Learning materials, as well as the assignments, will be uploaded to the learning management platform. You can review the course at any time, including the additional online course materials like keywords, language points, recorded videos, dialogue videos, audio, course summaries, etc.  

  • The Chinese Language Center locates at the center of Shanghai, West Yan'An Road Campus, Donghua University. You can experience the charm of the Chinese traditional culture and modernization of this magical city in many ways, including cuisine, art and historical landmarks.

    II. Program Details

 1.  Program Period

  • 5 Weeks Session July 8th - August 9th, 2024

  • 3 Weeks Session: July 8th - July 26th, 2024

    ★ July 8 will be the registration day, instruction starts on July 9.

    ★ 3 weeks program: No final exam, students can only receive the proof of  enrollment, but no program completion certificate.  

    ★ 5 weeks program: Students who successfully complete the course can receive the program completion certificate.

  2. Application Deadline

  • May 15th, 2024 

   3. Course Arrangement

  • Class Time:  9:00 AM  – 12:15 AM (Beijing Time), Monday to Friday

Tentative Schedule 



Morning(9:00-12:15, 4 class hours)


Week 1


9:00-11:30,13:00-16:30 Enrollment






Lecture / Workshops





Language Practice



Week 2 - 4



Lecture / Workshop






Lecture / Workshop





Language Practice



The Last 




Lecture / Workshop











Exam Review & Completion Certificate Issuing


*Remarks: Above schedule is subject to change. Final schedule will be given during the enrollment.

  • Chinese Classes: Focus on enhancing your oral expressive abilities, combined with grammar explanation and topic discussion. Maximum 10 levels will be open, including Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced. You will be placed on the right level based on the online placement test result (At least 8 students for each class).

  • Lecture / Workshop: Introduce Chinese custom and culture in various and interesting format, such as Chinese character culture, Chine cuisine, Chine calligraphy, Chinese traditional medicine culture, making Chinese knots, etc.

  • Language Practice: The class will be given outside of the classroom. You need to finish the assignments given by the teacher in the real scenes, such as super mall. These assignments will let you communicate with Chinese on the site, which will improve your communication skills efficiently. 

    III. Fees



Fees (in CNY)

Application Fee



Tuition Fee

5 weeks(Jul. 8th -Aug. 9th


3  weeks(Jul. 8th -Jul. 26th


* Remark: The applicant who has never studied at DHU before and is recommended by an international student who used to or studied at DHU before will enjoy application fee waivers.

  • Payment methods: Cash, UnionPay, Online Payment (Wechat, Alipay, Visa/MasterCard)

IV. Application

  • Age Eligibility: 16-60 years old

  • Application procedure:

1. Apply online via https://admissions.dhu.edu.cn/index  with your personal information and the chosen language program;

-- Type of Program: "Full-time: General Chinese Language (A), Summer/Winter Chinese Program"

--> Program: "Offline Summer Program"

--> Term: "Summer 2024"

--> Course Time: Choose the course time you want, 3 weeks program or 5 weeks program.

2. Upload the required documents. Please ensure that all the documents are clear and visible.  Required documents includes but not limited to.

-- Scanned passport information page

-- One bareheaded electronic ID photo (Please refer to the passport photo requirements)

    3. University will review your application and contact you via email. Please pay the application fee following the instruction given by the email. Additional information may be required. 

    4. Wait for your admission result via email, which may take 2-4 weeks. In some cases, the review process may be longer due to the volume of the applications. 


    V. Others

  • Textbooks: Self-compiled textbooks "Chinese in Real Life" with online supplementary learning materials.

  • Visa: Documents for the student visa application will be provided to the student case by case. Please consult the office for details.

  • Accommodation: Students can apply for campus accommodation, which will be arranged according to the situation. If the reservation is confirmed, please check in during the designated time as required. Please note that the ever-changing situation means that you may have to stay in off-campus accommodation. Please follow our official notice and the emails.

  • Insurance: Following the regulations from the Ministry of Education of China, and to better protect international students studying in China, international students are required to purchase insurance, of which the validity should be enough to cover one's study duration.  Students enrolled in General Chinese Programs (2024 Spring) is covered by insurance already and have no need to purchase the insurance again.

  • Refund:

    • Application feeNon-refundable;

    • Tuition: Full refund: study terminated before instruction starts.

      NO refund will be accepted when the instruction starts.

  • Class arrangement:

    • You will take a placement test to evaluate your Chinese level and assign to the right class based on the test result.

    • In the 1st week, you are allowed to change the class level within a specific timeframe.

     VI. Contact us

Administration Office

Office 122

International Cultural Exchange School, Donghua University

1882 West Yan`An Road, Changning District, Shanghai

Email: ices@dhu.edu.cn

Tel: +86-21-62378595 / 62379115 Extension 14 (English)