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2023 ECUST Spring Intensive Chinese Language Program

  • Application Deadline :

    2023 Spring: Mar.15, 2023

  • Term Begins :

    2023 Spring: Mar.6, 2023

  • Duration :

    One semester or above

1. About ECUST

Located in Shanghai, East China University of Science and Technology was founded in 1952, ranking as one of the national key universities directly under the administration of China's Ministry of Education. The main campus is situated in downtown Xuhui District and enjoys the convenient public traffic, which can be reached by Metro Line 15. ECUST started enrollment and cultivation for international students since 1956. As one of the official HSK test centers in China, it establishes Chinese language courses available for international students all year round.

“Study at ECUST • Fly Your Dream”. Come and join “2023 ECUST Spring Semester Chinese Language Program”.

2. About Courses

2.1 Program Features

  • Different Levels: 6 levels for elementary, intermediate and advanced language acquisition.
  • Small Classes: Each class with a maximum of 20 international students.
  • Comprehensive Training: Diverse curriculum elements including listening, speaking, reading and writing which are combined together to improve language ability.
  • Professional Faculties: Experienced Chinese language teachers offering instructions and guidance.
  • Target-oriented Teaching: Enhancement of integrated application of Chinese language.
  • Degree Upgrade: Priority for admission to ECUST undergraduate or postgraduate programs.
  • Officially Granted: Certificate and transcript (with credits attached) for completion.

2.2 Teaching Format

  • Face to face teaching (Offline class): For students currently in China’s mainland or students from countries that have opened study visa application.
  • Online teaching (Online class): For students who are overseas currently only. Students can take live stream courses with ClassIn, Tencent (Voov) meeting and so on.

2.3  Program Contents

  • Program duration: March 6th, 2023- July 6th, 2023
  • Registration: March 6th, 2023
  • Curricula Setting


Prior Chinese Level

Targeted HSK Level

Language Proficiency


Elementary Level A



Chinese Characters

HSK Level 2-3

Elementary  Level B

About 150 hours of Chinese acquisition

About 600

Chinese Characters

HSK Level 3-4

Intermediate Level C

About 300 hours of Chinese acquisition

About 1200

Chinese Characters

HSK Level 4-5

Intermediate Level D

About 450 hours of Chinese acquisition

About 2000

Chinese Characters

HSK Level 5

Advanced Level E

About 600 hours of Chinese acquisition

About 3000

Chinese Characters

HSK Level 6

* The class will be open with at least 6 students of each level.

  • Class Schedule



Beijing Time

Class Content

Class Hours

Monday to Friday


Practical Chinese skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing)

20 class hours per week

Monday& Wednesday


HSK Standard Course

4 class hours per week



Chinese Language & Culture Lectures (Online)

2 class hours for each course, 8 courses in total.

Monday, Wednesday& Friday


Comprehensive Chinese

9 class hours per week

Tuesday& Thursday


Listening and Speaking Chinese

6 class hours per week



Chinese Language & Culture Lectures (Online)

2 class hours for each course, 8 courses in total.



* A total of 18 weeks in one semester

For detailed schedule, please refer to the timetable.

2.4   Prpgram Cost

Application Fee


Tuition Fee




(Currently in China)

* Application fee is non-refundable, which should be paid when submitting the application materials.

* Tuition should be paid annually at one time at the beginning of each semester.

3. How to Apply

3.1 Eligibility

  • Non-Chinese citizens currently in China or students from countries that have opened study visa application can apply Offline class; Non-Chinese citizens currently live out of China can apply Online class
  • Non-Chinese citizens hold ordinary passport
  • Aged between 16-60 years old and in good physical and psychological health (Applicants who are still under the age of 18 at the date of enrollment must submit the original guardian certificate issued by the Shanghai District Notary Office, and the Guardian must be a permanent resident of Shanghai.)

3.2 How to apply

Please log in East China University of Science and Technology online application website: http://apply.ecust.edu.cn/ for registration.


3.3 Application deadline

March 15th, 2023

*Applicants currently live out of China applying for offline class should submit the application before February 15th

4.How to Pay

Payment of tuition shall be completed after getting the e-admission letter.

  • Online payment:

WeChat / Alipay / VISA/ Mastercard/ JCB(Handling fees at your own expense; WeChat & Alipay Preferred.)

Payment Guidance

  • Bank Transfer:

Account Name


Account No.


Bank Name

Agricultural Bank of China,

Xuhui District, Caoxi


Bank Address

No. 30 Tian Yao Qiao Road, Shanghai, China




5. Admission Procedures

5.1    Please follow the illustration of application procedures (Article 3), and pay the application fee. Results will be coming out in 2 weeks.

5.2    After getting the e-admission letter, please pay the tuition fee, and send the payment proof (Remittance receipt or screen shot can be used as proof. And online payment need not to upload) to cie@ecust.edu.cn

5.3    After receiving the confirmation of your payment, ECUST will arrange the materials for student visa(include the JW202 form)

5.4    ECUST will arrange online placement test of Chinese proficiency.

5.5    March 7th - March 10th, school will post course instructions. All the new students should finish registration, and students who participate in the online course should finish testing the teaching platform.

5.6    Students can apply for class change within one week after the course starts. Any group with less than 6 students will be merged.

6. Visa and Accommodation

  • About visa

Offline courses: Documents for student visa extension shall be provided after admission.

Online courses: Visa application documents are not available currently.

  • About accommodation

On campus accommodation information will be announced later.

  • About accommodation

A full refund is available for those who give up enrollment and complete the withdrawal procedures and visa cancellation procedures before March 6th, 2023; no refund after the first two weeks since March 6th, 2023.

  • About offline courses

Students attending classes on campus must meet the requirements of epidemic prevention and control of Shanghai Municipality and the school.

According to the development of the domestic epidemic situation, the school may temporarily adjust offline courses to online courses according to the requirements of epidemic prevention and control. Tuition fees paid will not be refunded if the adjustment occurs during the semester.

7. Scholarship

  • For New Students

Chinese Government Scholarship

(Apply to the dispatching authorities for overseas study of applicants’ home countries. Applicants can apply for pre-admission letters from ECUST in advance.)

International Chinese Language Teacher Scholarship

(Click the link for more information https://ies.ecust.edu.cn/msg.php?id=1264 )

  • For Current Students

ECUST International Chinese Language Student Scholarship (Include the Full Attendance Award, Learning Excellence Award, Learning Professional Award and so on. Click the link for more information https://ies.ecust.edu.cn/msg.php?id=494 )

8. Contact Us

Admission and Academic Affairs Office, College of International Education

East China University of Science and Technology

Address: Room 106 Lizhi Building, 130 Meilong Rd., Xuhui District, Shanghai, P.R. China

Tel: 0086-21-64253277

Fax: 0086-21-64252280

E-mail: cie@ecust.edu.cn

Postal code: 200237

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