Ⅰ、Length of Program

1.      The long-term program lasts from one semester to three years.  There are two semesters every year.  Each semester lasts for about 4 months. Spring semester opens in late February and fall semester opens in Mid-September. There are 20 academic hours every week (each academic hour lasts for 45 minutes).

2.      Short-term students may be enrolled in the Long-term program: Length of program is 1-3 months.

★ Detailed dates are available in the acceptance letter.

Ⅱ、Training Courses

There are 20 academic hours every week (each academic hour lasts for 45 minutes).

1. Basic Chinese Language Courses (in the morning) include Comprehensive Chinese (grammar, conversation, and Chinese characters), Chinese Listening Comprehension, Chinese Reading and Chinese Conversation of various levels.

2. Free-charged Elective Courses (in the afternoon) include:

- Courses, not required Chinese basis, such as Chinese Characters Writing, Calligraphy, Taijiquan, Paper Cutting, Chinese Elocution, Chinese Language Partners;

- Courses, required Chinese basis, such as HSK Tutoring, Chinese Modern History, Modern Literature, Security Investment, International Investment, Chinese-Foreign Cultural Exchange History, E-Business;

- English-taught courses on Chinese studies: Corporate Finance, Social Problems in Contemporary China, International Economic Law, Principles of Accounting, Multinational Corporation Management, Inter-Cultural Communication Theory and Practice, Trade Related Business Communication, Doing Business in China, Backgrounds of Chinese Civilization, Introduction to Chinese Legal System, Chinese Environment Law, Chinese Economy, Chinese Labor Law, Chinese History and Culture, Introduction of Chinese Philosophy, Investment in China, China and Africa, China and International Organizations, Chinese IP Law. 10 courses are available each semester. Students can select 2 courses in one semester. A certificate of China Studies will be awarded to the student who selects and passes exams of at least 3 courses.


Ⅲ、Content of Courses



Teaching Materials


Chinese listening, speaking, reading and writing are four aspects of the skill training for the students, the key is to build a good foundation of pronunciation and Chinese characters as well, mastering the basic sentence patterns and commonly used words, and master the uses of more than600words and written more than400Chinese characters

《Road to Success》Threshold,Lower elementary

Elementary II

To improve the overall skills of students in listening, speaking, reading and writing, to develop the communication skill in daily use. Learn and master more than 700 words and more than 50 grammar patterns.

《Road to Success》Elementary


Through the study of grammar and the uses of words, to develop the student’s ability to express. While learning Chinese, learn about Chinese culture and Chinese society. So that students in listening, speaking, reading, writing four aspects of a more comprehensive improvement. Master more than 800 words, more than 70 grammar patterns.

《Road to Success》Upper Elementary


Through the explanation of uses of words, On the basis of necessary basic knowledge of Chinese and Chinese cultural, we will focus on expanding the vocabulary of students. So that students can correctly use the key words and the more complex sentences, as well as the commonly used words, the more fluent oral and written language discourse expression, and gradually improve the ability of students to reading, speaking and writing ability. Learn and master new words about 1000.

《Road to Success》Lower Intermediate


Through the explanation of the use of words, on the basis of teaching the necessary basic knowledge of Chinese and Chinese culture, we will focus on enlarging the vocabulary of students and learning of various expressions, focusing on developing the ability of listening, speaking, reading and writing, so that students can use The key words and the more complex sentences and commonly used words, the more fluent oral and written discourse expression. Learn and master new words about 1500.

《Road to Success》Intermediate


It is designed to improve students' comprehension skills in Chinese reading comprehension, oral communication and written writing so that students can use Chinese more proficiently and more accurately understand the richness of Chinese language. The characteristics of the language structure, initially with the ability to read the original Chinese.

《Modern Chinese Advanced course》Part I


Advanced Chinese listening, speaking, reading and writing comprehensive language skills training, aims to improve students 'comprehension ability of Chinese reading comprehension, oral communication and written writing, improve students' ability of word discrimination and ability to make students more proficient in using Chinese, the language of Chinese language can have a certain depth of understanding and appreciation. Students can write article around 600-800 words related to teaching within the specified time.

《Modern Chinese Advanced course》Part II

Ⅳ、Weekly Classes Schedule








Intensive Reading

Intensive Reading

Intensive Reading

Intensive Reading

Intensive Reading


Reading and Writing


Intensive Reading


Reading and Writing


Some classes will held during12:00-13:20

Ⅴ、Application Qualifications


Applications are open to foreign citizens with reliable financial support and stability who are senior-high-school graduates with an age between 18 and 50 (over 16 and under 60 for short-term study) and in good health.Students under 18 years old should submit the Guardian’s Commitment,download.

Ⅵ、 Application Deadline


December 31 for spring semester and June 30 for fall semester.

Ⅶ、Application Materials

1.      A printed copy of SISU Online Application Form.;

2.     Photocopy of highest diploma;

3.      Photocopy of passport;

4.     2 passport photos (in size of 5cm * 4cm);

5.      Application fee: 450 RMB (or overseas transfer of 75 USD).

Ⅷ、Application process

1.      Prepare Application Materials;

2.      Application Mode: Online application, On-site registration or mail registration;

1)Online Application:

a)Create an Account;

b)Fill the information and upload the application materials as required;

c)Online Payment Registration fee.

2)On-site Registration:

a)Submit documents to the Office of International Students affairs of Shanghai International Studies University (Room 202, Building No. 2, 550 West Dalian Road, Hongkou District) ;

b)Cash or Card Payment for Registration fee.

3)Mail Registration:

a)Pay the registration fee and examination fee by bank telegraphic transfer (T/T) or transfer (be sure to write the name of the student in the remarks):

Beneficiary Name:

Shanghai International Studies University





Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Shanghai Shangwai Sub-Branch

Swift Code:


Bank Address:

566west Dalian Road, Shanghai, P. R. China

      b)Please send the application materials (including the registration fee and examination fee payment vouchers) by registered mail or express mail to:

      Office of International Student Affairs (OISA),Shanghai International Studies University, Room 202, Teaching Building 2,550 Dalian Road (W), Shanghai, P. R. China

      Contact no:021-35372961,Zip code:200083

      Note:Please be advised not to enclose any cash in mail.

3.      After receiving the application, the school will examine the application materials. Pay attention to your Email wait for the school notice. If necessary, our school will require applicants to submit some additional materials. No matter whether accepted or not the above materials will not be returned.

4.      Once admitted, the school will issue an《Admission letter》、《Visa Application Form for Study in China》(JW202 form)and《Foreigner Physical Examination record》.

5.      Students having 《Admission letter》, 《Visa application Form for Study in China》(JW202 form)and《Foreigner Physical Examination record》issued by our school can apply for X1 visa to study in China at the People's Republic of China Embassy and Consulate office.

Ⅸ、Tuition and Fees (in RMB)

Length of Program


Application Fee


One Semester




One Year




One Month




Two Months




Three Months




★ Tuition and other fees are not refundable once paid. According to the regulation of the Ministry of Education of People's Republic of China, all the international students who study in China should buy "Insurance for Overseas students" in mainland China.