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FAQ A: Before Arriving in China 1. Admission Q: What is HSK? A:China's Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, known as HSK or the Chinese proficiency test (so called old HSK) is a standardized test at the state level designed and developed by the HSK Center of Beijing Language and Culture University to assess the Chinese proficiency of non-native speakers (foreigners, overseas Chinese and students of Chinese national minorities). HSK consists of the basic Chinese proficiency test (HSK Basic), the elementary and intermediate Chinese proficiency test (HSK Elementary-Intermediate) and the advanced Chinese proficiency test (HSK Advanced). HSK is held regularly in China and other countries each year. Certificates of HSK will be issued to those who have secured the required scores. More information can be found on the website of old HSK: http://www.hsk.org.cn. There is another standardized international Chinese proficiency test launched by Hanban, which is aslo called HSK (new HSK). The new HSK takes non-native speakers as its object, and is directed at examining students’ capability in applying Chinese language in their studies, personal life and work. The new type of examination consists of two independent parts, a written test and an oral test. The written test is comprised of HSK-Level 1, HSK-Level 2, HSK- Level 3, HSK- Level 4, HSK- Level 5 and HSK- Level 6, while the oral test is comprised of HSK (Elementary), HSK (Intermediate) and HSK (Advanced). During the oral test, sound-recording devices are used. For more information about new HSK please visit: http://www.chinesetesting.cn/ChangeLan.do?languge=en&t=1301472682906 Q: How to apply to study at SUFE? A:There are three ways to submit your application: 1) Online Application (Recommend) 2) Download the application form from our homepage, post the filled form to us along with the supporting materials. 3) Download the application form from our homepage, Email us the filled electronic or scanned form along with the scanned supporting materials. 4) Submit your application form straight to our office, which is located at: Admission Office ICES SUFE No.369 Zhongshanbeiyi Road, Shanghai, P. R. China, Post code: 200083 Our working hour: Mon – Fri (8:00 AM – 17:00 PM) Q: How does the Online Application work? A:It’s now possible to apply online for a number of our programs. Please visit our online application system at: http://ao.sufe.edu.cn After registration, you can login to our online application system to submit your application. You don’t need to complete the online application process in one session. You can exit and come back to it at any time, as long as you remember to save your data. Online application is a four-stage process: 1) Complete the online form and submit it to us. If your application is submitted successfully, an application number will be assigned to you automatically. 2) Print out the application form with your signature and mail it with supporting documents to us. 3) Pay the application fee (three ways to pay: a. Cash, b. Post Office, c. Bank Transfer). Please don't forget to include your name or your application number with the payment when making a payment by the Post Office and Bank Transfer. 4) After verifying your documentation, if your application is approved, we will assign you a student ID at SHUFE. The admission package will be sent to you thereafter. Q: Since I have submitted my application online, why do I still have to print out the application form and post to you? A:The online application system helps us to make the necessary process simple, fast and accurate. The application form with your signature will be saved as an original file in the School Archive. Therefore you should pint out the filled application form signed with your signature, and mail it to us. You may also directly submit your application materials to our office when you register. Q: How many students will be in one class for the Chinese Language Program? A: Generally there will be 15-20 students in one class. Q: What is the Foundation Program? A:Those who have new HSK level 4 and want to be registered as an undergraduate student at SUFE need to start the foundation program first. Afer one year training both the Chinese profiency and major knowledge of students could reach the level of the sophomores at SUFE. Students can enter the second year of our undergraduate program with all credits if they graduate from the foundation program successfully. Q: How many campuses do you have? A:SUFE have two campuses: Zhongshan Beiyi Road campus and Guoding Road campus. Those students who are going to studying Chinese language will be studying at Zhongshan Beiyi Road Campus; most of degree-seeking international students, like undergraduate students, master students and doctor students, and part of exchange students will be studying at Guoding Road Campus. Q: How about the accommodation at SUFE, fees, equipment, conditions, etc? A:There are three dormitory buildings for international students at SUFE: Building No.1 & 8 located at the Zhongshan Beiyi Road Campus of SUFE, as well as Building No.7 located at the Guoding Road Campus of SUFE. You can choose to live at either Guoding Road Campus or Zhongshan Beiyi Road Campus, depending on the programs you have taken. 2. Visa Application Q: What kind of visa should I apply to enter China? How? A:Depending on different studies in China, there are three different kinds of visa for which you can apply:  X Visa International students with more than half a year’s study in China can apply to embassies or consulates of People’s Republic of China for an X visa (study visa) with the letter of acceptance from SUFE, form JW202 or form JW201 and report of health examination for foreigners.  F Visa International students with less than half a year’s study in China can apply to embassies or consulates of People’s Republic of China an F visa (Visiting visa) for a 150- or 180-day stay in China, with the letter of acceptance from SUFE, form JW202 or form JW201 and the health examination for foreigners report.  L Visa International students who for some reason fail to obtain an X visa or an F visa can apply for an L visa (travel visa) to come to China, then apply for residence permit during the period of validity of L visa. Notice: After the visa application, please take back form JW202 or form JW201. Q: Do I need a health examination when I apply for a visa to China? A:When international students apply to embassies or consulates of the People’s Republic of China for a Visa, they might be asked to provide a health examination for foreigners report. The form of health examination can downloaded on our homepage. For more details please consult the embassies or consulates of P. R. China. Those international students in China can go to Shanghai Exit-Entry Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, International Travel Healthcare Center for health examination. B. After Arriving in China 1. Transportation Q: Do you offer pick-up service? A:We regret that at the present time we only offer the pick-up service to groups (more than 5 person arriving at the same time). If you arrive at Pudong International Airport or Hongqiao International Airport, we suggest you take a taxi to SUFE (around 130 or 90 RMB respectively). 2. Registration Q: When should I register at SUFE? What kind documents should I bring with? A:If you are enrolled by SUFE, you should bring your passport, the Admission Notice (offer letter), and JW202 or JW201. You will register at SUFE, on the specific date indicated on the Admission Notice. 3. Health Examination and Verification Q: Do I need to do the health examination or verification after registration at SUFE? A:Those that need health examination and verification: 1) International students in China with an X visa. 2) International students with an F visa or an L visa and more than 6 months continuous study in China. 3) International students who apply for residence permit for the first time in China. 4) International students in China who apply for the extension of residence permit and whose last residence permit expired 3 months ago. Q: If I need to do the health examination or verification, where should I do it? How? A:The Shanghai Exit-Entry Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, International Travel Healthcare Center will come to SUFE to give students the health examination and validation, which will be arranged by ICES of SUFE during the registration period for each new semester. The schedule will be posted by ICES. Please pay attention. If the student misses the scheduled time for the health examination and admission, he/she is to go to Shanghai Exit-Entry Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, International Travel Healthcare Center for the health examination. Please call to make an appointment in advance. Address: 15, Jinbang Road, Changning District, Shanghai, P. R. China. Service time: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Monday to Friday Tel:(0086)-(21)- 62688851 Fax:(0086)-(21)- 62683088 Web: www.sithc.com Materials required for the health examination 1. Original copy of your Admission Notice 2. Your original valid passport and Chinese visa, along with a photocopy of the passport 3. 3 passport-sized ID photos; the photos must be passport-style bareheaded and full-faced 4. 600 RMB examination fee Materials required for the verification 1. Original copy of your Admission Notice 2. Your original valid passport and Chinese visa, along with a photocopy of the passport 3. 3 passport-sized ID photos; the photos must be passport-style bareheaded and full-faced 4. The complete and original report of health examination, if the applicant has had one in his/her home country 5. 100-600 RMB examination fee 4. Residence Permit Q: What is a Chinese residence permit? A:For some visas – e.g. X (study visa) and L (travel visa) – the visa only gets you into the country, it does not allow you to stay. Once you enter mainland China on one of those visas, in general you have 30 days get your residence permit in order to be able to stay in the country legally. The residence permit serves as a multi-entry visa: once you have one you can leave and enter the country whenever you want, during the term of that visa. Q: Do I need to apply for a residence permit in China? How? A:International students with X visa are required to apply for residence permit within 30 days after their arrival in China. For an international student with an F visa or an L visa that studies for less than 6 months in China, neither residence permit nor health examination is required during the term of that visa. If you are not very clear about this, we suggest you show your passport to the teachers in the office of ICES and ask their opinions. Q: Where can I apply for a residence permit? What kind of materials should I bring? A:The Exit-Entry Administration of Shanghai Public Security Bureau will come to SUFE to provide visa application service, which will be arranged by ICES of SUFE during the registration period of each new semester. The schedule will be noticed by ICES. Please pay attention. If the student misses the scheduled time for visa application, he/she is to go to Exit-Entry Administration of Shanghai Public Security Bureau for visa application. Address: 1500 Minsheng Road, New Pudong District, Shanghai, China. Service time: 9:00-11:30, 13:30-16:30, Monday to Saturday Tel: 0086-21-68547109 Materials required for first application for residence permit: a. The original valid passport and Chinese visa b. Original copy of letter of acceptance c. Original copy of form JW202 or form JW201 d. The original Health certificate issued by Shanghai Exit-Entry Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, International Travel Healthcare Center e. The original Letter of Introduction provided by International Cultural Exchange School of SUFE f. One ID photo as the size of passport photo, bareheaded and full-faced g. One photocopy of Registration Form of Temporary Residence 5. Insurance Q: Do I have to buy an insurance in China? A:If you already have had insurance (including at least Accident Injury Medical Treatment and Hospitalization Medical Treatment) in your own country, you should fill out an Insurance Declaration form when registration, to declare the insurance’s validity during your studying in China. If you don’t have any insurance, according to the policy of Chinese government, you are required to attend the Comprehensive medical insurance and benefit plan for international students in China(Accident Injury Medical Treatment and Hospitalization Medical Treatment in China), which costs 600 RMB one year and 300 RMB for half a year.