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Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

Teaching Medium: Chinese
Degree Awarded: Doctoral's Degree
Entry Requirements: Master's Degree or above
Duration: 3 Years
Starting Date: Sep.2024
Application Deadline: Jul 29, 2024
Tuition Fee:
CNY 28,000 per year
Application Fee:
150 USD (Non-Refundable)
HSK: Level 6
Schools: Other

1. Introduction to the discipline of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

The discipline of linguistics and applied linguistics has a long history in Shanghai Normal University. SNU has made brilliant achievements on it. From the 1950s, language study in SNU has always been in the first line with the leadership of Professor Bin Zhang and other intellectuals. It started to grant M.A. degree in the late 1970s. Professor Bin Zhang started to teach Ph.D. candidates in modern Chinese grammar. In the late 1990s, with the leadership of professor Kaitai Fan and professor Huyang Qi, this discipline is authorized the qualification to grant M.A. and Ph.D. ICCS accepts the application for M.A. or Ph.D. degree in linguistics and applied linguistics. More than 200 students are currently pursuing their M.A. or Ph.D. degree in ICCS. They are from China, Korea, Japan, U.S.A., Indonesia and so on.

2. Missions

The discipline of linguistics and applied linguistics seeks the new cultivation model to conduct high-qualified graduate students.In the Ph.D. programs, the discipline aims at the high-qualification standard. It comprehensively combines the course teaching, leading-ahead lecture, academic saloon, Internet discuss, thesis guide and other method to strengthen students' academic qualification, personal qualification, profound knowledge and other aspects. In recent years, many high-qualified graduates has complete their study in ICCS. They are playing a more and more important role in the academic field in China, Korea, Japan, U.S.A, Indonesia and so on.

3.Research Options
The Ph.D. degree in linguistics and applied linguistics offers 5 options
1) Teaching Chinese as A Second Language Prof. Kaitai Fan
2) Teaching Chinese to Overseas Chinese Prof. Benyi Tao and Prof. Huyang Qi
3) Theory and Application of Grammar Prof. Huyang Qi
4) Computational Linguistics Prof. Kaitai Fan
5) Grammar in Teaching Chinese as A Second Language Prof. Changlai Chen

4. Documents for Application
a. Completed Online Application Form
b. Original Copy of M.A. Degree & it’s notarized copy.
c. Original transcripts and it’s notarized copy.
d. Two Recommendation Letters of associate professors or professors.
e. Certificate of HSK 6
f. Copy of Valid Passport
g. Latest photo (passport size)

5.  Application Deadline: accept application before April 15th.

The entrance examination is in mid-May

6. Study Duration: 3~5 years

  1. Certificate of HSK
    Certificate of HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test)Band 6
  2. Undergraduate school transcript
  3. Bachelor's degree diploma
    Graduation certificate in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.
  4. Letter of recommendation
    From professor or associate professor or equivalents
  5. Photocopy of valid passport
    With name, passport number & expiration date, and photo included
  6. Passport photo
    A recent passport-sized photo of the applicant