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International Foundation Program

Teaching Medium: Chinese
Degree Awarded: Non-Degree
Entry Requirements: High School Graduate
Duration: 1 Semester
Hours/Week: 36 hrs/wk
Starting Date: Mar.2024
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2023
Tuition Fee:
CNY 19,350 per semester
Application Fee:
150 USD (Non-Refundable)
Schools: Other

The Department of International Foundation Courseme, Tongji University, Ministry of Education of China, is one of the six Foundation Departments for International Students under the Ministry of Education in China. The department is located on the main campus of Tongji University and owns a building of traditional Chinese style which is well equipped with advanced audio-visual labs, multimedia classrooms, multi-function classrooms, meeting rooms, and electronic reading rooms. A dormitory building was refitted and decorated for the students.
More than 160 international students, supported by Chinese government scholarship, or by own expense from over 40 countries are studying at Tongji University. They will have a systematic study of general Chinese, professional Chinese, Chinese culture, cross-cultural communication, basic courses of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and computer science. Various language practices and social activities will also be provided. After one year's study, those who will grasp the basic knowledge of Chinese language and culture, acquiring cross-cultural communication skills and a certain amount of specialized vocabulary and knowledge, which will help them meet the requirements of their further studies and daily life in universities of China. Meanwhile, the students graduate from the Courseme will obtain the certificate approved by the Ministry of Education of China.
Curriculum (for full beginners):

Credit Hours Course

(18 weeks)

(18 weeks)


9 weeks

9 weeks


Approaching Chinese








Chinese-Writing Practice






1. Applicants should be between the age of 18 to 65 years old.
2. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport.
3.(Applicants must) Be in good health.
4. High school graduate or equivalent or above.
5. Observe the law and regulations of People's Republic of China and all regulations of the university;
6. Record of good conduct
7. All language levels are available
8. Applicant who is under 18 years old needs to submit the guardian's guarantee
1.  Photocopy of valid passport
With photo, passport number &expiration date and name included.

2.  Passport-sized photo
A passport-sized photo taken recently of the applicant.