Profile

Founded in 1950, Sichuan International Studies University (SISU) is one of the first universities authorized by the Ministry of Education of China to enroll international students. It is the only institution in southwest China specialized in teaching foreign languages such as English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Korean, Italian and Arabic. SISU began to recruit international students in 1983. 
    One of SISU’s most acclaimed features is its beautiful campus at the foot of Gele Mountain by the Jialing River. Its avenues and streets are lined with evergreen trees, so that its campus imperceptibly blends in with tree-covered rolling hills above it. Its facilities have been designed to complement the natural beauty of its serene environments.
    Making full use of its advantages in foreign language education, SISU develops related disciplines in coordination, such as literature, economics, management, law ,pedagogy, philosophy and the liberal arts. At present the university has 22 academic departments and subordinate colleges, 2 independent colleges. It offers undergraduate degrees in 36 programs, 36 master degree programs and 11 doctor degrees in foreign language education. It offers 11 foreign language courses. It is engaged in education on different levels and in different forms, embracing post-graduate education, undergraduate education, international student education, continuing education, etc.
    The university boasts a strong contingent of devoted, qualified and experienced teachers with a high academic level. Some of the teachers are model teachers and model educators of the national level; some have been granted special allowance by the State Council; some have been granted the title of “experts with outstanding contributions” at the provincial/ministerial level; some are academic leaders at the provincial level; some are famous teachers of the provincial level; and some have been granted the titles of “Chongqing’s model teachers for their fine virtues and ethics”, or “excellent teachers of Chongqing” and other tiles of honor. Besides, some teachers have formed the best education teams of the provincial level.
    Inter-college exchanges have been establishes between SISU and about 80 universities around the world. Extensive cooperation and exchanges have been going on between SISU and other Chinese or foreign universities in the training of teachers and the education of teachers and the education of undergraduates and postgraduates. The university is,de facto,the only Chinese university officially recognized by Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie(AUF).In cooperation with education institutions of other countries, SISU has set up some foreign language centers at the college, such as Alliance francaise de Chongqing, the Goethe Language Center, the Russian Language Center, and the Cervantes Institute, and it has established Confucius Institutes at Lome University of Togo, Nizhniy Novgorod Language University of Russia.
    International Students’ Department is in charge of teaching and administration of international students at SISU. With modern teaching facilities and a competent teaching faculty, the Department offers different Chinese programs to international students. Most of its teachers have attained certification for teaching Chinese as a Second Language and many of them have taught Chinese abroad; therefore, they have developed effective methods to teach Chinese to foreigners. Since 1983, the Department has offered diverse Chinese courses to students from more than 40 countries, including the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia, Canada, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Switzerland, Norway, Australia, Poland, Peru, Brazil, Ireland, Viet Nam, New Zealand. 
    At present, the international students can apply for the Chinese Government Scholarship, Confucius Institute Scholarship and Chongqing municipal government  Mayor Scholarship. Besides, SISU has established scholarships for international students.
    Welcome to SISU!


Requirements

Admissions Requirements for Study in SISU

 

.Non-degree Students

    1.Admissions Requirements

      (1) non-Chinese citizenship in good health

      (2) at least 18 years old.

    2. When to apply

      (1) Fall Semester: from February to June each year

      (2) Spring Semester: From September to December each year

 

. Undergraduates

    1.Admissions Requirements

      (1)non-Chinese citizenship in good health

      (2) at least 18 years old

      (3) high School Diploma or above

    2. When to apply

from January to June each year.

 

. Postgraduates

    1.Admissions Requirements

      (1) non-Chinese citizenship in good health

      (2) at least 18 years old

      (3) Bachelor degree or above

    2. When to apply

  from January to June each year.

 

Cost

Tuition and Fees for Study in SISU

 

1. Tuition and Fees

Programs

TuitionRMB

Textbook feesRMB

Registration feesRMB

Insurance feesRMB

Short-term

one month

2500

300

500

400

Short-term

two months

4000

300

500

400

Short-term

three months

5000

300

500

400

One-semester

6000

300

500

400

One-year

12000

300

500

800

Undergraduate

15000/year

600/year

500

800/year

Postgraduate

20000/year

800/year

500

800/year

NoteSichuan International Studies University’s regulations require that all international students must be medically insured throughout their entire planned period of study. Students are required to purchase the Comprehensive Insurance Plan of Foreign Students provided by Ping An Insurance Company on the day of registration..International Students’ Department will assist students in buying the insurance.

 

2. Fees for housing

Types of rooms

FeesRMB

Single Room

800/month

Double Room

400/month

NoteFees for water, electricity, Internet and telephone calls are included.

 

 

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

. Application Materials to be Submitted

  1. Application Form for Study in SISU

  2. High School Transcripts (Notarized Photocopy)

  3. High School Diploma (Notarized Photocopy)

4. Foreigner Physical Examination Form (Photocopy)

5. Study Plan in China

6. HSK Certificate (Photocopy)

7. Copy of Passport

 

. When to apply

from January to June each year.

 

.Undergraduate Program Names

Faculties

Major

Requirements for

Language Proficiency

International Students’ Department

Chinese Language and Literature

None

College of Education

Education Science

HSK5 or equivalent level

Department of German

German

the same as above

Department of Russian

Russian

the same as above

Department of Japanese

Japanese

the same as above

Department of Chinese Language and Literature

Chinese Language and Literature

the same as above

International Chinese Language Education

Department of Sociology

Sociology

the same as above

Social Work

Department of Spanish

Spanish

the same as above

Portuguese

Department of French

French

the same as above

Italian

School of Oriental Language and Literature

Arabic

the same as above

Korean

Vietnamese

School of Journalism and Communication

Radio and Television editor

the same as above

Web and New Media

Journalism

Advertisement science

Television Broadcasting Science

Broadcasting and Hosting

College of Interpretation and Translation

Translation

HSK5 or equivalent level;

English proficiency for the major required

College of English Language and Literature

English

the same as above

School of Business English

Business English

the same as above

School of International Relations

International Politics

the same as above

Diplomacy

School of International Business

Finance

HSK5 or equivalent level;

English proficiency for the major required

Science of La

International Economics and Trade

Tourism Management

Human Resource Management

Finance Management

Logistics Management

Electronic Commerce

Science of Auditing

 

Postgraduate Programs

Postgraduate Programs

. Application Materials to be Submitted

  1. Application Form for Study in SISU

  2. Undergraduate Transcripts (Notarized Photocopy)

  3. Undergraduate Diploma (Notarized Photocopy)

4. Foreigner Physical Examination Form (Photocopy)

5. Study Plan in China

6. HSK Certificate (Photocopy)

7. Two Letters of Recommendation by associate professors or professors

8. Copy of Passport

 

. When to apply

from January to June each year.

 

.Postgraduate Program Names

Faculties

Major

Requirements for

 Language Proficiency

College of Education

Education Science

HSK6 or equivalent level

School of Journalism and Communication

Literature and Art and Media

the same as above

Journalism and Mass Communications

Department of Chinese Language and Literature

Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

the same as above

Chinese Philology

Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature

Ancient Chinese Literature

Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages

Comparative Literature and World Literature

College of Interpretation and Translation

English-Chinese Translation

HSK6 or equivalent level;

English proficiency for the major required

English-Chinese Interpretation

School of International Business

International Business and Culture

the same as above

International Business

College of English Language and Literature

English Language and Literature

the same as above

Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

Department of Spanish

Spanish Language and Literature

HSK6 or equivalent level;

Spanish proficiency for the major required

School of Oriental Language and Literature

Korean-Chinese Translation

HSK6 or equivalent level;

Korean proficiency for the major required

Korean-Chinese Interpretation

Department of French

French Language and Literature

HSK6 or equivalent level;

French proficiency for the major required

French-Chinese  Translation

Department of German

German Language and Literature

HSK6 or equivalent level;

German proficiency for the major required

German-Chinese Translation

German-Chinese Interpretation

Department of Russian

Russian Language and Literature

HSK6 or equivalent level;

Russian proficiency for the major required

Russian-Chinese Translation

Russian-Chinese Interpretation

Department of Japanese

Japanese Language and Literature

HSK6 or equivalent level;

Japanese proficiency for the major required

Japanese-Chinese  Translation

Japanese-Chinese Interpretation

 

 

PhD Programs

Relevant information has not been provided.

Chinese Programs

Chinese Language Program (Non-degree)

.Application Materials to be Submitted

   1. Application Form for Study in SISU

   2. Copy of Passport

 

. When to apply

   1. Fall Semester: from February to June each year

   2.Spring Semester: From September to December each year

 

. Chinese Language Program (Non-degree)

Faculties

Program

Requirements for Chinese Proficiency

Requirements for English Proficiency

International Students’ Department

Short-term

none

none

One-semester

none

none

One-year

none

none

 

 

.Courses Setting

Level

Courses

Elementary

Comprehensive Chinese, Oral Chinese, Chinese Listening, Fundamentals of Chinese Characters, Chinese Reading

Intermediate

Comprehensive Chinese, Oral Chinese, Chinese Listening, Chinese Reading, Chinese Writing

Advanced

Comprehensive Chinese, Oral Chinese, Chinese Listening, Chinese Reading, Chinese Writing, Business Chinese, Ancient Chinese Language, Audio-VisualSpeaking course, News Listening to Broadcast, Chinese History, Introduction to China, Chinese Culture, Modern Chinese Phonetics, Chinese Character studies, Chinese Lexicology, Modern Chinese Syntactic, Selected Reading of ancient Chinese Literature, Selected Reading of Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature

Elective courses

HSK Tutoring, Translation Between Chinese and Foreign Languages, Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Characters and Seal Cutting, Chinese Painting, Chinese Paper- Cutting, Taiji Boxing

 

English-taught Programs

Relevant information has not been provided.

Non-degree Programs

Relevant information has not been provided.

Contact

Address:Admission Office of International Students’ Department, Sichuan International Studies University, Chongqing, 400031, China
Contacts: Zhang Hongjian
Tel/ Fax: +86-23-65380021
Email: interstar@china.com