Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSL)
Southwest University of Science and Technology
Basic Information
Degree: Bachelor
Starting Date:
Please be subject to the starting date on admission letter you got, since the starting date may change.
Sep 1 , 2025
Duration: 4 Years
Teaching Language: Chinese
Tuition Fees: RMB 17,000 per Year
Application Deadline:
The deadline means the date of Beijing time. You are suggested to submit your application 3 or 5 days before the actual deadline so that you can have time for necessary changes on documents.
May 22 , 2025
Application Fee:
The application fee charged by the university, CUCAS only collect on their behalf.
USD 82 (Check Policy)
Service Fee:
For the service CUCAS provide to you. If you get a scholarship while applying as a self-financed applicant, you need to pay another scholarship service fee of 200 USD.
USD 54 (Check Policy)

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Program Highlights
  • Practice feature in the course establishment, Chinese oral and writing practice training are  highlighted In the course establishment, and six practice lessons are opened on which students can practice their HSK, Reading and recitation, Presentation, Debate Competition and different styles writing.
  • Lay stress on both theory and practice. In the course, we opened basic theoretical courses like Introduction to Linguistics, foreign language teaching Introduction,linguistic theory project Selected lectures. Modern Chinese Special Topic of Grammar and Rhetoric philology etc. Practice is also valued, Chinese newspaper selected readings, Wrong Chinese Sentences analysis are also opened to the students.
  • Pay attention to the study of Chinese culture. Learn Chinese must learn Chinese culture, you will not recognize the daily life of China if you do not understand Chinese culture. This course opened An Introduction to Chinese Culture, Chinese ideological history, Northwest Sichuan culture, intercultural comparison, Intercultural Communication, traditional Chinese instrumental music skills, Chinese writing, Chinese painting etc. In order to promote students In-depth understanding Chinese culture then deeply learned their specialized courses.
Program Description

Scholarship Information

1. Brief Introduction to SWUST Scholarship

  • Scholarship Name: Southwest University of Science and Technology (SWUST) Scholarship
  • Quota: All students who apply this program may apply for the Scholarship, however Southwest University of Science and Technology(SWUST)has the power to make the decision on granting the Scholarship Category (see below).
  • Application Deadline: 30 Dec.2015 for Spring semester of 2016; 30 May.2016 for Autumn semester of 2016.
  • Service fee: CUCAS will charge students who successfully get the scholarship service fee according to the Scholarship Category he/she is granted. All scholarship applicants will pay $500 as service fee, then CUCAS will refund both the application fee and service fee they paid to students who failed to get the scholarship.

2. Scholarship Category & Amount 

Scholarship Amount(RMB) Scholarship Grant Service Fee ($)
Category A: RMB 20000 The scholarship will be granted during the 4 years.(At the end of each year, there will be an annual verification to decide if students would be granted scholarship next year.) Scholarship is divided into 12 months and paid monthly except summer and winter holidays, after which scholarship will be paid in the month that the university term resumes. $500
Category B: RMB 15000 $500
Category C: RMB 12000 $500

3. For Self-supported Students

Those who don't mean to apply the Southwest University of Science and Technology (SWUST) Scholarship could contact service@cucas.cn.

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Program Description

1. Teaching aims

  • Through the deep going systemic teaching, understand the cultural exchanges between China and foreign countries, mastering the Chinese language systematically, Chinese Literature and the basic theory and knowledge of Chinese culture. 
  • Skillfully using Chinese, have the high level of Chinese reading and writing and strong abilities of verbal expression. 
  • Deeply understand Chinese culture, master its development and change. 
  • Master the teaching theory of Chinese teaching as the second language and have a good command of Chinese teaching. 
  • Familiar with cross-cultural communication strategy and the differences between Chinese and western culture. 
  • Turn to be a compound talent with the cultivate aesthetic awareness, higher artistic sentiment and the skill of some traditional Chinese arts.

2. Major Courses

There are about 21 courses the program will offer:

Modern Chinese Ancient Chinese Chinese writing
Ancient Chinese Literature Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature Introduction to Linguistics
The General Theory Of Teaching Chinese As a Foreign Language The History of Chinese Thought Graphetics
Linguistic Theory Of the Subject Selection Modern Chinese Special Topic of Grammar and Rhetoric Masterpieces Reading Guide of Linguistics
Chinese Traditional Instrumental Music Skills Calligraphy Cross-Cultural Communication
Chinese Newspaper Reading Chinese Painting Ba-Shu Culture
The Analysis of Chinese Incorrect Sentences The Practice of Chinese Writing The Practice of Oral Chinese

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3. Course Arrangement

Course arrangement mainly bases on general education and professional basic courses, combining specialized theoretical courses and practice, making students understand Chinese theoretical knowledge and strengthening their Chinese application ability.

4. Career Prospect

This major has a good career prospects. After graduating,students could take on occupation which relates to Chinese teaching, some places such as government,industries,institutations and somewhere Chinese need to apply.

5. Degree Identification

Students will be acquired the Bachelor of Arts through systematic studying,completing courses and passing the thesis oral defence.

6. Scientific research achievement or practice department

In the middle of the study at the university.students will be sent to middle school, enterprise and public institution, Chinese training institution for a internship.

Entry Requirements

  • Be a high school graduate.
  • Good grades,behave normally and be healthy.
  • 18-30 years old.
  • HSK level 4 or above.

Fee Structure

Tuition Fee
Bachelor RMB 17,000 pre year
RMB 68,000 in total (About $ 13,878)
Accommodation Fee
International Students Apartment
Double Room RMB 400  (More Details)
Quad room RMB 200  (More Details)
Other Fees
Application Fee:
The application fee charged by the university, CUCAS only collect on their behalf.
RMB 400
Service Fee:
For the service CUCAS provide to you. If you get a scholarship while applying as a self-financed applicant, you need to pay another scholarship service fee of 200 USD.
USD 54 (Check Policy)
Living Expense RMB 100 to RMB 200

Application Materials

"*" means necessary documents that you must provide in your application.

1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

*2. Passport-sized photo

A passport-sized photo taken recently of the applicant.

*3. Photocopy of valid passport

With name, passport number & expiration date, and photo included

*4. Non-criminal Record Certificate (Generally, it is valid for 3 or 6 months)

It must be issued by your local police station with official stamp.

*5. Certificate of HSK

*6. High school graduate certificate

Graduation certificate in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.

*7. High school academic transcript

Transcript in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.

*8. Financial support statement

Photocopy of the financial support statement with signature

*9. Physical Examination Form(only valid for 6 months)

Please take it to hospital to have a checkup with all items, including personal information, photo, checking date, doctors' suggestion and signature.

You can download a template or sample from here.

*10. International Students' Family Information

In Chinese or English

You can download a template or sample from here.

11. Supporting Documents: Certificate of Good Conduct

Provided by your current/previous school/company in Chinese/English to improve your success rate.

You can download a template or sample from here.

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