About the university
Location: Sichuan, China
Sichuan University of Foreign Languages (known in the world as Sichuan International Studies University) is one of the institutions of China that arose immediately after the revolution. Such famous people as Liu Bocheng and Deng Xiaoping are considered its founders. From the very beginning, the activity of the educational institution was associated with philological education. The Russian language was considered the main profile.
Since 1950, the Institute has been training specialists in the field of linguistics. In recent years, other humanities have been added to the list of areas of education: pedagogy, sociology, economics and business, tourism, etc.
University ranking and benefits
The university enjoys great prestige in the PRC and today ranks 4th in the ranking of the best educational institutions that train specialists in the field of international relations. The university is no less popular among foreign applicants, especially from the countries of the former USSR.
The advantages of a local education include:
- The presence of a large number of Russian-speaking students.
- High demand for graduates in the labor market: according to statistics, 90% of people with a bachelor’s degree and 100% of people with a master’s degree have a permanent job.
- A chance to participate in numerous exchange programs with leading European and Asian universities.
- The opportunity to live and study in Chongqing in Sichuan province, a region with a special culture and tradition.
In addition, the institute is directly linked to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and provides students with many opportunities for internships, internships, etc. in the field of international relations.
Composition and infrastructure
The university has a huge territory, which is equated to a monument of gardening art. Here you can find not only numerous green areas, ponds and classic Chinese buildings, but also sports grounds, a stadium, a canteen and other infrastructure necessary for students. In addition, the university has its own extensive library (at least a million publications!), Which stores, among other things, books in foreign languages.
Currently, the institute has about 12,000 students, including foreigners from different parts of the world. The number of teachers reaches 500, with almost half of them having some degree or another. Many students conduct their own research at numerous research centers or are actively involved in the creation of a popular university newspaper.
Admission and tuition fees
Foreign applicants must submit a ready-made package of documents to the university. Among them, you must have:
- copy of your passport;
- a diploma of the previous level of education with a transcript;
- health certificate;
- HSK exam certificate (for specialties taught in Chinese).
All documents must be translated into Chinese and notarized.
The price of educational services depends on the chosen program. So, for language courses, it equals 6,000 yuan (about $ 100) per semester. The cost of undergraduate studies is 15,000 yuan (about $ 2,500) per year. The amount is allowed to be deposited both in a lump sum and with payment every semester. Tuition for a master’s degree will have to pay 20,000 yuan (about $ 3400) per year.
The university is actively supported by the Chinese government and therefore has full access to scholarship programs. For partial or full payment of tuition fees, accommodation, etc. can be used:
- Chinese Government Scholarship.
- Confucius University Scholarship.
- Regional scholarships (appointed by the provincial and city administration).
- University scholarship.
You can learn more about the list of financial support programs and the conditions for obtaining them on the university website.
The university offers foreign applicants several options for study programs:
- Language courses: short-term (6 months) and long-term (12 months).
- Bachelor’s degree (13 specialties).
- Master’s degree (14 specialties).
The duration of undergraduate studies is 4 years. Depending on the specialty, the language of instruction can be either only Chinese or Chinese with elements of English.
To obtain a master’s status, you will have to study for 2-3 years. The most popular specialties are available for foreign applicants (“Chinese as a foreign language”, “English (translation)”, “French language and literature”, “International business”, “Journalism and communications”, “Linguistics and applied linguistics”, etc. etc.). Moreover, some of them are taught only in Chinese, while others are partly in English or French.
Sichuan University of Foreign Languages today includes 19 faculties. Among them are the following:
- English language.
- German language.
- Russian language.
- Oriental languages.
- Chinese as a foreign language.
- International trade and business.
- Journalism and Communication.
Testing centers, which are also under the control of the institute, should be noted separately. Here you can take an exam in Chinese, English, Japanese, German and other languages.
Foreigners are provided with places in superior dormitories. Single rooms with a double bed are available for students. Each room has its own bathroom, air conditioning, refrigerator, telephone and internet connection. The cost of one month of living is 800 yuan (about $ 140).
Those who wish have the opportunity to live off campus. At the same time, the International Studies Department can help students find suitable accommodation near the university.