Chinese In-Country Language Program


The University of Sydney Confucius Institute offers intensive Chinese language programs at Fudan University - our partner university in Shanghai.

The program will be taught by expert Chinese language teaching staff at Fudan University, Shanghai. Teachers from the University of Sydney will be in attendance to support students.

Four-Week Intensive Chinese Language Program - Shanghai

26 November 2012 to 21 December 2012 (Fudan University, Shanghai)

The Chinese Language In-Country programs are taught in intensive mode over a four-week period. The program includes language instruction in the mornings and there will be the opportunity for some cultural activities on some afternoons. Maximum class size is 15 students.

The online registration is now open, click here.

It will be mid-winter upon arrival in Shanghai. Please ensure you have sufficient warm clothing and check the weather forecast online.

Chinese Language Requirements

The programs are intended for students with different levels of Chinese language proficiency.

Students will be allocated to specific groups depending on their Chinese proficiency which will be tested upon arrival by members of the Chinese teaching staff.

Arrangements and Costs

The online registration is now open, click here.

The program fee for 2012 is $950.

The program fee will include:

  • Tuition for 20 teaching days
  • Teaching materials including books and other items
  • Registration fees

Not included are items such as accomodation, food, laundry and all other items not specifically listed above.

Self-arranged payments not included in the program fee:

  • International air-travel and domestic travel
  • Accommodation (single rooms approximately 200RMB/day, twin share rooms approximately 100RMB/day per person)
  • Visa application fee
  • Additional self-incurred expenses in China (meals and incidentals). Allow for a budget of A$80 – A$150 per week)


You must organise your own visa for the program and make sure you have a valid visa and passport for the duration of your stay in China.

You will need to organise an appointment with the China Visa Application Centre. You can visit their website and begin your online visa application here.

Program Requirements

  1. You MUST have a valid passport. If you do not have a passport or if it expires before August 2012, you MUST apply for one now.
  2. Organise your insurance cover. Registrations will only be processed in accompanied by a valid insurance policy.
  3. Collect your visa forms and undergo health check if required. Submit copies of your visa, insurance certificates and passport to the Program Administrator.
  4. Arrange your flights to and from China.

Additional Information

  • Australian passport holders should register with Smart Traveller at DFAT’s website:
  • You should register with the Australian Embassy in Beijing. Foreign nationals should register with their own consulate and/or embassy in China. A listing of the Australian Embassy and consulates can be found at:


For more information, please contact
Chinese Langauge In-Country Program Administrator
University of Sydney Confucius Institute
T: +61 2 90367512
F: +61 2 9351 8562