Fall | Aug 15, 2022
Spring | Jan 15, 2023
2.5 GPA to apply
Live and study in Shanghai, a center of commerce, finance, culture and industrial production of China. Here in Shanghai, the world-renowned enterprises are gathered here, bringing in numerous employment opportunities to maximize individual potential. Take courses at East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), a national key university directly under the Ministry of Education of China. It is dynamic and prominent research-intensive university with high teaching quality. Accelerate your mandarin skills while exploring culture, history, political development, and economic rise of China.
Located in the southwest of Shanghai, a center of commerce, finance, culture and industrial production of China, East China University of Science and Technology is a dynamic and prominent research-intensive university with high teaching quality.
ECUST started enrollment and cultivation for international students since 1956.
ECUST is comprised of more than 1.7 million square meters on 3 campuses. The main campus, being 17 kilometers from Hongqiao Airport and 45 kilometers from Pudong International Airport, is situated in the prosperous and energetic Xuhui District.
The university has 17 academic schools, together with the MOE-approved Sino-French joint school, International Elite Engineering School. A wide range of programs, covering 11 disciplines, including science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, economics, management, literature, etc., are offered to cater to the demands of the society and to prepare the students for an ever-changing global context.
ECUST offers classes for different Chinese levels: 6 levels for elementary, intermediate and advanced language acquisition.
The class will be open with at least 6 students of each level.
A total of 16 weeks in one semester.
1 semester = HSK3/4, 2 Semester = HSK 4/5.
Prior Chinese Level
Targeted HSK Level
Elementary Level A
0-150 Chinese Characters
HSK Level 2-3
Elementary Level B
About 150 hours of Chinese acquisition
About 600 Chinese Characters
HSK Level 3-4
Intermediate Level C
About 300 hours of Chinese acquisition
About 1200 Chinese Characters
HSK Level 4-5
Intermediate Level D
About 450 hours of Chinese acquisition
About 2000 Chinese Characters
HSK Level 5
Advanced Level E
About 600 hours of Chinese acquisition
About 3000 Chinese Characters
HSK Level 6
Monday to Friday
Practical Chinese skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing)
20 class hours per week
HSK Standard Course
4 class hours per week
Chinese Language & Culture Lectures (Online)
2 class hours for each course, 8 courses in total
International students stay at Xuhui Campus International Student Lizhi Building.
Single room (with a private bathroom, air conditioner, refrigerator, et.)
Shared facilities: laundry rooms and kitchens.
APA recommends submitting your application anytime from June for Spring semester, and from January for Fall semester. APA may consider late applications if the deadline has passed.
Aug 15, 2022
January 15, 2023
Sept 7, 2022
Feb 14, 2023
APA Adaptation Program
Sept 8 -Sept 11, 2022
Feb 15 – Feb 18, 2023
Sept 12, 2022
Feb 21, 2023
Jan 13, 2023
June 16th, 2023
– Non-Chinese citizen
– Between 18 and 45 years old
– Be a high school graduate or above
– Copy of HSK Certificate Level 4 or above if applying for Chinese-taught programs.
Application fee: $100
(Counted to your total program fee. The fee is not refundable except for cases of application failure or program cancellation.)
Program fee: $5,950
(include tuition, on-campus course(s), off-campus components, and housing)
16-week Chinese Courses
Official academic transcripts from the host institution
4-day APA Orientation Program
4-day Excursions (select one from Beijing, Chongqing, Chengdu, Xi’an, Guilin, Shenzhen, etc.)
APA Community Events
Practical Learning (select one from internship, consulting project, site visits, volunteering opportunity)
Visa preparation assistance
Airport pickup and reception
Local SIM card for access to services on local networks
On-site support and 24/7 access for emergency needs
*APA can book flights, process visas, and provide international travel insurance for students if needed.
APA offers scholarships to students studying abroad in the Asia-Pacific region. The APA TO YOU Scholarship is a need-based scholarship granted by APA each year to students on study abroad programs. Students are welcome to apply for the scholarship. APA prioritizes students who participate APA programs.
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