According to the regulations of MOE, from 2010, applicants coming for undergraduate studies under the Chinese Government Scholarship Programs are required to attend the college preparatory courses, which include the fundamentals of Chinese language, mathematics, physics and chemistry, in the universities appointed by CSC for one year. Only by passing the examinations of these preparatory courses can they start their undergraduate studies upon due time.
CSC entrusts Beijing Language and Culture University, Tianjin University, Shandong University, Nanjing Normal University, Huazhong Normal University, Tongji University, Northeast Normal University, and Beijing International Studies University to offer the college preparatory courses for the 2013/2014 academic year.
New students could be exempted from the college preparatory courses if they:
- Complete their secondary education in Chinese: an official letter from their school of secondary education certifying that Chinese is the instruction language for the compulsory courses must be submitted.
- The students should reach the certain level required by the host university. A photocopy of the HSK Certificate must be attached to the application documents. The validity of the HSK test is two years.
Please refer to Notice of Undergraduate Foundation Program for International Students under Chinese Government Scholarship Programs.