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  • Locations: Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

Applications for this program are not currently open. If this is an ANU exchange program, you can view the next exchange program application opening dates and closing deadlines here.
Program Description:


CHIN2525/6525:Learning Language Locally, China will not be offered in Winter Session 2022 due to the outbreak of COVID-19. 


East China Normal University is set in an idyllic, green campus in Shanghai China. ECNU is a research focused university with an extensive range of disciplines including education, social science, humanities and business administration. Each year ECNU hosts over 4000 international students from across the globe arrive and has a long history of teaching teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages.

Situated in a growing and successful city, Shanghai, the university prides itself on delivering excellence in learning and teaching quality within a safe, friendly and beautiful environment.

The College of Asia and the Pacific is offering the opportunity for 16 students to participate in ECNU’s summer language program which offers four weeks of intensive language study.

Study Activity

The course will run from Sunday 23 June 2019 - Saturday 20 July 2019.

You will spend four weeks East China Normal University in Shanghai engaged in intensive language study. Language classes will be supplemented with cultural activities and an optional trip to Suzhou with your classmates. You will stay in Dormitory 2 on-campus accommodation for the duration of the program. The dormitory is double occupancy. You can find more information about the accommodation here.
You will be enrolled in CHIN2525 (undergraduate) or CHIN6526 (postgraduate) at ANU while undertaking this program at ECNU. You will receive a grade result of 'EE' (enrolled elsewhere) for this course and be allocated 6 units of external credit allocated upon successful completion. This program will replace CHIN2022: Modern Chinese 2: Spoken in your Chinese Language major or minor.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

This opportunity will be open to all first year Chinese language students. To be eligible for this program you must have completed CHIN1012: Modern Chinese 1 Spoken and CHIN1013: Modern Chinese 1 Written.

Where places are limited students will be selected on the basis of their response to the application questions. Academic performance (GPA) may also be taken into consideration. 

This course requires a minimum of 8 participants in order to run.

Application Details

You must submit your application online by Wednesday 8 May 2019.

As part of the online application you will need to submit a 300 word statement on how you think this opportunity would benefit you personally and academically.

You will be advised of the outcome of your application by Friday 17 May and will need to accept your place in the program by Friday 24 May. Once you have confirmed your place in the program you will need to submit additional documentation.

Successful students will need to submit a separate application for East China Normal University. 

Funding Opportunities


OS-HELP is a Government loan scheme to assist eligible Australian students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, who wish to undertake an overseas experience as part of their degree.

Ethel Tory Language Scholarship for Asian Languages

Participants in this program may be eligible to apply for the Ethel Tory Language Scholarship for Asian Languages. We encourage all successful students to submit an application. 


You will pay your tuition fees directly to ANU for enrolment in CHIN2525/6526. You are not required to pay tuition fees to East China Normal University.

You will be required to pay a program fee of approximately $500 to ANU which will cover your accommodation costs for the duration of the program. Final costs will be confirmed with selected participants.

You will be required to independently organise and cover the costs of return travel to Shanghai as well as living expenses for the duration of the program and visa costs. Please note that you may be required to arrive in Shanghai within a certain window.

Please note the costs of studying overseas vary greatly depending on your lifestyle and where you go. The major costs are your return airfare, accommodation and living expenses, which vary from country to country.

General Information for Mobility Programs

While the College of Asia and the Pacific welcomes participation from all eligible ANU students, credit towards your degree program will be at the discretion of your home College. It is your responsibility to consult with your College's student advisors about how this course might fit into your current degree requirements.

Students should ensure they have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the end date of the program.

The CAP Student Centre is not able to provide visa advice, please refer to the relevant embassy or immigration department for advice about visas.


CAP Student Centre
HC Coombs Building, 9 Fellows Road
P: 6125 3207

This program is currently not accepting applications.