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Summer Chinese programme in China

Learn Chinese in Warwick, Visit China during the summer!

A fantastic opportunity to learn Mandarin Chinese intensively, and experience contemporary China and Chinese culture firsthand. Since the summer of 2008, students have thoroughly enjoyed the programme in Beijing Normal University. Now it has established as a yearly sensation!
(for longer-term Study China programmes, please click hereLink opens in a new window).

Eligibility: Everyone learning Chinese in Warwick (both academic modules and Lifelong learning programme)

How to apply: if you are interested, please apply online and pay a administration fee of £30.00 by 25 April (each year). You can also read testimony, the 2018's Link opens in a new windowprogramme for reference. To apply for the free online summer programme 2022, please complete the formLink opens in a new window by 18 May, 2022.

You are required to submit your feedback report online on the programme by 15 September.

Duration: 4 weeks (tbc for 2023)  

Funding: The deadline for the next funding application is 30 March and 16 May, 2023. See more details in Turing Scheme 2022-23 (Short Term Mobility) ( There is also additional funding available for WP students (see the Turing scheme for more detailsLink opens in a new window.

Costs (tbc for summer 2023, below for reference in 2019):

  • Tuition: 3500 CNY per student (free for Chinese degree students)
  • Accommodation (advance booking required): (140 CNY pppnLink opens in a new window for an ensuite single room; 240CNY pppnLink opens in a new window for a twin-bedded roomLink opens in a new window)
  • Cultural tours: 600 CNY (e.g. the Great Wall, Peking Opera, Acrobatics and Kungfu shows, Places of Historical Interests)
  • Extracurricular Chinese culture courses (optional):
    • Chinese Cultural Experience - This course includes instruction and training in such subjects as calligraphy, Chinese painting, Chinese food cooking, Chinese music, and so on, allowing students to experience Chinese culture firsthand. Tuition Fee: ¥30 per class (two classes per week; four weeks =¥240).
    • Chinese Kung-Fu - Tuition Fee: ¥30 per class (two classes per week; four weeks =¥240).

Those who get the place will be notified by The Language centre and will be required to sign a letter of acceptance (by Wed. of Week 3, Term 3).

Beijing Normal University can have pick-up from airport if there are five more students arriving at the same time. Students themselves need to book their own air tickets and apply visa by going to the Chinese Embassy website and following the procedures listed there.

Briefings will be provided 4-5pm, Wed. of Week 3, Term 3 by Dr. Zhiyan Guo within the Language Centre for those confirmed. The basic procedures for the programme in the past is hereLink opens in a new window.

If you need more information about food allergies, this website Link opens in a new windowmay be able to help.

For more inquiries, please email

Places will be limited. Good luck!