General Information

Headquartered in
Taiyuan
Representative
Dr. Yu Guodong Director of Foreign Affairs Office, Shanxi University
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Contact Information

  • Email : guodong_yu@sxu.edu.cn
  • Phone: 86-351-7011583
  • Address: Foreign Affairs Office, Shanxi University No. 92 Wucheng Rd., Taiyuan, Shanxi 030006 P. R. China

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Summary

Study Period and Academic Schedule

The normal period of study for each program is as follows: 4 years for undergraduate degrees, 3 years (or in some cases 2 years) for master's degrees, and 4 years for doctoral degrees. Students may, in particular cases, reduce or extend the duration of study upon application.

Shanxi University divides every academic year into spring and autumn semesters, with the latter marking the commencement of the academic year. The autumn semester starts in September and ends in January of the following year while the spring semester begins in February and ends in June. There will be a winter and summer vacation every year. The summer vacation usually lasts 2 months and the winter vacation lasts 4 weeks and normally follows the schedule of Chinese New Year. 

Programs

1International students have the following options of study at Shanxi University:

aDegree-granting programs: for undergraduate, master’s and doctorate degree

b. Non-degree granting programs (Short-term & long-term): for Chinese language and culture study

c. Pre-university programs: for HSK exam training

Undergraduate programs: Students are required to complete the curriculum between 4-6 years and fulfill the designated number of credits. Successful graduates will receive a graduation certificate along with the bachelor's degree, according to the regulation of the Degree Committee.

Master's programs: Students are required to complete the curriculum between 2-3 years, fulfill the designated number of credits, complete the master's thesis and defend it in front of a panel of experts. Successful graduates will receive a graduation certificate along with the master's degree, according to the regulation of the Degree Committee.

Doctorate programs: Students are required to complete the curriculum between 4-6 years (in normal circumstances), fulfill the designated number of credits, conduct research, complete the doctoral thesis and defend it in front of a panel of experts. Successful graduates will receive a graduation certificate with the doctoral degree, according to the regulation of the Degree Committee.

Non-degree programs: Students are required to master basic Chinese vocabulary and grammar, to acquire the rudimental ability of listening, speaking, reading and writing; to possess  Chinese and cross-culture communication ability after a three-year systematic study; to meet the general requirements of daily life, study and socialization. Successful graduates will receive a graduation certificate granted by the School ofInternational Education and Exchange of Shanxi University. The faculty is staffed with experienced teachers who have a high level of Chinese-teaching ability and decades of teaching experience. We guarantee that the pass rate of New HSK Exams will be 90 percent even for those students who know little about Chinese language.

Pre-university programs: The option is available for those who want to complete undergraduate, master’s or doctorate programs in colleges and universities. However, in terms of Chinese language proficiency and cross-cultural communication, failing to meet the basic standardinfluences students’ opportunity to be accepted by colleges and universities. The curriculum should be completed in 1-2 years. This program mostly focuses on the new HSK training, levels 4 through 6.