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Foundation Program

Foundation Program is stipulated according to the Notice on Promoting Preparatory Education for International Undergraduate Students with Chinese Government Scholarship (Ministry of Education, March 2009), in combination with the real need of ensuring training quality and helping international students adapt to major education.

College of International Education organizes an entrance examination for undergraduate program applicants. Students who fail the exam are required to attend preparatory courses.

Entrance Examination Subjects

1.Subjects of entrance examination for science and engineering: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry.

2.Subjects of entrance examination for economics and management: Mathematics.

3.Subjects of entrance examination for literature, history, philosophy: Chinese.

Duration of Study & Curriculum

(1) Duration of Study

Generally, duration of study is one year (two semesters). For the students who could not reach the standard for undergraduate program professional knowledge learning, the duration of study must be extended, but no more than one year.

(2) Curriculum

Language teaching, together with expertise teaching will be implemented in an intensive way.

The courses of preparatory education include Chinese language and basic courses. Among them, Chinese language courses include ordinary Chinese and technological Chinese; fundamental courses include mathematics, chemistry, physics and computer, etc.

Prescribed teaching hours of each subject is as follows:

Subject Prescribed Teaching Hours Semester
Mathematics 90 2
Physics 60 2
Chemistry 60 2
Chinese 576 (foundation oral Chinese 64, foundation Chinese listening 64, foundation Chinese reading 160, foundation comprehensive Chinese 160, elementary Chinese 64, technological Chinese 64) 1-2
Computer Basics 42 2

Final Assessment

At the end of the foundation program, students can go on to study the undergraduate program major courses only by passing all the required examinations. Otherwise, students are required to study in the foundation program for a second time. If students fail the examinations after the two-year foundation program, the university would cancel their admission qualification.