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  • Locations: Beijing, China
  • Program Terms: Autumn Semester, SpringSemester(W/Sp), Summer Quarter, Year (A/W/Sp)
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  • Restrictions: UW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Information:
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 Location Beijing, China
Summer Quarter; Academic Year
 Credits 12-15 credits per quarter
 Eligibility Minimum 3.0 GPA; completion of Chinese 203/213
 Language Chinese
 Advisers Shannon Quinn |
 Application    Deadline March 15

Note: the Inter-University Program's application deadline is in January, prior to the UW application deadline. See "Application Process" section below for details.
  General This program is geared to highly motivated students who seek an intensive Chinese language experience.
 Where You Will Study
 Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
 Application Process
 Program Evaluations


Where You Will Study

The  Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies (IUP)  is located in Beijing on the campus of Tsinghua University.  IUP is the premier U.S.-sponsored Chinese language program intended for students who aspire to truly advanced competence, whether they be undergraduates, graduates, professionals, or established scholars. IUP's mission is to raise students' Chinese language proficiency to a level at which they can function independently in professional or academic careers.

IUP students are provided with highly individualized instruction. The teacher to student ratio is currently 1:2 and course assignments include at least one daily private tutorial, and several small group classes. Each student is given individual attention to language skill areas that need improvement and their progress is closely monitored over their course of study.  While there is a certain amount of flexibility in the program, to allow for special emphasis on various language skills relevant to individual students' interests, it is assumed that all students need high levels of competence in speaking, listening and reading to meet their academic and professional goals. Students are expected to speak only Chinese within the Program's premises at all times.

Admission to IUP programs is competitive and determined by the IUP Committee of Admissions and Awards. Applicants should have a Chinese language level that is equal to a minimum of two years of college level Mandarin, be able to demonstrate comparable proficiency in the language, and have an excellent academic record.  Undergraduate and graduate university students are welcome to apply.


IUP students have the choice of residing in off-campus apartments, living with host families, or applying for limited dorm rooms in Tsinghua's foreign student dormitory.


Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships

You will pay all program fees directly to the Inter-University Program per The Institute of East Asian Studies at UC Berkeley. The IPE Administrative Fee will be billed to your UW student account according to the regular UW tuition billing schedule.

For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.

For more information, see the Financial Aid and Scholarships webpage.


Application Process

To create a UW Study Abroad application for this program, click the "Apply Now" button on this page and complete the requirements as instructed by the prompts. In addition to your UW Study Abroad application, you must also submit a complete application to the Inter-University Program by its January deadline. Visit this link for specific application deadlines and to download the Inter-University Program applications and instructions for Summer, Semester and Academic Year programs.

See Application FAQs for additional information about applications.

See Withdrawals for information about program withdrawal policies.


Program Evaluations

After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete a Program Evaluation Report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. These reports cover all aspects of a student's time abroad, including orientation, academics, housing, finances, and cultural differences.

To see past students' evaluations for the Inter-University Program in Beijing, click on the link below.

Inter-University Program in Beijing.pdf

Note: student names and contact information have been crossed off for confidentiality reasons. If you would like to get in contact with a previous participant of this program, please inquire at the Study Abroad Office or email