Programs : Brochure
Inter-University Program in Beijing (Outgoing Program)
- Locations: Beijing, China
- Program Terms: Autumn Semester, SpringSemester(W/Sp), Summer Quarter, Year (A/W/Sp)
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Restrictions: UW applicants only
|Summer Quarter; Academic Year|
|Credits||12-15 credits per quarter|
|Eligibility||Minimum 3.0 GPA; completion of Chinese 203/213|
|Advisers||Shannon Quinn | firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.